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Data Governance Manager (Enterprise & Indirect Tax code)

Location Warsaw, Mazovia, Poland Job ID R-192313 Date posted 01/04/2024

The Data Governance Manageris responsible for the fitness and use of one or more master data dimensions. Working within the GBS Data Office (GDO) and a wider community of finance data stewards & business users, the role maintains the quality and integrity of master data though the development and embedding of standards, education of users, and oversight of data management practices.

This role will focus on Finance Master data. Objectswill include aspects of Master Data critical for Financial Reporting and Tax Data ComplianceApplicants must be experienced in overall master data Governance processes and have knowledge and experience of Finance data and the Tax Finance processes that consume the data.

Typical Accountabilities

  • Working with the GBS Data Office Design Lead, GFS controller teams and the Group Taxteam to create, own and maintain documented standards, or appropriate sections of standards,for relevantmaster data objects: this will include but not be limited to Legal entity, Company code set up & Indirect Tax Codes, and Tax relevant General Ledger accounts and will expand to other objects as the project progresses including fields within Vendor and Customer Master Data

  • Act as Subject Matter Expert for relevant master data objects to data design leads, data stewards, project teams and users

  • Provideoversight and direction for the business users, data stewards and data management teams to ensure standards are embedded and followed.

  • Provide training, mentoring and support on data standards to business users, data stewards, other participants in the data governancecommunity.

  • Act as the business owner for the requirements of data quality dashboards and monitoring tools

  • Direct initiatives to cleanse and improve data.

  • Provide an escalation point for exception and compliance decisions.

  • Inform and educate users via training material and presentations.

  • Update stakeholders via working groups, service reviews and project updates

  • Participate in change control processes to provide guidance, oversight, and decision-making.

  • Organise and run the Enterprise and Tax Master Data working group and attend other relevant working groups.

  • Maintain and input to the data object issue and risk registers and drive prioritisation, mitigation and resolution with the data object owner and working group

  • Maintain data object metadata in the data register and data catalogue.


  • Have a Professional Finance Qualification eg. CIMA.

  • Proven experience of working withinfinance controlling areas preferably Tax master data and systems (Tax Codes & relevant attributes of GL Accounts Customer and Vendor.

  • Experience in the definition, maintenance, and use of Finance master data

  • Strong engagement, communication, and stakeholder management kills, including excellent organisational, presentation and influencing skills.

  • A Can do attitude to understanding data issues, the impact and proactively driving change.

  • High level of proficiency with common business applications (Excel, Visio, Word, PowerPoint & SAP business user)

  • Senior stakeholder and rule documentation


  • Knowledge of SAP & other financial software

  • Good understanding of Finance and Tax processes

  • Experience of working in a global organisation with complex/geographical context

  • Pharmaceutical business awareness/business domain knowledge

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 authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements.

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