Senior Accountant R2R

  • Accountant
  • Accounting
  • Balance Sheet
  • CMA
  • CPA
  • Employee Benefits
  • Finance
  • Financial Reporting
  • Financials
  • General Ledger
  • Public Accounting
  • Reconciliations
  • Restructuring

~~This is a temporary contractor opportunity at Novartis ~~
Novartis touches the lives of a tenth of the world’s population. Every role here, regardless of contract type, makes an impact on human life! 
Novartis US partners with external managed service provider Magnit Global to offer engaging temporary contractor opportunities like this, to those who are looking for flexibility in their career while looking to gain new skills and experiences providing services to an inclusive global medicines company. Click here to learn more about Magnit 

Ready to work with/through Magnit at Novartis? Please read on... 

Senior Accountant R2R
The Senior Accountant R2R, P&O (People & Organization) Accounting is a leadership position responsible for accounting and reporting activities for P&O processes including Pension, Share Based Compensation, Restructuring, Payroll and other Employee Benefit (EB) activities.
The role requires strong working relationships with the FRA US teams, Group Reporting , third party vendors and P&O Function.

Major Accountabilities (Describe the 5-7 main results of the role to be achieved )
• Interact proactively with related functional areas to ensure accurate and complete financial reporting is accomplished.
• Perform Balance Sheet Reconciliations & Analysis for various high risk, low risk general ledger accounts. Ensure accounts are fully reconciled with no aging items.
• Contribute to month-end financial closing and reporting process for P&O accounting
• Ensure all key topics are raised proactively and aligned with stakeholders to minimize sur-prises
• Prepare manual journal entries.
• Drive automation and simplification across accounting tasks.
• Ensure all processes performed comply with Novartis standards and policies (i.e. global processes, Novartis Accounting Manual, Novartis Financial Controls Manual, Management Authorization Levels, etc.).
• Maintain an appropriate standard of technical competence
• Demonstrated ability to improve routine and repetitive tasks to improve process speed and or accuracy
• Ability to take or learn new tasks to support a fully cross trained team
• Proficiency in Excel and preferably Alteryx
• Ability to develop leadership skills to reach next level in the organization in the medium term

This role will work closely with broader Accounting and Reporting team to ensure accurate month end reporting, controls compliance, coordination of close process and preparation of materials for review of financials with management.

University level degree in Accounting and/or Finance / MBA
Preferred Certified Public Accountant (CPA), CMA, or Chartered Accountant

English required

7+ years of Financial experience required, preferably in Big 4 public accounting, and/or the healthcare industry/employee benefits accounting
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively in accounting & reporting focused roles
- Good people skills, leadership exposure
- Strong communications skills
- Solid depth SAP knowledge preferred
-Strong analytics and process skills
-Alteryx knowledge desirable

Location: Hybrid East Hanover, NJ site
Pay Rate: $70 - $94/hour
Contract: 6 months
Health, dental, vision, 401k

Why Novartis? 
766 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2021, and while we’re proud of this, we know there is so much more we could do to help improve and extend people’s lives. 
We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working. 
We believe we can reinvent what's possible when we collaborate with courage to ambitiously tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying! 
Imagine the impact you could make here at Novartis! 

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion: 
Novartis is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment with diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve. 
To do our best work we need different viewpoints, which is why here at Magnit, we celebrate diversity and embrace inclusion. As an equal opportunity employer, Magnit is dedicated to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We strive to ensure that we maintain a positive and enriching work environment for all. 

If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to Magnit at or 1.862.778.5441. 

  • Work Authorization : Green Card, US Citizen, Other valid work visa
  • Preferred years of experience : 7+ Years
  • Travel Required : No travel required
  • Shift timings: Hybrid: East Hanover, NJ
Job Location
East Hanover, New Jersey
USD 70.00 - USD 94.00 Per Hour
6 month(s)
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