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Finance Manager

Location Munich, Bavaria, Germany Job ID R-110527 Date posted 13/10/2021

At AstraZeneca in Early Oncology, our vision is to transform the treatment of cancer and built a strong drug development pipeline. Our science & AI technology driven organization needs the right infrastructure to enable this vision.

Become part of our team and join our Munich Office! Reporting to the Managing Director, the Finance Manager is responsible for monitoring the financial direction, policies, accounting practices according to IFRS and HGB in Germany, as well as conducting relationships with the AstraZeneca global and regional financial community.  This individual should come prepared to maintain and improve finance systems and assure successful execution of control reports to mitigate risk, enhance accuracy of the company’s reported financial results, ensure compliance and maximize efficiency.

Typical Accountabilities:

Corporate Financial Accounting, Tax, Compliance & Reporting

  • Ensure and support successful execution of core financial processes & transactions (quality & time) in accordance with local GAAP and IFRS,  Accounting Policies and Procedure from AstraZeneca Global

  • Maintain, identify new requirements based on business changes, and improve automated financial reporting and general ledger/ chart of accounts structure, including alignment with all AstraZeneca legal entities in Germany

  • Assure adherence to Finance Master Data Management processes and Data Governance

  • Perform selected activities including financial approvals and supervise reconciliation tasks

  • Support & review fiscal year end & taxation procedures, including yearend packages while liaising with consulting firms and Finance Shared Services

  • Ensure regulatory & other compliance requirements, monitor and develop financial control reports as part of the Enterprise Risk Assessment of AstraZeneca

  • Manage transfer pricing


  • Contribute to financial budget planning and forecast of Early Oncology under the lead of AstraZeneca R&D Finance and business unit

  • Corporate Legal & contract management

    • Support the organization for the handling of all pending legal issues, act as interface to Corporate Legal

    • Be responsible for Contract Management process including monitoring of supplier contracts ensuring compliance, risk assessment

Continuous Improvement

  • Participate in global finance & procurement transformation projects to create consistent, automated processes and implement new platforms

Essential requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Business, Finance or other higher business qualification and Chartered Accountant under German Law (Bilanzbuchhalter IHK)

  • 10+ years of experience in different positions in Finance paired with broad interdisciplinary process knowledge in multinational companies

  • Demonstrated experience in preparation of financial statements according to HGB and IFRS

  • Profound technical skills in systems and tools (e.g. Excel, SAP ERP)

  • Leadership skills, including the ability to solve problems that involve many decision makers, build relationships

  • Solid project management experience

  • Proven collaboration, facilitation, conflict management and influencing skills

  • Experience in corporate law and all types of contractual agreements

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and German

  • Ability to act and operate independently

  • A high level of cultural sensitivity

Interested in this role? Please apply by submitting your CV by 8th October 2021.

AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorisation and employment eligibility verification requirements.

10001146 E FIGE R&D Oncology (Susan Galbraith (07016555)) (85008610)

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