Associate Director Holdings Controller in Utrecht, Newfoundland

Bristol Myers Squibb

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Position Summary

Scope of the role

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Finance Associate Director to lead our finance operations for all our Holdings entities in the Netherlands. As the Finance Associate Director, you will play a critical role in overseeing financial activities, providing strategic guidance, and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements. This is a senior leadership position that requires strong financial acumen, excellent leadership abilities, and a deep understanding of the Dutch financial landscape.

The Holdings Controller for Netherland leads Holdings operations and interactions with all related stakeholders. He/She is the main point of contact for all legal & finance administration activities for all Holdings legal entities in scope. He/She plays a key role in the Holding management from governance, advisory and accounting point of view. He/She oversees accounting, tax and for the LE’s in scope, supporting the Executive Director Statutory reporting and LE COE in Financial stewardship & Financial controls. He/She monitors operations performed by the COE’s and delivery centers and ensure services meets the agreed service levels. He/She leads and monitors overall market reporting and define continuous improvement actions.

Responsibilities :

Financial Operations Management:

  • Oversee day-to-day financial operations for all holdings entities in the Netherlands.

  • Ensure the correctness of Holdings’ Accounting Treatment in line with Local and US Gaap principles.

  • Ensure that all Holdings’ transactions are captured in the Corporate SAP system for reporting scope and management decision

  • Collaborate with finance teams to ensure accurate and timely financial reporting.

  • Monitor cash flow, manage working capital, and optimize financial resources.

  • Implement and maintain robust financial controls and procedures.

  • Guarantee appropriate execution of BMS financial processes with Center Of Excellence and Capability centers

  • Manage, review and reconcile quarterly US Gaap to Statutory Gaap differences

  • Be the key point of contact for the Holding management in collaboration with Corporate Tax & Treasury.

  • Prepare periodically an Executive Summary of the Holdings’ status for Senior Leadership information and/or decision

Act a business partner:

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including auditors, tax advisors, and regulatory bodies.

  • Be the primary contact with the businesses for all activities of Holdings. Ensuring accuracy and integrity of financial statements

  • Provide financial insights and guidance to senior management and other departments.

  • Maintain a high standard of internal control that complies with Sarbanes Oxley, Corporate policies and procedures, GFS processes, and local requirements.

  • Develop strong relationships with Financial staffs at all levels, with Global Finance staffs (in particular Corporate Tax, Corporate Financial Reporting & Technical Accounting, Corporate Treasury)

  • Actively seek opportunities and readily embraces changes, which will provide increased productivity or delivers increasing levels of service.

  • Support the executive director Statutory reporting and LE COE for ad hoc projects to support commercial activities and business process improvement.

  • Prepare, review and validate the Statutory financial statement

  • Be the point of contact for Holdings’ Audited and address all open points from Auditors

  • Support Tax COE for Tax calculation of Holdings’s

  • Liaise with tax and treasury department on financial flows and governance of holding structure

  • Oversees, organize and control intercompany operations and transfer pricing.

  • Be accountable for all Accounting & Reporting in-scope activities (Accounting, Reporting, Taxes, Intercompany) in close cooperation with the assistant controller in the European Capability Center

  • Liaise with internal and external audits teams (statutory audit, tax audit).

  • Provide Technical Accounting expertise

Compliance and Risk Management:

  • Ensure compliance with local financial regulations, accounting standards, and tax requirements for all Legal Entities, audited and non audited.

  • Identify and mitigate financial risks, implementing appropriate controls and procedures.

  • Stay updated on changes in financial regulations and proactively adapt the company’s financial practices.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or a related field

  • Minimum of 10 years relevant experience,

  • Strong experience in Holdings and consolidation

  • Strong accounting background, local accounting and US GAAP, local statutory accounting, tax reporting and local market reporting.

  • Good understanding of tax income tax as well as VAT and local tax matters.

  • Good understanding of administrative processes and internal controls.

  • Highest level of integrity, work ethic and financial stewardship

  • Have the ability and flexibility to adjust plan to a changing environment.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Strong collaboration and interpersonal skills, confidence in dealing with diverse people at all levels both locally, regionally and globally.

  • Ability to develop strong working relationships with internal & external partners and to energize people working around him/her.

  • Ability to negotiate and influence others including external partners to achieve the best financial results for the organization.

  • Proactive approach, able to work on own initiative and without close supervision.

  • Systematic, methodical approach with high level of attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Business and team orientation, confidence and decisiveness within the defined parameters of the position.

  • Ability to act in a timely manner on facts or information, considering both current and future implications of decisions.

  • Thorough knowledge of SAP & Hyperion.

If you come across a role that intrigues you but doesn’t perfectly line up with your resume, we encourage you to apply anyway. You could be one step away from work that will transform your life and career.

Uniquely Interesting Work, Life-changing Careers

With a single vision as inspiring as Transforming patients’ lives through science™ , every BMS employee plays an integral role in work that goes far beyond ordinary. Each of us is empowered to apply our individual talents and unique perspectives in an inclusive culture, promoting diversity in clinical trials, while our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

On-site Protocol

BMS has a diverse occupancy structure that determines where an employee is required to conduct their work. This structure includes site-essential, site-by-design, field-based and remote-by-design jobs. The occupancy type that you are assigned is determined by the nature and responsibilities of your role:

Site-essential roles require 100% of shifts onsite at your assigned facility. Site-by-design roles may be eligible for a hybrid work model with at least 50% onsite at your assigned facility. For these roles, onsite presence is considered an essential job function and is critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, and a positive Company culture. For field-based and remote-by-design roles the ability to physically travel to visit customers, patients or business partners and to attend meetings on behalf of BMS as directed is an essential job function.

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Company: Bristol-Myers Squibb

Req Number: R1582383

Updated: 2024-06-20 02:08:11.938 UTC

Location: Utrecht-NL

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