Senior Consolidation Accountant

Date: May 15, 2019

Location: Kenilworth, NJ, US

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Requisition ID: GEN000718

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.

The Senior Consolidation Accountant will be responsible for compilation and reporting of the Company’s consolidated financial results in accordance with US GAAP. The candidate will coordinate and prepare the financial data utilized in the Annual Report, SEC 10Q and 10K filings. This will include compiling comparative analysis for consolidated Balance Sheet, Income Statement and Statement of Cash Flows for assigned accounts. The Senior Consolidation Accountant reports directly to the Associate Director of Consolidation Accounting.

Primary responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Prepare consolidation journal entries, including processing post-closing adjustments on behalf of business divisions/legal entities.
  • Perform in-depth reviews of financial statement accounts by analyzing account balances, researching variations, obtaining entity commentary and ensuring proper US GAAP accounting is applied.
  • Prepare the Current Accrued Liabilities balance sheet analysis, including YTD variance and Absolute balance.
  • Prepare the Non-Current Liabilities balance sheet analysis, including YTD variance and absolute balance.
  • Prepare the Contingent Consideration Liability rollforward and related cash flow analysis and 10Q/10K footnote.
  • Prepare monthly analysis of Intercompany Dividend transactions and prepare/distribute Annual Intercompany Dividend instructions to entities.
  • Analyze consolidated Interest Income and Expense reported through the income statement of all subsidiaries.
  • Analyze consolidated Interest Paid of all subsidiaries and prepare 10Q/10K Footnote.
  • Collaborate with other Finance teams to assist with analysis and to ensure accurate presentation of financial results.
  • Prepare ad hoc analyses/reports, assist with special projects to drive continuous improvement and efficiencies in financial reporting.
  • Prepare accounting instructions for the subsidiaries for legal entity integration transactions and ensuring compliance with S404 requirements.

Education Minimum Requirement:
  • BS/BA Degree in Accounting
Required Experience and Skills:
  • A minimum of 3 years of demonstrated experience in an accounting related role, internal audit or Big 4 public accounting.
  • Understanding of the relationship between income statement, balance sheet and cash flow statement.
  • Understanding of translation of foreign entities’ financial statements to US Dollars, as well as principles of Consolidation Accounting.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze financial reports for accuracy and reasonableness and to prepare and maintain various supporting schedules.
  • Strong time management skills, with an ability to work effectively under set time schedules
  • Ability to work well independently, as well as a team player, under tight deadlines.
  • Highly developed organizational, analytical and communication skills and an ability to collaborate across areas.
  • Strong technical accounting skills, attention to detail and high level of accuracy.
  • Proficient experience working with Microsoft Excel.
Preferred Experience and Skills:
  • Working knowledge of Hyperion Finance Management and SAP applications
  • CPA or MBA
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: General Accounting
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Employee Status: Regular
Travel: No
Number of Openings: 1
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Hazardous Materials: None
Company Trade Name: Merck

Nearest Major Market: New York City
Nearest Secondary Market: Newark

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