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TBS Accounting Co-op

Exton, Pennsylvania
Start date
Jun 9, 2024

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Administration, Accounting
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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Job Description

Takeda Business Solutions (TBS) is a global function within Takeda with the objective of enabling Takeda’s business strategy, delivering innovative simplified solutions and cost reduction, improving service and providing a transformation engine for continuous improvement for Takeda. ‘Building and Delivering Simplified and Innovative Solutions’ is our overarching vision with Patients at the center of all that we do.

The Accounting Co-op will be a contributor to the financial close process and financial reporting for TBS, which in a partner in delivering financial reporting within the US, EUCAN (Europe & Canada) and Growth & Emerging Markets. They will partner on the production of accurate and timely reporting for certain aspects of financial accounting results through reconciliations, analysis and monthly general entries, including working with colleagues in other TBS teams and countries. They will have opportunities to collaborate with various functions within TBS on ongoing projects and initiatives.


  • Participate in the monthly, quarterly and year-end close finance/accounting close, including preparation of journal entries for review.
  • Perform and document balance sheet account reconciliations and financial statement analysis, including ad-hoc reporting and analysis.
  • Participate in all aspects of internal and external financial and operational audits.
  • Support inside-out thinking to bring new ways of working and innovation to enable business solutions for Takeda.
  • Partner with other functions across TBS to drive digital and automation initiatives.
  • Focus on the accurate recording, reconciliation and analysis of various balance sheet and P&L accounts.
  • Perform other duties within evolution of role and work as appropriate.
  • Build individual capability through working with global experts within Finance and Accounting.


  • High level of technical accounting ability with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work in ambiguity and change
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Improvement-oriented mindset
  • Strong technical accounting knowledge
  • Knowledge of Excel, ideally SAP, HFM or other financial tools
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – evidenced through prior experiences and/or campus involvement, part time jobs, etc.
  • Ability to solve problems and think creatively, knowing when to take ownership and when to raise concerns.
  • Work collaboratively
  • Driven and committed – able to work on own initiative and with others under pressure and to demanding deadlines while managing conflicting demands.
  • Determining enhancements to processes and implementing them while maintaining strong financial control.
  • Trouble shooting systems and process issues to understand causes and identify possible solutions.



  • Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting in process
  • Understanding of controls and SOX compliance
  • Strong IT skills, particularly MS Excel
  • Proficiency in English language, verbal and written


  • Prior co-op in Finance or Accounting, ideally in large, matrixed organization
  • Interest in long-term career within the Pharmaceutical industry

This role is in partnership with Drexel University and will have a co-op cycle of September 2024 through March 2025, with exact dates TBD.

Takeda Compensation and Benefits Summary

We understand compensation is an important factor as you consider the next step in your career. We are committed to equitable pay for all employees, and we strive to be more transparent with our pay practices.

For Location:

Exton, PA

U.S. Hourly Wage Range:

$12.50 - $19.57

The estimated hourly wage range reflects an anticipated range for this position. The actual hourly wage offered may depend on a variety of factors, including the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, specific and unique skills, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job.The actual hourly wage offered will be in accordance with state or local minimum wage requirements for the job location.

U.S. based employees may be eligible for short-term incentives. U.S.based employees may be eligible to participate in medical, dental, vision insurance, a 401(k) plan and company match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, a tuition reimbursement program, paid volunteer time off, company holidays, and well-being benefits, among others. U.S.based employees are also eligible to receive, per calendar year, up to 80 hours of sick time, and new hires are eligible to accrue up to 120 hours of paid vacation.

EEO Statement

Takeda is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and any other characteristic protected by law.


Exton, PA

Worker Type


Worker Sub-Type

Paid Intern (Fixed Term) (Trainee)

Time Type

Full time


Takeda is a global, values-based, R&D-driven biopharmaceutical leader headquartered in Japan, committed to discover and deliver life-transforming treatments, guided by our commitment to patients, our people and the planet. Takeda focuses its R&D efforts on four therapeutic areas: Oncology, Rare Genetics and Hematology, Neuroscience, and Gastroenterology (GI). We also make targeted R&D investments in Plasma-Derived Therapies and Vaccines. We are focusing on developing highly innovative medicines that contribute to making a difference in people’s lives by advancing the frontier of new treatment options and leveraging our enhanced collaborative R&D engine and capabilities to create a robust, modality-diverse pipeline. Our employees are committed to improving quality of life for patients and to working with our partners in health care in approximately 80 countries and regions.

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