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Senior Specialist, Finance Planning & Analysis, MRL Finance HQ Services

Requisition ID: FIN002237

Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legacy for over a century . Merck's success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare .

This position reports to the Director, Financial Planning, Reporting and Analysis (FP&A) HQ Services group and supports Merck Research Labs (MRL).

Key responsibilities include participation in, but not limited to, the following FP&A activities:

  • Development of MRL divisional budget, forecasts and Long Range Operating Plan(LROP):
    • Consolidation of data from MRL subdivisions to support all forecast and actuals submissions.
    • Analyze Forecast and Actuals variances from Budget, prior estimates and prior year, and various ad hoc financial reports. Highlight divisional trends/ issues for senior management.
    • Partner with MRL Finance subdivision teams, as well as with various other divisional Finance and Corporate groups
    • Management of the Research Administration Budget, LROP and Forecast for the MRL division
    • Support MRL restatement / shift process each forecast cycle
  • Management of monthly Close process:
    • Monthly system tie-out reconciliation
    • Prepare above market entries in HFM each month for the division
    • Completion of all divisional reporting requirements to Corporate and external auditors
  • Partnering with the MRLFS Project Accounting team, Tax Department and other areas outside of MRLFS, is responsible for the timely and accurate submission of all Government reports and surveys
  • Ad hoc divisional-related projects


Education Minimum Requirement:

Education: BA/BS in Accounting or Finance

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Minimum 3 year's experience
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with all levels within the MRL and Finance organizations while maintaining a strong customer focus
  • Solid team player with strong organizational and analytical skills with the ability to prioritize tasks as appropriate; detail oriented; ability to work independently under tight deadlines
  • Highly motivated and a self-starter
  • Comfortable working in an environment that is demanding and dynamic while managing several priorities

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • MA/MS/MBA in Accounting, Finance or a CPA
  • Proficiency and a strong knowledge in BRIDGES, BPC and HFM, as well as advanced presentation skills (Powerpoint / Think cell) is a plus.

Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we're counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we're inventing for life.

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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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Job: Fin Anlys, Audit & Tax Generic
Other Locations:
Employee Status: Regular
Travel: No
Number of Openings: 1
Shift (if applicable): 1st
Hazardous Materials: no
Company Trade Name: Merck

Nearest Major Market: New York City
Nearest Secondary Market: Newark

Senior Specialist, Finance Planning & Analysis, MRL Finance HQ Services

Rahway, NJ 07065
Full Time

Published on 02/06/2019