Pfizer PEH Global Controller in New York, New York

The Corporate Controllers organization provides accounting, reporting and risk-based controls, advice and tools throughout the enterprise to enable superior management decision-making. In addition to the consolidation and analysis of the monthly financial submissions of businesses around the globe, the Controllers organization is responsible for developing and maintaining accounting policies and guidance, ensuring adequate financial controls are in place, and addressing accounting and reporting impacts on the ever-changing business and regulatory requirements. To better meet these needs divisional controllerships, reporting to the Controller organization and supporting the business finance VP, are embedded within each business unit. The Divisional Controllers mission is to provide proactive advice focused on accountability, simplicity and quality in maintaining the integrity of Pfizer's financial reporting.

The PEH Global Controller will be responsible for working with senior stakeholders across Finance and Business Operations (specifically PEH Commercial Finance) and related business partners to focus on controllership integrity, including all accounting and reporting aspects given the increasing requirements and focus in this area. This role will be accountable for ensuring the integrity and accuracy of financial reporting results in compliance with Corporate Policies, Pfizer Accounting Policies, US and Local GAAP and state and statutory requirements for the PEH business unit.

This position will be a key resource to the VP Lead Divisional Controller and VP Finance PEH in handling controllership, financial reporting and accounting issues as well as playing a role to support the many business initiatives we undertake. Among other responsibilities it will directly oversee regional and functional divisional controller activities for PEH. This position will be the controllerships "face" to Commercial PEH Finance leadership in handling financial reporting and accounting issues and will partner with the Commercial PEH Finance Regional lead. As such, this role will contribute to overall strategy and manage complex issues with financial reporting and accounting implications and will ensure that the accounting procedures are robust, as well as drive consistent and effective accounting and control procedures. Moreover, this role provides strong linkage by business unit (BU) between controllers, PEH commercial finance and Global Financial Shared Services to enable best practices and a more efficient controllership function.

  • Executes on the vision, goals and guiding principles for the divisional controllers function and has responsibility for ensuring strong controllership is maintained on a global basis for PEH activities.

  • Works collaboratively with the Controllership Team, and PEH - Finance Lead / Leadership Team and other stakeholders as necessary with respect to the status of the activities, key risks, issues, trends and action plans, in additional to proactive alternative potential accounting and management reporting solutions and direction as the business to responds to changes in our operating environment and as new accounting principles must be applied.

  • Provides strategic guidance, mentors and directs Divisional Controller colleagues and where appropriate, other colleagues performing controllership activities.

  • Promotes a strong and practical accounting, risk awareness, compliance and control culture.

  • Manages and leads a heavily matrixed global team to ensure optimal business outcomes, talent acquisition and management, continuous improvement and successful delivery of activities.

  • Responsible for coordinating the technical accounting and accuracy of financial reporting with the VP, Lead Divisional Controller, PEH Leadership Team to bring the best of Controllers to PEH and commercial finance markets where the PEH Commercial finance VP is the lead. In addition, responsible to coordinate and partner with the PIH divisional controller related to PIH accounting and financial reporting activities in markets where the PEH Commercial Finance VP is the lead.

  • Proactively provides timely guidance and expertise on accounting issues, guaranteeing compliance with US GAAP, Pfizer Accounting Policies, Corporate Policies, and local statutory requirements.

  • Provide advice to senior management in recommending ways to streamline and standardize and harmonize operations. PEH Divisional Specifics:

  • Serves as a first-line resource for PEH Divisional Finance for interpretation of US GAAP, Pfizer Accounting Policies and Procedures and other accounting-related questions and acts as a resource to the Controllers LT in this capacity.

  • Prepares or supports PEH Finance Functions in the review of memoranda on various accounting and control issues to support internal processes as well as for external audit use.

  • Partners & participates with PEH Commercial Finance and GFS (as supporting the PEH Division) in oversight of P&L and balance sheet analysis including metrics, trends and variances to multiple benchmarks (e.g. plan, latest estimates (LE), prior periods (months, quarter's years) in compliance with U.S. GAAP, Pfizer Accounting Policies and Procedures.

  • Supports PEH business and finance in assessment of asset impairment triggers; performs- annual intangible asset impairment review services and technical accounting goodwill valuation procedures;

  • Maintains Key Accounting Review items in conjunctions with finance Risk & Opportunities and lead/supports in escalation, timely conclusions, and communication (to Lead DC, PEH - Finance LT).

  • Provides guidance on initiatives such as restructuring, acquisitions, significant areas of accruals from an accounting perspective and ensures that external proforma/adjusted earnings and management reporting meets US GAAP/SEC requirements

  • Participates as PEH representative/liaison on various committees and project teams including process improvements, accounting specific changes (e.g. new pronouncements) transactional (divestitures, acquisitions, others), BT initiatives, among others.

  • Develops a strong relationship between PEH Finance and our external auditors (KPMG LLP) and serves as KPMG's first point of contact on PEH accounting issues

  • Performs special analysis of major issues as required and recommend solutions to complex Controllership issues and technical accounting issues and works collaboratively with other areas of controllership including the Technical Accounting Group to resolve issues.

  • Perform controllership actives over R&D responsibilities that fall into PEH BU model Controls / Compliance:

  • Partners with Corporate Audit, GRCC and Finance leaders to drive closure of open audit issues, and working proactively to prevent future issues/manage risk, and providing senior leaders with status updates as appropriate

  • Provides oversight to remedy deficiencies found in PEH Finance and controllership areas.

  • Ensures that the responsibilities of the PEH markets and NYHQ are clearly defined and actions are completed on a timely basis

  • Supports review and audit activities among Corporate Audit, GRCC and KPMG (external auditors) to ensure an efficient and appropriate outcome for PEH Division

  • Ensures Corporate Audit, GRCC and KPMG (external auditors) provide services in a coordinated effort and provide efficiencies in compliance efforts that increase risk mitigation


  • Responsible for identifying and implementing control and process improvements, simplification measures and automation opportunities in financial processes in conjunction with other groups (e.g., Controllers, GFS, BT, GRCC, Commercial Finance) to drive process consistency and efficiency.

  • Interprets and implements Pfizer Accounting Policies and Procedures and U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles with direction from the Corporate Controller. Drives consistent and effective policies and procedures.

  • Provides guidance on accounting policies and procedures in accordance with corporate policy to help ensure they record appropriate operations and the correct level of approval for transactions. Strategy/Planning:

  • Proactively supports identifying the application/impacts of new accounting standards applicable to the PEH business and develops appropriate implementation strategy in support of Controllers - Technical Accounting Group, Core Operations & GRCC.

  • Works closely with Internal Audit, GRCC and Finance to assess and manage financial risk and when necessary, engages to ensure satisfactory remediation. To this end, the expectation is that he/she will lead divisional controllers in being proactive in assessing control issues and making changes before there are issues.

  • Ensures well controlled environment as business changes and transforms, sharing of best practices across Finance Leadership/Management:

  • Oversee the goal setting, sharing of best practices, workload balancing, teambuilding, professional development, and general operating parameters of PEH Divisional Controllers and coordination thereof with FB&O, CLT, among others

  • Create a highly energized environment of exceptional performance, shared accountability and personnel excellence, with a commitment to coaching and developing others into leadership roles

  • Demonstrate effective leadership, negotiating, interpersonal and strategic planning skills to interact, influence and facilitate change with senior management, GFS locations, division management and business partners

  • Coaches, mentors and develops key talent within PEH Controllership

  • Leads various projects, manages change, and drives improvements in processes and controls

Ensures training on general accounting principles and changes in company policies is provided as needed, specifically into the PEH Commercial Divisional Finance.

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Additional Offer Details:

  • Last Date to Apply for Job: July 31, 2017

  • Grade: 17 Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

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