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Finance Decision Support (DS CoE) Undergraduate

Pfizer
Niceville, FL 32578
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**Pfizer UK Undergraduate Programme 2022/2023**



**Finance** **Undergraduate**



**(within the Decision Support Centre of Excellence (DS CoE) Group)**



Finance and Business Operations

Finance - Decision Support (DS CoE)



**Department Overview**



A Finance placement within Walton Oaks (near Walton-on-the-Hill, Surrey) will take place in the Decision Support Finance Group (abbreviated to DS CoE).



This Finance team is accountable for undertaking financial management reporting and analysis in order to support Finance colleagues across Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Key stakeholders will include Finance Analysts, Finance Managers / Senior Finance Managers and Finance Directors from a variety of countries.



Undergraduates will be accountable for, but not limited to, conducting the following key activities:



Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting, Financial Reporting analytics, Presentation development and preparation, Data Validation, and Report consolidation and submission.



The Decision Support Finance Group has been participating in the Undergraduate scheme since the team was formed in 2011 and is an excellent place to gain first-hand experience in what a career in Finance could look like. We have had several Undergraduates return to the department as Pfizer Colleagues upon completing their degrees, demonstrating a proven track record in providing the necessary skills and knowledge to start a successful career in Finance.



**What can I achieve and what will I be accountable for whilst completing a placement at Pfizer?**



You will assist Finance leaders in their role of providing financial management and analysis services. Activities will include:



+ Preparing and validating the accuracy of Financial Management Reports. This includes reports with high visibility to senior management such as Revenue and P&L Reporting

+ Significant involvement in Planning, Budgeting & Forecasting with preparation of variance/KPI reporting and system submission support.

+ Data collection - Gather data from internal Pfizer systems and external non-Pfizer systems and sources necessary as required.

+ Root Cause Research - Researching business related variances, identify variances as manual accounting error or legitimate business movements

+ Ensuring productive collaboration between the various sub teams within the DS CoE Finance Team.

+ Performing ad-hoc investigations and analytical reporting as required.

+ Working with a variety of technology - including various different Financial systems used by Pfizer, as well as new technologies such as Robotic Process Automation, Dashboarding Tools etc.

+ Involvement in team-based projects within the DS CoE Finance Team.



**When can I start?**



Placements will start on the 5th September 2022 and will run for 12 months.



**PERSON SPECIFICATION**



Type of person we are looking for, in relation to ' **Skills** ', ' **Knowledge** ' and ' **Motivation** ':



+ Candidates must be studying for a Degree at a UK University and participating as part of a placement year or taking a Gap Year

+ Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills

+ Ability to work effectively in a team environment

+ Strong Maths and English skills

+ Self-assurance to liaise with Pfizer personnel at all levels

+ Ability to generate creative and innovative ideas

+ Enthusiastic and pro-active approach

+ IT literacy (in particular, knowledge of Microsoft Excel is essential)



**Please note that we only accept application forms. Please do not send over your CV or cover letter as they will not be considered.**



**This position will close for applications on the 31st October 2021**



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Purpose



**Breakthroughs that change patients' lives** ... At Pfizer we are apatient centric company, guided by our four values: courage, joy, equity and excellence. Our breakthrough culture lends itself to our dedication to transforming millions of lives.



Digital Transformation Strategy



One bold way we are achieving our purpose is through our company wide digital transformation strategy. We are leading the way in adopting new data, modelling and automated solutions to further digitize and accelerate drug discovery and development with the aim of enhancing health outcomes and the patient experience.



Flexibility



We aim to create a trusting, flexible workplace culture which encourages employees to achieve work life harmony, attracts talent and enables everyone to be their best working self.Let's start the conversation!



Equal Employment Opportunity



We believe that a diverse and inclusive workforce is crucial to building a successful business. As an employer, Pfizer iscommitted to celebratingthis,in all itsforms - allowing for us to be as diverse as the patients and communities we serve. Together, we continue to build a culture that encourages, supports and empowers our employees.



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Posted: 2021-09-20 Expires: 2021-11-20
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