Finance Control and Compliance Officer

United Kingdom, Manchester

Finance Control and Compliance Officer

Today Lonza is a global leader in life sciences. We are more than 15,000 employees in more than 100 locations around the world. While we work in science, there’s no magic formula to how we do it. Our greatest scientific solution is talented people working together, devising ideas that help businesses to help people. In exchange, we let our people own their careers. Their ideas, big and small, genuinely improve the world. And that’s the kind of work we want to be part of.

We are looking for a Control and Compliance Officer to join our Finance function based at our Shared Service Centre in Manchester, UK.

The successful candidate will support the Regional Control and Compliance Lead to ensure adherence to the ICS, monitor and report on control remediation, and ensure adequate segregation of duties are in place across the operational teams.

Key responsibilities:

Control Remediation

  • Monitors and supports the operational teams on controls remediation raised from external or internal audits and from the ICS (Internal Control System) processes
  • Performs ad hoc root cause analysis of control failures and agrees remediation plans with Process and Control owners as well as the Regional Control and Compliance Lead
  • Supports the Regional Control and Compliance lead in harmonizing and automating controls across core finance processes
  • Coordinates the annual review of systems access and SAP mitigating controls
  • Review and remediates access or segregation of duty conflicts

Control Fundamentals

  • Onboarding training for new starters on the ICS
  • Ad hoc training and controls awareness campaigns
  • Monitors SSC and local team participation and completion of iComply and other compliance training
  • Participation in monthly ICS forum
  • Governance of access to SSC SharePoint sites and other key systems
  • Governance of work instruction process library


  • Monthly remediation reporting
  • Annual reporting on control self-assessment process

Key requirements:

  • Degree or equivalent in a Finance or Business area.
  • Accounting Qualification (Full or Part) from a recognized body such as ACCA / CIMA would be preferred.
  • Industry experience, ideally within Shared Services.
  • Experience in control design or control testing would be beneficial.
  • Segregation of duties understanding and end-to-end knowledge of finance transactional processes.
  • Proficiency in office applications (Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook).
  • SAP: working knowledge of SAP ECC. Awareness of SAP GRC would be beneficial too.
  • A natural communicator and influencer.
  • SharePoint skills or awareness
  • Strong controls ethic and mindset.
  • Analytical skills, attention to detail, and ability to interpret data, identify improvements or remediation
  • and present findings to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to structure written reports with clear, understandable content.
  • High level of operational awareness across finance transactional processes.

People come to Lonza for the challenge and creativity of solving complex problems and developing new ideas in life sciences. In return, we offer the satisfaction that comes with improving lives all around the world. The satisfaction that comes with making a meaningful difference.

Reference: R27064