Pfizer Accountant with German in Pfizer Shared Services, Ireland
The Statutory Reporting COE is responsible for the end to end Local GAAP reporting activities of the department. In addition to this the COE performs key quarterly US GAAP related activities.
In particular the German Accountant works with German market finance and internal GFS departments to execute the responsibilities specific to the German group of Pfizer entities.
The German Accountant is involved in local statutory and legal regulatory requirements including:
Analysis and presentation of Local GAAP accruals (Rueckstellungsspiegel(RST)) in accordance with German law (HGB)
Preparation of statutory Financial Statements in line with German accounting principles
Supporting the efficient and timely execution of audits
German statistical and other regulatory reporting
The German Accountant is also involved in:
Coordination of quarterly balance sheet reviews with key stakeholder
Quarterly analytical review of US GAAP balance sheet variances
Detailed analysis of differences between US GAAP and German GAAP TBs
Answering queries from Pfizer's Head Office or from the German market finance team
Responsible for local statutory and legal regulatory requirements
Ensure (working closely with key stakeholders) the timely and accurate production of the
Statutory Financial Statements
Statistical and other regulatory reports
Ensure adherence to German accounting regulations / German GAAP for all of the above.
Maintain Local GAAP ledgers in SAP.
Engage with GFS colleagues involved in German related processes.
Develop effective working relationships with key stakeholders in German market finance and GFS.
Work with KPMG to ensure timely & satisfactory completion of audits under Local GAAP. Provide audit information on a timely basis.
Proactively identify, rectify and follow-up on errors and causes of errors while managing the quality and development of financial statements, systems, processes and databases within given parameters.
Perform various analytics required in order to help ensure the accuracy of financial information.
Ensure adherence to Internal Controls.
Identify opportunities for continuous process improvement and innovate solutions to operate in an efficient and cost effective manner.
Participate in projects that require analytical and problem solving skills.
Provide input as required on ad hoc requests from key stakeholders.
Education, Skills and Experience
University Degree in Business, Finance, or Accounting
Qualified Accountant or German equivalent (essential)
Knowledge and practical experience of German and US GAAP (essential)
Fluency in written and oral German (essential)
Minimum 3+ years of related accounting experience required
Experience in a shared services environment preferred
Experience in a multinational environment preferred
Strong accounting, interpersonal, analytical thinking, and organisational skills a prerequisite
Ability to work independently, to work under pressure and to handle several projects at once
SAP experience preferred
Proficiency in PC skills (inc. Word and Excel)
Audit Coordination Team
Accounts Receivable Team
Fixed Assets Team
Corporate Reporting Team
German Market Finance (up to and including Finance Director level)
External and Internal Auditors
PGS and DS COE
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