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Merck Associate. Director, General Accounting in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey

Job Description

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.

Associate Director Cost of Sales & Inventory (COSI) Process Support provides guidance to the Finance Organization on the end-to-end accounting activities related to the costing and movement of inventory through our companies financial supply chain. This position works primarily with the COSI organization in support of the activity they are accountable for. Their 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, in our companies financial supply chains, and the use of various financial tools.

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

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

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

  • Participation in TRAIN initiatives

  • Ad hoc requests

  • Coordination and testing of system implementations and enhancements

  • Responsible for managing an analyst

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • BS/BA degree in Accounting or Finance

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • CPA or MBA

  • Knowledge of Finance Sharing Area (FSA), Finance Tool Kit (FTK), SAP, HFM/Smartview, Blackline, Excel based tools

  • Knowledge of sales, inventory and cost accounting

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.

Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA is known as “Merck” in the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico. We are known as “MSD” in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America & Asia Pacific. We are a global biopharmaceutical leader with a diverse portfolio of prescription medicines, oncology, vaccines and animal health products.

We are driven by our purpose to develop and deliver innovative products that save and improve lives. With 69,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, we offer state of the art laboratories, plants and offices that are designed to Inspire our employees as we learn, develop and grow in our careers. We are proud of our 125 years of service to humanity and continue to be one of the world’s biggest investors in Research & Development.

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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Requisition ID: FIN002369