Posted to MedZilla on 4/30/2017

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-IL, Financial Accounting Analyst / Senior Financial Accounting Analyst 1701036-MZ


More than 30,000 Takeda employees working in more than 70 countries are committed to improving quality of life for patients, who remain at the center of everything we do. Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited is a global, research and development-driven organization working internally and with external partners to translate science into life-changing medicines. Takeda focuses on the core therapeutic areas of oncology, gastroenterology, central nervous system and providing vaccines that address the most important infectious diseases. Novel products, especially in oncology and gastroenterology, as well as our presence in emerging markets, fuel our growth.
While Takeda is enjoying tremendous growth as an emerging global leader in the pharmaceutical industry, we remain ever mindful of our commitment to serve people worldwide by striving toward better health through leading innovation in medicine. In short, we are a passionate team doing important work that impacts patients lives. If you are driven to create better health and a brighter future, join us!

Please note that the requirements specified in this posting are the basic qualifications required for the (Senior Financial Accounting Analyst); however, job title will be dependent on the candidate s level of experience in those requirements.


The purpose of this position is to conduct the more technically complex activities associated with maintaining ledger accounts and for developing financial statements and reports. Additionally, this position leads the preparation of budget/forecast for assigned areas as well as monthly budget to actual analysis. The Senior Financial Accounting Analyst may also provide direction and training to less experienced accounting staff on an informal basis.


  • On a monthly basis prepare and submit to Corporate Reporting group located in Tokyo, Japan statutory and managerial financial statements for legal entity assigned. Required financial statement information includes income statement, balance sheet and statement of cash flows. After submission of results, Corporate Reporting group may inquire about various aspects of submission. Analyst is expected to research and address questions.
  • On a monthly, quarterly and annual basis, prepare required financial statement disclosure information (number of disclosure increase at quarter and year-end). Required steps to complete disclosures include understanding the technical nature of the disclosure, determining which functional groups within Takeda should be contacted to request required information, compiling and reviewing the information for accuracy and then preparing the actual submission.
  • Monthly, analyze assigned accounts (P&L and Balance Sheet) for assigned areas. Based on analysis, prepare and post journal entries to accounting system to ensure income statement and balance sheet are accurate. Areas of responsibility may include but are not limited to: Cash, Royalties, Capital, Inventory, Employee Benefits, Intercompany R&D and SGA.
  • Develop detailed explanation for variances between actual and plan on a monthly basis for assigned areas. (For example, if responsible for royalty expense journal entries, then responsibility also includes explaining variance between actual vs. budgeted royalty expense).
  • Research and respond to questions to support required audits; may require cross-functional collaboration. (Annual audits to support external reporting by Corporate Reporting group, IRS audits for US tax return, Royalty and other audits to support Alliance Management, and Internal Audit for J-Sox and good business practices.)
  • Lead financial planning processes for assigned areas. (For example, work collaborately with Global Benefits and the various US operating Companies to calculate the appropriate employee benefit fringe rate for annual Plan taking into consideration changes in medical and dental costs, bonus program changes).
  • Design and distribute monthly/quarterly reporting packages to senior management, summarizing financial results.
  • Develops, or assists in developing, accounting methods and/or procedures through detailed accounting research of IFRS. Formulate conclusions from that research and present to management. (For example, determination of Capital vs. Operating lease for new Takeda facilities, assess indicators of impairment for in-process R&D assets).
  • Participate in Accounting and Broader Finance Department Projects. (For example, prepare for system upgrades, new system roll-outs as well as implementing new accounting guidance.)
  • Design and implement solutions to streamline processes and create operational efficiencies. (For example, develop new process to track inventory packaging savings to ensure proper inventory valuation upon Global Consolidation).
  • Serve as financial representative on key cross-functional teams and proactively provide advisory services.
  • May include team leadership activities or oversight of staff activities.
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.


  • Bachelors degree in accounting or a Bachelors degree in finance with relevant accounting coursework and 5+ years relevant accounting experience
  • 5+ years of corporate accounting or finance experience or 3+ years of public accounting experience
  • Takeda Operations comprehensive understanding of Takeda s operating structure and methods including a thorough knowledge of the foreign-owned parent company
  • Accounting understanding of moderately complex accounting concepts, including knowledge of U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (US GAAP) and/or International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
  • Company Policies, Procedures and Process Flows understanding of how work is done and flow of business within Takeda
  • Information Management comprehensive understanding of the methods and electronic tools used to store, retrieve, and process information
  • Analytical - strong analytical skills with demonstrated business impact in previous position(s).
  • Problem Solving ability to identify problems associated with an application and provide specific solutions that resolve the problem
  • Communication ability to communicate ideas and data both verbally and written in a persuasive and appropriate manner
  • Customer Service ability to understand the concerns of the customer, provide timely response/feedback and develop solutions that meet/exceed customer needs
  • Technical ability to use various types of hardware and software
  • Attention to Detail ability to thoroughly analyze and identify key data points which impact the establishment and maintenance of new and existing accounts
  • Organization ability to maintain accurate and detailed records, files, etc.
  • Prioritization ability to prioritize tasks to meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of SAP desired, but not required


  • Manual dexterity required to operate office equipment (i.e., computers, phones, etc.)
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time
  • Carrying, handling and reaching for objects
  • Ability to drive to or fly to various meetings/clients sites limited overnight. Some international travel may be required


  • Responsibilities may require telepresence as well as phone calls with global affiliates outside of standard working hours.

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