Pfizer R2R Sr. Accountant in Escazu, Costa Rica


  • Monitor and control activities related to General Accounting processing system(s) to assure correct accounting reporting and system controls

  • Support components or portions of the R2R responsibilities inclusive of Intercompany, General Ledger, Reconciliations, Month End Close, Financial Reporting, Controls & Compliance, and US GAAP General Ledger reporting

  • Ensure process changes are in compliance with Pfizer accounting / internal control policies and SOX, including related document maintenance

  • Support internal and external audit regarding audit management and issue remediation

  • Prepare reports of findings and recommendations to site Finance leadership

  • Perform period end financial close activities and meet all related deadlines

  • Prepare monthly journal entries as needed

  • Facilitate quarterly Balance Sheet review meetings with markets and sites

  • Handle accounting policy and procedure inquiries, ad hoc reporting and analysis requests, provide periodic customer/site training

  • Ensure customer needs and relationships are fulfilled and enhanced through proactive involvement and interaction

  • Serve in a liaison role with other market site(s) and other GFS sites' departments

  • Assist General Accounting Team Leader and R2R Sr Accountant as needed; participate in or lead special projects that require creative and analytical skills

  • Develop and assist in automating processes utilizing innovative technical and processing solutions

  • Maintain complete and accurate standard operating procedures and support control documentation requirements (SOX)

Fluency in at least two languages (English, Portuguese or Spanish) is required.


  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent in Accounting / Business Administration is required.

  • CPA / Chartered Accountant preferable

  • 4 years of experience in a Corporate Finance environment required (shared service environment preferred).

  • Public accounting experience and Shared Service experience preferred


  • Proficiency in PC skills (MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint) required.

  • SAP / JD Edwards experience preferred.

  • Good organizational skills to coordinate and manage multiple priorities.

  • Proficient written and verbal skills to enable effective communication with all levels of management.

  • Ability to analytically review and challenge statutory financial statements to ensure completeness, accuracy, adherence to accounting standards, etc.

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