Senior Specialist, Partnerships & Alliances Finance

Rahway, NJ, US
May 08 2018
Organization Type
Requisition ID: FIN002074

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. Position Responsibilities

  • Provide financial planning, forecasting and analytical support to Merck Research Laboratories (“MRL”) Partnerships, Alliances and Collaborations Finance Team.
  • Take financial ownership of assigned budgets, forecasts and monthly accrual processes. 
  • Contract terms and conditions can vary significantly; therefore the incumbent will need to understand specifics of assigned partnerships, alliances and collaborations.
  • Act as the primary point of Finance with stakeholders including but not limited to Clinical Development Finance, Alliance Managers, Project Managers, as well as 3rd party partners.
  • Ensure partner related payments and receipts are processed timely and in accordance with contract.
  • Develop presentations for the Late Development Review Committee and alliance stakeholders. 
  • Support project team decision-making by providing relevant financial information and insight which allows stakeholders to achieve their operational goals. 
  • Ensure all accounting entries, payments, receipts, including milestones completed are accounted for appropriately according to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and internal and external accounting guidance.
  • Ensure internal control processes are maintained in accordance with the Sarbanes Oxley Act.
  • Take on ad hoc responsibilities as assigned by management.

Education Minimum Requirement Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance/Accounting, Science or Engineering.  Required Experience and Skills

  • Minimum of 3 years in a financial analysis, forecasting or budgeting role
  • Effective with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)

Preferred Experience and Skills:
  • MBA and/or CPA
  • Exposure to clinical grants and project budgeting
  • Experience with SAP and/or SAP BPC
  • Demonstrated effectiveness working with teams, including 3rd parties
  • Strong financial acumen 
  • Proactively solves problems, recommending well thought out solutions which at times may be “outside of the box”
  • Willingness to learn new skills 
 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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Job: Financial Analysis
Other Locations:
Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
Number of Openings: 1
Shift (if applicable): 1st
Hazardous Materials: None
Company Trade Name: Merck

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