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Senior Specialist, Accounting to Reporting (Mandarin Speaking)

Job Description

Specialist – Accounting to Reporting (AtR)

Our Company is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Our Company has codified its 125-year legacy. Our Company's success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Our Business Service Centers (BSCs), located across three regions (Americas, Europe, and Asia), are responsible for the timely and efficient delivery of standardized, global financial processes. The BSC – AP in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia 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 AP region.

Role Summary

The Specialist, Accounting to Reporting (AtR) will be responsible for ensuring that the transactions for their respective market(s) within the JCAP region have been properly accounted for and accurately reflected in Our Company's accounting records. The Specialist Accounting to Reporting will work closely with Local Finance Teams to ensure that the accounting records: (i) accurately reflect the results of the associated business, (ii) are in line with US GAAP and (iii) comply with respective local statutory and tax requirements. The Specialist is also responsible for ensuring a robust control environment is maintained following all audit requirements. This role enables the AtR function based in Petaling Jaya to partner with its Finance and Business counterparts to ensure that business objectives are met.

Key Responsibilities
  • Provide general ledger support and analysis inclusive of period end financial close responsibilities for the AP.
  • 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 the final financial package and the Balance Sheet Reconciliations.
  • Execute work in line with audit controls and accounting principles.
  • Collaborating and working together with our Virtual Finance Teams (COSI, IC COE, EMEA/Americas BSCs & Local Finance) and other onsite BSC towers (OtC/PTP).
  • Ensure compliance of accounting standards & reporting SOX requirements.
  • Work with Our Company's outsourced BPO partner for General Ledger.
  • Participate in Global Projects and Initiatives.
  • Ensure the required accuracy on all defined KPIs and SLA’s are met.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting or Finance
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a finance or accounting department of a multinational company including demonstrated experience in dealing with US and ex-US accounting (Pharmaceutical industry a plus).
  • Business-level English skills (speaking and writing) required.
  • Business-level Chinese (Mandarin) skills (speaking and writing) preferred.
  • Experience using SAP desired.
  • Experience with US GAAP is desired.
  • Experience with non-US GAAP environments.
  • Experience with balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Experience working with global cultures.
  • Ability to work independently and with a team in a fast-paced and high-volume environment with emphasis on accuracy and timeliness.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and organization skills required.
  • Demonstrated commitment to education and professional development.
  • Advance problem solving and analytical skills with a proactive management style to implement new.
  • Good problem solving and analytical skills with a proactive management style to implement new processes.
  • Intermediate to Advanced PC skills (MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint) required
  • Ability to operate independently and remain focused through change or uncertainty and with a team in a fast-paced and high-volume environment with emphasis on accuracy, timeliness and professionalism.
Our Support Functions deliver services and makes recommendations about ways to enhance our workplace and the experience of working at our organization. Our Support Functions include HR, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Procurement, Administration, Facilities and Security.

Who we are …

Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA is known as “Merck” in the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico. We are known as “MSD” in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America & Asia Pacific. We are a global biopharmaceutical leader with a diverse portfolio of prescription medicines, oncology, vaccines and animal health products.

We are driven by our purpose to develop and deliver innovative products that save and improve lives. With 69,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, we offer state of the art laboratories, plants and offices that are designed to Inspire our employees as we learn, develop and grow in our careers. We are proud of our 125 years of service to humanity and continue to be one of the world’s biggest investors in Research & Development.

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.




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 for the common good. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.


Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully

Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Kenilworth, 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.

Employee Status: Regular

Relocation: No relocation

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Number of Openings: 6
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