Senior Financial Analyst, External Reporting

New York City, New York
Jul 30, 2021
Administration, Finance
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time


The Senior Financial Analyst of External Reporting assists in ensuring compliant, complete, accurate and timely SEC and other filings. The individual will participate in streamlining and improving the quality and timeliness of the financial reporting processes. The individual will work cross functionally with other departments within the Controllers organization, Investor Relations, Corporate Governance, Treasury and Global Financial Solutions.


  • Financial Reporting: Coordinate and prepare information included in earnings releases and Form 8-K, Form 10-Q,Form 10-K and on-line Annual Report, as well as assist in review of select financial information in Proxy Statement, and Registration Statements (S-8, S-3, e.g.) and other filings as needed. Applies skills, discipline, technical and line knowledge to contribute to the achievement of work within Work Team. Uses own judgment to modify standard methods and techniques when necessary Works under general supervision. Performs assignments using established procedures and general instruction on the process and desired outcome.

  • XBRL: Participates in the review of XBRL to ensuring compliance with XBRL requirements. Able to work independently; makes decisions within guidelines and policies. May act as a technical resource within the team.

  • Process Strategy/Leveraging of Technology: Partner with responsible parties to further automate the datasets that feed into reporting the main financial statements and footnotes to the SEC; leverage technology to ensure the timely, complete and accurate delivery of information in support of external financial reporting for Pfizer. Applies knowledge of internal/external business challenges to provide input into recommendations for improvements. Begins to explore and apply ingenuity to experimentation. Decisions impact own work  and may impact the Work and may have short-term effect on the delivery of scheduled projects.

  • SOX Controls/Coordination of Internal and External Audits: Provide support to internal and external auditors during audits and interim reviews.

  • Business Process Reengineering/Benchmarking: Assist in review disclosures of competitors and various public companies for reporting practices and improvements to Company disclosures.

  • Financial Reporting and Integration of Acquired Companies and/or Financial Reporting of Discontinued Operations Contributes to supporting the consolidation and integration of acquired companies or reporting discontinued operations.

  • Corporate Support: partner with Treasury, Corporate Governance/Legal, Investor Relations, and Global Financial Solutions to support their projects (e.g., debt issuances, proxy, shareholders’ meetings, governance, benefit plan financial statements). Assist in preparing and reviewing other financial statements and reports as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting.

  • 3-5 years of combined experience with Big 4 and publicly-held multinational companies and in-depth knowledge of reporting and financial SEC compliance.

  • Strong computer skills; proficient in Excel.

  • Strong technical acumen, analytical and financial reporting skills.

  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills.

  • Knowledge of accounting and financial systems/processes and controls.

  • Experience working with multiple levels (including executive level), functions and regions; able to partner and support others without having a direct reporting relationship.

  • Strong organizational skills; manages own time to meet objectives; forecasts and plans resource requirements); must be able to multi-task.

  • Ability to carry out responsibilities with a sense of urgency.

  • Actively exhibits the principles present in Pfizer’s Purpose blueprint and values and behaviors culture.


  • CPA preferred.

  • Knowledge and experience with SharePoint a plus.

  • XBRL knowledge and experience a plus.

  • Knowledge and experience with Workiva’s WDesk software a plus.



Overtime during the quarters, at year-end and throughout the year is required in order to meet deliverables.

Other Job Details:

  • Last Date to Apply for Job: Aug 7 2021

  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus: Yes

Sunshine Act

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations.  These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider’s name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure.  Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act.  Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government.  If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

EEO & Employment Eligibility

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status.  Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA.  Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.

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