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Merck & Co, Inc

Associate. Director, General Accounting ( MERCUSR142324ENUS)

General

Associate Director

Yearly

No

Rahway, New Jersey, United States

Job Description

Subject to applicable law, all prospective hires will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or intend to be vaccinated for COVID-19 by November 1, 2021, or qualify for a medical or religious accommodation to this vaccination requirement. Hired candidates who are not vaccinated by November 1, 2021, and who have not been approved for a legally-required medical or religious accommodation will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment, in accordance with applicable law.

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 improve lives.

Position Description:

Associate Director – Cost of Sales & Inventory (COSI) Process Support provides guidance to the COSI organization on the end-to-end accounting activities related to the costing and movement of inventory through our Company’s financial supply chain. The COSI end-to-end activities include legal costing, reviewing the calculation of consolidated cost, movement of inventory, reconciliation of inventory balances, and the calculation of intercompany profit. The position will develop a broad understanding of the end to end financial reporting process, our Company's financial supply chains, and the use of various financial tools. This candidate will partner with various divisions across the company, including the Manufacturing, Human Health, and Information Technology divisions.

Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Oversight of the end-to-end costing, inventory and intercompany profit processes, including the evaluation of process changes and impacts

  • Ownership of business tools to support journal entries in SAP and master data controls and processes (product hierarchy), to support the financial close

  • Coordination and testing of system fixes and enhancements, partnering with information technology (IT) teams and others

  • Partnering with local finance teams, Business Service Centers (BSC), Divisional Financial Service (DFS) teams to provide monthly close support and guidance on how to properly record sales and inventory related activity

  • Participation in Global Process teams, involved in sales, inventory and costing

  • Participation in various projects, including TRAIN initiatives

  • Ad hoc requests

  • Responsible for managing senior analyst/analyst

Position Qualifications:

Education Minimum Requirement

  • BS/BA degree in Accounting

Required Experience and Skills

  • A minimum of 5 years demonstrated experience in an analytical, accounting or finance role

  • Ability to work well independently, as well as in teams, and manage accounting projects

  • Strong leadership and managerial skills

  • Highly developed organizational, analytical and communication skills and an ability to collaborate across areas

  • Goal oriented, initiative to learn and adaptive to change

Preferred Experience and Skills

  • CPA or MBA

  • Knowledge of Finance Sharing Area (FSA – SAP Hana database), Financial Tool Kit (FTK), SAP, HFM/FDM (Hyperion Consolidation tools), Excel based tools (Analysis for Office, Smartview)

  • Knowledge of sales, inventory and cost accounting

Our Support Functions deliver services and make recommendations about ways to enhance our workplace and the culture of 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 …

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.

NOTICE FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTS

In accordance with Managers' Policy - Job Posting and Employee Placement, all employees subject to this policy are required to have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in current position prior to applying for open positions.

If you have been offered a separation benefits package, but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.

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.

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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.

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Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails.

Employee Status:

Regular

Relocation:

No relocation

VISA Sponsorship:

No

Travel Requirements:

10%

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Not Specified

Shift:

Not Indicated

Valid Driving License:

Hazardous Material(s):

Number of Openings:

1

Requisition ID:R142324