Accounting Manager

  • Company: McKesson Corporation
  • Posted: January 18, 2017
  • Reference ID: 16009989-en-us

McKesson is in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. It starts with the chain of events you initiate when you work with McKesson Pharmaceutical - a chain that extends across the country and results in millions of people getting more from their healthcare.

As the leader in pharmaceutical distribution and supply chain management, McKesson Pharmaceutical delivers vital branded and generic pharmaceuticals, as well as over-the-counter products, to more than 40,000 customers in three primary segments: retail chains, independent retail pharmacies and institutional providers such as hospitals, health systems, integrated delivery networks and long-term care providers.

We base our distribution excellence on electronic order processing, asset management tools, a commitment to Six Sigma methodology, order accuracy and supply chain safety. We work with our customers on solutions - including supply management technology, world-class marketing programs, managed care and repackaging products and services - that help them meet their business and quality goals. Our entire team works to ensure patients receive their medications efficiently and begin the process of healing.

As the nation’s largest pharmaceutical distributor, US Pharmaceutical is committed to driving total pharmacy health for customers and ensuring that customers receive the right drug at the right time, every time. This commitment is underpinned by McKesson’s focus on providing customers with the industry’s highest product availability, intelligent ordering capabilities and unmatched service accuracy.

Join our team of leaders to begin a rewarding career.

Current Need

McKesson is seeking an Accounting Manager for US Pharma’s Accounting Center of Excellence to manage accounting processes for key areas of the business, focused on intercompany transactions, to ensure accurate financial results.

Position Description

This position is responsible for managing the accounting and controls within the Accounting Center of Excellence.  This role will seek opportunities and implementation for process improvement.  A strong focus on internal customer service and effective communication is necessary to successfully support multiple business units served by the Accounting Center of Excellence.  This role will support internal partners for analytical information, special requests, ad hoc reporting and business combinations as well as other process implementations.

This role will supervise two senior accountants in the day-to-day operations


Minimum Qualifications:
  • 3+ years accounting experience

  • Bachelors in Accounting or related field required
  • Advanced accounting degree preferred
Financial Services Experience:
  • CPA preferred
  • Public accounting experience preferred
  • Previous supervisory (reviewer) experience is essential, as this role will involve, not only building a team, but managing an active team along with the Sr. Manager.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of GAAP
  • Strong analytical, data analysis skills
  • Demonstrated process improvement experience
Technical Skills:
  • Advanced Excel skills required (pivot charts, tables, v-lookups, complex formulas)
  • Access is preferable, but not required
  • Must have a minimum of intermediate SAP knowledge or other large ERP.
Additional Knowledge & Skills:
  • Strategic thinker and problem solver with strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Team player with demonstrated ability to lead and build cross-functional relationships
  • Adaptable to a fast paced and quickly changing environment
  • Understanding of databases or other analytical tools a plus
McKesson Required Competencies:
  • Set Strategy - Sees the big picture; understands key business drivers; anticipates challenges; navigates ambiguity and complexity; keeps people focused on the right goals
  • Foster Innovation - Finds new and better ways to drive growth and profitability and builds the capability, structure, and culture needed for innovation, learning, and creativity
  • Be Collaborative - Takes an enterprise perspective on priorities; builds and aligns team; networks and works well with others; eliminates unhelpful boundaries
  • Be Inclusive - Builds a culture of trust and openness; supports, welcomes, treats with respect, and appreciates differences in identify, backgrounds, styles, and perspectives
  • Be Decisive - Uses good judgment and is able to make effective decisions on complex issues despite short time lines and pressure
  • Deliver Results - Secures resources and builds the team, system, and culture needed to meet commitments and drives results; balances short and long term needs and goals; effectively leads change
  • Be Courageous - Takes on tough issues and challenges; displays inner strength; never wavers from doing what is right
  • Be Resilient - Deals well with setbacks and disappointments; flexible and adaptable in response to changing circumstances
  • Grow Self - Hungry for new information; self aware; creates an atmosphere of continuous improvement 
  • Grow Others - Effectively assess talent, identifying abilities and interests; provides candid feedback on strengths and needs; invested in the development of employees
Physical Requirements

General Office Demands

Less than 5% travel

Benefits & Company Statement
McKesson believes superior performance – individual and team – that helps us drive innovations and solutions to promote better health should be recognized and rewarded. We provide a competitive compensation program to attract, retain and motivate a high-performance workforce, and it’s flexible enough to meet the different needs of our diverse employee population.

We are in the business of better health and we touch the lives of patients in virtually every aspect of healthcare. We partner with payers, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting.

But we can’t do it without you. Every single McKesson employee contributes to our mission—whatever your title, whatever your role, you act as a catalyst in a chain of events that helps millions of people all over the globe. Talented, compassionate people are the future of our company—and of healthcare. At McKesson, you’ll collaborate on the products and solutions that help us carry out our mission to improve lives and advance healthcare. Working here is your opportunity to shape an industry that’s vital to us all.

McKesson is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer – minorities/females/veterans/persons with disabilities.

Qualified applicants will not be disqualified from consideration for employment based upon criminal history.

Agency Statement
No agencies please.

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