For more than 170 years, Pfizer has continuously worked to make a difference by delivering innovative therapies that improve the lives of our patients. By building a talented community of colleagues that align with our patient-focused purpose and core values, Pfizer has improved global health and impacted more than 780 million patients around the world.
In 2021, Pfizer expanded its global footprint to Tampa, establishing a strategic powerhouse that brings together multi-disciplinary, professional services including Finance, Accounting, Treasury, Digital, HR Services, Sourcing, Commercial and Project Management into a single, centralized location. With so many diverse and highly-skilled colleagues supporting multiple functions and services across the organization, Pfizer Tampa offers ample opportunity to engage in newer ways of working that enhance, simplify, and transform how we deliver treatments to our patients.
Located in Heights Union, the Pfizer Tampa site offers a modern industrial design, the latest in innovative technology, and close proximity to Downtown with views of the Tampa Riverwalk and access to the Channel district and Bayshore Boulevard. From an onsite fitness center to top floor panoramic balconies and outdoor patio, our activity-based space will provide various ways of working to offer collaboration and flexibility to colleagues. The Pfizer Tampa site has constructed an atmosphere that fosters interaction and prioritizes colleague health and wellness.
Additionally, to achieve breakthroughs that change patients’ lives, Pfizer is revolutionizing and evolving how colleagues work today. This year, Pfizer launched a new initiative that we call Log In For Your Day wherea majority of colleagues can arrange with their manager to work remotely two or three days a week while still maintaining the ability to collaborate regularly in person at our sites. This flexible working model blends the best of remote work and on-site collaboration to drive greater flexibility, support work-life balance, and promote a vibrant, agile, and innovative culture.
Pfizer’s Enabling Functions Hubs serve to bring internal professional services such as Finance, HR, Digital, and Sourcing together into a consolidated and simplified shared services structure. Colleagues in the Enabling Functions Hubs execute end-to-end operational activities that can be standardized and scaled for greater enterprise synergies and effectiveness. The work managed from these hubs will evolve and expand over time as Enabling Functions continue to evaluate their go-forward delivery model. With an established community and evolving support model, Pfizer’s Enabling Functions Hubs are dynamic and energizing places to work. Colleagues with diverse capabilities across multiple functions are co-located to facilitate greater colleague collaboration, new ways of working, and enhanced simplification through more integrated end-to-end solutions. Learn more and apply to join our team today at Careers.Pfizer.com
What You Will Achieve
Your accounting skills will help prepare the financial reports, maintain and oversee the accounts and financial records of the company. You will be responsible for preparing the Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss statements, amongst other accounting schedules and reports. You will update the journals, ledgers, and other records of financial business transactions. You will verify this data for accuracy and prepare reports and reviews based on it. You will also design, modify, and maintain the computer-based accounting systems. You will be responsible for the adherence to and communication of the accounting and auditing policies and procedures.
As an Experience Accountant, your focus on the job will contribute in achieving project tasks and goals. Through your domain knowledge and commitment, you will create a collaborative teaming environment for your colleagues.
This position will have responsibility for supporting selected areas within the Corporate Accounting and Analysis team and/or Global Close & Reporting team which are responsible for accounting, reporting and analysis for certain US, Canada, Puerto Rico and Global processes.
Specific responsibilities of this position include:
- Perform daily activities surrounding teams’ assigned areas of responsibility to including but not limited to market accounting, royalties, tax, employee benefit accounting, lease accounting, inventory, fixed assets, restructuring and debt and derivative accounting.
- Participate in month end financial close activities for US and Canadian legal entities
- Prepare monthly journal entries to include PO accruals, cost center allocations, accruals for benefits and sales incentives, and any other entries requested by the market
- Prepare quarterly and year end reporting for US and Canadian legal entities
- Collaborate with Canadian Division/Market colleagues, Controllers/Consolidations, Treasury, Legal and Corporate Tax on strategic projects and process improvements. Involvement will require problem solving, communication, presentation and analytical skills
- Improve processing efficiencies utilizing innovative technical and processing solutions
- Ensure process changes are in compliance with Pfizer accounting / internal control policies and SOX, including related document maintenance
- Support internal and external audit requests
- Develop and assist in automating accounting processes, analysis techniques and reporting functionality
- Work independently with other departments / international locations to research, analyze and resolve irregularities and discrepancies
- Provide support to the divisions and Controllers/Consolidations related to acquisitions or divestitures
Key position responsibilities are:
- Ensure processes are in compliance with Pfizer accounting policies and US GAAP
- Maintain complete and accurate tasks lists and status of open items
- Participate in the month end close
- Communicate known issues to manager timely
- Prepare complete and accurate standard operating procedures and SOX related internal control documentation involving new activities and/or updating for process changes as required
- Prepare complex financial and accounting analysis completely and accurately
- Maintain domestic and/or international general ledgers including the preparation of material journal entries and complex balance sheet account reconciliations
- Deliver assigned work product requiring little or no correction
- Research technical and operational accounting issues and provide range of potential solutions
- Identify issues proactively and communicate to manager along with potential range of solutions
- Prepare initial draft of financial statements
- Consistently meet communicated deadlines with little to no assistance
- Lead select activities involving the month end close
- Prepare complex analysis for internal customers, external accountants and Corporate Audit
- Demonstrate an intermediate understanding of SAP
- Engage directly with customers and business partners on routine activities and deliverables; continue to develop relationships
- Prepare financial and data analysis completely and accurately
- Lead the implementation of continuous improvement projects
- Operational Transformation support including owning end-to-end processes, independent issue resolution from start to finish and streamlining departmental processes
Basic Required Qualifications
- Bachelors' degree in accounting
- CPA eligible
- 3+ years of relevant functional accounting or finance experience
- Public Accounting experience
- Key ERP and edge system experience
- Advanced SAP and HFM skills
Technical Skills Requirements
- Basic and intermediate accounting and financial reporting skills that include the following:
- Proficiency with Microsoft O365 suite (Excel, Word, Power Point, SharePoint, OneDrive and Teams) required
- Experience with workflow automation, data analytics, and visualization tools preferred (e.g. Alteryx, Power Automate, Tableau, Spotfire, and Power BI)
- Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
- Ability to work independently, manage multiple priorities, and solve problems in an unstructured environment
- Strong business acumen and professionalism with the ability to interface effectively with all levels of management and operations colleagues in all applicable Pfizer Finance and business functional areas
Other job details:
- Must be able to work in Tampa office 2-3 days per week, as needed
- We will make multiple hires at this level
- Candidate should expect minimal travel to other locations depending on project activities and related requirements to support activities, including business meetings and workshops.
Relocation assistance may be available based on business needs and/or eligibility.
Pfizer requires all U.S. new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. As required by applicable law, Pfizer will consider requests for Reasonable Accommodations.
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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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