Head O2C and Statutory Accounting Manager (m/f/d)

Division NBS
Geschäftseinheit FRA Operations NBS
Standort Freiburg
Funktionsbereich Audit & Finance
Art der Stelle Vollzeit
Anstellungsverhältnis Unbefristet
StellenID 252016BR


Take control of your professional future in an innovative, global company. Alcon Pharma GmbH is part of the international Novartis Group. It stands for innovative medicine products and devices all around ophthalmology, contact lenses and contact lens care. Alcon is successful in more than 70 countries all over the world. Always looking for new ideas to create innovative solutions, we are now searching for our Finance Department a

Head O2C and Statutory Accounting Manager (m/f/d)
- in Freiburg i.Br. or in the greater Frankfurt area -

Your challenges:
• Performance Management and Service Delivery
• Lead Credit (O2C) team and provides hands-on support for the team to provide quality services to support effective decision-making
• Designs and implements the credit and collection process to improve cash flow and reduce receivables
• Has the operational oversight to provide services at expected levels with a clear customer focus, including handling the exceptions
• Provides functional guidance from a statutory accounting perspective for business transactions. Interacts proactively with FSC and Divisions to ensure accurate accounting and financial reporting
• Is responsible for an on-time submission of statutory reports to management and authorities following local regulations
• Prepares the bridge between IFRS, Statutory and Balance-Sheet
• Serves as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for related statutory policies and processes, supports productivity objectives and continuous improvement, process changes and leading practices to have an efficient and effective process
• Drives and monitors improvements to sustain a highly effective and efficient statutory accounting and reporting process, and realizes cost reduction opportunities including areas to harmonize and standardize processes
• Collaborates with key stakeholders, including accounting authorities/auditors in collaboration with Service Line Lead
• Act as Super User for in-country processes
• Provision of training / skill sharing to the business on key processes
• Support local and global corporate functions in managing bank relationship activities, strategic Treasury & Cash management activities in close coordination with FSC
• Manage local TCM guidelines.

Manage day-to-day activities for Statutory Accounting and Reporting
• Actively contributes to the period-end closing and reporting in accordance with laws and Novartis required standards
• Supports the balance sheet account reconciliations of allocated accounts and ensures timely resolution and cleans of overdue items identified
• Ensures proper statutory accounting of financial transactions and accounting specific questions are well addressed and solved
• Proactively reviews statutory accounts and the bridging from IFRS to statutory to ensure all financial transactions are valid and recorded to ensure accuracy of reported data
• Prepares the notes for the statutory annual report leveraging existing information from FSC
• Prepares and leads management of specific statutory Accounting Position Papers (sAPP) and contributes to IFRS APPs with statutory expertise
• Prepares statutory reports following local regulations like local Board of Directors

• Ensures all processes, policies and procedures are clearly defined, fully documented and aligned to Finance Core
• Ensure compliance with Alcon Compliance & Control and regulatory requirements and implementation in internal guidelines, and actively support to deliver SOX certification
• Promotes a strong control environment, follows up on allocated audit issues and implements correcting measures

• Provides leadership, training and development to ensure unified teamwork and alignment with Alcon Values and Behaviors
• Acts service oriented to deliver a high-performing organization and contributes to improvements/standard solutions while cultivating customer service focus culture
• Role models a leadership style which is inclusive, proactive, respectful and results driven
• Drives improvements/standard solutions, while driving a high degree of collaboration
• Measures and manages the workforce to cultivate a customer service focus culture

Audit & Finance


You will need:
• University level degree in Business Administration/ Economics/Finance
• Chartered Accountant preferred
• Fluent German and English written and spoken
• minimum 6-8 years of financial experience, with in-depth functional expertise
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multi-national organization
• SAP expertise preferable
• Previous experience in auditing, statutory and IFRS accounting
• Experience in managing projects driving performance improvements
• Profound people skills, leadership exposure

Come and join us and help us to shape our future together - one that’s full of opportunities! Interested? Please apply and let us know your earliest possible start date and salary expectation. We look forward to hearing from you!

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