The GFS Shared Services Center (SSC) for the Latin America Region (LAR) will be a high performing team responsible for the timely delivery of standardized financial processes on behalf of Biopharmaceutical Finance and their business partners for the Emerging Markets.
The organization performs certain Record-to-Report, Invoice-to-Pay, Travel & Entertainment, Credit-to-Cash and other related activities from regionally centralized locations in San Jose, Costa Rica.
The R2R Senior Accountant Cash Management role will be responsible for conducting key general accounting activities to ensure LATAM and EMEA cash balances are reported in adherence to accounting for cash and equivalents policies .
The objective of this role is to enable Global Financial Solutions SJO SSC to meet their business objectives by providing quality general accounting analysis and overall business support for Site Leadership and market colleagues.
Support the General Accounting Team Leader to ensure all deliverables are successfully achieved including operational performance, people management, and adherence to compliance requirements
Participate in or lead special projects that require innovative and analytical skills
Provide guidance to the R2R accountants as needed
Understand the functionality, interfaces, and interdependencies of Pfizer’s financial processes and systems; ensure the existence of adequate internal controls
Assist in automating processes utilizing innovative technical and processing solutions
Ensure correct US GAAP cash balances accuracy.
Provide insight to management on business performance through metrics within Record-to-Report processes
Prepare reports of findings and recommendations to site Finance leadership
Monitor the execution of period end financial close activities and meet all related deadlines
Prepare monthly journal entries as needed and serve as a SME to other Record-to-Report Cash CoE colleagues
Preform flux analysis for cash balances
Handle accounting policy and procedure inquiries and ad hoc reporting and analysis requests; provide periodic customer / site training
Ensure customer needs and relationships are fulfilled and enhanced through proactive involvement and interaction
Develop and assist in automating processes utilizing innovative technical and processing solutions
Review monthly bank account reconciliations
Maintain complete and accurate standard operating procedures and support control documentation requirements (SOX)
BS Degree or equivalent in Accounting is required
Minimum 3- 5 years of experience in Accounting
Proficiency in Personal Computer skills and financial applications is essential
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with diverse groups and individuals
Demonstrated ability to work on own initiative
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Proficiency in PC skills (MS Excel, Word, Powerpoint) required
SAP / JDE experience preferred
Advanced English skills and other language such as Portuguese ,French, Hebrew, Russian or German desired
Peer Relationships : Quickly find common ground and solve problems for the good of all; is seen as a team player and is cooperative;
can solve problems with peers with a minimum of noise; easily gains trust and support of peers; encourages collaboration;
represent his / her own interests and yet be fair to other groups; is candid with peers.
Change Agile : Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture;
isn’t upset when things are up in the air; doesn’t have to finish things before moving on; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
Good at figuring out the processes necessary to get things done; knows how to organize people and activities; understands how to separate and combine tasks into efficient work flow;
knows what to measure and how to measure it; can see opportunities for synergy and integration where others can’t; can simplify complex processes;
gets more out of fewer resources.
Seizes Accountability : Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully and / or when times are tough; doesn't shirk personal responsibility;
is comfortable working alone on a tough assignment; Is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; steadfastly pushes self and others for results;
very bottom-line oriented; Will stand up and be counted; Willing to be the only champion for an idea or position.
Acts Decisively : Makes decisions in a timely manner, sometimes with incomplete information and under tight deadlines and pressure;
able to make a quick decision. Makes good decisions based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience and judgment; most of his / her solutions and suggestions turn out to be correct and accurate when judged over time;
sought out by other for advice and solutions.
Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.