Director, Finance, Enabling Functions
Zoetis

Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey

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Role Description

  • Individual will report to the VP Finance, VMRD and Enabling Functions and serve as the Finance Partner for certain enabling functions, primarily Human Resources including compensation planning, Finance, Global Operations, Corporate Affairs, Communications, and Sustainability.
  • Individual will be relied upon to contribute and provide insight into the long-term strategic direction of the enabling functions, participating on some of their respective Leadership Teams.
  • Individual will be ultimately responsible for the complete and accurate accounting of the enabling functions, ensuring accurate financial reporting and planning, variance analysis, and business driver understanding and conveyance to senior leadership.
  • Individual will be responsible for managing continuous improvement to our financial systems and processes to ensure we keep pace with the evolution of our business and have the appropriate level of foresight in data via KPI's and other key metrics.
  • Individual will have a finance manager role reporting to he/ she, and is responsible for fostering a learning and empowered environment, providing diverse experiences, and fostering business partnering opportunities.
  • Implement a sound financial process and guarantee the quality, accuracy and timeliness of the Operating Plan, forecasts, monthly results and other financial submissions via partnering with respective Enabling Functions teams.
  • Present business results, financial projections and financial analyses to senior management. Participate in business reviews and represent the financial implications of the business strategy to leadership.
  • Drive resource optimization through effective working capital and operating expense management.
  • Serve as the financial advisor to leadership on key decisions and business strategies. Monitor, track and report business performance with proactive identification of issues, opportunities and challenges. Ensure that the business utilizes its resources in the most efficient manner.
  • Ensure an effective internal control environment. Support the planning and execution of local internal and external audit work in partnership with Corp Controllers.
  • Interact as necessary with different internal and external stakeholders. Be able to clearly articulate Zoetis' position on key matters and issues.
  • Ensure continual Finance acumen education to leadership, especially on critical accounting matters including expense recognition, capital spend and related depreciation, and unique accounting considerations where applicable.
  • Lead finance manager supporting these areas, with particular focus on driving independence and accountability, providing varied experiences for continued learning and development, and fostering opportunities for growth outside of core areas.
  • Identify Risks and Opportunities, provide insight, support and advice on decision-making to achieve short-term and long-term financial objectives. Conduct analysis that unlock value and enhance the decision-making process across the enabling functions.

Qualifications (Training, Education & Prior Experience):

Education
  • University degree in appropriate discipline (i.e. accounting, finance or economics)
  • Professional accounting designation, Certified Public Accountant or Master in Business Administration is considered an asset.

Experience
  • 7-10+ years post qualification experience
  • Experience in the Animal Health industry is considered an asset
  • Prior experience leading change in a dynamic business environment
  • People mgmt./ leadership experience a plus

Skills
  • Strong analytical background with strategic thinking capabilities and attention to detail
  • Solid understanding of accounting, internal controls, financial systems and processes
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management both verbally and in writing
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, high-energy environment
  • Ability to multi-task, consistently meeting deadlines on multiple projects and activities
  • Work effectively in a team environment and in building collaborative relationships with peers and with other stakeholders

Full time

Regular

Colleague

Any unsolicited resumes sent to Zoetis from a third party, such as an Agency recruiter, including unsolicited resumes sent to a Zoetis mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Zoetis employees, or to Zoetis resume database will be considered Zoetis property. Zoetis will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume.

Zoetis will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Agency free of any charges or fees. This includes any Agency that is an approved/engaged vendor but does not have the appropriate approvals to be engaged on a search.

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 zoetiscolleagueservices@zoetis.com 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 www.Zoetis.com/careers site, or (2) via email to/from addresses using only the Zoetis domain of "@zoetis.com". 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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