Applications will close 22 February 2021.

ROLE SUMMARY

The Global Business Services (GBS) team provides critical business services to Pfizer inclusive of Financial Services, Colleague Services, Sourcing & Enterprise Services and Transformation & Project Management. As a trusted partner to the business, GBS delivers best in class capabilities through deep subject matter expertise, process and operational excellence and an ongoing commitment to transformation and continuous improvement. The ~2,800 colleagues who encompass GBS direct these capabilities towards achieving Pfizer’s purpose of Breakthroughs that Change Patients lives. Within GBS, the Financial Services (FS) team is focused on the design and execution of “end to end” processes which meet the needs of stakeholders in a highly efficient and compliant manner. These processes include, but are not limited to; Record to Report, Order to Cash, Procure to Pay, My Anti-Corruption Policy and Procedures (MAPP), Treasury, Intercompany, Local Reporting, Risk Management & Compliance/Controls, Compliance and Risk, Tax enable services and Payroll providing services to the broader organization.

The CCR Senior Analyst will be part of the Risk Management & Compliance team. This team is responsible for financial controls and compliance, healthcare compliance, and compliance leadership and support activities.

This role works closely with Corporate Audit and Business Process Owners.  This role will be responsible for supporting compliance projects and initiatives implementation/execution.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support the Regional Director and CCR Leads to execute, Financial Controls & Compliance and Compliance Leadership & Support activities, Healthcare Compliance

  • Primary areas of responsibility will include:

    • Trend Analysis Preparation

    • Internal Controls Over Financial Reporting

    • SOX Oversight

    • Change Management & Support

    • Order to Cash

    • Gross to Net

    • Revenue recognition and replenishment

    • Internal Audit Coordination

    • Training & Communication Coordination

    • SOPs & Compliance Documentation advice, coordination & review

    • Using Leapfrog to prepare analytical reports and required data based needs from markets and management
       

  • Participate in and/or lead special projects, special investigations and other initiatives to support CCR & RMC Lead

  • Assist global process owners on creation and harmonization of controls-related documentation (e.g. global SOPs) conforming acquired company procedures and processes to established company standards and controls.

  • Proactively identify continuous improvement opportunities and lead the development of range of solutions.

  • Support internal and external audits visits, including sample compilation, logistics, etc.

  • Support risk assessments conducted by Corporate Audit

  • Work with process owners to identify potential risks and execution of related mitigation plans, and outline improvements made in processes and controls to local and global leadership team.

  • Escalate issues and recommend resolution plans in a timely manner to the line Managers and in-market CCR leads when necessary

  • Support issue resolution and controls inquiries from the supported markets

  • Prepare sensitivity analysis as needed to assess thresholds in comparison to overall population of data and make recommendations to evaluate risk mitigation and efficiency

  • Prepare complex analysis for external auditors and corporate audit; own all required support including the resolution of open questions and concerns

  • Compile metrics, tracking of initiatives and ad-hoc reports as requested

  • Facilitate updates on local policy and procedures, as well as timely communication of updates.

  • Ensure process changes are in compliance with Pfizer accounting / internal control policies and SOX, including related document maintenance.

  • Assist with CCR/RMC responsibilities as assigned such as facilitating quarterly control, business environment and policy assessments (SOX surveys, APP attestation), collecting annual service provider documentation (SOC 1 reports) and completing required assessments, etc

  • Conduct compliance training for business process owners on areas of risk and points of vulnerability in processing.

  • Drill down into business processes and controls with process owners to become the SME in both controls and process execution.

  • Research and resolve discrepancies and complex compliance, technical or operational accounting issues as necessary and provide a range of potential solutions

  • Support Pfizer Purpose Blueprint and GBO/GFS Make It Possible Strategy; Global Reward and Recognition programs; Driving operational excellence through Pfizer Purpose, Values and Behaviors.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

  • BS Degree or equivalent in Accounting, Finance, Business Management or other business-related field required

  • Certified Public Accountant or Chartered Accountant preferred

  • 4+ years of experience, with experience working with a publicly held corporation, preferably in Internal Audit, SOX or GRC Compliance or Shared Services Quality Control.

  • Should have a “quality mindset”, with knowledge of business process best practices, automated controls in an SAP environment and operational controls in multinational company environment

  • Possesses and applies a broad knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures of particular field of specialization to the completion of difficult assignments

  • Strong business acumen, compliance mindset and professionalism with the ability to interact effectively with colleagues in all functions and levels

  • Ability to work in a high-performing team environment; demonstrated strong leadership in an increasingly complex and fast-moving environment.

  • Previous experience with pharmaceutical companies is preferred

Technical skills that include the following:

  • Knowledge of SOX 404 requirements and documentation.

  • Familiarity with risk control matrices, business process flows and standard operating procedures.

  • Knowledge of system configurable controls monitoring and testing activities.

  • Knowledge of U.S. GAAP accounting principles.

  • Knowledge of analytical review, account analysis and reconciliation procedures

  • Knowledge of validation procedures in connection with application information upload projects.

  • Familiarity with controls best practices in all financial areas, including outsourced arrangements and ERP applications.

  • Proficiency in PC skills (MS excel, Word, Power Point)

  • Advanced ERP (SAP, E1, HFM) skills

  • Relationship building skills with business process owners, management and other stakeholders (Pfizer “compliance community” including KPMG and Corporate Audit Site representatives) in order to demonstrate a position of trust

  • Ability to communicate effectively with the Pfizer compliance community and share information in an open and transparent way

  • Excellent oral, written, and overall communication skills

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills

  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple priorities, and solve problems in an unstructured environment

  • Ability to facilitate and lead knowledge sharing and training sessions with process owners as a means of harmonizing processes and controls across multiple stakeholders.

  • Professional skepticism and pro-activeness to identify control weaknesses and areas for improvements

  • Strong business acumen and professionalism with the ability to interface effectively with all levels of management and operations colleagues in all applicable Pfizer Finance and business functional areas

  • Demonstrate courage, excellence, equity and joy and embody our values and behaviors

NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS

Position is based in Regional Enabling Functions Hub. Travel would be for work-related needs only. Weekend work could be necessary based on volumes.

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Additional Information 

  • In order to be considered for this position in Ireland you need to be legally eligible to work in Ireland. 

  • Please note there is no relocation support available for this position 

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How to apply 

  • Make a difference today, all suitable candidates should apply with CV below.  We are looking forward to hearing from you! 

Purpose  

Breakthroughs that change patients' lives... At Pfizer we are a patient centric company, guided by our four values: courage, joy, equity and excellence. Our breakthrough culture lends itself to our dedication to transforming millions of lives. 

Digital Transformation Strategy

One bold way we are achieving our purpose is through our company wide digital transformation strategy. We are leading the way in adopting new data, modelling and automated solutions to further digitize and accelerate drug discovery and development with the aim of enhancing health outcomes and the patient experience. 

Equal Employment Opportunity

We believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce is crucial to building a successful business. As an employer, Pfizer is committed to celebrating this, in all its forms – allowing for us to be as diverse as the patients and communities we serve. Together, we continue to build a culture that encourages, supports and empowers our employees. 

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