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RM&C Senior Specialist


San Jose, CA 95116
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**Job Position Summary:** This role will work closely with the GFS-San Jose RM&C Lead, GFS-San Jose Operational Leads, supported Markets and other GFS stakeholders to manage risk by driving compliance with financial and business process controls. The role also drives process improvements across existing processes at GFS-San Jose and new processes being migrated to/from the Site.

**Risk Management & Compliance:** Takes key supporting role in performing the following:

+ Assist process owners in the order-to-cash, invoice-to-pay, record-to-report, Inventory and Fixed Assets COE, FCPA COE, and ASL Coordination COE in the process owners' preparation and update of controls-related documentation for newly migrated processes, and harmonization of controls documentation, conforming new company procedures and processes to established Company standards and controls.

+ Ensure the centralization of control and process documentation (RCM's, SOP's, process flows).

+ Assist process owners at the Site with the implementation of changes arising from the controls optimization project and SAP PC tool.

+ Monitor and execute Segregation of Duties (SOD) conflicts and ensure process owners at the Site have performed remediation.

+ Leads the performance of "what-if" analyses with the process owner SME's on what could go wrong with the processes and controls, and assist with controls gap analysis. Document recommendations and improvements.

+ Leads reviews ("risk reviews") of complex or new processes or applications as they come on board at the shared service center in order to proactively identify areas of risk and implement attendant mitigating controls.

+ Work with the projects SME's to ensure toll gating methodology milestones around process documentation, business continuity planning, and training are carried out.

+ Perform validation testing in connection with various upgrades or changes made to data and applications to ensure that batch upgrades of related information is both complete and accurate.

+ Participate in operational activities, special investigations and deep-dive analyses as necessary.

+ Assist in strengthening a culture of compliance awareness, ownership, accountability and openness at the Site by encouraging, communicating, and celebrating process owner identification, escalation and remediation of compliance issues or improvements. Leads the conduct of compliance training sessions and Compliance Town Halls and other compliance awareness campaigns at the Site.

+ With operations, leads the implementation of BCP (Business Continuity Planning) Policy and testing requirements.

+ Leads the OX 404 Survey and process owner sub-certifications and with assembly of quarterly closing questionnaire assertions from process owners.

**GRCC Activities:** Takes direct supervision from the GRCC GFS San Jose to perform the following activities:

+ Lead the execution of the GRCC controls testing program under GRCC review and supervision, in each process area using the GRCC testing templates in B-Wises system and the Leapfrog tool.

+ Reports identified risks, issues or deficiencies and assist with remediation as necessary. Utilize the GRCC B-Wise application for documentation of any GRCC-related work.

+ Works with process owners to ensure all GRCC findings are remediated and updated in B-Wise.

+ Leads in the assembly of required GRCC reporting.

**Education, Experience and Technical Requirements:**

+ Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance - preferably with a combination of accounting assurance and publicly-held company industry experience.

+ At least 5 years of experience of working in a global environment, preferably publically held corporation or shared service center.

+ Minimum of 3 years of experience in position of Internal Audit, SOX Compliance or Process Consulting.

+ "Quality mindset", with knowledge of business process best practices, automated controls in ERP systems and operational controls over migrating processes to shared service center and process outsourcer (BPO).

+ Advanced fluency in English.

+ Relationship building skills with GFS Shared Services Site process owners, management and non-GFS stakeholders (e.g. External Audit, Corporate Audit) in order to demonstrate a position of trust.

+ Ability to communicate effectively and share information in an open and transparent way.

+ Outstanding collaboration and influencing skills; ability to influence at all levels, be persuasive and a good listener and assimilator of ideas and perspectives.

+ Strategic thinker with strong financial and business analytical skills and a proven ability to drive complex, cross-functional initiatives.

+ Ability to operate independently and remain focused through change or uncertainty.

+ Proficiency in PC skills (MS Excel, Word, Powerpoint) required

+ Demonstrated commitment to education and professional development.

+ Knowledge of SOX 404 requirements and documentation.

+ Knowledge of GRC-type controls monitoring and testing activities.

+ Knowledge of ERP computer applications, preferably SAP.

+ Knowledge of U.S. GAAP accounting principles and internal controls framework.

+ Knowledge of analytical review, account analysis and reconciliation procedures.

+ Familiarity with risk control matrices, business process flows and standard operating procedures.

+ Familiarity with controls best practices in all financial areas, including outsourced arrangements and ERP applications

Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.
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