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Senior Specialist Clinical Development Finance CDF Job

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Merck & Co., Inc

Rahway, NJ

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Senior Specialist, Clinical Development Finance (CDF)-FIN001863


Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, 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 Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. Merck's success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Merck's Financial organization helps plan and analyze the resources that allow us to continue advancing medical innovation around the world. This team of attentive, exacting individuals prepares and organizes financial assets in order to drive Merck's momentum towards providing the world with an evolving, diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines, and animal health products that fuel global wellness.

Under the guidance of the Clinical Development Finance Associate Director, the Finance Senior

Specialist will:

- Provide financial planning, forecasting and analytical support to MRL Therapeutic Area Clinical Development.

- Forecast grant spend related to Oncology Clinical Studies.

- Be the primary point of Finance contact with stakeholders including the Global Project Manager, Global Trial Manager, Clinical Sub Team, Clinical Trial Team and Outsourced Trial Team for all project issues related to study budget, site and vendor related payments, asset valuation and impairment.

- Develop and participate in team presentations to the Financial & Operational Review Committee, Late Development Review Committee and Early Development Review Committee.

- Support project team decision making by providing relevant financial information and insight.

- Play a central role in developing the Profit Plan, Long Range Operating Plan, Quarterly Forecasts, and Monthly Refreshes at the clinical protocol level.

- Review of all US site payments related to visits completed, milestones completed and reimbursement for out of pocket expenses according to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, the Sarbanes Oxley Act, and the Corporate Integrity Agreement (CIA), as well as internal and external accounting guidance.



- Bachelor's Degree in Business, Finance/Accounting, Science or Engineering


- Minimum of 2 years in a financial forecasting or budgeting role


- Master's degree preferred. Exposure to clinical grants, project budgeting, or valuation is preferred

- Demonstrated experience in broad areas such as business administration, strategic planning and analysis, managing and allocating resources, and operational and financial planning and management.

- Demonstrated effectiveness working with teams

- Excellent analytical skills Strong financial acumen.

- Demonstrated ability to deliver on operational objectives in the areas of planning, finance, metric setting, and leading continuous operational improvement.

- Willingness to learn new skills

- Proactive approach to problem solving/recommends solutions to problems moderate in scope

- Results and process-driven orientation

- Experience in developing analysis for organizational change initiatives.

Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we're counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we're inventing for life.

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Merck has a long and rich history of working to improve people's health and well-being. Through the years, our researchers have helped to find new ways to treat and prevent illness - from the discovery of vitamin B1, to the first measles vaccine, to cold remedies and antacids, to the first statins to treat high cholesterol. Our scientists also have helped develop many products to improve animal health, including vaccines and antibiotics. /images/merck-history-timeline-screen.jpgWhile we are proud of our past, we are enthusiastic about the future of this new company and we are excited to help create a healthier, brighter future for people around the world.

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