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Specialist Treasury

Haarlem, Netherlands

Job Description

For our location in Haarlem we are looking for a specialist within our Treasury department with an accounting/finance/general ledger background and wants to help us automate the processes even more. We are working with the newest technologies like SAP, Swift, Wall Street Suites etc.

Welcome to our team:
Our Global Treasury Center (GLM) is a smaller highly specialized team focusing on Global Treasury operations and liquidity. The team consists of two sub-groups: Front office – responsible for active cash Pooling operations, cash transactions and trades and Back office – responsible for the backend of all cash operations including bank reconciliations, verification of trades, software maintenance, accounting and documentation.

The role:

Our Global Treasury Center, located in Haarlem (the Netherlands) serves as the corporation’s in-house bank and performs four main functions:

  • It acts as a pool header for the global cash pools (investing excess funds and providing liquidity when needed),
  • it provides intercompany funding to affiliated entities that cannot participate in a pool,
  • ensures cross-border, third-party payment/receipt processing and covers intercompany netting functions.

As part of these functions, Global Liquidity Management (GLM) team engages in:

  • Foreign exchange trading (incl. swaps, spots and deposit operations)
  • Investing.
  • Treasury Platform Operation and Sustainment
  • Financial reporting and Tax Filings for the treasury entities

Position Responsibilities:

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

  • Cover back-office operations in Treasury entities including general accounting and reporting
  • Conduct monthly and quarterly close in accordance with strict reporting deadlines
  • Perform reconciliation of Cash Pool bank accounts and trades verification on a daily basis
  • Support back-office operations, e.g. KYC, AML, signatory management.
  • Monitor and maintain our banking platform to allow smooth automatic interface of entries
  • Actively identify opportunities for streamlining operations and performing them more efficiently
  • Provide support with the implementation of global treasury initiatives
  • Follow policies, operational controls and procedures to ensure efficient and accurate operations
  • Responsible for monthly Account Reconciliation processes on a timely basis to be in line with all corporate standards and guidelines
  • Work closely with other team members to effectively manage workload and gain exposure to multiple finance and business disciplines within our company.
  • Support internal and external auditors to complete statutory and internal control audits
  • Participate in ad hoc projects, as needed

Your Profile:

  • Master’s or bachelor’s degree in business administration, Accounting or Finance
  • Experienced in treasury or cash accounting and interfacing systems/banking platforms preferred.
  • Business-level English language skills (speaking and writing)
  • Experience in dealing with internal and external auditors (in a SOX environment) is preferred.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, under pressure, and with a high degree of professionalism
  • Must be comfortable in an environment of changing technologies and processes and demonstrate flexibility in adjusting to new ways of working.
  • Excellent problem/resolution skills and focus on details.
  • High degree of integrity and personal ethics in implementing corporate policies and procedures
  • Ability to work independently, capable of handling multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously.
  • Solid communication, interpersonal, and organization skills enabling effective communication with all levels of management required.

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.

Numerous training, coaching, and e-learning modules for long term job opportunities and development.

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Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC, Rahway, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company.  No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails.

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Requisition ID: R268005

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