MSD’s Business Service Center (BSC), located across three regions (Americas, Europe, and Asia), are responsible for the timely and efficient delivery of standardized, global financial processes.
The BSC Americas in San Jose, Costa Rica will be responsible for the execution and delivery of a broad range of financial services and processes across MSD business divisions and markets for the Americas region
The AtR Analyst will be responsible for supporting the execution of Accounting to Reporting (AtR) activities such as Cash & Bank accounting, Sales accounting, Intercompany accounting, Fixed Assets accounting, Month end closing operations and period end adjustments, Journals / Accruals / Expenses, Audit, legal requirements and SoX documentation, Balance sheet reconciliation and open items follow up, etc.
The objective of this role is to support the AtR team in maintaining a high standard of performance, analysis and follow up of all activities on the market(s) assigned ensuring all entries into the ERP system are completed and accurate.
Primary responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to, the following :
Support the execution of AtR processes across all America’s markets recording them into the ERP System ensuring compliance with all quality and control requirements
Execute GL transactional Accounting, clearing and follow-up of Balance Sheet GL accounts, such as banks, prepaid, accruals, intercompany, cost and inventory.
The MJE can be calculate or identify by the specialist or delivery by the other teams.
Support the completion Balance Sheet Account reconciliations and follow-up of open items
Prepare documentation and reports for audit purpose
Populate all manual trackers related to AtR processing
Record Asset value and activate fixed assets; execute Asset transfers / Disposal / Retirement
Calculate, validate, record and review monthly depreciation
Monthly reconcile GL with sub ledgers of Accounts Payable, Receivables and Fixed Assets
Be accountable for the accuracy and support documentation of every manual journal entry
Achieve required accuracy on all defined KPIs and SLA’s
Work closely with other team members to effectively manage workload and gain exposure to multiple finance and business disciplines within MSD
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting or Finance
Minimum of 1 year of experience in a finance or accounting department of a multinational company (Pharmaceutical industry a plus, managing US market a plus)
Business-level English and Spanish language skills (speaking and writing)
Experience in double entry accounting
Team player with a focus on collaboration
Ability to operate independently and navigate through change or uncertainty
Problem solving and analytical skills with a proactive management style to implement new processes
Strong communication, interpersonal, and organization skills required
Demonstrated commitment to education and professional development
Demonstrated experience in shared services and / or migrations projects (knowledge transfer, process documentation, project management, status reporting and stakeholder relationship management)
Technical Skills Requirements
Controllership / Internal controls knowledge SOX based
ERP system experience and competency (SAP required).
Intermediate to Advanced PC skills (MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint) required
Works effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, under pressure and with a high degree of professionalism
Competency or certification in platforms : Balance Sheet Reconciliation (BlackLine a plus), Banking (FinKit and / or CMM a plus), Payroll (ADP APA a plus)
Willingness and be flexible to business travel