Financial Analyst a.i.

  • Aanbod Competitive salary
  • Functiegroep Finance
  • Dienstverband Fulltime
  • Vacaturenummer 8891400
  • Locatie Haarlem
  • Contract Detachering via YER
  • Branche Food, Feed & Pharma

Over deze vacature

Do you enjoy working in an international environment with lots of room for personal development? Did you always want to work in a company where your work can have a real impact on people’s life? Would you like to change and drive things?

For MSD we're looking for a Financial Analyst.

This position is part of the COSI (Cost of Sales and Inventory) matrix organization, which performs 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 inventory movements, production results and source to settle variances on a monthly basis to business partners by providing high level commentary and providing estimates for recurring events to stakeholders;
  • Review and ensure accurate data is reported per branch in monthly product cost, sales and inventory consolidation close;
  • Analyze consolidated costs and intercompany profit differences;
  • Analyze and resolve intransit inventory in a timely manner;
  • 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;
  • Analysis of standard revision by branch and ensure appropriate accounting is performed in local and consolidated financial statements;
  • Address 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 in P&L and Balance Sheet statements;
  • 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 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 MSD has codified its 125-year legacy. MSD’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of an individual like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.


  • Period of min. 8 months;
  • Secondment via YER.


For this challenging position we require the following from you:

  • 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;
  • Improvement mindset; knowledge and experience with Lean Six Sigma is a pré;
  • Willingness to take on responsibility;
  • Goal-orientated; capable of making decisions; show initiative and be adaptive; open to change;
  • The ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines;
  • Customer-orientated; organized with good analytical skills; flexible in work hours;
  • Ability, willingness and flexibility to travel occasionally;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is mandatory.