The position will primarily focus on GBS Financial Services and will work with other teams as assigned. The role will also lead GBS RM&C activities for the Thessaloniki site.
Within the GBS site, develop and maintain a strong and practical risk awareness, compliance, and control culture and environment through partnership with GBS Site Leadership team
For FS site, provide guidance and consultation in collaboration across business and compliance stakeholders 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)
Develop and maintain a central repository for local SOPs and a maintain a change management process for local SOPs based on centralized guidance
Drive streamlining and standardization of local policies across GBS and Regional Markets
Provide expertise and guidance to business process owners in the development, execution, and documentation of remedial actions for any deficiencies in Internal Controls over Financial Reporting (ICOFR) / SOX or FCPA design, operating effectiveness, or process enhancements, and Corporate Audits;
drive and consider global standardization across region for changes resulting from deficiencies
Lead gap analysis and remediation of gaps in internal controls and accounting practices in connection with business integrations arising from business acquisitions or other transformation activities
Drive escalation protocols related to material accounting adjustments or internal control issues that arise at the Site
Drive the execution of analytical reviews used to identify and investigate red flags in the areas of ICOFR, FCPA, and T&E, which may include the identification of Key Risk Indicators ("KRIs");
ensure resolution of all items identified for the region.
Execute proactive risk reviews for critical processes that are complex, manual, new, interdependent on reportingoutside of Pfizer, or that have had issues in the past and ensure identified reviews are completed appropriately
Partner with GBS and other stakeholders in planning for efficient internal and external audits of in scope activities, and in closing remediations
Organize and manage any locally required SAS70 reports (or equivalent), including completion of annual assessment requirements
Drive and execute Accounting Procedure & Policy attestation questionnaire certification for supported markets; review and follow up on identified exceptions through to resolution
Assist with collection and synthesis of information of quarterly SOX 404 Survey reporting process, and timely compile resulting quarterly Survey responses.
Lead special investigations as necessary
Lead and engage with stakeholders to design, test and maintain Business Continuity Plans for GBS teams based in Thessaloniki, Greece
Lead and execute global and regional compliance and control projects as appropriate
Foster a culture of compliance awareness, ownership, accountability and transparency across the site
Lead talent development and colleague engagement for RM&C colleagues
Provide training to GBS colleagues as required
Serve as the site Information Security Officer and Data Privacy Steward as required and be the primary point of contact for EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Approximately 7-10 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; 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 ICFR, SOX, FCPA
Experience navigating a large, complex organization and managing stakeholders' interests using a matrixed organization
Strong project management skills
Experience influencing and executing complex solutions involving multiple groups and countries
Experience in developing and executing training at all levels of the organization
Experience leading high performing teams
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 identify business issues / opportunities and to frame business questions
Ability to interact with business and finance leaders across Pfizer Inc.
Savvy with industry and Pfizer financial systems and financial reporting processes
Demonstrate courage, excellence, equity and joy and embody our values and behaviors
The role requires the ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally.