Pfizer Senior Accountant, Core Operations in Tampa, Florida
For more than 170 years, Pfizer has continuously worked to make a difference by delivering innovative therapies that improve the lives of our patients. By building a talented community of colleagues that align with our patient-focused purpose and core values, Pfizer has improved global health and impacted more than 780 million patients around the world.
In 2021, Pfizer expanded its global footprint to Tampa, establishing a strategic powerhouse that brings together multi-disciplinary, professional services including Finance, Accounting, Treasury, Digital, HR Services, Sourcing, Commercial and Project Management into a single, centralized location. With so many diverse and highly-skilled colleagues supporting multiple functions and services across the organization, Pfizer Tampa offers ample opportunity to engage in newer ways of working that enhance, simplify, and transform how we deliver treatments to our patients.
Located in Heights Union, the Pfizer Tampa site offers a modern industrial design, the latest in innovative technology, and close proximity to Downtown with views of the Tampa Riverwalk and access to the Channel district and Bayshore Boulevard. From an onsite fitness center to top floor panoramic balconies and outdoor patio, our activity-based space will provide various ways of working to offer collaboration and flexibility to colleagues. The Pfizer Tampa site has constructed an atmosphere that fosters interaction and prioritizes colleague health and wellness.
Additionally, to achieve breakthroughs that change patients' lives, Pfizer is revolutionizing and evolving how colleagues work today. This year, Pfizer launched a new initiative that we call Log In For Your Day where a majority of colleagues can arrange with their manager to work remotely two or three days a week while still maintaining the ability to collaborate regularly in person at our sites. This flexible working model blends the best of remote work and on-site collaboration to drive greater flexibility, support work-life balance, and promote a vibrant, agile, and innovative culture.
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).
This position within the Core Operations group is responsible for the preparation/review 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 their job responsibilities with a high degree of integrity and quality, but also be an active contributor to continuous improvement initiatives.
Prepare quarterly schedules in the Flash Package provided to senior management
Provide summarized analysis of assigned P&L areas, and present results in quarterly Earnings Review meeting with the Controller
Participate in preparing minutes of pre-quarter Controllers meetings and related follow-up items
Review and consolidate balance sheet activity for higher risk areas leveraging knowledge of business operations and expertise in financial systems/tools.
Analyze and review HFM Webform data and reports to produce the consolidated cash flow statement
Prepare footnote disclosures for higher risk areas for inclusion in external filings 10Q/10K, including related External Reporting tasks
Actively participate in the planning and implementation of Tax Strategies; assist in the review of step plans, assessment of foreign exchange risks, and preparation of pro forma entries in support of legal entity mergers, reorganizations and/or liquidations
Assist in identifying and executing continuous improvement opportunities in order to achieve 'Best In Class' close process
Prepare metrics over financial reporting for Management with a focus on continuous improvement geared toward conveying risks/opportunities through review of KPI's
Partner with manager and process stakeholders to implement continuous improvement opportunities to enhance quality, increase efficiency, and improve effectiveness of the close process.
Perform project management for special projects for which Controllers representation is required, including business acquisitions and divestitures, financial systems implementations, changes to accounting policy.
Develop training materials and instructions on various topics including consolidations processes, financial reporting tools and applications.
Interact with and address questions from business finance partners regarding reporting issues, analysis of results, and need for adjusting entries for assigned areas. Examine reports and/or other financial information from the field and prepare adjusting journal entries as necessary.
Ensure internal controls for assigned areas are completed in accordance with SOX requirements and company policies
Collaborate with internal and external auditors to ensure audit requests are responded to timely and effectively
Develop and maintain effective relationships with key stakeholders (Tax, Treasury, External Reporting, Commercial Finance, Global Business Services, etc.)
3+ years of experience in accounting, audit, or financial reporting
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting
Fluency in Microsoft Office applications required
Demonstrates a solid understanding of accounting principles and financial reporting requirements.
Acts with a sense of urgency and is change agile.
Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize demands 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 initiatives.
Team player with 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 organize and conduct meetings and effectively convey ideas to others either in an individual or group setting.
Big 4 Auditing Experience highly preferred
Experience with a large, multi-national company is a positive
Previous Project Management experience is preferred
Competency with Hyperion Financial Management (HFM), Hyperion Essbase or other financial reporting/consolidation software
Last Date to Apply for Job: October 28, 2021
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