Manager, Finance

New Brunswick, NJ

At Bristol Myers Squibb, we are inspired by a single vision – transforming patients’ lives through science. In oncology, hematology, immunology and cardiovascular disease – and one of the most diverse and promising pipelines in the industry – each of our passionate colleagues contribute to innovations that drive meaningful change. We bring a human touch to every treatment we pioneer. Join us and make a difference.


Purpose of the function

This role performs internal controls activities and monthly close for intercompany financial activities in support of Cell Therapy External Manufacturing and Supply Chain organization. This includes supporting preparation of budgets and forecasts, proper costing of products and inventories and timely completion of monthly financial closing and management reporting. 


Internal Controls

  • Sustains a strong Internal Controls framework within Cell Therapy Operations, including maintaining policies and work instructions, imparting trainings, responding to day-to-day inquiries from process owners and escalating issues to key leadership within Cell Therapy Operation and Business Controls.
  • Regular engagement with management in key business processes and functions to proactively identify and mitigate financial, operational and fraud risk
  • Provide interpretations of corporate policies and procedures to business process owners
  • Assist management in the risk assessment process by helping identify risks and process improvement opportunities and implementing potential mitigating controls.
  • Work with the Business Controls Function leadership team to make determinations as to the pervasiveness and financial magnitude of control deficiencies, and to design effective and efficient remediation plans
  • Participate in annual walk-throughs with Business Process Owners and external auditor
  • Assist and support as necessary with internal and external audits


Intercompany Financial Activities

  • Support intercompany profit elimination for financial transactions across the Cell Therapy financial flow network.
  • Support preparation of intercompany profit elimination entries.


Skills/Knowledge Required:

  • BA or BS in Finance / Accounting. CPA or equivalent strongly preferred.
  • Three-Five years of accounting/financial experience with at least 1-2 years of accounting, audit, and/or internal control. Big 4 public accounting / consulting experience desirable
  • Knowledge of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, including sections 302 and 404, the COSO Framework, and Public Company Accounting Oversight Board promulgations.
  • Proficient in US GAAP accounting provisions, accounting principles, audit and disclosure requirements of financial statements
  • Exceptional analytical skills with ability to understand the bigger picture (i.e. impacts across the business, etc.)
  • Team player able to interact with all levels and work on projects in a cross-functional team environment as well as interfacing effectively with global counterparts
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing; ability to clearly explain financial information to a variety of audiences
  • Highly motivated self-starter with a willingness to assume responsibility, take ownership for their work and intelligently challenge the status quo
  • Tier one ERP experience necessary with preference on Oracle.


Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious diseases. Empowered to apply our individual talents and diverse perspectives in an inclusive culture, our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.


Bristol Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees with the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives. 


Physical presence at the BMS worksite or physical presence in the field is an essential job function of this role which the Company deems critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, employee well-being and engagement, and enhances the Company culture.


To protect the safety of our workforce, customers, patients and communities, the policy of the Company requires all employees and workers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they have received an exception based on an approved request for a medical or religious reasonable accommodation. Therefore, all BMS applicants seeking a role located in the U.S. and Puerto Rico must confirm that they have already received or are willing to receive the full COVID-19 vaccination by their start date as a qualification of the role and condition of employment. This requirement is subject to state and local law restrictions and may not be applicable to employees working in certain jurisdictions such as Montana. This requirement is also subject to discussions with collective bargaining representatives in the U.S.


Our company is committed to ensuring that people with disabilities can excel through a transparent recruitment process, reasonable workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Applicants can request an approval of accommodation prior to accepting a job offer. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application or if you are applying to a role based in the U.S. or Puerto Rico and you believe that you are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief, during or any part of the recruitment process, please direct your inquiries to adastaffingsupport@bms.com. Visit careers.bms.com/eeo-accessibility to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement.


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