Pfizer's Global Financial Solutions (GFS) Shared Services is a well-established operation with beginnings in Memphis, Tenn.
in 1997. The organization expanded to Europe in 2003, Asia in 2007, Latin America in 2013, Eastern Europe in 2014 and AfME in 2016.
GFS Shared Services has a workforce of more than 1,000 Pfizer colleagues.
The GFS San Jose Shared Services Center (SSC) for the Latin America Region (LAR) is 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, Order-to-Cash and other related activities from regionally centralized locations in San Jose, Costa Rica.
The GFS SSC - San Jose R2R Inventory Manager will be responsible for finished goods accounting flow as well as the intercompany product movement and related mark up for the respective divisions within Inventory Center of Excellence worldwide scope.
The person in this position has to manage key inventory accounting activities such as Master Data maintenance, Purchase Price Variance analysis, GRIR accounting management and GMX submission as well as to oversight and lead a team between 20 to 30 people to complete their duties.
The objective of this role is to enable the San Jose GFS organization to meet business objectives by providing quality financial results and accounting support for Commercial Finance, Controllers team and Finance Directors.
This person must have strong leadership, people management, team work, analytical and practical skills to resolve complex business cases.
Oversees and prioritize team workload and proactively follows up on outstanding items; based on the stage of the month / year will organize duties and distribute among team (i.
e budget preparation, compliance requests).
As Manager of the Inventory COE organization needs to understand Key Inventory processes to support the team with any automation and process improvement initiative.
Ensure the timely and proper execution of adequate internal controls, understanding our SOP and proposing updates when the documentations do not align with our day-to-day processes.
Ability to resolve complex accounting issues and explain them to internal management and key stake holders.
Maintain elements of domestic and / or international general ledgers including the preparation of journal entries and balance sheet account reconciliations.
Actively supports our GFS value proposition by keeping processes aligned with our delivery model and global standard, adhering to our internal controls structures and help identifying process improvement opportunities.
Build partnership relationships with other departments / international locations to research, analyze and resolve inventory irregularities and discrepancies.
Lead weekly / monthly calls with Finance Directors, Commercial Finance and key stakeholders to share results and KPIs.
Manage internal and external Audit requirements.
Takes initiative in identifying processes and initiatives that fits into our Digital Finance strategy by propose and leads select in-
house processes, continuous improvement initiatives, and stakeholder collaborations.
Demonstrates business acumen and be able to apply market specific knowledge in Business Partner and Customer interactions.
Effectively collaborates with stakeholders and colleagues of diverse backgrounds, including different departments, cultures, business units and countries.
Strong people management skills to lead a team 20 to 30 people (at least 10 years of experience).
Education and Experience
Bachelor degree and Accounting Licenciatura.
Certified Public accountant.
Proficiency in Accounting Skills and US GAAP / IFRS knowledge and Local accounting for different regions (i.e Latin America, Europe, among others).
10 years of relevant functional accounting experience desirable in a Share Service Center environment.
Good written and verbal English communication skills required.
Strong ability to manage >
20 people (+10 years of experience).
Working knowledge of ERP systems (SAP and JDE).
Lean Six Sigma Certification / Experience preferred.
Proficiency in PC skills (MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint) required.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with diverse groups and individuals.
Ability to operate independently and remain focused through change or uncertainty.
Project management experience.
Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.