Walgreens Senior Manager, Global Financial Control in DEERFIELD, Illinois

Job Description:

Job Summary

Manages key finance initiatives, including the implementation of a project to document, review and strengthen internal controls within the WBA businesses. Responsible for reviewing the adequacy of controls and managing the testing of these controls on an ongoing basis, and working with leadership to remediate any internal control failures and deficiencies, as needed Liaison with finance functions to integrate finance activities associated with new mergers and acquisitions. In partnership with Finance leadership, identifies and prioritizes opportunities for process improvement and standardization within the finance function. Contributes and provides support in the monthly internal and quarterly/annual SOX certification processes.

Job Responsibilities

  • Manages the implementation of the Strengthening of Controls project for the Retail Pharmacy USA business unit, WBA functions, and some of the Retail Pharmacy International businesses. Partners with finance and business leaders to document all critical business processes and controls in a manner that is consistent with the other businesses. Ensures the implementation of internal controls and work with the business to remediate any deficiencies and strengthen controls on an ongoing basis.

  • In collaboration with finance leadership, provides support and contributes to the monthly internal and quarterly/annual SOX certification processes. Implement a process and structure to investigate issues and escalate to Senior Management in a timely manner while ensuring consistency across the enterprise.

  • Implements unified policies and procedures for Walgreens Boots Alliance. Partners with leadership to construct a framework/structure that would ensure ownership and maintenance of all critical policies and procedures for WBA.

  • Implement testing strategy plans to test all key internal controls, including SOX controls. Manages the identification of gaps and implement remediation plans to address them.

  • Addresses identified and/or emerging control issues, through the development and design of enhanced reporting techniques (E.g., within the Group’s consolidation system) to identify potential financial control issues at the earliest opportunity. Ensures best practice techniques are adhered by Business Partners in terms of the seamless and transparent link from local general ledgers to the Group consolidation system.

  • Work with business and IT leadership to ensure that the Retail Pharmacy USA and WBA corporate functions are in compliance with SOX.

  • Identifies potential financial control issues using the vast amount of financial information available, through access to senior finance leaders and experience of external best practice. Follows up on specific issues through to resolution, either directly or through influencing the Business.

  • Manages a team to execute internal control testing and responsible for implementing financial process improvement initiatives. Mentors, coaches and evaluates staff members on an ongoing basis.

Walgreens Boots Alliance is the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. Our purpose is to help people across the world lead healthier and happier lives.

Walgreens Boots Alliance was created through the combination of Walgreens and Alliance Boots in December 2014. This transaction brought together two leading companies with iconic brands, complementary geographic footprints, shared values and a heritage of trusted healthcare services through pharmaceutical wholesaling and community pharmacy care, dating back more than 100 years.

Walgreens Boots Alliance is the largest retail pharmacy, health and daily living destination across the USA and Europe. Walgreens Boots Alliance and the companies in which it has equity method investments together have a presence in more than 25 countries and employ more than 400,000 people. The company is a global leader in pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing retail and, together with the companies in which it has equity method investments, has over 13,200 stores in 11 countries as well as one of the largest global pharmaceutical wholesale and distribution networks, with over 390 distribution centers delivering to more than 230,000 pharmacies, doctors, health centers and hospitals each year in more than 20 countries. In addition, Walgreens Boots Alliance is one of the world’s largest purchasers of prescription drugs and many other health and wellbeing products.

Job ID: 92714BR

Title: Senior Manager, Global Financial Control

Company Indicator: Walgreens Boots Alliance

Employment Type: Full-time

Job Function: Finance/Accounting

Full Store Address: 108 WILMOT RD,DEERFIELD,IL 60015

Full District Office Address: 108 Wilmot Rd,DEERFIELD,IL,60015-5145-01108-2

External Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and at least 7 years of experience in Finance, Accounting, Audit and/or Risk functions OR High School Diploma/GED and at least 10 years of experience in Finance, Accounting, Audit and/or Risk functions.

  • Experience in process design and review, risk assessment in business and/or systems processes, and evaluation of internal controls.

  • Experience with analyzing and reporting data in order to identify issues, trends, or exceptions to drive improvement of results and find solutions.

  • Experience in diagnosing, isolating, and resolving complex issues and recommending and implementing strategies to resolve problems.

  • Project management experience, including resource management.

  • Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Suite of Products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio).

  • At least 2 years of experience planning, developing, and managing departmental expense and capital budgets.

  • At least 2 years of experience directly managing people, including hiring, developing, motivating, and directing people as they work.

  • Willing to travel up to 15% of the time for business purposes (domestic and international).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Accountancy or MBA.

  • CPA designation.

  • Experience in managing SOX Compliance programs in a large, multinational organization.