Pfizer's Financial Services organization delivers best-in-class accounting, finance and compliance operations globally for the Pfizer enterprise.
This organization is a high performing team comprised of more than 1600 colleagues primarily located in 5 centers around the world, in addition to an outsourced workforce of 250 people.
The industry-leading value proposition is to centralize, standardize and optimize complex processes and in delivering a quality service at a reasonable cost with a compliance mindset.
GFS Treasury Operations, and MAPP Administration.
The Risk Management & Compliance (RM&C) and Compliance, Controls, and Risk (CCR) Regional Team Leader will be responsible for regional risk, compliance and control guidance around compliance quality monitoring activities, remediation plans, and reporting.
The Regional Team Leader will drive accountability, transparency and strategy across the RMC and CCR teams for their region.
In addition, this role sits on the regional Financial Services Site Leadership Team and drives risk and compliance priorities in operations, transformation and organization culture, supporting the Financial Services Site Lead and senior leadership team.
Within the GFS site, develop and maintain a strong and practical risk awareness, compliance, and control culture and environment through partnership with GFS Site Leadership, GFS Site Divisional Controller and Business Finance
Provide routine regional reporting and risk analysis to GFS leadership
Drive strategy and efficiencies within regional team, including designing and developing resource plans for leads and staff members to maximize risk mitigation and complete required monitoring activities
Develop regional plans to operationalize compliance transformation assessments, policy implementation, monitoring activities, etc utilizing optimal resource allocation to meet required timelines and quality standards
For GFS site, provide guidance and consultation in collaboration across business and compliance stakeholders to :
Ensure process and internal control changes resulting from new or changing Corporate Financial Reporting Policies and Procedures and Corporate / Divisional FCPA Policies and Procedures are documented in standard operating procedures (SOPs)
Develop and maintain a central repository for local SOPs and a maintain a change management process for local SOPs based on centralized guidance
Drive streamlining and standardization of local policies across GFS and Regional Markets
drive and consider global standardization across region for changes resulting from deficiencies
Lead gap analysis and remediation of gaps in internal controls and accounting practices in connection with business integrations arising from business acquisitions or other transformation activities
Drive escalation protocols related to material accounting adjustments or internal control issues that arise at the Site and within the region
ensure resolution of all items identified for the region
Lead and drive accountably within regional compliance and control projects as appropriate
Set regional priorities for proactive risk reviews for critical processes that are complex, manual, new, interdependent on reporting outside of Pfizer, or that have had issues in the past and ensure identified reviews are completed appropriately
Partner with GFS and Market stakeholders in planning for efficient internal and external audits of in scope activities, and in closing remediations
Lead special investigations as necessary
Foster a culture of compliance awareness, ownership, accountability and transparency across the region
Lead talent development and colleague engagement for all regional CCR / RMC colleagues
Support Pfizer Blueprint and GBS Strategy; Global Reward and Recognition programs; Driving operational excellence through Pfizer Purpose, Values and Behaviors.
Approximately 10 15 years of working experience in a risk management / control environment, including experience with risk identification, measurement and assessment, risk monitoring, reporting and escalation
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; CPA preferred or other equivalent education / certification (e.
g. Chartered Accountant)
Experience working in a Risk Assurance Manager, Controller, Compliance and / or Audit role
Experience in ICOFR, SOX, FCPA
Experience navigating a large, complex organization and managing stakeholders’ interests using a matrixed organization
Strong project management skills
Experience influencing and executing complex solutions involving multiple groups and countries
Experience in developing and executing training at all levels of the organization
Experience leading high performing teams
Excellent analytical skills with a demonstrated ability in risk identification, measurement and assessment, risk monitoring, reporting and escalation
Ability to work in a fast-paced and demanding environment
Strong organization and planning skills
Ability to communicate well within all levels of Pfizer
Ability to identify business issues / opportunities and to frame business questions
Ability to interact with business and finance leaders across Pfizer Inc.
Savvy with industry and Pfizer financial systems and financial reporting processes
Demonstrate courage, excellence, equity and joy and embody our values and behaviors
Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.
Finance & Accounting