Finance Business Partner

Role Description

Finance Business Partner – Pfizer Grange Castle


Job purpose

The Finance Business Partner will be responsible for supporting the PIP (Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals) Finance activities associated with the acquisition from Baxter of 2 Vaccines products. This role will report to the Grange Castle (GC) Site Finance Lead. The role will collaborate very closely with the Finance team at Pfizer Manufacturing Austria, Orth.


This role offers the successful candidate a unique opportunity to gain insight and experience of different aspects of PGS Finance, including Distressed Inventory, Fixed Assets, Balance Sheet Reconciliations, Mark Up Tracking, Restructuring and Compliance.


The role also involves some GC Site responsibilities with regard to Inventory Reporting, Management Reporting, Standard Costing and Budget/Forecast Preparation and Analysis.


Finally, the position will also participate in the wider Ireland Finance Team and will entail certain cross Ireland projects as required.




  • Lead the monthly accounting process for the DS toll manufacturing with Orth.
  • Collaborate closely with the Finance Team at Orth, covering month-end reporting and forecasting.
  • Manage Sales and COGS process for both Products for PIP
  • Work closely with Supply Chain and Procurement teams at Sites and External Supply to ensure Inventory is recorded and reported in line with Pfizer policies.
  • Oversee and  manage Service Agreement  payments that are to be made through PIP 

Cost Accounting

  • Perform the month-end close process across all DS and DP Processes to cover Materials Usage Variance (MUV), Price Variance (PPV), FX, and Toll Manufacturing. This in turn requires detailed analysis across the Operating Units.
  • Provide guidance and analysis of month-end results compared to forecast/budget and clearly communicate gaps and opportunities.
  • Identify and recommend functional improvements and system enhancements to assure appropriate recognition of financial transactions in the most efficient manner
  • Provide additional ad-hoc cost accounting support as needed
  • Complete Mark Up Tracking process and GMX Reporting
  • Complete the monthly deferrals and amortization processes
  • Standard Costing for both Products and corresponding GMX submissions.
  • Complete VEMP (FX) monthly Submissions. 


  • Work with cross functional stakeholders in determining distressed inventory and make any necessary financial provisions
  • Provide additional ad hoc inventory analysis support as needed


  • Ensure all accounting is Compliant with Pfizer accounting policies
  • Support Orth and External Supply Finance team, as requested, in developing routine forecast/budget process for PPV, MUV, Volume variances, etc.
  • Support accounting for Integration costs
  • Monthly Fixed Asset Analysis; CIP, Ageing , Capitalizations, Policy.


  • Education:  Qualified Accountant (ACA/CGMA, CPA etc.)
  • Experience:  2-5 years related experience 
  • Experience in core manufacturing finance skills (standard costing experience a plus)
  • Demonstrated ability to drive continuous improvements both via systems and processes
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate with diverse groups and individuals and operate effectively in a dynamic team environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work on own initiative and proactively respond to business needs and ability to solve problems
  • Strong analytical skills including the use of Excel and PowerPoint as analytical and presentation tools
  • Strong business acumen
  • Drives for continuous improvement (e.g. optimizes repeatable tasks, leverages technology) 

For more details; please contact on +353 1 500 5902

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