Pfizer Senior Accountant in United States

The Lease Accounting Center of Excellence is a key component of the Pfizer - Global Financial Solutions Strategic Vision. The Lease Accounting Center of Excellence will provide Pfizer with a mechanism to centrally manage all lease accounting activities via a standardized global process.

This position will play an active role in the design, development, and integration of the Lease Accounting Center of Excellence into the GFS Engagement Model.

Once the Lease Accounting CoE is operational, this position will support the monthly accounting and quarterly disclosure processes as required by ASC 842

Additionally, this position will work closely with key business partners such as Global Operations, Fleet Procurement CoE, Enabling Finance, Pfizer Global Supply, etc. to ensure that all lease data has been abstracted and validated.


This position will support and lead elements of the monthly close process by performing various closing procedures, including:

  • Ensure accounting transactions are in compliance with Pfizer accounting policy and US GAAP

  • Prepare financial and accounting analysis completely and accurately

  • Maintain complete and accurate tasks lists and status of open items

  • Research and resolve discrepancies and complex technical accounting issues as necessary

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

  • Identify continuous improvement opportunities and lead the development of range of solutions

  • Review selected financial and accounting analysis prepared by staff accountants

  • Participate in special projects and other initiatives that are in addition to existing role and responsibility

  • Engage directly with customers and business partners on complex activities and deliverables; maintain effective relationships with business partners

  • Willingness to accept occasional travel for meetings and projects

  • Prepare complete and accurate standard operating procedures and SOX related internal control documentation involving new activities and/or process changes as required

  • Identify issues proactively and communicate to manager along with potential range of solutions



  • Bachelor degree in accounting or finance required

  • Master's degree preferred

  • CPA required

  • 5+ years of relevant functional accounting experience

  • Public accounting experience preferred


Intermediate accounting and financial reporting skills that include the following:

• Demonstrated advanced technical US GAAP and financial reporting knowledge and experience

• Advanced SAP and HFM skills preferred

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

• Excellent oral, written, and overall communication skills

• Strong analytical and critical thinking skills

• Ability to informally mentor staff accountants

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

• 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

• Ability to perform and deliver in areas involving ambiguity


Primary groups of interaction are:

• Controllers / Consolidations

• Market and BU / Division Finance colleagues

• Global Operations

• Procurement

• Enabling Finance

• External and Internal Auditors

• Corporate Tax and Americas Tax Center

EEO & Employment Eligibility

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Other Job Details:

  • Last Date to Apply for Job: October 23, 2018

  • Additional Location Information: TN-Memphis

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