Senior Specialist, AtR Governance

at Merck in Dover, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Job Description

Our Company’s Global Business Services organization is responsible for the design, governance and execution of global financial processes. The Global Process Owner – Account to Report (GPO – AtR) organization within the Global Business Services is responsible for the definition, optimization and governance of the Account to Report processes globally. The GPO – Accounting to Report (AtR) organization will work closely with our Company’s Business Services Centers (BSC), located across three regions (Americas, Europe, and Asia) to ensure efficient and effective delivery of the AtR processes…

Position Description:

As part of the GPO- AtR team, the position will be responsible for the design, sustainment, governance and continuous improvement of AtR local and above market processes globally. They will assist with the examination of business processes, information, technology, and roles & responsibilities within Finance in order to simplify, streamline and standardize how Finance delivers quality financial information to its stakeholders. The work will involve applying business process analysis and project management skills in the execution of project activities. The incumbent is expected to establish and maintain positive business relationships across the organization, be an effective problem solver, and demonstrate strong leadership skills. this position can report into any company location.

Primary responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

+ Develops vision, strategy, design, metrics and objectives for the end-to-end local market AtR process

+ Align with stakeholders (Business unit leaders, Management) on global AtR process direction

+ Takes a proactive role in understanding business roadmaps and requirements to ensure AtR process effectively supports the business

+ Develops and maintains accurate current state expression of the AtR process

+ Designs, develops, documents and manages AtR process procedures, including Roles & Responsibilities

+ Supports definition of key performance metrics for the execution of standard AtR processes and manages execution of AtR processes

+ Process governance and ensures adherence to standard methods and monitors implementation of standard requirements and AtR process performance, in alignment with MCAAS

+ Collaborate with BSC AtR leadership to ensure consistent, high quality delivery of centralized element of the AtR process

+ Regular and relevant communication to the customers and stakeholder groups to secure engagement, alignment, accountability

+ Support identification, definition and development of strategy for continuous improvements

+ Defines process strategy and key improvement levers/ drivers,

+ Identifies, prioritizes and governs changes to the process and initiates process redesign when appropriate

+ Resolves issues within current process to ensure process stabilization

+ Leads the implementation of new, changed processes and continuous improvement activities (project management)

+ Defines and monitors metrics to evaluate process health and provide for ongoing process control and sustainability

+ Advise on the deployment of COMET and ATLAS technologies to local markets

+ Ensures all process participants understand their role in the end-to-end design; Assures development and maintenance of process documentation and training materials; make available to all process participants

+ Support ownership of tools which support local market AtR Processes.

+ Manages / updates control documentation

+ Supports process training delivery and content development

+ Develop a good understanding of the overall Finance organization and broader Company business; build and develop network and partnerships with key Finance and business leaders across international locations

+ Evaluates external benchmarks (how do we compare to best in class?) to identify gaps in performance

Position Qualifications :

Education Minimum Requirement:

+ Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance

Required Experience and Skills:

+ Minimum of 5 years of AtR or equivalent Finance or Shared Services experience required

+ Fluency in English required

+ Professional experience at an organization with both local and US requirements required

+ Well-versed in both US and local GAAP preferred

+ Strong knowledge of our Company’s financial information, AtR processes and systems

+ Knowledge of the legal and fiscal reporting and Finance and Controlling processes (IFRS)

+ Problem solving and analytical skills with a proactive management style to implement new processes

+ Willingness to challenge current thinking/processes related to AtR

+ Solid experience leading change initiatives

+ Strong knowledge of business processes supported by transaction processing capabilities

+ Ability to work independently, capable of handling multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously

+ Strong communication, interpersonal, and organization skills required

+ Demonstrated ability to build, lead, and manage an effective team of highly-qualified and culturally diverse professionals

+ Ability to interact with all levels of the organization – senior leaders through working teams

Technical Skills Requirements

+ Proficiency in PC skills (MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint) required

+ Demonstrated commitment to education and professional development

+ Strong organizational skills required to coordinate and manage multiple projects

+ Strong written and verbal skills enabling effective communication with all levels of management

+ Ability to operate independently and remain focused through change or uncertainty

+ Willingness to travel for meetings and projects

+ Strong customer service mind-set

+ SAP experience required

Our Support Functions deliver services and make recommendations about ways to enhance our workplace and the culture of our organization. Our Support Functions include HR, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Procurement, Administration, Facilities and Security.

Who we are …

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world’s most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

What we look for …

Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us-and start making your impact today.


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Job Posting: JC188581110

Posted On: Jul 25, 2021

Updated On: Aug 08, 2021