McKesson Senior Payroll Accountant in Irving, Texas

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 a Senior Payroll Accountant for its Accounting Center of Excellence group.

Position Description

This position is responsible for various general ledger procedures, including month end close, journal entry and account reconciliation preparation, variance analysis and internal reporting. This role may support group deliverables and compliance with external auditors, internal SOX requirements and internal audit. This role supports multiple business units across multiple locations; strong communication skills will be necessary to support multiple internal customers. This position requires very strong analytical skills, experience working with large ERP software, ability to work with multiple levels of management, and some knowledge of the payroll side of mergers and acquisitions.

Minimum Requirements

5 years accounting experience

Critical Skills

  • 5 years in payroll tax accounting focused in USA

  • SAP or other large ERP experience

  • Thorough knowledge of Workday & Peoplesoft

  • Ability to manage and prioritize various responsibilities with competing, short deadlines

  • Very strong analytical skills and attention to detail

  • Customer-oriented with strong ability for trouble-shooting and issue resolution

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Proficient using Microsoft Office applications, Excel, Outlook, and Word

  • Intermediate to Advanced MS Excel (v-lookups, pivots, functions)

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of US GAAP principles and internal control environments

Additional Knowledge & Skills

  • Experience working in a team environment

  • Process improvement exposure preferred

  • Adaptable to changing environment/technology


4-year degree in accounting or related field


· CPA or on track for CPA highly preferred

Physical Requirements

General Office Demands

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.

Job: Finance and Accounting

Organization: McKesson Corporate

Title: Senior Payroll Accountant

Location: Texas-Irving

Requisition ID: 18005524