Job Title : Statutory Reporting COE Lead - LATAM
GJL : J070
Responsible to : Operations Lead / Manager (Based in Dublin)
Role Description :
From an operational perspective, the Statutory Reporting Center of Excellence has a number of accounting responsibilities.
In particular, the group is responsible for end to end Local GAAP reporting activities, as well as a number of US GAAP related activities.
The Statutory Reporting COE Lead is expected to oversee and manage specific Local GAAP R2R activities and will have responsibility for a number of direct reports.
Some activities may include :
Strong oversight of preparation and review of statutory accounts in line with Local GAAP conventions and local regulatory reporting for all entities as required.
Manage the quality and development of the financial accounts and processes.
Identify opportunities for continuous process improvement and innovate solutions so that the team can operate in an efficient and effective manner.
Oversee the implementation of complex projects / issues which require experience and significant technical accounting abilities.
Ensure strong commitment to the control environment through training and review.
Lead, coach, train and develop direct reports so they can proactively carry out their roles to the highest possible standard.
Day-to-day management of direct reports will include task-setting, review, one-to-one meetings and general oversight.
Monitor activities to ensure team members are engaged and challenged and to ensure that the work is fairly allocated. Actively drive colleague engagement across the team.
Lead the objective setting, development planning and performance evaluation of team members and ensure that regular feedback is provided.
Assist in the recruitment and retention of team members.
Act as a point of contact for key stakeholders such as NY Consolidations, Finance Directors and GFS Management. Develop effective working relationships with all key stakeholders.
Act as point of contact for Audit (internal and external). Ensure audit deliverables are provided timely and to a high standard.
Work closely with the Statutory Reporting COE in Dublin
Engage with Market Finance teams to ensure development and maintenance of strong relationships
Effectively coordinate and drive remaining knowledge sharing through a mix of remote interaction and site visits according to business needs.
Represent R2R in site meetings and other forums as required.
Act as escalation point for the team
Review and monitor the activities performed by Pfizer’s Business Process Outsource (BPO) provider if applicable.
Other ad hoc responsibilities may be assigned including, but not limited to, involvement in local statutory reporting, oversight of transitional service agreements, and reporting of entities outside the ERP system.
Manage escalations to Statutory Reporting COE GFS Dublin where required
Education, Skills and Experience Required
Licenciatura Business, Finance, or Accounting required
Qualified Accountant required CPA / CPI
Qualifications, Skills & Experience :
Minimum of 7-10 years post qualification experience
Experience in a shared services environment is preferable
Demonstrate strong people management and interpersonal skills; previous people management experience is required
Strong technical accounting knowledge (US GAAP, IFRS, Local GAAP) with experience in financial statement preparation
Strong analytical financial skills
Practical experience of US GAAP and Statutory Accounting including familiarity with Sarbanes Oxley. In particular, knowledge of Pfizer policies and an ability to analytically review and challenge financial data to ensure completeness, accuracy and adherence to policy.
Ability to work independently, to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
High level of self-motivation, energy and flexibility
Strong communication skills
High customer and service delivery focus
Oracle / SAP and HFM / FDM experience essential
Important Organisational Relationships
Internal GFS :
Accounts Receivable Team
Fixed Assets COE
GFS (Global) Managers
Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.