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Inventory Accountant II at Takeda (Philadelphia, PA)

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Job Description
Inventory Accountant II
Takeda Pharmaceutical
Exton, PA
About the role:

  • The Inventory Accountant II will be a major contributor to the financial close process and financial reporting for the Takeda Business Services Americas group.
  • The primary responsibilities of this position will largely be comprised of items relating to inventory accounting and the related process.
  • You will contribute to the production of accurate reporting of monthly / quarterly / annual results at the Group level.
  • The accountant II will bear responsibility for certain aspects of the financial accounting results through reconciliations, analysis, and monthly journal entries. All activities of this position will be performed in conformance with our established policies as well as GAAP, SOX, and any other applicable regulatory requirements.
  • You will report to the inventory Lead
  • "#LI-Hybrid"

How you will contribute:

  • Participate in the monthly and quarterly accounting close, including the preparation of journal entries.
  • Responsibilities will also include assigned accounting tasks/calculations, financial statement analysis of data to support our external SEC filings.
  • Additional responsibilties may include inventory analysis of RM, WIP and FG, monitoring inventory transactions and standard cost setting within the ERP system.
  • Ensure all information received by the business units, subsidiary systems, and interfaces are accurate, timely and comply with all GAAP and U.S. statutory requirements.
  • Perform balance sheet account reconciliations and financial statement analysis on a monthly basis. Ad Hoc analysis to support the financials and other projects.
  • Participate in all aspects of internal and external financial and operational audits.
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of established internal controls to ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley. This will include making recommendations for enhancements or modifications to existing processes. Prepare monthly and quarterly Sarbanes-Oxley control packages per the documented requirements.
  • Perform special projects.

Technical/Functional (Line) Expertise
Knowledge of MS Excel. Functional ability in Word and PowerPoint.

  • Experience with Oracle's JD Edwards or SAP is a strong plus, as well as experience with Hyperion Financial Manager (HFM).
  • Experience with applying US GAAP to inventory transactions and solid understanding of cost accounting within a standard cost environment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are needed. Must have the ability to interact with peers as well as management throughout the Company. Building relationships will be a key success factor for this position. Another key success factor will be the ability to handle ambiguity and to deal effectively with a constantly changing environment.
  • A demonstrated customer service focus will be critical for this position. This is a service organization and that will require the highest commitment to understanding customer needs and meeting/exceeding their expectations.
  • The successful candidate needs to be able to work in a fast paced environment, be creative, be energetic and be enthusiastic.
  • The successful candidate will at times be the first person people encounter when contacting the Takeda Business Services Americas Group. As a result of this visibility, he/she must ensure all communications and interactions are professional, courteous and show a desire to be of service.


  • This position will interact with internal teams, such as Global Manufacturing , accounts payable, various employees embedded in the business and global finance teams.
  • This position will likely also interact with Manufacturing Plant personnel at various locations with the US.
  • This position may also interact with external vendors and external auditors as needed.


  • Must be a proactive problem solver, arriving at creative and effective recommendations for improvements and enhancements in financial and non-financial operations.
  • You should be able to make recommendations to the accounting manager for improvements to current processes.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • BS Degree in Accounting required.
  • CPA is not required but is a plus as is background in public accounting,
  • Big 4 is a plus.
  • Prior experience as part of an accounting team within a global company is preferred.
  • 4+ years accounting experience with cost accounting and inventory accounting for product manufacturing
  • Experience in service-oriented or shared services finance organization would be a plus.

What Takeda can offer you:

  • Comprehensive Healthcare: Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • Financial Planning & Stability: 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
  • Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings
  • Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days
  • Community Outreach Programs and company match of charitable contributions
  • Family Planning Support
  • Flexible Ways of Working
  • Tuition reimbursement

More about us:
At Takeda, we are transforming patient care through the development of novel specialty pharmaceuticals and best in class patient support programs. Takeda is a patient-focused company to inspire and empower you to grow through life-changing work.
Certified as a Global Top Employer, Takeda offers stimulating careers, encourages innovation, and strives for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.
This position is currently classified as "hybrid" in accordance with Takeda's Hybrid and Remote Work policy.
In accordance with the CO Equal Pay Act, Colorado Applicants Are Not Permitted to Apply.
EEO Statement
Takeda is proud in its commitment to creating a diverse workforce and providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship status, genetic information or characteristics, marital status, status as a Vietnam era veteran, special disabled veteran, or other protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws, and any other characteristic protected by law.
Exton, PA
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What are Takeda Perks + Benefits

Takeda Benefits Overview

We believe that the company’s long-term success depends on fostering an equitable, inclusive environment where all employees are welcomed, empowered and inspired to be themselves, and use their unique voices and talents.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Flexible work schedule
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Diversity employee resource groups
Black Leadership Council, Building Asian Leaders, IMPACTO (LatinX affiliation), Parents and Caregivers, Gender Parity Network, STRIVE (military affiliation), EnAbles, IGNITE, Take Pride, Faith@Work
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Fitness reimbursement, club discounts, team challenges, access to wellness apps and programs
Mental health benefits
Takeda offers an employee assistance program.
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Takeda's 401(k) retirement plan matches 100%of an employee's contributions up to 4% of their annual base salary, with immediate vesting for matched contributions.
Company equity
Employee stock purchase plan
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Family medical leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
In addition to traditional PTO, Takeda also offers a company wide paid shutdown from Christmas to New Year's Day.
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Company-sponsored outings
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Home-office stipend for remote employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Takeda provides learning opportunities, and often hosts guest speakers to share their expertise on various topics ranging from leadership to DE&I to innovation and more.
Promote from within
Continuing education stipend
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications

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