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Financial Accountant at Pfizer

Good health is vital to all of us, and finding sustainable solutions to the most pressing health care challenges of our world cannot wait. That's why we at Pfizer are committed to applying science and our global resources to improve health and well-being at every stage of life. We strive to provide access to safe, effective and affordable medicines and related health care services to the people who need them.


About the Role:

  • The Financial Accountant position would be part of the Market/Site finance operations and the Cairo Shared Service
  • This position would be responsible for General Accounting, T&E/Procure-to-pay, Order to Cash, Statutory Audit support and Compliance & Control, Tax.
  • The position would report in dotted line to the finance lead in Cairo Shared Service (CSS) and Solid line to the finance lead in Market/Site.


Job Responsibilities

  • Ensure accurate and timely booking of Journal entries and accruals booking.
  • Ensure proper filing and record management of all finance records
  • Liaise with the CSS to ensure timely reconciliation and clearance of open items in Balance sheet reconciliation, Bank reconciliation and Intercompany reconciliation
  • Perform balance sheet reconciliations for market owned accounts
  • Ensure proper accounting and coding of Health care payments
  • Collate T&E reports from market colleagues and work with CSS to ensure payment and processing. Ensure proper filling of the physical reports.
  • Manage vendor relationship and process management. Work with CSS to ensure accurate processing of vendor payment and manage physical records.
  • Liaise with Customer Service Group to validate Sales proof of delivery and book quarterly defer revenue.
  • Liaise with commercial team to ensure proper accounting and Processing of customers discount, rebate agreement & management including deductions and payment
  • Provide Returns and Deduction management, and customer & OTC Support.
  • Responsible for all Tax (Company Income Tax, all Indirect Tax and Transfer pricing) planning, payment, accounting, filing and returns.
  • Provide Tax audit support and executions. This will be done by liaising with the Tax Consultants.
  • Provide Statutory Audit support and executions liaising with CSS and Statutory Auditors.
  • Liaise with Site/Market Finance Manager to provide support on SOX / ICOFR, FCPA / GPIHP audit support for GRCC and Corporate Audit.
  • FCPA/GPIGP/ Global Vet / Other Similar audit support
  • Other Compliance and Control Activities support

Organizational Relationship

  • Local
  • Nigeria  Finance Lead
  • All other market stakeholder ( Internal and external: KPMG, Corporate Auditors)

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business or Analytical emphasis
  • 3 years’ experience in similar position or management accounting preferably in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Professional  qualification  (CIMA,  CA,  CPA,  ACA,  ACCA,  etc.)  an  added advantage


  • Strong accounting and booking skills
  • Advanced  computer  literacy,  knowledge  of  JDEdwards  Enterprise  1  and  SAP systems an added advantage
  • Analytical skills and good background on data analysis
  • Usage of information resources
  • Strong numerical skills

Behavioural Skills and Attributtes:

  • Multi-tasker with ability to work under pressure, aptitude and willingness to learn, driven to achieve, high levels of attention to detail with focus on quality and accuracy is required in this position as the incumbent will have to timeously provide data, analysis and information for management use.
  • The incumbent will also require accurate data management skills to ensure that all the financial information given to internal customers is authentic and accurate.
  • Planning and organising is critical in this role in order to sustain a focus on performance and delivery of key objectives while resolving client queries timeously.


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