Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Chester,United Kingdom
2d ago

Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global Biopharma company committed to a single mission : to discover, develop, and deliver innovative medicines focused on helping millions of patients around the world in disease areas such as oncology, cardiovascular, immunoscience and fibrosis.

Join us and make a difference.We hire the best people and provide them with a work environment that places a premium on diversity, integrity, collaboration and personal development.

Through a culture of inclusion, we create a better, more productive work environment. We believe that the diverse experiences and perspectives of all our employees help to drive innovation and transformative business results.

Job Title : MEA GFS RtR Lead

Company name : Bristol-Myers Squibb

Location of the role : Chester, UK

Salary package : Competitive

Contract : Full time, permanent

Department : ECC RtR

Reports To : CEEME GFS RtR Lead

Opening Date for applications : 20th November 2019

Closing Date for applications : 18th December 2019


  • Support Local Country Controller in tasks related to accounting / tax and drive interaction between local accounting team and GFS partners;
  • Manage & co-ordinate the end to end GFS processes executed in delivery centers as per agreed service levels;
  • Monitor above market GFS performance, define and drive or co-operate on continuous improvement actions;
  • Markets in scope Israel, Middle East, South Africa.

    Business partnering

  • Provides an effective internal and external customer centric organization;
  • Be the primary contact for all GFS above market activities (with exception of OTC) for Country Controllers and their local teams;
  • Support the Country Controllers in providing a superior professional accounting services;
  • Support the Country Controllers in partnering with other above market business management in order to support business priorities;
  • Actively seek understanding of local business evolution, strategy and requirements and support Country Controllers in desired changes of systems and processes.
  • Support the local Finance Team

  • Supports the Country Controller in performing complex accounting tasks, and monitoring successful execution of ME close activities for US and Statutory driven processes for Israel, Middle East and South Africa;
  • Support & execute defined statutory driven filings, including indirect tax reports , statistical reports, reports driven by national banks and other statutory bodies;
  • Assist in execution or execute legal entity budgets and forecasts;
  • Maintain a high standard of internal control that complies with Sarbanes Oxley, Corporate policies and procedures and compliance to GFS processes, execute on time review of market specific working instructions executed by all GFS partners;
  • Support the Country Controller by providing analysis or other documentation required by external stakeholders and authorities (statutory audit, internal audit, tax administration, industry representation etc.).
  • Support the GFS organization

  • Manage relationships with internal and external above-market GFS services (European Capability Centre, Accenture, Statutory COE, Global Process Owners) as well as Corporate Tax and Corporate Treasury ensuring relevant services are being delivered for their country;
  • Develop strong relationships with Local Finance Teams & other teams (in particular Corporate Tax, Corporate Financial Reporting & Technical Accounting, Corporate Treasury, People Services / payroll);
  • Review GFS performance metrics, help identify opportunities for improvement and work with local teams and other finance and business partners to drive sustained improvement.
  • Work closely with the GPO organization on improvement of processes;
  • Identify and anticipate issues and opportunities relative to GFS processes and engage with the relevant stakeholders to ensure implementation of solutions in a timely manner;
  • Readily embraces changes which will provide increased productivity or delivers increasing levels of service and advocate continuous improvement for our markets in global processes.
  • And work with local teams to implement such process changes;
  • Actively keep a communication line with country controllers & other financial functions (attend meetings and trainings organized by GFS).
  • Required Skills

  • Strong accounting background, local accounting and US Gaap; local statutory accounting; tax reporting and local market reporting for markets in scope.
  • Strong alliance accounting skills, with focus on revenue recognition proved by working experience;
  • Understanding of tax income tax as well as VAT and local tax matters;
  • Good understanding of administrative processes and internal controls;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Strong collaboration and interpersonal skills, working experience with at least two markets in scope.
  • Confidence in dealing with people at all levels both locally, regionally and globally (including understanding of cultural norms for market in scope);
  • Proactive approach, able to work on own initiative and without close supervision;
  • Systematic, methodical approach with high level of attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.

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