Senior Accountant Job

Date: Feb 1, 2019

Location: Drammen, 06, NO

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Requisition ID: ACC005236

MSD 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 MSD has codified its 125-year legacy. MSD’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.
MSD’s financial division helps plan and analyze the resources that allow us to continue advancing medical innovation around the world. This team of attentive, exacting individuals prepares and organizes financial assets in order to drive MSD’s momentum towards providing the world with an evolving, diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines, and animal health products that fuel global wellness.


Position Overview

  • Ensures financial accounts are maintained in line with statutory requirements and US-GAAP by applying appropriate accounting policies and procedures
  • Ensures strong cooperation with Regional Business Support Center in Prague and Global Shared Service Center to execute on agreed deliverables and processes.
  • Ensures effective financial control environment by understanding, monitoring and executing on local control procedures
  • Interacts with internal and external auditors
  • Some of the Key responsibilities
  • Manages General Ledger and month end close activities to ensure that financial statements are in accordance statutory requirements for legal entities (Human Health & Animal Health)
  • Reviews (or prepares if not outsourced) VAT returns for accuracy and completeness and ensure timely submission
  • Cooperates with the Regional Business Service Center (BSC) in Prague and Global Shared Service Center to execute on agreed deliverables and processes
  • Manages payroll accounting and cooperates with outsourced payroll providers as necessary
  • Manages payments to doctor vendors and tax reporting
  • Support internal and external auditors and tax audits
  • Ensures all accounts are reconciled in a timely manner, balances are accurate and transactions correctly booked (Blackline approval)
  • Support in educates local organization on MSD standard processes as they relate to Accounting topics (eg vendors and expense report management)
  • Ensures compliance with financial policies & procedures
  • Support internal tax reporting
  • Support Business Compliance activities from a financial perspective
  • Support Accounting Lead in corporate reporting requirements
  • Close cooperation with FP&A Lead for correct management reporting and month-end close activities

Skills and Experience Required 


  • Advanced education in accounting (professional degree) and at least 3 to 5 years of experience in Accounting
  • Language Requirements: English advanced, Norwegian, fluent
  • Demonstrates understanding of national and regional finance laws, regulations, and standards (i.e.,Local GAAP, US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles - GAAP, Foreign Corrupt Practice Act - FCPA) and applies them in moderately complex situations to ensure the financial integrity of the business and financial statements
  • Understands MSD’s organizational structure and how subject matter experts are identified to help accomplish finance tasks, including support of change management activities
  • Adheres to the highest standards of trustworthy and ethical behavior in all interactions and hold others to the same standards; comply with all laws, policies and regulations; identify and address ethical issues without hesitation
  • Ability to manage assigned processes & tasks independently with minimal supervision
  • Stakeholder focused, structured and reliable person that adheres to agreed timelines
  • Experience with SAP FI/CO modules, advanced user of Excel

Job: Account Management Generic
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Employee Status: Regular
Number of Openings: 1
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Company Trade Name: MSD

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