FP&A Specialist

  • Full time
  • Prague
  • Posted 2 weeks ago


Job Description

Our Business Service Centers (BSC), located across three regions (Americas, Europe, and Asia), are responsible for the timely and efficient delivery of standardized, global financial processes. The BSC – EMEA in Prague, Czech Republic will be responsible for the execution and delivery of a broad range of financial services and processes across business divisions and markets for the EMEA region.

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

FP&A Analyst 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 BSC 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 company’s 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

  • Education & Experience


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

  • Minimum 2 years in current position supporting financial planning and analyses, forecasting, and management reporting and analytics. Additional 2 years of accounting experience is required.

  • Strong FP&A planning and reporting skills

  • Working proficiency of US GAAP

  • Business Level fluency 90% (oral and written) in English language, fluency in other languages is an advantage

  • Preferred:

  • 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 or FMCG industry experience is an advantage

  • Knowledge of basic accounting principles is an advantage

  • Technical Skills Requirements

  • SAP, BPC, FSA and/or other Databases skills

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

  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret corporate financial statements

  • Works effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, under pressure and with a high degree of professionalism

  • Team player with a focus on collaboration, communication and interpersonal skills

  • Strong organization skills to coordinate and manage multiple projects and activities

  • Demonstrated commitment to education and professional development 

  • Ability to operate independently and navigate through change or uncertainty

  • Positive attitude and problem-solving mindset and analytical skills with a proactive management style to implement new processes

  • Willingness to grow into organization either into more senior BSC positions or to relocate to local markets

  • Possess a high degree of integrity and personal ethics in implementing corporate policies and procedures

  • Results oriented, sense of urgency, knows how to prioritize, ability to communicate and to create rapport with stakeholders, effective communication. Process improvement orientation, innovation and change agent. Migration experience

  • 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 …

    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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    No relocation

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