Finance Manager Italy - Diabetes Care

Italy, Monza e Brianza, Monza

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Finance Manager Italy - Diabetes Care

The Position

As a Finance Manager, you will be a key member of the Affiliate Leadership Team. You will be jointly accountable for the affiliate transformation, fostering an environment that promotes trust, transparency, and a customer centricity that inspires and motivates teams to develop and adopt an agile way of working. In this position, you will be responsible for leading and overseeing the financial results of the affiliate. Your financial responsibilities can be categorized as:

People/Functional Leadership and development

  • shape and implement the new ways of working for the team, whilst contributing to the affiliate transformation journey

  • cultivate a focus on personal development whilst creating and nurturing a winning team through coaching and leadership

  • Championing affiliate as well Commercial Finance Network

Long-term portfolio planning and resourcing strategy

  • drive a simple and fit-for-purpose business planning process that captures key strategic directions

  • formulate a local finance strategy balancing global requirements with local imperatives

  • engage with business partners in crafting and executing value enhancing decisions through business performance (actuals vs forecast)

  • Optimizing financial resources investment and activities to maximize short and mid-term profitability whilst delivering on our purpose statement

  • guide the business in meeting short to long-term goals by providing relevant financial and non-financial information


  • support our people to be mindful and action oriented, by translating data into actionable insights

  • stimulate an environment to support smart experiments, rapid iterations and ability to scale

  • proactively identify key challenges and opportunities and assess their impact on the organization

  • identify industry trends and potential business opportunities and risks; generating meaningful market insights, contributing to the long-term sustainability of the affiliate

Business partnership (including internal and external stakeholder management)

  • Builds a strong internally aligned network to engage all functions around the financial management of the company.

  • define in collaboration with business leaders the strategic direction of the organization

  • oversee the local finance & accounting function, ensuring adherence to Roche Group Accounting (FGA), local accounting standards, tax and customs

Finance Leadership including commercial finance 

  • Oversee all financial aspects of company strategy and is responsible for the flow of financial information to the General Manager/Cluster Finance Head, leadership team and external parties where required.

  • Operational Involvement in reporting and closing therefore a hands on mentality and knowledge of SAP and reporting systems would be beneficial

  • Owns full responsibility for local financial performance by delivering financial commitments (sales/costs/operating profit/net working capital) to optimize short term performance and long term growth. Guides and supports business in meeting short (annual) to long term (5 year) goals by providing relevant financial and non-financial information and business insights at the right time and quality and to the right people (‘business planning process’)

  • ensures integrity and reliability of financial statements of the company, including the Balance Sheet, Income Statement, Business Statement and Cash Flow Statement among others.

  • serves as an interface with colleagues from DIA and RSS for transactional finance processes 

  • Be a partner of the enterprise risks and opportunity framework as well as ensuring and supporting enterprise integrity

Business Operations

  • Liaison with Supply Chain & IT regarding process and KPIs

  • Representing Supply Chain, Procurement & IT on the level of LT

  • Increase transparency of / support implementation of commercial IT projects

This position is located at the Diabetes Care site in Monza (Italy).

Who you are

You’re someone who wants to influence your own development. You’re looking for a company where you have the opportunity to pursue your interests across functions and geographies. Where a job title is not considered the final definition of who you are, but the starting point.

You have a professional Accounting qualification (CPA, CA, ACA, CIMA) and you bring at least 10 years of finance experience including exposure to leadership roles. A proven record of ensuring financial governance and a strong network with the internal and external financial communities would be a big plus, as well as demonstrated leadership experience in a project or matrix organization. You bring international experience in markets, regional and global roles.

Ideally you have a solid understanding of the International Financial Accounting Rules. You are fluent in English. Local Language & communication skills are seen as a big plus.

Furthermore, you will demonstrate:

  • the Roche Values of Integrity, Courage & Passion;

  • mindset and behaviors consistent with the role of leaders in agile organizations, characterized as Visionary, Architect, Coach, Catalyst (VACC);

  • an outstanding financial acumen with a proven track record of sound fiscal planning and management;

  • a proven track record of building strong, effective and sustainable relationships with internal and external partners and stakeholders;

  • proven ability to effectively lead and enable change;

Please apply until 11 August 2021.

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