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Location: London
Position: Finance
Salary: £21,000 per annum/ £403.85 per week
Date Posted: 12 August 2019
Vacancy Type: Graduate Internship
Job Description:
 Job title: Commercial Finance Graduate

Divisions- Commercial finance

Location –Middlesex, Feltham (Piccadilly line- West London) **Must be happy to travel this location**

Contract duration: 12 months

Hours: 35 hours

Salary: £21,000 per annum **The salary is not negotiable**

The successful candidate will report to the Head of Commercial Finance.

Deadline: The University of London will manage the shortlisting process reviewing CVs from Monday 14th August but the role will be kept open until placed so please apply with your CV, so please apply immediately. 

We have a fantastic 12 month finance role which has been made available to all finance/accounting and finance graduates seeking for relevant finance experience, with our global pharmaceutical client. 

Your role:

Merck are offering a Commercial Finance internship for 12 months in its pharmaceutical division. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience working in a global organisation interacting across various franchises. The essential responsibilities are as follows:

  • Involved in finance activities enabling you to get strong understanding of different areas within commercial Finance
  • Own assigned processes within financial planning
  • Support finance partners to prepare business updates
  • Support month end closing activities, working within deadlines
  • Performance analysis compared to targets, prior year/quarter
  • Base cost analysis including understanding of the drivers
  • Participate in certain projects (e.g. margin analysis) and other ad-hoc activities as required within Finance functions
  • Understand and work with the systems (SAP, TM1) to generate cost reports/analysis

Candidate requirements:

  • You have a 2.1 university degree in finance or a related discipline
  • Excellent financial and analytical skills
  • Previous relevant experience would be advantageous but not essential
  • Willingness to improve things and strong motivation, Hands-on mentality
  • Effective communication skills, Self–starter and ability to multi task
  • Fluency in English is a must (both spoken and written)
  • Highly proficient in MS office, especially Excel, PowerPoint.

The Benefits:

Merck’s portfolio extends from liquid crystals for displays and pigments for automotive coatings to cancer treatments, and your possibilities to develop in our growing company are just as manifold. As a stock-listed company we still make history – not least because we take responsibility for our employees,products, the environment and society. We offer modern and international working environment to unleash your innovative potential in diverse teams

Application Process

  1. Applicants should apply with their most up to date CV only, no cover letter required at this stage.
  2. All CVs will be filtered and screened by the University of London’s Internship Team.
  3. Once the Internships team at the University have filtered and screened all the applications; they will call all the suitable applicants over the phone. Unfortunately due to the high number of applications that we receive, we can only call the most suitable candidates.
  4. Successful candidates will be notified of the application process and the next stages

The recruitment for this position is fully managed by CoSector University of London, Internships team therefore, if you have any problems with applying or questions regarding the placement, Merck ask that you contact the University of London Internships team directly. Any candidates that contact Merck directly will be discarded in the application process.

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