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Specialist, Financial Planning & Reporting Job

Date: Oct 21, 2017

Location: Petaling Jaya, B, MY

Company: MSD

Requisition ID: FIN001853

Merck Sharp & Dohme’s (MSD) Regional Delivery Centers (RDC), located across three regions (Americas, Europe, and Asia), are responsible for the timely and efficient delivery of standardized, global financial processes. The RDC – APAC Malaysia will be responsible for the execution and delivery of a broad range of financial services and processes across MSD business divisions and markets for the APAC region.

The FP&A Specialist role is responsible for contributing to financial planning and reporting activities delivered from the RDC – APAC to a specific set of markets / regions / divisions.

The RDC will be responsible for the following FP&A activities:
• Working with the commercial markets to develop the budgets and forecasts
• Prepare standard reporting packages each period for the business and finance management consumption
• Support market, region, division finance and business by providing analysis and reporting services
• Develop, enhance, and maintain relationships with finance and business customers
• Provide support to finance and commercial leaders


Primary responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Support the achievement of finance and business objectives by providing high quality FP&A support as defined in RDC scope of services to assigned divisional, regional & local finance clients
• Work collaboratively with business and finance partners to provide planning and reporting services for assigned markets / divisions
• Participate in certain budgeting and forecasting processes in collaboration with respective finance clients in markets and regions
• Prepare ad-hoc reports & analysis using company financial reporting tools and enterprise systems
• Enhance budgeting and forecasting processes through continuous improvement efforts
• Contribute to ongoing MSD efficiency and continuous improvement initiatives
• Be accountable for accuracy and achieve required accuracy on all defined KPIs and SLA’s
• Maintain consistent and efficient processes to maintain and produce standardized FP&A services while ensuring compliance will all quality and control requirements
• Ensure compliance with company policies and procedures and supports company mission, values and standards of ethics and integrity
• Bring a high level of energy and desire to contribute to the creation of a high performing FP&A team


• Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting or Finance
• Minimum of 4 years of experience in a Financial Planning and Analysis and 2 years in current position supporting financial planning and analyses, forecasting, and management reporting and analytics
• Strong FP&A planning and reporting skills
• Working proficiency of US GAAP
• Business Level fluency 90% (oral and written) in English.

• Professional experience at an organization with operations across multiple countries
• Experience with internal controls and process standardization preferred
• FP&A support for Sales and Marketing organizations
• Pharmaceutical industry experience
• CPA or MBA

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