Senior Finance Analyst
Zoetis is a global animal health company dedicated to supporting customers and their businesses in ever better ways. Building on 60 years of experience, we deliver quality medicines and vaccines, complemented by diagnostic products and genetic tests and supported by a range of services. We are working every day to better understand and address the real-world challenges faced by those who raise and care for animals in ways they find truly relevant.Our name, Zoetis (z-EH-tis), has its root in zo, familiar in words such as zoo and zoology and derived from zoetic, meaning “pertaining to life.” It signals our company”s dedication to supporting the veterinarians and livestock producers everywhere who raise and care for the farm and companion animals on which we all depend on.Zoetis is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status or any other protected classification. Disabled individuals are given an equal opportunity to use our online application system. Zoetis also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must possess or obtain authorization to work in the US for Zoetis. Zoetis retains sole and exclusive discretion to pursue sponsorship for the acquisition or maintenance of nonimmigrant status and employment eligibility, considering factors such as availability of qualified US workers. Individuals requiring sponsorship must disclose this fact.Please note that Zoetis seeks information related to job applications from candidates for jobs in the U.S. solely via the following: (1) our company website at www.Zoetis.com/careers site, or (2) via email to/from addresses using only the Zoetis domain of “@zoetis.com”. In addition, Zoetis does not use Google Hangout for any recruitment related activities. Any solicitation or request for information related to job applications with Zoetis via any other means and/or utilizing email addresses with any other domain should be disregarded. In addition, Zoetis will never ask candidates to make any type of personal financial investment related to gaining employment with Zoetis.Role Description:As a member of the Finance Operations team, this position reports directly to the Director Finance / US Controller. The individual is responsible for the accurate execution of record report activities for US Operations. The individual is held accountable for maintaining and directing the internal control environment which includes designing and monitoring internal controls over the company”s financial reporting process, to ensure regulatory compliance. The individual takes ownership of day to day management of all general accounting functions (general ledger accounting, rebates, accruals, fixed assets, balance sheet reconciliations, accounts receivables, etc.), including but not limited to, month-end close, general ledger account analysis and preparation of monthly internal financial statements. The individual is able to interact with all levels of the business ranging from executive to customer. The individual is aligned with all Zoetis core competencies and values. Responsibilities: * Ensures timely and accurate reporting in accordance US GAAP accounting standards, Zoetis policies and procedures and all applicable laws and regulations. * Proactively delivers on all business unit & corporate reporting requirements. * Provides leadership for monthly/quarterly US GAAP close, monthly reviews with finance team, account reconciliations, and corporate requests for data to fulfill external reporting requirements. * Proactive advocate for corporate accounting & compliance responsibilities. * Ensures U.S. Operations is SOX compliant. * Responsible for supporting the closing process on a quarterly basis closing Books at year end upon completion of Annual Audit. * Assists with audit reviews by the external auditors. * Supports cross BU efforts in projects as directed and through the month-end close process such as Rebates, Accounting for Services, Accruals etc. * Reviews monthly financial results (P&L and Balance Sheet accounts). * Oversees and performs budgeting and forecasts analysis such as Production Margin of key products, Opex and other items. * Prepares financial reporting for the BU and provides ongoing analysis of risks and opportunities, as well as ad-hoc analysis. * Accountable for evaluating, reconciling and resolving complex accounting transactions and maintaining oversight of general ledger accounts. * Ensures adequate systems and procedures are in place to provide controls, safeguarding of assets and the efficient execution of financial activities. * Coordinates activities with Zoetis Financial Shared Services to ensure end to end process delivery for US operations. * Ensures the timely reporting of all key financial information to the business and corporate in compliance with the company”s requirements and standards. * Is an active member of the Finance community ensuring that the complex factors behind the analysis of the business are understood, and that the appropriate financial analysis, management analysis is provided to the leadership team proactively. * Ensures SOX sub-certifications, questionnaires, spreadsheet controls are updated and compliant. * Provides On-going training and support to all US Ops colleagues (e.g. expense recognition).
Education: * University degree in the appropriate discipline (i.e. accounting, finance or economics) * Qualified accountant or equivalent (chartered accountant) and/or MBA preferred
Experience: * Minimum three years of experience in Accounting or Finance roles * Experience in the Pharmaceutical industry is considered an asset * Knowledge of multi-national financial reporting requirements * Knowledge of automated financial and accounting reporting systems – SAP * Experience managing multi-national accounting operations * Large public accounting firm experience * Experience managing an accounting function within a large corporation * Familiarity with Zoetis” Accounting Policies and systems is a plus * Understanding of US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP)
Skills: * Strong analytical background with strategic thinking capabilities and attention to detail * Solid understanding of accounting, internal controls, financial systems and processes * Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management both verbally and in writing * Comfortable working in a fast-paced, high-energy environment * Ability to multi-task, consistently meeting deadlines on multiple projects and activities * Work effectively in a team environment and in building collaborative relationships with peers and with other stakeholders * Strong ability to work under pressure * Strong ability to organize, and prioritize tasks with a good sense of time management * Must be able to demonstrate a clear ability to coach team members to reach their development goals – in line with the businesses interests * Required good working knowledge of spreadsheet software * Advanced knowledge of Excel required