Finance / Accounting Job Vacancies at Pfizer

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POSITION: Financial Accountant

DIVISION: Finance

LOCATION:
Lagos, Nigeria

POSITION SUMMARY

• The financial accountant position would be part of the Market/Site finance operations and the Cairo Shared Service
• This position would be responsible for General Accounting, T&E/Procure-to-pay, Order to Cash, Statutory Audit support and Compliance & Control, Tax.
• The position would report in dotted line to the finance lead in Cairo Shared Service      (CSS) and Solid line to the finance lead in Market/Site.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

• Ensure accurate and timely booking of Journal entries and accruals booking.
• Ensure proper filing and record management of all finance records
• Liaise with the CSS to ensure timely reconciliation and clearance of open items in Balance sheet reconciliation, Bank reconciliation and Intercompany reconciliation
• Perform balance sheet reconciliations for market owned accounts
• Ensure proper accounting and coding of Health care payments
• Collate T&E reports from market colleagues and work with CSS to ensure payment and processing. Ensure proper filling of the physical reports.
• Manage vendor relationship and process management. Work with CSS to ensure accurate processing of vendor payment and manage physical records.
• Liaise with Customer Service Group to validate Sales proof of delivery and book quarterly defer revenue.
• Liaise with commercial team to ensure proper accounting and Processing of customers discount, rebate agreement & management including deductions and payment
• Provide Returns and Deduction management, and customer & OTC Support.
• Responsible for all Tax (Company Income Tax, all Indirect Tax and Transfer pricing) planning, payment, accounting, filing and returns.
• Provide Tax audit support and executions. This will be done by liaising with the Tax Consultants.
• Provide Statutory Audit support and executions liaising with CSS and Statutory Auditors.
• Liaise with Site/Market Finance Manager to provide support on SOX / ICOFR, FCPA / GPIHP audit support for GRCC and Corporate Audit.
• FCPA/GPIGP/ Global Vet / Other Similar audit support
• Other Compliance and Control Activities support

ORGANISATIONAL RELATIONSHIP

Local
• NEAR Finance Lead
• All other market stakeholder ( Internal and external: KPMG, Corporate Auditors)
Region
• Cairo Shared Service
Number of Direct reports
• None

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

• Bachelor Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business or Analytical emphasis
• 3 years’ experience in similar position or management accounting preferably in the pharmaceutical industry.
• Professional qualification (CIMA, CA, CPA, ACA, ACCA, etc.) an added advantage

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

• Strong accounting and booking skills
• Advanced computer literacy, knowledge of JDEdwards Enterprise 1 and SAP systems an added advantage
• Analytical skills and good background on data analysis
• Usage of information resources
• Strong numerical skills

BEHAVIOURAL SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES:

Multi-tasker with ability to work under pressure, aptitude and willingness to learn, driven to achieve, high levels of attention to detail with focus on quality and accuracy is required in this position as the incumbent will have to timeously provide data, analysis and information for management use. The incumbent will also require accurate data management skills to ensure that all the financial information given to internal customers is authentic and accurate.

Planning and organising is critical in this role in order to sustain a focus on performance and delivery of key objectives while resolving client queries timeously.

POSITION: Finance Manager

DIVISION: Finance

LOCATION: Lagos, Nigeria

POSITION SUMMARY

• The finance manager position would be part of the Market/Site finance operations
• This position would be responsible for Decision support functions, Fixed Asset Accounting, Inventory Accounting, Mark-up, other finance and non-finance functions.
• The position would report to the Finance Lead in Market/Site.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

• Ensure accurate and timely preparation of Management Reports
• Liaise with Market Finance Lead and business to ensure timely and accurate preparation of Operating Plans
• Liaise with Market Finance Lead and business to ensure timely and accurate preparation of In-Year forecasting / Latest Estimates
• Provide Business Strategy & Support to the business in conjunction with Site /  Market Finance Lead
• Support Site / Market Finance Lead in Decision Support Management
• Liaise with the Cairo Shared Service (CSS) to manage Fixed Asset Accounting by performing Capital Planning and Processing, Physical inventory management, Reconcile the Fixed Asset CIP (balances not maintained in sub ledger or project accounting) balance to GL.
• Liaise with the CSS to manage Impairment Review of Long Lived Fixed Assets, Depreciation Forecasting / Budgeting and other Fixed Assets Activities
• Liaise with the CSS to manage Inventory Accounting by performing cost accounting and VEMP reporting. Liaise with Market logistics / supply chain team in executing physical inventory count.
• Responsible for Mark-up functions including but not limited to Selling Price / Cost / inventory Cube Data Setup & Maintenance, Inventory revaluation analysis / inventory Cube Reconciliation, GMX user access / Training, PPV and MUV analysis, Verify all COS, Standard Cost Revision Analysis / Reporting, FX Analysis / Reporting / Forecasting.
• Provide other Finance Management support to the Market Finance Lead such as Business Development, Contract Management, Finance Special Projects, etc.
• Provide other Non-Finance Management support to the business such as Commercial, Supply Chain, Facility Services HR, IT, Sourcing and Procurement, etc.
• Provide support on SOX / ICOFR, FCPA / GPIHP audit support for GRCC and Corporate Audit.
• Other Compliance and Control Activities support

ORGANISATIONAL RELATIONSHIP

Local
• NEAR Finance Lead
• All other market stakeholder ( Internal and external: KPMG, Corporate Auditors)
Region
• Cairo Shared Service
Number of Direct reports
• None

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

• Bachelor Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business or Analytical emphasis
• Professional qualification (CIMA, CA, CPA, ACA, ACCA, etc.)
• 5 years’ experience in similar position or management accounting preferably in the pharmaceutical industry

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

• Strong accounting and booking skills
• Advanced computer literacy, knowledge of JDEdwards Enterprise 1 and  SAP an added advantage
• Analytical skills and good background on data analysis
• Usage of information resources
• Strong numerical skills

BEHAVIOURAL SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES:

Ability to apply skills across a broad spectrum of financial disciplines and to deal with both internal queries and external parties at all levels of seniority

Leadership skills and ability to apply sound judgment, corporate governance and ethical values

Good communicator (verbal/non-verbal) with strong presentation and negotiations skills
Effective decision maker
Team player with good people management skills

High level of attention to detail with focus on quality is required in this position as the incumbent will have to generate accurate financial reports for management use. The incumbent will also require accurate data management skills to ensure that all the financial information given to internal customers is authentic, accurate and complete. The environment is team-based and would therefore require a team player who is highly influential and is able to drive the team to strive for results. Strong people management skills is required in this position

Planning and organising is critical in this role in order to sustain a focus on performance and delivery of key objectives.

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