At AstraZeneca we are guided in our work by a strong set of values, and we’re resetting expectations of what a biopharmaceutical company can be. By truly following the science, we pioneer new methods, new thinking and bring unexpected teams together. From scientists to sales, lab techs to legal, we’re on a mission to turn ideas into life changing medicines that transform lives. We need great people who share our passion for science and have the drive and determination to meet the unmet needs of patients around the world. If you’re swift to action, confident to lead, willing to collaborate, and curious about what science can do, then you’re our kind of person.
As a Chief Financial Officer, you are responsible for being a key member of the marketing company management team and provide strategic and quality financial advice to support decision-making. You are also required to lead and manage functions of finance and procurement.
Key Duties and Accountabilities
Develop, implement and maintain the key financial measures that permit the MC to optimize ROI, sales / margins/ costs over the short medium and long term.
Ensure the Financial inputs and reports support first class business decisions and actions.
Establishes processes, systems and reports to ensure key business performance indicators throughout the company are closely monitored and controlled and to provide early warning signs.
Proactively understand and meet local, regional, ISMO and Group Business management and initiate/project/ reporting requirements
Strategically manage investment / resource allocation
Coordinate MC Budgeting process and ensure the timetable and requirement of the group are met
Maintain optimal core working capital level via we’ll organised cash flow and meet KPI’s
Optimise tax position, observing local tax legislation and group requirement.
Compliance with local legislation and group requirements
Ensure full compliance with local SOP’s CFO checklist, continuous assurance and letter of assurance requirement and when required Sarbanes-Oxley
Ensure effective and comprehensive internal controls are in place and continuously reviewed
Implement integrated Risk Management and ensure continuous review
Effective management of audit committee and the board meetings, providing adequate financial analysis, quarterly results and other statutory compliances
Investors/Shareholders management skills and strategic thinker on shareholder’s value creation
Establish and proactively manage relationships with key customers, stakeholders to maximise business effectiveness
Ensure substantive acceptance and implementation of compliance requirements
Ensure robust and regular review processes are in place to monitor compliance status in all key business areas
Ensure each departmental goals are clearly communicated
To ensure that all team members are competent, well trained and motivated
Ensure all subordinates (who in turn cascade down) understand role and objectives
Agree and implement development plans, coach performance
Develop succession plan and effective talent management
Facilitate cross-departmental communication and support to maximise team synergy
Post graduate Qualification in Finance from an institute of repute
CA (Chartered Accountancy) qualification
Experience: 15-18 years’ work Experience, not essentially Pharma – specific
Good knowledge Indian stock exchange listing requirements on various filings, awareness on insiders trading and related compliances
Excellent Communication Skills
Good Planning and Organisational Skills
Excellent business development/partnership skills
Ability to develop Strategic Partnerships
Demonstrate AZ Values consistently
At AstraZeneca we’re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients, and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration, and always committed to lifelong learning, growth, and development. We’re on an exciting journey to pioneer the future of healthcare.
AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law
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