Finance Manager, Enabling Functions (Finance and Global Operations)

Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey

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At Zoetis we are passionate about our customers and the animals in their care. We discover, develop and manufacture the world's most innovative and effective products for animal health-medicines, vaccines, diagnostics, genetic tests, biodevices-and we are creating the next generation of integrated solutions and services to support this evolving industry. We know our people drive our success. Our colleagues are proud of our company culture and the meaningful role we play in caring for animals. The Zoetis Core Beliefs define the commitments we make to our colleagues, our customers and our stakeholders every day. They have guided the creation of our award-winning workplace and our proud position as a leading partner of choice in animal health.

Role Description

The Finance Manager, reports to the Finance Senior Director and provides financial support for two specific Enabling Functions: Finance and Global Operations. The position participates in the global month-end accounting close for both functions, including expense accruals, capital accruals and reclassifications. The position leverages global project tracking in SAP as an effective financial management practice. In addition, the Finance Manager reviews Capital Project Appropriation (CPA) requests in Ariba for Global Operations. This position also sets the strategy for global cost center use and implements procedures in support of that strategy. In addition, professional services for the finance function globally are centrally managed by this colleague. The position owns the end to end process for global financial forecasts and operating plans, except for compensation forecasting performed by the HQ Finance Sr Director. Ad-hoc analysis is required often, as well as support for special projects like restructuring, acquisitions and divestitures. Procedures in support of effective internal controls over financial reporting are documented and followed by this colleague.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • For each monthly accounting close, ensure the accuracy of financial information (including but not limited to preparing accruals, reclasses, deferrals and amortizations)
  • Leverage projects in SAP to track expenditures and analyze financial reporting
  • Collaborate with Global Operations functional leaders on CPA's. Review and approve in Ariba.
  • Establish and execute cost center strategy for Global Operations and Finance across all impacted systems (e.g., SAP, Anaplan, Workday)
  • Perform cost center analysis in SAP in support of Global Operations and Finance
  • Own the end to end financial management of actual results, budgets and forecasts for Global Operations and Finance, including partnership with relevant function leaders, uploads to Anaplan, reporting, analysis and preparation of management presentations
  • Collaborate with functional leaders to hypothesize, measure and track business value creation
  • Collaborate with Global Operations, ZFS and Controller's to operationalize and improve lease accounting, budgeting and forecasting.
  • Support special projects, including restructuring, divestitures and acquisitions.
  • This individual regularly interacts with colleagues in the Enabling Functions finance team, Global Operations. Zoetis Shared Services, Treasury, Controllers, Internal Audit, Tax, US Commercial Finance and International Commercial Finance. This individual also interacts with KPMG for global audit fee matters.

Knowledge, Skills, Ability Requirements:
  • Knowledge of accounting and financial systems/processes as well as associated controls.
  • Experience working with multiple foreign currencies and conversion to a common parent currency (i.e., USD).
  • Demonstrated change agility and the ability to drive tasks to completion in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to engage with global finance colleagues effectively.
  • Must have experience in SAP. Experience with Blackline, Essbase and Anaplan is a plus.
  • Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills. Visio is a plus.

We offer a competitive and comprehensive benefits package, which includes healthcare, dental coverage, and retirement savings benefits along with paid holidays, vacation and disability insurance.

Full time



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Zoetis is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status or any other protected classification. Disabled individuals are given an equal opportunity to use our online application system. We offer reasonable accommodations as an alternative if requested by an individual with a disability. Please contact Zoetis Colleague Services at to request an accommodation. Zoetis also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must possess or obtain authorization to work in the US for Zoetis. Zoetis retains sole and exclusive discretion to pursue sponsorship for the acquisition or maintenance of nonimmigrant status and employment eligibility, considering factors such as availability of qualified US workers. Individuals requiring sponsorship must disclose this fact. Please note that Zoetis seeks information related to job applications from candidates for jobs in the U.S. solely via the following: (1) our company website at site, or (2) via email to/from addresses using only the Zoetis domain of "". In addition, Zoetis does not use Google Hangout for any recruitment related activities. Any solicitation or request for information related to job applications with Zoetis via any other means and/or utilizing email addresses with any other domain should be disregarded. In addition, Zoetis will never ask candidates to make any type of personal financial investment related to gaining employment with Zoetis.

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