Pfizer Senior Associate, Core Operations in New York, New York
This role reports into the Pfizer Core Operations group. Core Operations is part of the Controller's organization in Pfizer
and plays a vital role in the collection, consolidation and reporting of financial information for the company as well as the
preparation of metrics over various financial reporting areas. The team collaborates with global, market, regional and HQ Business Finance as it relates to various data collection activities (sales, trial balance, inventory markup and supplemental/disclosure
data) data submission requirements, systems/process training and financial reporting & analysis (both internal and external).
On a monthly basis Core Operations reports the year-to-date total company P&L results in the monthly Flash Package. On a quarterly basis, the group is responsible for preparing financial statements including the Balance Sheet and
Balance Sheet Analysis Package, Consolidated Statements of Income, Comprehensive Income, Cash Flows and Equity as well as certain financial reporting disclosures and footnotes to be included in the company's external filings.
The group frequently partners with Finance colleagues worldwide in executing process enhancements in order to streamline the monthly close and requisite reporting/analytics that are required by business leadership. Overall, an excellent opportunity to develop skills with Pfizer's financial reporting systems, obtain knowledge of key financial processes, and interact with other members of business and corporate finance.
This position within the Consolidation Services group is responsible for the preparation of key financial schedules/analytics and execution of financial reporting processes that are critical to the consolidated financial reporting both internally and externally for Pfizer. In accomplishing this, the individual in this role will interact with colleagues globally across numerous functions within Pfizer's Finance & Business Operations organization and will be expected to not only execute the their job responsibilities with a high degree of integrity and quality, but also be an active contributor to continuous improvement initiatives and Pfizer's OWN IT! culture.
Support preparation of the monthly Flash Package:
Assist in preparing and analyzing vaious schedules in the Monthly Flash Package (P&L reporting) provided to senior management in preparation for the quarterly Earnings Review Meeting with the Controller
Assist in preparing minutes of pre-quarter Controllers meetings, monthly BU Finance meetings and quarterly Earnings meetings and related follow-up
Support the preparation of the Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows
Assist in the preparation of certain cash flow statement related analysis
Assist in the preparation of supplemental reporting training materials to worldwide colleagues. Ensure a strong linkage with metrics to support overall vision for data quality and process efficiency
Support the preparation of the quarterly Balance Sheet Analysis Package
Provide robust/value-added analysis of balance sheet activity (for those accounts assigned) reported in HFM through interaction with business partners, knowledge of business operations and effective use of financial systems/tools
Continuously evaluate opportunities to improve data quality or process efficiency in the normal course of this work; partner as necessary with supervisor and process stakeholders
Support other activities as a member of the overall Core Operations team:
Prepare select footnote disclosures for inclusion in external filings 10K/Q including related External Reporting tasks as applicable using WDESK and XChecker (internally developed software)
Prepare metrics over financial reporting for Senior Management with a focus on continuous improvement geared toward improved presentation of data and conveyance of information to Senior Management. Actively participate in process enhancements to identify root cause of errors
Effectively use HFM reporting tools (Smartview, Adhoc reports) to support financial analysis and detailed tasks assigned in the Flash Package, Balance Sheet Analysis, Cash Flow Statement and disclosures
Assist on special projects requiring analytical skills and knowledge of systems/processes related to business acquisitions and divestitures, financial systems implementations or changes in accounting policy
Interact with and addresses questions from all business finance partners regarding reporting issues, analysis of results, and need for adjusting entries. Examine reports and/or other financial information from the field and prepare and process adjusting journal entries as necessary
Participate in identifying and executing continuous improvement opportunities in order to sustain the move towards 'best in class' processes
Ensure key internal controls are properly identified and functioning as designed, prepare monthly/quarterly documentation and test, when needed, in accordance with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) requirements. Support interactions and needs of internal and external auditors to ensure the completion of quarterly/annual audits
Actively participate in initiatives that support Pfizer's OWN IT! culture as well as initiatives within the overall Controllers organization
Minimum of 3-5 years experience in an accounting or financial reporting capacity
Experience with a large, multi-national company is a positive
Undergraduate degree in Finance or Accounting required
CPA strongly preferred
Big 4 Auditing Experience highly preferred
Competency with Hyperion Financial Management (HFM), Hyperion Essbase or other financial reporting/consolidation software is a plus. Fluency in Microsoft Office applications is required.
Demonstrates a solid understanding of accounting principles and financial reporting requirements which enables participation in a broad spectrum of accounting/financial reporting tasks/projects. Demonstrates business acumenand ability to "connect" financial results to business activity in order to "stress test" accuracy/integrity of results and add value to analytics.
Acts with a sense of urgency and is change agile. Can manage multiple tasks and prioritize demands placed on their time effectively.
Self-starter who brings energy, enthusiasm and a positive attitude to every responsibility and project. Has a passion for new ideas and a sustained focus on continuous improvement
Team player who has the ability to establish positive and productive working relationships with others.
Demonstrates an ongoing desire to learn and a commitment to personal development.
Possesses strong oral and written communication skills; can independently organize and conduct meetings and effectively convey ideas to others either in an individual or group setting.
A career at Pfizer offers opportunity, ownership and impact.
All over the world, Pfizer colleagues work together to positively impact health for everyone, everywhere. Our colleagues have the opportunity to grow and develop a career that offers both individual and company success; be part of an ownership culture that values diversity and where all colleagues are energized and engaged; and the ability to impact the health and lives of millions of people. Pfizer, a global leader in the bio-pharmaceutical industry, is continuously seeking top talent who are inspired by our purpose to innovate to bring therapies to patients that significantly improve their lives.
Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.