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Specialist General Accounting & Reporting

Oss, Netherlands

Job Description

Do you want to work at one of the largest industrial pharma concerns in the Netherlands within a high-tech environment and use your knowledge and skills?  Did you always want to work in a company where your work can have a real impact on people’s lives? We would like to meet you!

We have an exciting new job opportunity at our location in Oss and are looking to hire a

Specialist General Accounting & Reporting

Purpose of the role
You are responsible for several internal and external reports for our company and multiple holding companies within the Group (US GAAP and Dutch GAAP). You work closely with the other 40 members of our Dutch Entities Controlling Group. Together we ensure our management and statutory reports for multiple legal entities are delivered timely and correctly. Your goal is to maintain correct financial records and to identify and execute improvement initiatives. This is an excellent role for a financial professional who wants to work in a global organization, learn more and have a growth path in financial controlling.

Welcome in our team

Our Finance team brings together our financial perspectives into our overall strategic and tactical decision making. We embrace emerging technologies and digital tools and use it for financial analysis, planning, accounting, reporting and performance evaluation. This allows the organization to continue advancing medical innovation and improve lives. We are passionate about ESG and are supporting our organization in realizing our goals around environmental, social and governance sustainability.

Are your exited to start new relationships? Our Finance team is in contact with local business controllers, corporate departments as Tax and Treasury, our Business Service Center and our headquarters in the US.

Main responsibilities

  • Perform General Ledger accounting following US GAAP, Dutch GAAP, and tax guidelines.
  • Accurately and promptly account for all Headquarter accounting transactions.
  • Prepare the annual statutory accounts for holding companies as per Dutch GAAP.
  • Assist the lead accountant with internal reporting to various stakeholders and with Sox 404 audits.
  • Prepare reports for the Statistical Office (CBS) and the Central Bank (DNB).
  • Respond to ad-hoc requests from various stakeholders including the Headquarter, Corporate Tax, and Treasury departments.
  • Assist with the implementation of continuous improvement initiatives to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of processes within your work area.

Your profile

  • Bachelor in accounting/ finance or equivalent. A master’s in accounting/Finance is preferred.
  • Ideal candidates would have 3-5 years of accounting experience in an international, production, or pharmaceutical environment.
  • Good understanding of accounting guidelines and practices, including US GAAP and Dutch GAAP.
  • Proficiency in using SAP, Excel, and other MS Office applications.
  • Required to have business-level proficiency in English, both spoken and written.
  • Previous experience with the Big Four accounting or auditing firms would be advantageous.

What we offer

We welcome you to a truly global, dynamic and challenging environment with great opportunities for personal development. Our benefits are very competitive, and the summary below will give you an idea of what you can expect.

  • Competitive salary and a 3% year-end allowance.
  • 35,5 days of leave.
  • Attractive collective health care insurance package with considerable reduction rates.
  • Solid Pension Plan.
  • Annual bonus based on own and company performance.
  • Travel allowance for commuting.
  • Numerous training, coaching and e-learning modules for long term job opportunities and development.

Do you have questions about this vacancy?

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Applications can only be submitted via our website

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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