Risk Management & Compliance (RM&C) and Compliance, Controls, and Risk (CCR) Regional Director - LATAM
Escazu, Costa Rica
hace 1 día


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.

  • The scope of services provided include Record to Report processes : US Accounting, Corporate Accounting, Statutory Reporting, Financial Reporting, Intercompany, Financial Master Data Governance, Risk Management & Compliance, Capital, Inventory, Lease and Balance Sheet;
  • Transaction Processing in Invoice to Pay, Indirect Tax, Order to Cash, Credit Risk and Gross to Net; Operational Transfer Pricing;
  • 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

  • Provide expertise and guidance to business process owners in the development, execution, and documentation of remedial actions for any deficiencies in ICOFR / SOX or FCPA design, operating effectiveness, or process enhancements, and Corporate Audits;
  • 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

  • Drive the execution of analytical reviews used to identify and investigate red flags in the areas of ICOFR, FCPA, and T&E, which may include the identification of Key Risk Indicators ("KRIs );
  • 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.

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