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Financial Reporting and Accounting Head

Novartis AG
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jan 26, 2023

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Job Role
Financial Accountant
Contract Type
Full Time
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2023! An exciting new year as we see Sandoz step out as a standalone organisation! As a global leader in in Generics and Biosimilar medicine, Sandoz is stepping forward from a position of strength. Those joining Sandoz in the coming months will help shape the future of the company, it's growth, innovation, culture and how Sandoz impacts the lives of millions. These will be careers with genuine impact!

We're currently on the search for a Financial Reporting & Accounting Head who'll be key member of Country Finance organization. You'll lead the FRA function within ANZ and report directly to CFO.

Your responsibilities include, but not limited to:
  • Manage the execution of regional / global strategies for own part of the organization & manage and ensure the development of a team of experienced FRA professionals.
  • Manage the budgeting process, country internal financial controls; ensures appropriate compliance and usage by performing regular compliance tests and audits.
  • Provide timely statutory and country reporting information to internal and external stakeholders, including regional finance officers.
  • Ensure the integrity, viability and interoperability of country financial reporting processes and systems, including tax, inventory, corporate-control, payment and purchasing data.
  • Manage the implementation of risk management processes and ensure existence and use of adequate risk management tools.
  • Manage tax, compliance and audit reporting processes, provide analysis of financial information (monthly, quarterly and annual data) and ensure provision of necessary data to internal and external authorities.
  • Manage the correct and timely implementation of financial control processes and policies and ensure adherence thereof.
  • Co-ordinate and oversee Shared services activities with regard to FRA requirements in AU and NZ.

Diversity & Inclusion / EEO

Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.

Minimum Requirements

What you'll bring to the role:
  • University degree (science, business), MBA or PhD preferred.
  • Professional qualifications like CA or CPA.
  • Extensive (> 5) years of experience in a senior FRA at a country level.
  • Track record of highly successful delivery and positive performance results.
  • Extensive leadership experience, strong credibility as a senior counselor and shown ability to lead teams and motivate associates of widely varying backgrounds across a dispersed and matrix organization.
  • Detailed problem solving, conflict resolution and decision-making skills.

Why Sandoz?

500 million patients were touched by Sandoz generic and biosimilar medicines in 2021 and while we're proud of this, we know there is more we could do to continue to help pioneer access to medicines for people around the world.

How will we do this? We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working.

We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible, when we collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world's toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying!

Imagine what you could do here at Sandoz!



Business Unit

Commercial OPS SIR SZ





Company / Legal Entity

AU Sandoz Pty ltd

Functional Area

Audit & Finance

Job Type

Full Time

Employment Type


Shift Work

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