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Director - Finance Shared Services


Last Updated: 6/10/21

Job Description

Position Purpose:

  • This position will report to the Global Finance Shared Services Leader and play a key role in the design and steady state operations of the shared service center in Poland. Key attributes of this role include:
  • Track record of successfully leading the launch and operations of a finance shared service center for a multinational corporation
  • Significant experience in leading, managing and developing people
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively balance financial and operational factors and analyze complex business problems to develop appropriate solutions in a timely and responsive manner
  • Strong business acumen and customer orientation
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work in culturally diverse teams with many levels of personnel

Main Responsibilities:

  • Direct overall operations across all SSC functions including P2P, R2R, O2C, Intercompany and Master Data Management
  • Actively participate in decision making and strategy development to shape future SSC direction
  • Lead and develop a high-performance organization that strives to deliver quality services to the business
  • Responsible for building and maintaining strategic relationships with the Global SSC Lead, Controller, Market Finance Directors and Global Process Owners as well as internal and external audit partners
  • Represent the SSC organization to internal and external customers at the highest levels
  • Oversee the fiscal activities of the SSC, including budgeting, reporting and audit
  • Collaborate with Global Process Owners and Transformation Team to continually improve quality, efficiency and synergies
  • Implement consistent standards and efficient methods of working across functional teams
  • Continually measure outputs, capability and success criteria of the center
  • Participate in regular Finance Leadership meetings that aim to achieve the following:

    Promote commitment to SSC and approve SSC strategic direction

    Participate in decisions on hiring of senior SSC management

    Review yearly financial and service performance

  • Lead performance management and appraisal as well as goal setting for critical and senior SSC talent
  • Play a key role in leadership training, coaching, driving diversity and mentoring efforts


  • Graduate degree in Finance / Accounting. Advanced degree / MBA/CPA preferred


  • 10-12+ years in managing finance shared services organizations. Animal Health / Pharmaceutical industry experience preferred.
  • Global experience in finance leadership roles managing Manager level reports and multi-process teams

Other Requirements

  • Proficiency in English is a must
  • Strong accounting background and systems orientation (such as SAP, Hyperion)
  • Ability to travel (up to 25%) for business meetings to market and other SSC locations

Full time



Company Details

Parsippany, New Jersey, United States
Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines, vaccines and diagnostic products, which are complemented by biodevices, genetic tests and precision livestock farming. Zoetis serves veterinarians, livestock producers and people who raise and care for farm and companion animals in more than 100 countries.