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Experienced Accountant, Corporate Accounting

Pfizer


Location:
Memphis, TN
Date:
03/21/2017
Job Code:
1046964-1852
Pfizer
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Job Title Experienced Accountant, Corporate Accounting

JobID 1046964-1852

Location: Memphis, TN

Description *About Pfizer*

A career at Pfizer offers opportunity, ownership and impact.All over the world, Pfizer colleagues work together to positively impact health for everyone, everywhere. Our colleagues have the opportunity to grow and develop a career that offers both individual and company success; be part of an ownership culture that values diversity and where all colleagues are energized and engaged; and the ability to impact the health and lives of millions of people. Pfizer, a global leader in the biopharmaceutical industry, is continuously seeking top talent who are inspired by our purpose to innovate to bring therapies to patients that significantly improve their lives.



*Role Description*

This position will have responsibility for supporting selected areas within the Corporate Accounting team which is responsible for accounting, reporting and analysis for certain US, Canada, Puerto Rico and Global processes. Specific responsibilities of this position include:* Perform daily activities surrounding teams' assigned areas of responsibility* Participate in month end financial close activities for US, Puerto Rico, and Canada legal entities* Prepare quarterly and year end reporting for US, Puerto Rico, and Canada legal entities* Collaborate with Division/Market colleagues, Controllers/Consolidations, Treasury, Legal and Corporate Tax on strategic projects and process improvements. Involvement will require problem solving, communication, presentation and analyticalskills* Participate in efforts related to system changes and/or implementations impacting area(s) of responsibility* Improve processing efficiencies utilizing innovative technical and processing solutions* Ensure process changes are in compliance with Pfizer accounting / internal control policies and SOX, including related document maintenance* Support internal and external audit requests* Develop and assist in automating accounting processes, analysis techniques and reporting functionality* Work independently with other departments / international locations to research, analyze and resolve irregularities and discrepancies* Maintain and develop relationships with groups serviced by GFS Americas as well as within GFS* Provide support to the divisions and Controllers/Consolidations related to acquisitions or divestitures* Support Financial Reporting initiative by:- Coordinating assignment of accounts for manual segmentation- Performing direct assignment for GFS-owned accounts & ensuring full segmentation- Uploading CDC BI journal entries- Preparing analytical package and ensuring resolution of related questions



*Responsibilities*

Some of the key position responsibilities are:*Ensure processes are in compliance with Pfizer accounting policies and US GAAP*Maintain complete and accurate tasks lists and status of open items*Participate in the month end close*Communicate known issues to manager timely*Prepare complete and accurate standard operating procedures and SOX related internal control documentation involving new activities and/or updating for process changes as required*Prepare complex financial and accounting analysis completely and accurately*Maintain domestic and/or international general ledgers including the preparation of material journal entries and complex balance sheet account reconciliations*Self motivated, initiates tasks with little to no guidance or support*Deliver assigned work product requiring little or no correction*Research technical and operational accounting issues and provide range of potential solutions*Identify issues proactively and communicate to manager along with potential range of solutions*Prepare initial draft of financial statements*Consistently meet communicated deadlines with little to no assistance*Lead select activities involving the month end close *Prepare complex analysis for internal customers, external accountants and Corporate Audit*Demonstrate an intermediate understanding of SAP*Engage directly with customers and business partners on routine activities and deliverables; continue to develop relationships*Prepare financial and data analysis completely and accurately*Lead the implementation of continuous improvement projects*Participate on organization committees*Participate in all relevant training*Operational Transformation support including owning end-to-end processes, independent issue resolution from start to finish and streamlining departmental processes



*Qualifications*

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:*Bachelor degree in accounting or finance required*CPA eligible*3 years of relevant functional accounting or finance experience*Public accounting experience preferred*Key ERP and edge system experience preferredTECHNICAL SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:*Basic and intermediate accounting and financial reporting skills that include the following:- Proficiency in PC skills (MS Excel, Word, Power Point) required- ERP system experience preferred- Demonstrated advanced technical financial reporting knowledge and experience- Advanced SAP and HFM skills- Excellent oral, written, and overall communication skills- Strong analytical and critical thinking skills- Ability to work independently, manage multiple priorities, and solve problems in an unstructured environment- Strong business acumen and professionalism with the ability to interface effectively with all levels of management and operations colleagues in all applicable Pfizer Finance and business functional areasPHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS Physical and mental requirements include lifting, sitting, standing, walking, bending, ability to perform mathematical calculations and ability to perform complex data analysis.



*EEO & Employment Eligibility*

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.





*Experienced Accountant, Corporate Accounting*
*Memphis, Tennessee*
*1046964-1852*


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