Pfizer Experienced Accountant in Memphis, Tennessee

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 analytical skills

  • 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 and with other departments / international locations to research, analyze and resolve irregularities and discrepancies

  • Maintain and develop relationships with groups serviced by GFS Memphis as well as within GFS

  • Provide support to the divisions and Controllers/Consolidations related to acquisitions or divestitures

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

  • 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

Education and Experience Required

  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent 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 preferred

Technical Skills Required

  • 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 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.

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: July 23, 2018

  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus

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