Pfizer R2R Sr. Accountant in Escazu, Costa Rica
Monitor and control activities related to General Accounting processing system(s) to assure correct accounting reporting and system controls
Support components or portions of the R2R responsibilities inclusive of Intercompany, General Ledger, Reconciliations, Month End Close, Financial Reporting, Controls & Compliance, and US GAAP General Ledger reporting
Ensure process changes are in compliance with Pfizer accounting / internal control policies and SOX, including related document maintenance
Support internal and external audit regarding audit management and issue remediation
Prepare reports of findings and recommendations to site Finance leadership
Perform period end financial close activities and meet all related deadlines
Prepare monthly journal entries as needed
Facilitate quarterly Balance Sheet review meetings with markets and sites
Handle accounting policy and procedure inquiries, 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
Serve in a liaison role with other market site(s) and other GFS sites' departments
Assist General Accounting Team Leader and R2R Sr Accountant as needed; participate in or lead special projects that require creative and analytical skills
Develop and assist in automating processes utilizing innovative technical and processing solutions
Maintain complete and accurate standard operating procedures and support control documentation requirements (SOX)
Fluency in at least two languages (English, Portuguese or Spanish) is required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelors Degree or equivalent in Accounting / Business Administration is required.
CPA / Chartered Accountant preferable
4 years of experience in a Corporate Finance environment required (shared service environment preferred).
Public accounting experience and Shared Service experience preferred
TECHNICAL SKILLS REQUIREMENTS
Proficiency in PC skills (MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint) required.
SAP / JD Edwards experience preferred.
Good organizational skills to coordinate and manage multiple priorities.
Proficient written and verbal skills to enable effective communication with all levels of management.
Ability to analytically review and challenge statutory financial statements to ensure completeness, accuracy, adherence to accounting standards, etc.
Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.