The purpose of the role is to
(i) To provide technical expertise, design and monitor financial compliance framework, with focus on SAP Automated Controls & GRC Risk Library updates.
(ii) Perform implementation and operation of data analytics within financial compliance
(iii) To work on continuous improvements projects within financial compliance areas
(iv) Plan and coordinate the control testing activities with internal controls owners and external auditors.
(v) Coordinate with global stakeholders on delivery of testing results and ensure high quality standard
Contribute to the annual process to ensure Internal Control Framework (ICF) are kept up-to-date.
Assist in risk assessments and continuously monitor emerging internal control risks and update existing controls and processes to respond to these risks.
Assist in preparation & finalization of financial compliance/sox testing scope.
Examination & evaluation of financial process related to automated/semi-automated controls in SAP
Reporting the outcome of effectiveness of control testing to ensure adherence to financial integrity & compliance, & reporting the progress on remediation of deficiencies.
Drive & contribute to annual process to ensure SAP GRC global risk library are kept up-to-date.
Evaluating Global Standard Model documents (process documents) from Internal controls perspective and provide suggestions to update these documents to align with Internal Control Framework requirements.
Providing guidance to regional compliance leads and third party service provider compliance team for ICF, business process reviews & control testing. Ensure that control testing and documentation updating is completed in a timely manner.
Drive sustainability of continuous assurance program through coordinating regional review of monthly testing results and provide insight on financial compliance status.
Facilitate external audits and drive the resolution of outstanding audit points.
Ensure timeliness and accuracy of various financial compliance monitoring & reporting activities and liaise application owners for clarification/remediation actions.
Continuously review and enhance financial compliance sustainability within Syngenta, and manage projects related to it
Ensure new systems and process implementations remain compliant with Syngenta financial compliance guidelines
Participate in the implementation and operation of data analytics for financial compliance
Critical success factors & key challenges
Strong awareness of Financial reporting risks and effective ways of risk management
Strong, effective communication in relation to key stakeholders (global, regional, local), including senior managers
Global player: ability to think globally but to work effectively on regional and local level by considering different cultures and ways of working
Stay abreast of changing rules and legislation; and the implement the ongoing testing requirements and documentation accordingly.
Knowledge, experience & capabilities
Deep understanding of financial compliance and internal controls concepts
Solid understanding of control documentation requirements and how it is implemented / sustained
Working experience in Financial Data Analytics
Excellent communication skills, knowledge of internal controls, business process best practices within a manufacturing environment, and auditing techniques.
Knowing about and be partly trained in PCAOB, COSO & SAP GRC
Chartered Accountant and / or Finance Graduation/Post Graduation qualification
SAP FICO Certification/CISA is preferable but not mandatory
10/12 years of audit experience on SAP in a decentralized environment with focus on SAP Automated Controls & GRC Risk Library updates.
Experience in coordinating and/or supporting internal control testing programs including relationship management with external auditors
Worked in large, multinational organizations
Exposed to senior management / stakeholder management linked to written communication, face-to-face discussions and formal presentations
Good and firm understanding in the design, implementation and monitoring of internal controls, risk libraries and compliance process management
Critical technical, professional and personal capabilities
Ability to handle multiple and shifting priorities without losing focus is necessary.
Demonstrated strong communication skills, including strong English skills (written and spoken); must be able to communicate well with senior management in both verbal and written form.
Ability to communicate complicated issues in an easy to understand and concise method.
Self-starter, positive attitude, high-energy, motivated, enthusiastic with an outgoing, can-do attitude.
Ability to drive changes and implementation of processes and standards.
Personal computer skills are required and advanced skills with excel, word and access is desirable.
Critical leadership capabilities
Primary Location: IND-Maharashtra-Pune
Job: Finance Services