Specialist, Financial Services and Control

Date: 4.7.2019

Location: Prague, CZ

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Requisition ID: FIN002440

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 Business Service Center (BSC), located across three regions (Americas, Europe, and Asia), are responsible for the timely and efficient delivery of standardized, global financial processes. The BSC – Europe in Prague, Czech Republic 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 EMEA region.

Within the Business Services Center (BSC) Technology, Data, & Analytics organization, the incumbent is responsible for the qualification, data analysis, data accuracy and change control for Master Data.  Working independently, the incumbent utilizes SAP knowledge, business processes knowledge and SOPs to solve issues in relation to finance master data and collaborates with other processes. Communicates and interacts with other Operational and Information Stewards to ensure fit-for-purpose data and to resolve issues regarding master data.  Responsible for qualification and classification of data ensuring that all information is accurate and complete.  In addition, offers recommendations to enhance workflow and increase efficiency.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain comprehensive understanding of all finance master data and process-related policies and procedures in order to effectively interface with internal and external clients and to pro-actively comply with audit requirements.
  • Audits MDM operational stewards' work to ensure compliance with SOP for key controls over sensitive fields and information.
  • Reviews and analyzes system and passive data governance reports to ensure high quality data.
  • Supports departmental report and metrics generation.
  • Monitors data, analyzes reports and tracks specific activity to ensure records are synchronized. Acts to resolve all issues and discrepancies.
  • Support other MDM stewards, by providing cover when unavailable.
  • Provide Operation Overflow support (Training, Confirmations etc.).
  • Ensures compliance with data privacy.
  • Performs other activities and special projects as directed by the MDM Finance Lead or MDM Finance Sr. Specialist.

  • A minimum of two (2) years relevant work experience in finance/accounting Master Data Management
  • Over 2 years of experience working with accounting and finance teams
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience in accounting/finance including experience in the full accounting cycle
  • Bachelor's Degree in a business concentration (Accounting, Finance, Order Management, or Procurement)
  • Broad understanding and knowledge of applicable business processes including end-to-end process use of data and lifecycle of data (creation to use to inactivation)
  • Solid oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Business level of English language required
  • Teamwork and collaborative focus, customer service oriented
  • Ability to function in a high volume setting with tight deadlines
  • Attention to details and accuracy focus
  • Solid oral and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of SAP required


•             Pharmaceutical industry experience is an advantage

We offer:

  • Competitive remuneration
  • Position in a leading global healthcare company
  • Challenging career
  • Professional growth based on performance
  • Innovative and flexible working environment
  • Wide range of benefits

Your role at MSD 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 MSD, we’re inventing for life.

MSD is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms / recruitment agencies for this employment opportunity.  Please, no phone calls or emails.  All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at MSD via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of MSD.  No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by MSD as a result of the referral or through other means.

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