Senior Cost Accountant Job

Date: Jun 26, 2019

Location: Heist op den Berg, BE

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Requisition ID: FIN002282

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.


MSD Manufacturing Site in Heist-op-den-Berg is looking for an experienced Senior cost accountant to join our Financial Planning and Analysis team.



The site in Heist-op-den-Berg is manufacturing and packaging innovative prescription and consumer care drugs. Our production volume is about 170 mio sales units with 101 formulas and 9400 packaging orders for more than140 countries and it has about 800 FTE’s.


As a Senior cost accountant you will join a dynamic team  of FP&A professionals and will report to the Finance Director of the MSD Manufacturing Site in Heist-op-den-Berg.


This is a strategic and very business-oriented role which will include the following responsibilities:

  • Managing the cost accounting operations at the manufacturing site
  • Prepare management reporting
  • Provide finance support to management and production departments within the site
  • Coordinating and direct the preparation of the budget, financial forecasts and report variances
  • Performing month-end and year-end close activities
  • Ensuring quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting
  • Leading projects aimed at optimizing business processes

Background & Experience

  • Master degree in Economics
  • Proven working experience (minimum 5 years) in a finance department in FP&A team, preferably as a cost controller in a manufacturing environment
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and procedures
  • Experience with SAP CO and advanced knowledge of Excel
  • Experience in an international context is an advantage.
  • Fluency in English and Dutch is a must

Skills Required:

  • Strong analytical skills, reasoning and judgment
  • Good sense of priority and able to work under pressure
  • Demonstrated advanced communication and collaboration skills
  • Strong in networking, team player

We offer :

  • competitive salary
  • meal vouchers
  • annual bonus
  • hospitalization insurance
  • pension plan

Job: Financial Analysis
Other Locations:
Employee Status: Regular
Travel: No
Number of Openings: 1
Shift (if applicable):
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Company Trade Name: MSD

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