Senior Accountant at McKesson

| Dallas-Fort Worth, TX
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McKesson requires new employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as defined by the CDC, subject to applicable, verified accommodation requests.

McKesson Corporation is a Fortune 8 company and is one of the largest providers of healthcare supply chain management solutions, retail pharmacy, medical & pharmaceutical supplies, healthcare technology, community oncology and specialty care in the United States with revenues of $231 billion in 2020. The company was founded in 1833 by John McKesson and Charles Olcott in New York with a focus on importing and wholesaling pharmaceutical products. United by our ICARE shared principles, McKesson's 80,000 employees work together every day to make better care possible around the globe - one product, one partner, one patient at a time.

We deliver careers with purpose and potential. Our focus on better health starts with creating an inclusive environment with strong values where you can build a fulfilling career. You can count on us to provide you with resources and opportunities to grow and be your best, while contributing to our pursuit of improving lives. Every day, McKesson's employees deliver products to healthcare providers that make a difference in the care and life of a patient. We work to distribute medical supplies, bandages, syringes, vials of flu vaccine, and pharmaceutical drugs to help real patients like Jack, an eight-year-old boy battling cancer. We take that job seriously. Together, the work we do is shaping the future of healthcare. If you are passionate about combining a meaningful career with a balanced life, join us on this journey and apply for a job with McKesson today. Every day, McKesson's employees deliver products to healthcare providers that make a difference in the care and life of a patient.

Current Need

The McKesson Accounting team is hiring a Senior Accountant in Irving TX.

Position Description

The Senior Accountant will ensure accurate execution of general accounting transactions related to month end close. This includes reviewing transactions / backup or analyses, fielding questions or providing context, and identifying risks impacting variance analysis and internal reporting. The Senior Accountant will also work frequently with a global team to drive results and serve as the initial point of contact between the Business Units and any issues raised related to transactions performed by either the Regional Hub or the Service Provider. This will require strong communication skills necessary to support multiple internal customers This also includes facilitation of direct communications between the Service Provider and Business Units.

Key Responsibilities

Perform month end tasks (perform journal entries to be completed on site, coordinate with the Service Provider and manage preliminary escalations).

  • Perform high risk JEs and review select JEs prepared by the Service Provider
  • Ensure JEs are completed in a timely manner during close
  • Perform or review high risk account reconciliations
  • Ensure reserves are adequate and in accordance with GAAP
  • Handle escalations from the Service Provider requiring direct interaction with various business stakeholders
  • Escalate any significant changes to Supervisor and/or Director
  • Coordinate with service providers to ensure quality service delivery and mitigate risks
  • Provide feedback on service provider delivery and coordinate with other departments and business units to provide additional feedback as necessary
  • Review and research escalations raised by service providers
  • Oversee the activities of internal controls.
  • Ensure the effectiveness of policies, procedures, techniques, and mechanisms actions taken to minimize risk
  • Evaluate recommendations from others and identify opportunities for improvement in McKesson controls process
  • Report to internal and external auditors
  • Avoids legal challenges by complying with legal requirements and US GAAP requirements
  • Remediate control deficiencies
  • Take corrective measures for policies, procedures, techniques, and mechanism actions taken to minimize risk.
  • Communicate control deficiencies and proposed resolution to manager / director level
  • Provide general accounting support to business and corporate finance teams and multiple functions across multiple business units

Minimum Requirements

Degree, or equivalent, and typically requires 4+ years of relevant experience.

Critical Skills

  • Minimum of 2-3 years of accounting experience required
  • Experience with SAP, JDE, or large ERP system
  • Advanced MS Excel (v-lookups, pivots, other functions) skills
  • MS Access/SQL or other database experience preferred
  • Experience working with a third-party vendor
  • Experience working with a global team

Additional Knowledge and Skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to engage and influence multi-level staff up to executive management
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of US GAAP principles and internal control environments
  • Public Accounting experience is preferred, not required
  • Proven ability to recognize best practices and process improvements
  • Strong experience creating and analyzing large amounts of data
  • Contract interpretation and analysis experience


A Bachelor's Degree in Accounting is desired, or equivalent work experience in a related field. Advanced Accounting degree preferred. CPA strongly preferred.


Traditional office requirements. Large percentage of time performing computer-based work is required.

Must be authorized to work in the US. Sponsorship is not available for this position.

McKesson is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.Qualified applicants will not be disqualified from consideration for employment based upon criminal history.

McKesson is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including job seekers with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to [email protected] . Resumes or CVs submitted to this email box will not be accepted.

Current employees must apply through the internal career site.

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More Information on McKesson
McKesson operates in the Healthtech industry. The company is located in Irving, TX, Columbus, OH and Richmond, VA. McKesson was founded in 2022. It has 23630 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 22 open jobs at McKesson, click here.
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