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Merck & Co, Inc

Associate Director-US Controllers-Pharma Support

Science and Research

Clinical Research Director


Rahway, New Jersey, United States

Job Description

Position Description:

Associate Director - US Controllers

As part of the US Controllers (USC) organization this role will help ensure the financial integrity of our Company's largest legal entities and support the results reported in the consolidated financial statements for the Company.

This position will collaborate cross functionally with all areas of our Company to ensure activities operate in well controlled financial environment.

The primary responsibilities will include being the lead business partner with the US Global Human Health organization as well as provide US Payroll general ledger support. The business partnership activities will enable the successful candidate to gain an understanding of our Company’s product portfolio, gross to net sales accounting, PGM analytics, operating expense analysis and other accounting and operational matters.

As a member of the USC team, additional opportunities will exist to get involved with legal entity integration/separation activities, analyzing and certifying financial statements of multiple legal entities and assistance with the completion of entity forecasts.

It is a unique opportunity to combine accounting skills while gaining knowledge of the financial planning and analysis process.

More Specific Responsibilities include:

  • This position supports all accounting activities for the US domestic entities and divisional operations for the Global Human Health division (including our Company's Vaccines), serving as US Controller business partner for monthly book close accounting activities

  • Handle various sales accounting functions for the US market including gross-to-net reserves and revenue recognition, working with the Order Management Center and teams in both GHH Finance and GHH operations

  • Participation in accounting and reconciliations for our Company's-Sanofi Pasteur Vaccine Joint Venture

  • Management of US Controller activities associated with Payroll Accounting exercising collaboration with HR / Payroll Operations to investigate and resolve open accounting items

  • Partner with Business Service Center-Americas (BSC) and Genpact to ensure completeness of financial close related activity and other BSC support functions

  • Interact with multiple areas within our Company's Finance including Consolidation Accounting, Divisional Financial Services, Accounting Standards, Global Business Services

  • Apply knowledge of U.S. GAAP accounting principles across a broad range of transactions and business situations, e.g. divestitures/acquisitions, restructurings, product launches or LOE, legal entity integrations, etc.

  • Direct and indirect oversight of staff and related activities providing employee development and mentoring

  • Develop relevant business knowledge of our Company's divisional operations

  • Respond to all audit inquiries and testing for both internal and external audit groups

  • Lead and/or participates on special projects or teams as required

Position Qualifications:

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • BS/BA degree in Accounting or Finance

Required Experience and Skills:

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

  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and in a team environment

  • Possesses conceptual understanding of accounting principles

  • Flexible work style in changing work environment

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • CPA or MBA

  • Knowledge of Excel, SAP, APPIAN, FSA, FCCS/Smartview and Blackline

  • Effective multi-tasking and time management skills

  • Possess ability to read, comprehend and analyze external financial statements


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.

Employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as customer-facing commercial, or research-based roles, will be expected to comply not only with Company policy but also with policies established by such external stakeholders (for example, a requirement to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to access a facility or meet with stakeholders). Please understand that, as permitted by applicable law, if you have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 and an essential function of your job is to call on external stakeholders who require vaccination to enter their premises or engage in face-to-face meetings, then your employment may pose an undue burden to business operations, in which case you may not be offered employment, or your employment could be terminated. Please also note that, where permitted by applicable law, the Company reserves the right to require COVID-19 vaccinations for positions, such as in Global Employee Health, where the Company determines in its discretion that the nature of the role presents an increased risk of disease transmission.

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US and Puerto Rico Residents Only:

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. For more information about personal rights under the U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment laws, visit:

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U.S. Hybrid Work Model

Effective September 5, 2023, employees in office-based positions in the U.S. will be working a Hybrid work consisting of three total days on-site per week, generally Tuesday, Wednesday and either Monday or Thursday, although the specific days may vary by site or organization, with Friday designated as a remote-working day, unless business critical tasks require an on-site presence. This Hybrid work model does not apply to, and daily in-person attendance is required for, field-based positions; facility-based, manufacturing-based, or research-based positions where the work to be performed is located at a Company site; positions covered by a collective-bargaining agreement (unless the agreement provides for hybrid work); or any other position for which the Company has determined the job requirements cannot be reasonably met working remotely. Please note, this Hybrid work model guidance also does not apply to roles that have been designated as “remote”.

Under New York State, Colorado State, Washington State, and California State law, the Company is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the salary range for this job. Final determinations with respect to salary will take into account a number of factors, which may include, but not be limited to the primary work location and the chosen candidate’s relevant skills, experience, and education.

Expected salary range:

$107,600.00 - $169,400.00

Available benefits include bonus eligibility, health care and other insurance benefits (for employee and family), retirement benefits, paid holidays, vacation, and sick days. For Washington State Jobs, a summary of benefits is listed here.

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Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC, Rahway, 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:



No relocation

VISA Sponsorship:


Travel Requirements:


Flexible Work Arrangements:



Not Indicated

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Requisition ID:R269128