Primary responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to, the following :
Provide general ledger support and analysis inclusive of period end financial close responsibilities for Europe
Provide support across General Ledger and other AtR sub-process activities
Maintain an accurate and current accounting ledger which reflects the country's transactional reality through timely posting of all required items
Ensure that all transactions are correctly reflected in the ledger on a country basis
Ensure accurate and timely period reporting that complies with Corporate and country requirements
Responsible for monthly Account Reconciliation processes on a timely basis and adhering to all corporate standards and guidelines
Actively identify opportunities for streamlining and rendering service delivery more efficiently, and participating in special projects
Work closely with other team members to effectively manage workload and gain exposure to multiple finance and business disciplines within our Company
Review and sign off of the final financial package and the Balance Sheet Reconciliations
Perform Trial Balance review with the ability to identify and communicate trends, perform analyses on variances and provide a general understanding of all accounts, with support of senior colleagues
Participate in various projects, drive standardization and automation.
Education & Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting or Finance
Minimum of 2 years of experience in a finance or accounting department of a multinational company including demonstrated
Business-level English language skills (speaking and writing)
Experience using SAP desired
Experience with IFRS desired
Experience with US GAAP desired
Experience with balance sheet reconciliations
Technical Skills Requirements
Ability to work independently and with a team in a fast-paced and high-volume environment with emphasis on accuracy and timeliness
Strong communication, interpersonal, and organization skills required
SAP Experience desired
Intermediate to Advanced PC skills (MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint) required
Demonstrated commitment to education and professional development
Ability to operate independently and remain focused through change or uncertainty
Advanced problem solving and analytical skills with a proactive management style to implement new processes
Works effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, under pressure and with a high degree of professionalism
Team player with focus on collaboration
Who we are
We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases.
Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.
What we look for
Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity.
You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time.
Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us and start making your impact today.
We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment.
We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another’s thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.