ATR Associate Specialist (Fixed Term)

  • Full time
  • Prague
  • Posted 3 weeks ago


Job Description

Our Company 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 our Company business divisions and markets for the Europe region.

The AtR Associate Specialist will be accountable and responsible for ensuring that the transactions of all the markets that the BSC support in Prague have been properly accounted for and accurately reflect our Company’s accounting process. The objective of this role is to work closely with Local Finance Teams to ensure that the accounting records: (i) accurately reflect the results of the associated business process, (ii) are in line with US GAAP

Position Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide general ledger support and analysis inclusive of period end financial close responsibilities for Europe

  • Provide support across General Ledger and other AtR sub-process activities

  • Maintain an accurate and current accounting ledger which reflects the country’s transactional reality through timely posting of all required items

  • Ensure that all transactions are correctly reflected in the ledger on a country basis

  • Ensure accurate and timely period reporting that complies with Corporate and country requirements

  • Responsible for monthly Account Reconciliation processes on a timely basis and adhering to all corporate standards and guidelines

  • Actively identify opportunities for streamlining and rendering service delivery more efficiently, and participating in special projects

  • Work closely with other team members to effectively manage workload and gain exposure to multiple finance and business disciplines within our Company

  • Review and sign off of the final financial package and the Balance Sheet Reconciliations

  • Perform Trial Balance review with the ability to identify and communicate trends, perform analyses on variances and provide a general understanding of all accounts, with support of senior colleagues

  • Participate in various projects, drive standardization and automation.

  • Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting or Finance

  • Business-level English language skills (speaking and writing)

  • Experience in a finance or accounting department company desired

  • Experience with SAP, IFRS, US GAAP are a plus

  • Technical Skills Requirements

  • Ability to work independently and with a team in a fast-paced and high-volume environment with emphasis on accuracy and timeliness

  • Good communication, interpersonal, and organization skills required

  • Intermediate PC skills (MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint) required

  • Demonstrated commitment to education and professional development

  • Works effectively in a fast-paced dynamic environment

  • Team player with focus on collaboration

  • Who we are …
    We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, 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 …
    Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us—and start making your impact today.

    We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another’s thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

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