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Staff Accountant

Pfizer


Location:
Memphis, TN
Date:
03/28/2017
Job Code:
1049316-1852
Pfizer
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Job Title Staff Accountant

JobID 1049316-1852

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 support the Site Compliance & Operations Accounting team. This team is responsible for leading programs and efforts to ensure site compliance with SOX controls and Accounting Policies and managing both internal and external audits. The team will also be responsible for select Operations Accounting activities. This role works closely with Global Risk Controls and Compliance and also has responsibility for certain elements of month end close. Responsibilities include preparing required journal entries, balance sheet reconciliations and web forms. In addition, this team will be responsible for supporting Enabling Finance related questions for supported functions and supporting projects related to site compliance, EFF support or other initiatives. Key activities summarized below:*Perform daily activities surrounding teams' assigned areas of responsibility*Perform month end financial close activities *Prepare quarterly and year end reporting *Collaborate with GRCC, global compliance leads, Enabling Finance colleagues, and Controllers/Consolidations, on strategic projects and process improvements. Involvement will require strong problem solving, communication, presentation skills and analytical skills*Support efforts related to system changes and/or implementations impacting assigned areas*Support 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*Assist in automating accounting processes, analysis techniques and reporting functionality*Work 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



*Responsibilities*

Some of the key position responsibilities are:*Ensure accounting transactions are in compliance with Pfizer accounting policies and US GAAP*Maintain elements of domestic and/or international general ledgers including the preparation of journal entries and account reconciliations*Prepare financial and accounting analysis completely and accurately*Assist with internal audit activities as needed*Assist with GRCC controls testing/special project work including related to integrating acquisitions including Hospira, Anacor and Medivation*Consistently meet deadlines with the assistance of others; maintain complete and accurate tasks lists and status of open items*Participate in special projects and other initiatives that are in addition to existing role and responsibility*Maintain complete and accurate standard operating procedures and SOX related internal control documentation *Willingness to accept occasional travel for meetings and projects*Engage directly with customers and business partners on routine activities and deliverables; begin to develop relationships*Participate in the implementation of continuous improvement projects*Participate on organization committees*Participate in all relevant training*Seek opportunities to be mentored by others



*Qualifications*

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:*Bachelor degree in accounting or finance required*CPA eligible*0 years of relevant functional accounting or finance experience*Public accounting 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 technical financial reporting knowledge and experience - Intermediate SAP and HFM skills- Strong 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 areas



*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.





*Staff Accountant*
*Memphis, Tennessee*
*1049316-1852*


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