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R2R Strategic Operations Support Lead


Memphis, TN
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This role is responsible for identifying, developing and leading large, regional and global strategic initiatives with a focus on US and GFS Memphis R2R operations that require significant accounting, financial reporting, shared service and business technology skills and experiences. This position will have responsibility for leading colleagues and contractors in the implementation of these projects/initiatives in a matrix capacity. Specific responsibilities of this position include:

+ Lead and support monthly, quarterly, and annual financial close and reporting activities

+ Collaborate with stakeholders on strategic projects and process improvements. Involvement will require strong problem solving, communication, presentation skills and analytical skills

+ Lead efforts related to system changes and/or implementations

+ Ensure 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

+ Serve as liaison with internal and external audit regarding audit management and issue remediation

+ Develop and assist in automating processes and analysis techniques

+ Work independently with other departments / international locations to research, analyze and resolve discrepancies and irregularities

+ Maintain and develop relationships with groups serviced by GFS Americas as well as within GFS

+ Provide guidance and support to the divisions and/or Controllers related to acquisitions or divestitures

+ Develop and coach colleagues

Role Responsibilities

+ Lead colleagues and contractors who are responsible for complex accounting and reporting activities

+ Provides the information people need to do their jobs duties and make accurate decisions; is timely with information

+ Clearly and consistently establish priorities for team and manage workload, deliverables and competing priorities

+ Consistently identify and remediate issues and risks prior to financial impacts

+ Manage and lead singular audit activities or large elements of the Pfizer consolidated audit including the timely and accurate delivery of all deliverables and serving as primary point of contact

+ Consistently identify process improvement opportunities including the timely implementation of solutions

+ Develops team and builds people by: providing challenging tasks and assignments, holding frequent development discussions, being aware of each person's career goals, constructing and executing development plans

+ Lead regional projects and other initiatives in addition to existing role and responsibility

+ Own the month end close process and related financial reporting activities

+ Actively (formally and informally) mentor key colleagues outside of your direct report team

+ Demonstrate ability to effectively deal with conflict and confrontation (e.g. managerial courage)

+ Recognized as Pfizer subject matter expert and process owner for regional and key accounting activities

+ Willingness to accept occasional travel for meetings and projects

+ Can be counted on to exceed goals and deliverables successfully; maintains a sense of urgency; constantly and consistently one of the top performers

+ Leading Operational Transformation activities by demonstrating strategic planning, anticipating functional requirements and proposing solutions, identifying root cause on performance issues and process bottlenecks and developing key performance indicators and metrics to track performance



Bachelor degree in accounting or finance required

Masters degree preferred

CPA required (or equivalent international certification)

5+ years of relevant functional accounting or finance experience

Public accounting experience preferred

Key ERP and edge system experience preferred

Significant experience managing people required

Shared service experience required


Advanced accounting and financial reporting skills that include the following:

+ Demonstrated advanced technical US GAAP and financial reporting knowledge and experience

+ Advanced SAP and HFM skills preferred

+ Proficiency in PC skills (MS Excel, Word, Powerpoint) required

+ Excellent oral, written, and overall communication skills

+ Strong analytical and critical thinking skills

+ Ability to informally and formally develop and influence staff and senior accountants through coaching/mentoring.

+ 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 areas

+ Ability to perform and deliver in areas involving ambiguity

**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.

**Sunshine Act**

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider's name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

**Other Job Details:**

+ **Last Date to Apply for Job: December 13, 2017**

Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.
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