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Pfizer Team Lead, R2R Strategic 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.

Pfizer's GBS Financial Services (GBS FS) organization delivers best-in-class accounting, finance and compliance operations globally for the Pfizer enterprise. The GBS FS organization is a high performing team comprised of more than 1300 colleagues located in 8 sites around the world, in addition to an outsourced workforce of 200 people.

The industry-leading value proposition is to centralize, standardize and optimize complex processes and in delivering a quality service at a reasonable cost with a compliance mindset. The scope of services provided by the GBS FS organization include Record to Report processes: US Accounting, Corporate Accounting, Statutory Reporting, Financial Reporting, the Intercompany Center of Excellence (CoE), Financial Master Data Governance, Risk Management / Compliance, Capital CoE, Inventory CoE and Balance Sheet CoE; Transaction Processing in Invoice to Pay, Indirect Tax, Order to Cash, Credit Risk and Gross to Net, Manufacturing Finance support; Operational Transfer Pricing CoE; Treasury Operations CoE, and MAPP Administration CoE.

The R2R Strategic Operations Team Lead will be part of a team that supports cross functional projects and innovation activities across GBS FS and Pfizer wide. This role will have a focus on Mergers & Acquisitions and will have responsibility for leading select acquisition pre-close and integration activities in order to complete critical deliverables including coordination of R2R system and process cutovers. In addition, this position will support various Global R2R initiatives, and work cross functionally across multiple R2R teams.

Role Responsibilities

  • Support acquisition pre-close and Day1 readiness activities.

  • Lead specific R2R acquisition workstream integration activities such as system and financial cutovers for balance sheet reconciliations, general ledger, fixed assets, royalties, etc.

  • Coordinate knowledge transfer activities.

  • Coordinate stakeholder and team communications and meetings.

  • Provide progress updates and recommended action plans.

  • Lead Operational Transformation activities by demonstrating strategic planning, anticipating functional requirements and proposing solutions.

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

  • Research technical and operational accounting guidance and determine relevant application.

  • Review and analyze financial data and reports ensuring completeness and accuracy.

  • Clearly and consistently establish priorities and manages workload, deliverables and competing priorities.

  • Contribute significantly to the completion of project milestones.

  • Consistently identify process improvement opportunities including the timely implementation of solutions.

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

  • Actively (formally and informally) mentor key colleagues.

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

  • Be recognized as Pfizer subject matter expert and process owner for key accounting activities.

  • Be able to accept occasional travel for meetings and projects.

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

  • Exceed goals and deliverables successfully; maintains a sense of urgency; constantly and consistently be a top performer.


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 and PowerPoint skills.

  • Excellent oral, written, and overall communication skills.

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.

  • Ability to informally and formally develop and influence colleagues 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.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance

  • CPA (or equivalent international certification)

  • 5+ years of relevant functional accounting or finance experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree

  • Public accounting experience

  • Key ERP and edge system experience

Other Job Details

  • Work Location Assignment:Must be able to work from Pfizer Tampa location 2 -3 days per week, or as needed by the business.

  • Last Date to Apply for Job: February 10, 2023

Relocation assistance may be available based on business needs and/or eligibility.

Pfizer requires all U.S. new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. As required by applicable law, Pfizer will consider requests for Reasonable Accommodations.

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.

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.

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