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  • Posted: Feb 3, 2023
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Pfizer is a leading research-based biopharmaceutical company. We apply science and our global resources to deliver innovative therapies that extend and significantly improve lives. We make medicines and vaccines that help people when they are sick and prevent them from getting sick in the first place, as well as some of the world’s best-known consumer ...
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    Senior Manager, Controls, Compliance & Risk Lead

    Role Responsibilities

    • For assigned markets, develop and maintain a strong and practical risk awareness, compliance and control culture and environment through partnership with Market Operations Lead, Business Finance and Market Compliance Lead
    • For assigned markets, provide leadership, guidance, and consultation in collaboration with Market Operations Leads, Business Process Owners, Compliance and Legal 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) and/or Work Instructions (WI)
      • Provide expert support, oversight and implementation of required changes resulting from control remediation or business process, technology or control changes. Ensure local business processes and/or technology changes are evaluated and communicated as needed.
      • Streamline and harmonize local policies, including removal of local/ divisional policies where they can be leveraged from Corporate Policies and Procedures or Global SOPs
    • Provide local consultation on Global Policies as directed by RM&C, Compliance and any other Global Policy owners to ensure consistent interpretation and processes in all markets
    • Provide guidance and expertise to business process owners in the development, execution, and documentation of remedial actions for deficiencies in ICOFR/ SOX or FCPA design or operating effectiveness or process enhancements identified through day-to-day compliance and control activities or Corporate Audits
    • Review of the SOC 1 reports (or equivalent) to assess exceptions (gap analysis) upon market request. Assess that all exceptions have been evaluated and that significant issues have been followed-up
    • Monitor the design and effectiveness of remediation activity and report on its progress to market and region stakeholders (Finance, Commercial, Compliance, Legal, GBS as applicable)
    • Designing, execution and reporting of focus-based reviews for a region Execute analytical reviews used to identify and investigate red flags in the areas of ICOFR, FCPA/HCC (Healthcare Compliance), , which may include the identification of Key Risk Indicators ("KRIs”); ensure resolution of all items identified
    • For assigned markets, lead the coordination and preparation of the audit process in collaboration with CCR Sr Analyst(s), by serving as the main point of contact with the / internal auditors for scheduling and logistics; communicate the list of requirements to Market Operations Leads, Regional Colleagues, and BPOs and inform them of any non-compliance
    • Report results of healthcare compliance initiatives activities using guidance, tools, and templates provided by RM&C leadership, which will also be presented to local and regional management
    • Execute escalation protocols designed by Controllers and Financial Services Leadership for deficiencies or issues identified as a result of monitoring initiatives or as escalated from BPOs
    • Partner with Controllers and other key stakeholders (e.g. Compliance, Legal, Divisional Controllers) to develop periodic training materials related to ICOFR/ SOX, or healthcare Compliance related as needed
    • Deliver periodic training in the market on ICOFR/ SOX and FCPA upon request
    • Organize and handle training sessions to the CCR Sr Analyst(s) on the local procedures and practices
    • Lead and execute global and regional compliance and control projects as appropriate
    • Mitigate key risks affecting the market identified as a result of the leadership risk assessment
    • Lead and execute other in-market activities and compliance work as appropriate
    • Participate in the Market Risk Management Forums (mRMF) and the Market Quality Compliance Committee (mQCC) upon invitation. Provide subject matter expertise on internal processes and alignment of these processes in dispute areas
    • Attend training as required

    Basic Qualifications

    Education and Experience:

    • Approximately 5 – 8 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; MBA / 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 stakeholder’s interests using a matrixed organization
    • Strong project management skills
    • Experience influencing and executing complex solutions involving multiple groups
    • Experience in developing and executing training at all levels of the organization
    • 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.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with the Pfizer compliance community, and share information in an open and transparent way
    • Ability to facilitate and lead knowledge sharing and training sessions with process owners as a means of harmonizing processes and controls
    • Savvy with industry and Pfizer financial systems and financial reporting processes
    • Demonstrate courage, excellence, equity and joy and embody our values and behaviors

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