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Merck & Co. Inc.

Cost and Inventory Accounting Specialist



Full Time

On Site


Rahway, New Jersey, United States

Job Description

Our Finance team brings together our financial perspectives into our overall strategic and tactical decision making. We use state-of-the-art techniques for financial analysis, planning, accounting, reporting and performance evaluation. This allows the organization to continue advancing medical innovation and improve lives.

Position Description:

This position is part of the COSI (Cost of Sales & Inventory) organization, which will perform end to end activities of accounting for units of inventory all through the supply chain. Main tasks will be maintaining, reviewing, reporting and analyzing sales, inventory, intercompany profit, production and product cost data in supporting the monthly accounting close and management cycles for multiple companies.

  • Responsible to maintain and create product cost according US GAAP rules

  • Account for, analyze and report Other Production Costs on a monthly basis to business partners

  • Ensure inventory is accurately stated on a legal (statutory) and consolidated level (External Reporting US GAAP)

  • Analyze PGM to ensure intercompany profit is eliminated appropriately.

  • Meet the S404 requirements by updating documentation and performing/enhancing existing controls.

  • Address entity/divisional customer questions and requests.

  • Participate in special and ad hoc projects to support management analysis and provide ad-hoc quality support to management analysis and business stakeholders, mainly our manufacturing division and GHH.

  • Provide necessary support to Associate Director and other analysts as needed.

Position Qualifications:

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • Undergraduate Completion in Accounting

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Minimum 2 years of relevant experience in accounting with strong analytical skills

  • Cost Accounting experience a plus.

  • SAP Experience preferred

  • Proficiency with excel

  • Organizational, analytical and communication skills and an ability to collaborate across areas

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • CPA or MBA

Our Support Functions deliver services and make recommendations about ways to enhance our workplace and the culture of our organization. Our Support Functions include HR, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Procurement, Administration, Facilities and Security.

Who we are …

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

What we look for …

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.





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Requisition ID:R115169