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BPA, Business Planning and Consolidation

Job Description

Have you ever imagined how does your work impacts society and how many lives can you improve through your daily activities? 

1000 million is the number of patients that Novartis Worldwide touched in 2017 with annual sales for 440 MDD in Mexico. Through innovative Access Strategies, Novartis Mexico has signed 14 agreements with Healthcare Institutes to provide High Specialty treatments to patients for improve and long their lives. 

Your responsibilities: 

The Business Planning & Analysis (BPA), Novartis Business Services (NBS) Reporting & Planning is an expert in value-added management accounting activities, with a strong focus on driving financial reporting & planning completeness, accuracy and timeliness through systematic performance monitoring and measurement, and continuous process improvement and learning / best-practice dissemination. This role works in close collaboration with Local (Country), Regional and Global Finance Leaders and Associates across NBS Service Domains, Financial Reporting & Accounting (FRA) Operations and Novartis Divisions supporting in monthly Management Reporting, Latest Estimate, Strategic Planning and Budgeting cycles for NBS

- Understand the Country, Region and Global planning process - Support the budgeting, planning and forecasting cycles - Contribute towards streamlining FP&A processes using BPC - Automation – Identify areas for automation and drive enhancements, liase with IT project team - Test new developments, and train/knowledge share across BPA teams in CPO/region - Understand current reporting needs and create/enhance planning reports using EPM - Manage BPC tasks - o Prepopulation o Apply predefined logics to achieve CPO specific planning processes o Copy and lock versions o Setup, run and reconcile allocations o Support business users in day-to-day activities related to business planning o Create/maintain standard CPO and region reports/decks o Support data reconciliation across different systems and perform root cause analysis - Ad hoc analysis and reporting

Why consider Novartis?: 

927 million. That’s how many lives our products touched in 2017. And while we’re proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people’s lives?

We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you’re given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you’re empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you’re surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges.

Specialist Experience

• Chartered Accountant or MBA (Finance) • Fluent English • Should have good understanding of data flow (inbounds, internal and external BPC interfaces) and SAP concepts • Preferred experience in accounting/financial planning with exposure to BPC Implementation and/or Support (2+ years of BPC experience) • Strong analytical and reasoning skills, with an eye for detail Ability to use financial controlling / reporting tools and ability to create adhoc reports. • Understanding of ERPs preferably SAP, BI and the underlying sub-systems. Awareness & understanding of Finance IT systems – architecture & data flows – would be desirable




Please note that all information in this job description is accurate at the time of posting. Please be aware that companies may change details and/or closing dates without notice.


Job Summary

Mexico City
  • Mexico
  • Pharma/Biotech
Job Type
  • Full-time
  • Negotiable
25 March 2019
Applications Deadline
11 May 2019

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