Associate Director Global OTP Process

Do you have expertise in, and passion for, Operational Transfer Pricing? Would you like to apply your expertise to impact the Global Process Delivery in a company that follows the science and turns ideas into life changing medicines? Then AstraZeneca might be the one for you!

Build unrivalled capabilities in a place that promotes learning agility and offers development opportunities. We never stand still so you’ll have the chance to constantly grow your abilities, skills and knowledge. Here we are a fusion of challenging and interesting work, in an energising and inspiring environment.

Be part of a team of specialist experts – each confident in what we know and what we do, but equally open and welcoming to diverse views. Here we work well with others, listening, sharing and accepting the best solution, regardless of where it comes from.

The Global OTP Process Ass Director will be responsible for the execution of AstraZeneca’s key Operational Transfer Pricing (OTP) processes and supporting compliance with our statutory accounting and tax obligations. Leading a team of 4 and leveraging our OTP technology, this will include limited risk entity transfer price positions and hub recharges.

The role will work closely with the Group Tax OTP Assoc Director translating transfer pricing policy requirements into process steps executed within the systemthe OTP system. This role will also partner with a variety of stakeholders in the AstraZeneca organization, including the Commercial Organization specifically CFOs and the wider commercial organization and the AstraZeneca Operations organization. The role will have responsibility for all aspects of delivery of the calculations as well as ensuring updated annually and implementing process improvements.

You will have two direct reports, the hub recharge lead and the Europe marketing company transfer pricing analyst, and two dotted line reports for the OTP analysts in GFS APAC and LATAM centers.

Your accountabilities in this role include but are not limited to:

  • Manage a team (based in LATAM, APAC, Europe) who are responsible for the calculation of ~45 marketing company transfer price positions based upon annual budget, in year forecast, and year end actuals

  • Perform quality assurance on team member’s executions to ensure calculations are appropriate and compliance with transfer pricing policies ahead of Group tax review and approval

  • With the Group Tax OTP manager translate Transfer Pricing policy, business operation changes, and continuous improvement initiatives into process steps required in the OTP system.

  • Communicate with various stakeholders in Group Tax, Finance, and local markets as per the requirements in the Plan, Gather, and Analyse stages of transfer price execution.

  • Support Group Tax OTP team with external audits and other requests by providing timely reporting and analysis

  • With the system accountant support any design and testing required as a result of system change

As Global OTP Process Ass Director you are expected to perform at expert level in the following:

  • Transfer Pricing process execution – Operates across all processes within the system, managing the timetable, understanding the inter-dependencies, coordinating their operation, performing quality assurance and overall integrity. Responsible for ensuring issue resolution.

  • Team Management – lead and manage a high performing team.

  • Stakeholder Analysis & Change – Manage stakeholder relationships in Plan, Gather, Analyse and support the Group Tax OTP Ass Director in stakeholder relationships.

  • Preparation of Segmented P&L – Understand the AZ P&L and how it interacts with the OTP recharge processes. Understand the design of the segmentation rules and translate any changes required to IT to implement.

  • Requirements Analysis and Design Definition – Responsible for translating new requirements (from policy, business change continuous improvement) into updated process design to provide to IT to implement changes in the OTP system.

  • Training and Documentation – Responsible for ensuring comprehensive documentation in place to execute the processes in the OTP system. Includes standard operating procedures, process controls, confirmations on adherence to key Transfer Pricing design principles.

Essential skills and experience

  • An accounting qualification (ACA, ACCA, ACMA equivalent)

  • Proven experience of a leadership role in a operational transfer pricing or cost allocation equivalent solution

  • Proven experience of working with complex integrated systems and data, applying appropriate judgement to deliver exceptional results

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

  • Experience of working in a regulated environment

  • Experience of virtual collaboration to lead, shape and deliver

  • Experience of mentoring, coaching or developing others

  • Experience of working with and managing cross functional teams

  • Experience of managing high levels of risk by making and explaining complex, logical judgements

Desirable skills and experience

  • System development lifecycle

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

  • Pharmaceutical business awareness/business domain knowledge

  • Tax Technical Transfer Pricing policy management

Opening date: 11.11.2021

Closing date: 25.11.2021

Competitive salary and benefits apply

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