Our Finance team brings together our financial perspectives into our overall strategic and tactical decision making. We use state-of-the-art techniques for financial analysis, planning, accounting, reporting and performance evaluation. This allows the organization to continue advancing medical innovation and to improve lives.
The Human Health Finance Center of Excellence (CoE) is responsible for leading the financial planning, analysis, and reporting activities for the Human Health (commercial) division. The Human Health Finance CoE is also responsible for consolidating, analyzing, and reporting out on the financials for the overall Human Health Division.
The Senior Specialist, Human Health Finance CoE position plays a key role as part of the Human Health CoE and the boarder Finance team. As a member of the COE team, this role is responsible for providing critical financial support for the HH Division to make informed business decisions and to help ensure accurate and thorough financial planning and reporting deliverables.
Successful performance within this function requires strong analytical skills, developing an in depth understanding of our company’s actual and planning systems (FSA, HFM, BPC) and a desire to continuously improve processes. Candidates must have the ability to analyze and succinctly present financial aspects of complex business issues with a high degree of accuracy and at times under very tight time constraints.
This position reports to the Director, HH Financial Planning and Reporting COE and is located in Kenilworth, NJ.
Primary Activities, include (but are not limited to) the following:
Supporting the month-end and quarter-end actuals reporting process for Human Health
Supporting the roll-up and analysis of Human Health’s forecasts, tallies, and long-range operating plan
Creation of analytics, reports, and review materials to detail Human Health’s financials for senior management
Serving as the Finance point for Human Health Administration budgets and liaising with the budget owners
Helping coordinate other key financial activities including the intangible asset impairment process, headcount reporting, and SAP master data maintenance
Supporting or leading ad hoc projects and analyses in support of the Human Health division or Finance
Education Minimum Requirement:
Undergraduate Degree in a related field
Advanced Degree, MBA, CPA, or CFA Preferred
Required Experience and Skills:
Minimum of 2 years of experience in Finance / Accounting, business analytics, or any other closely relevant experience
Strong communication skills and ability to succinctly explain key takeaways from large sets of data
Comfortable employing financial modeling methods, tools and IT applications to collect, analyze, synthesize and validate financial data to support complex business decisions
Understanding of data analysis that would allow for pre-emptive identification of issues and their implications
Ability to adopt and apply new technology and techniques
Able to accept new processes and ways of doing business
Strong skills in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
Preferred Experience and Skills:
Experience using think-cell, SAP, BPC
Understanding of accounting principles
Experience with financial planning and analysis
Our Support Functions deliver services and makes recommendations about ways to enhance our workplace and the experience of working at our organization. Our Support Functions include HR, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Procurement, Administration, Facilities and Security.
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 …
In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth .
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