Pfizer Team Lead, R2R Corporate Accounting in United States

Role Summary

This position will have responsibility for leading a small/medium size team who support selected areas within the Corporate Accounting area. This team is responsible for accounting, reporting and analysis for certain US, Canada, Puerto Rico and Global processes. Specific responsibilities of this position include:

  • Supervise daily activities surrounding teams' assigned areas of responsibility

  • Supervise month end financial close activities for US, Puerto Rico, and Canada legal entities

  • Supervise 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 strong problem solving, communication, presentation skills and analytical skills

  • Lead efforts related to system changes and/or implementations impacting team

  • Ensure 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

  • Serve as liaison with internal and external audit regarding audit management and issue remediation

  • Develop and assist in automating accounting processes, analysis techniques and reporting functionality

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

  • Maintain and develop relationships with key stakeholders and within the GFS network

Role Responsibilities

  • Lead team responsible for below activities:

  • Ensure accounting transactions are in compliance with Pfizer accounting policy and US GAAP

  • Maintain elements of domestic and/or international general ledgers including the preparation of journal entries and balance sheet account reconciliations

  • Prepare financial and accounting analysis completely and accurately

  • Maintain complete and accurate tasks lists and status of open items

  • Maintain complete and accurate standard operating procedures and SOX related internal control documentation

  • Research technical and operational accounting guidance and determine relevant application

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

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

  • Support creation of end-to-end process documentation for key areas

  • Lead the revision and implementation process documentation as necessary

  • Analyze and evaluate process documentation to determine control deficiencies/gaps and develop, execute, and monitor remediation plans

  • Demonstrate strong management and organizational skills required to coordinate and manage multiple cross divisional working processes and projects

  • Provide the information team needs to complete job duties and make accurate decisions

  • Clearly and consistently establish priorities for team and manage workload, deliverables and competing priorities

  • Consistently identify and remediate issues and risks prior to financial impacts

  • Manage and lead related audit activities, including the timely and accurate delivery of audit requests and serving as primary point of contact

  • Consistently identify process improvement opportunities and timely implements solutions

  • Build team and develop people by: providing challenging tasks and assignments, holding frequent development discussions, being aware of each person's career goals, constructing and executing development plans

  • Lead regional projects and other initiatives in addition to existing role and responsibility

  • Demonstrate ability to effectively deal with conflict and confrontation (e.g. managerial courage)

  • Recognized as Pfizer subject matter expert/process owner for key accounting activities

  • Engage directly with customers and business partners on complex activities and deliverables; maintain effective relationships with business partners

Willingness to accept occasional travel for meetings and projects


Education and Experience

  • Bachelor degree in accounting or finance required

  • Master's degree preferred

  • CPA required

  • 5+ years of relevant functional accounting or finance experience as required for specific role

  • Public accounting experience preferred

Technical Skills Requirements

Advanced accounting and financial reporting skills that include the following:

  • Demonstrated advanced technical US GAAP and financial reporting knowledge and experience

  • Advanced SAP and HFM skills preferred

  • Advanced Excel skills

  • Excellent oral, written, and overall communication skills

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills

  • Ability to informally and formally develop and influence staff and senior accountants through coaching/mentoring

  • 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

  • Ability to perform and deliver in areas involving ambiguity

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

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Other Job Details:

  • Last Date to Apply for Job: 4/27/2018 Additional Location Information: TN-Memphis

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