Financial Analyst a.i.

  • Aanbod Marktconform uurtarief
  • Functiegroep Finance
  • Dienstverband Fulltime
  • Vacaturenummer 8534200
  • Locatie Haarlem
  • Contract Detachering via YER
  • Branche Medical & Health

Over deze vacature

For the new COSI matrix organization at MSD we are looking for a COSI Financial Analyst a.i.

Do you have a Bachelor’s Degree in finance and have you been working in a finance job for the past 1-3 years? Do you possess up to date knowledge on US GAAP Rules and are you familiar with Lean Six Sigma? Are you Goal-orientated, capable of making decisions and do you show initiative? If so, we would like you to apply for this position!


This position is part of the new COSI (Cost of Sales and Inventory) matrix organization, which will perform end to end activities from actual occurrence of a financial result till consolidation level in HQ.

Your main tasks will be:

  • Responsible to maintain and create product cost according US GAAP rules
  • Control, analyze and report production results and source to settle variances on a monthly basis to business partners by providing high level commentary and provided estimates for recurring events to stakeholders
  • Responsible for reporting accurate data to Global Repository database in line with Merck’s due date
  • Review and ensure accurate data is reported per branch in monthly product cost, sales and inventory consolidation close
  • Analyze and resolve in-transit inventory in a timely manner following up to determine driver of inventory remaining in-transit and partnering with parties to resolve
  • Analyze consolidated costs and intercompany profit differences
  • Identify and work on initiatives that improve cost control and/or increase efficiency
  • Continue to meet the S404 requirements, updating documentation and performing/enhancing existing controls. Provide monthly reporting to customers
  • Analyze of standard revision on global level by branch and ensure appropriate accounting is performed on a local and global branch perspective
  • Addresses entity/divisional customer questions and requests on a variety of data and system issues
  • Provide accurate and timely financial cost, sales and inventory data to customers as requested
  • Participate in special and ad hoc projects to support management analysis and provide ad-hoc quality support to business partners
  • Ensuring actual financial data is correctly reported per P&L and Balance
  • Analyzing sales data in above market and ensure data is accurate reported according to guidelines
  • Participate in objective setting, mid-year review, end-year review and feedback discussions with manager to foster open honest communication
  • Back-up of senior specialists or specialists as needed


MSD is working to help the world be well. Through their medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies and animal health products, they work in more than 140 countries to deliver innovative health solutions to patients and animals. They also demonstrate their commitment to increasing access to health care through far-reaching programs that donate and deliver their products to the people who need them. MSD has a workforce of almost 4500 in the Netherlands at three main sites.


  • Secondment via YER


  • A Bachelor’s degree in finance combined with 1-3 years of experience in an analytical role
  • Experience with analysis of production within a financial system like SAP or other
  • Previous practical experience of preparing accounts in accordance with US GAAP
  • Knowledge and experience with Lean Six Sigma
  • Willingness to take on responsibility
  • Goal-orientated; capable of making decisions; show initiative and be adaptive; be open to change
  • The ability to work under pressure and meets deadlines
  • Fluent in English (and another Oriental language is a pre)
  • Customer-orientated; able to mentor effectively; organised with good analytical skills; flexible in work hours
  • Ability, willingness and flexibility to travel occasionally
  • LR/GR knowledge preferred
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is mandatory