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Employer: Temps
  • Accounting - Finance
  • Job type: project-based
    Job level: > 5 years of experience
  • Updated at: 26.01.2018
    Short company description

    Temps is the leading company providing integrated HR services and workforce solutions for white collars professionals. Founded in 2010 as part of RINF group, historically we build our core expertise for the IT&C sector. Temps capitalized the market knowledge and expended its expertise to expanding industry sectors. The company has been growing out of passion for an outstanding performance for both candidates and clients. We continuously invest in technology and process digitalization as key components for a flexible and effective service.

    What differentiates us is what makes us stronger as a team. Values are what keeps us together and define us In our efforts to achieve goals, honor commitment and create a great service experience.

    Find your next career opportunity in our list of open positions. If you’re an experienced professional, that’s wonderful. If not, that’s still ok, as long as you have enthusiasm and drive. For us, it’s not about years, it’s about attitude.


    University level degree in Business Administration/ Economics/Finance or Chartered Accountant / MBA desirable
    Local language plus English
    6-8 years of Financial experience, with in-depth functional expertize
    Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multi-national, matrix organization
    Previous experience in managing Financial Services
    SAP knowledge
    Experience of managing projects driving performance (. ERP implementation)
    Good people skills


    The R2P Specialist manages the Accounts Payable and, Intercompany processes within the FSC, enabling the execution of quality services. This role supports having systems, documentation, compliance and reporting in place and supports continuous improvement projects to provide highly effective and efficient end-to-end processes to the Novartis divisions.

    Major Accountabilities

    Service Delivery:
    Supports transitions and knowledge transfer, monitoring critical deliverables
    Supports processes are migrated to the blueprint as per agreed timelines
    Operational oversight to provide services at expected levels with a clear customer focus, including handling the exceptions. Provides functional guidance to the team members. Interacts proactively within FSC and Divisions to ensure accurate accounting, and financial reporting. Resolve all escalated issues and disputes.
    Collaborates with key stakeholders, including accounting authorities/auditors
    Serves as a Subject Matter Expert for related policies and processes
    Act as System Key User Lead and actively initiate and participate in improvements to sustain a highly effective and efficient process, and realize cost reduction opportunities including areas to standardize processes to optimize investments made in global ERP/SAP systems and financial services
    Support the measurement and delivery of service levels and SLA/KPI targets
    Proactively challenge the Status Quo, making fact based recommendations
    Manage day-to-day activities (modules to pick):

    ¨ Accounts Payable
    Ensure proper document management (incl. document reception, sorting, scanning and validation)
    PO and non-PO invoice, Credit Notes, and Down Payment processing
    Invoice resolution for price and quantity deviations and follow-ups including debit balances
    Payments run processing
    Goods Receipt / Invoice Receipt clearing, RTP Accruals and month-end-closing.
    Ensure alignment with AP policy, regulatory requirements, vendor statement reconciliations, and Value Added Tax (VAT)
    Manage complex supplier inquiries

    ¨ Intercompany
    Maintain intercompany master data
    Review/monitor intercompany accounts
    Ensure proper accounting of financial transactions and accounting specific questions are well addressed and solved
    Perform the preparation of month-end financial reporting
    Ensure the creation and maintenance of adequate accounting records to meet the requirements of local legislation and Novartis required standards
    Resolve General Accounting related issues and disputes, escalate as required or coordinate with various departments
    Complete intercompany account reconciliations to ensure smooth month-end process with no unreconciled balance with affiliates
    Manage balance sheet reconciliations of allocated accounts and ensure timely resolution and clean up of overdue items identified

    Ensure all processes, policies and procedures are clearly defined, fully documented, in line with Novartis standards and consistent with best practices as well as aligned with the Global Blueprint (when applicable)
    Ensure compliance with Novartis Accounting Manual (NAM), Novartis Financial Controls Manual (NFCM) and regulatory requirements and implementation in internal guidelines
    Ensure application of agreed Novartis control procedures and actively support to deliver SOX certification
    Promote a strong and control environment and follow up on audit issues and implement correcting measures