Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change.

Accounting Specialist

Your tasks and responsibilities

The primary responsibilities of this role, Accounting Specialist, are to: 



  • Coordinate assessment, application and documentation of complex transactions;
  • Review, document and reconcile financial transactions accurately including performing complex variance analysis;
  • May lead transactional and closing processes;
  • Apply technical accounting expertise to ensure compliance;
  • Lead/support monthly and quarterly closing, consolidation and reporting processes and apply methods to improve efficiency;
  • Use technical knowledge and analytical skills to identify opportunities to provide less complex and more efficient solutions for stakeholders;
  • Provide high level knowledge of systems that impact accounting transactions and identify methods to improve efficiency;
  • Provide direction for monthly and quarterly closing, consolidation and reporting processes and apply methods to improve efficiency;
  • Enter manual journal entries related to one or more Bayer divisions;
  • Supports key stakeholders and peers within the FACT community using technical knowledge and analytical skills;
  • Identify opportunities to provide less complex and more efficient solutions for stakeholders.


Who you are


Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values.  More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:


Required Qualifications:


  • BA/BS in Accounting, Finance or relevant degree with 5+ years of Accounting, finance or relevant experience. MBA or CPA with 3+ years of relevant experience will also be acceptable;
  • Working knowledge of the requirements of technical accounting, consolidation, and financial reporting in a corporate environment;
  • Prior experience & demonstrated understanding in external reporting / auditing / corporate accounting;
  • In-depth knowledge of internal accounting and control policies and procedures;
  • Experience in driving results in project teams and leading one or more aspects within a project team;
  • Demonstrated alignment with Bayer’s Values (Leadership, Integrity, Flexibility, and Efficiency);
  • Ability to influence people and lead change, projects, and Ability to interact and communicate effectively at all levels and with individuals from various parts of the organization;
  • Ability to recognize, analyze, and interpret data in different forms for various purposes;
  • Demonstrated ability to work through ambiguity and usage of sound judgment in making decisions;
  • Motivated, self-starting individual;
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office, particularly Excel.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • CPA highly preferred;
  • Past experience in accounting/reporting for life science industry will be advantageous;
  • SAP system experience.

Your application

Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. Job postings will remain open for a minimum of ten business days and are subject to immediate closure thereafter without additional notice. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans


Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.


Country: United States
Location: MO-St. Louis, MO-Creve Coeur
Functional Area: [sap_fa_3]
Entry Level: 3