Group Senior Finance Analyst

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Job ID:

1827

Category:

Finance
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Job Views:

1205

Employment Type:

Full time

Posted:

09.22.2018
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Occupations:

Accounting-Finance: General-Other: Accounting-Finance

Job Description:

ROLE PURPOSE:

In-depth analysis and business facing, understanding the business moving part and provide business insights. Ensure finance data consolidation to ensure accurateness and consistencies. It is a technical role in guiding the business on standardization of ratios (i.e profit before tax/profit after tax).

It focuses on: 

  • Group reporting: Board pack and group results announcements
  • Group financial analysis and intensive working capital reporting and analysis
  • Engagement with external auditors on auditing process of financial statements
  • Preparation of all key information in relation to group margins; working capital; Capex spend; cash flow movements

SPECIFIC OUTCOMES / ACCOUNTABILITY:

Effective Group Reporting

  • Preparation of Board pack and results announcements
  • Review of unearned profits working and journals, and review of other journals and provide insights to regional finance heads
  • Ensures that her preparation of inputs is beyond data consolidation but to make sure it is accurate and consistent
  • Reconciliation of Cognosis submissions
  • Provide key financial inputs in the preparation of Group Annual financial statements and supporting role to Group Financial Reporting Executive for ultimate responsibility and accountability
  • Support to other business processes to supply accurate and timely information for inclusion in the integrated report
  • Prepare all information required to analyse the following: Group margins/expenses/working capital/capex and cash flow movements
  • Recommend reporting format including the improvement of projects format
  • Timeous reporting of Exchange rate to enable the business to respond in-time and appropriately

Effective business analysis

  • Provides in-time analysis of the status of working capital; provides detailed reconciliation of stock movements for unearned profit calculation
  • Provides business analysis expertise in the finalisation of group financial statements in so doing she determines the data reporting intent; accurateness and provide clarity during the process of data verification by external auditors
  • Close relationship with regional finance heads to forge collaboration that ensures relevant and value-add analysis are constantly provided
  • Intensive working capital analysis, report back to business and provide insights of the interventions required
  • Attend major business unit review meetings on a monthly basis to gain a better understanding of the business and financial expectations

Effective internal controls and risk and sustainability reporting across the business

  • Support and handover of Group Audit to Group Consolidation team (to ensure proper flow of information and engagement with Auditors)
  • Troubleshooting issues on Cognosis that cannot be resolved by Group Consolidation team with the view of resolving them and thereafter handing them over in time to back to Group Consolidation team (this minimise potential risks before they could occur)
  • Ensure TM1 report writing is investigated and implemented

Projects

  • Automate of unearned profit calculation in GSS
  • Drive any working capital related projects as per business recommended interventions
  • New IFRS implementations
  • Design a detailed template for high F1 process
  • Drive a Central finance SAP

People Management / Relationship Management

  • Build a strong relationship between financial controlling/Finance Project Team and regional finance heads
  • Work closely with regional finance heads
  • Forge close and transparent relationship with external auditors

Job Requirements:

Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

  • CA(SA)
  • 2 years experience
  • Strong understanding of SAP system implementations and SAP principles
  • A basic understanding of IFRS principles;
  • Sound experience in auditing process and dealing with external auditors
  • Knowledge of underlying business processes and ability to propose improvements;
  • Strong MS excel skills;
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail;
  • Ability to multi task and work in a challenging fast paced environment;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Independent worker and analytic thinker with the ability to conduct research, data analysis and resolve complex problems;
  • Strong presence with the ability to interact with global colleagues

Knowledge of:

  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Commercial knowledge
  • Good project management experience
  • Awareness of statutory requirements relating to Aspen’s business
  • Good knowledge of finance global systems/best corporate systems
  • Good system knowledge on SAP, BAAN and any other ERP systems and related financial reporting and business analysis applications

SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES:

  • A commercially astute, business minded, operationally oriented individual who is profit driven with bottom line awareness;
  • Persistent, continuously probing and challenging the commercial status quo, able to intelligently and thoroughly interrogate the business processes and trading terms
  • Must be diligent, astute, with a focus on attention to detail, sense of urgency and sensitivity to deadlines;
  • Mature, resilient, assertive, someone with unquestionable integrity who commands respect;
  • Energetic, self-motivated, with good problem solving skills, initiative and a passion for service excellence;
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills (verbal & written), able to function well as a member of a senior executive team;
  • Ability to travel and spend blocks of time ensuring implementation of corrective actions
  • Ability to function under pressure-a clam, organized approach and ability to prioritise
  • Analytical, project management, ability to influence and logical thinking skills and abilities are essential for success in the role
  • Ability to build strong relationships with senior management and demonstrate good leadership skills
  • Be able to influence and motivate the team including peers
  • Ability to develop/prepare various scenarios to improve the results in his/her area of responsibility

ASPEN COMPETENCIES:

Business

  • Performance Driven - results oriented, focused
  • Makes Good Decisions – Information seeking, business analysis and financial skills, good judgement

People

  • Communicates effectively – informal communication skills, report writing, presentation skills
  • Dealing with ambiguity and embraces change – capacity for and resistance to stress, perseverance and tenacity
  • Leads and Influences Others – Leadership, credibility, influencing skills

Self

  • Contributes special expertise – technical expert
  • Takes action with integrity – Personal responsibility, honest, ethical conduct
Company Info
Aspen Pharma Group
South Africa

Phone:
Web Site: http://www.aspenpharma.com
Company Profile

Company Info


Aspen Pharma Group
South Africa
Phone:
Web Site: http://www.aspenpharma.com

Group Senior Finance Analyst

col-narrow-left 

Job ID:

1827

Category:

Finance
col-narrow-right 

Job Views:

1205

Employment Type:

Full time

Posted:

09.22.2018
col-wide 

Occupations:

Accounting-Finance: General-Other: Accounting-Finance

Job Description:

ROLE PURPOSE:

In-depth analysis and business facing, understanding the business moving part and provide business insights. Ensure finance data consolidation to ensure accurateness and consistencies. It is a technical role in guiding the business on standardization of ratios (i.e profit before tax/profit after tax).

It focuses on: 

  • Group reporting: Board pack and group results announcements
  • Group financial analysis and intensive working capital reporting and analysis
  • Engagement with external auditors on auditing process of financial statements
  • Preparation of all key information in relation to group margins; working capital; Capex spend; cash flow movements

SPECIFIC OUTCOMES / ACCOUNTABILITY:

Effective Group Reporting

  • Preparation of Board pack and results announcements
  • Review of unearned profits working and journals, and review of other journals and provide insights to regional finance heads
  • Ensures that her preparation of inputs is beyond data consolidation but to make sure it is accurate and consistent
  • Reconciliation of Cognosis submissions
  • Provide key financial inputs in the preparation of Group Annual financial statements and supporting role to Group Financial Reporting Executive for ultimate responsibility and accountability
  • Support to other business processes to supply accurate and timely information for inclusion in the integrated report
  • Prepare all information required to analyse the following: Group margins/expenses/working capital/capex and cash flow movements
  • Recommend reporting format including the improvement of projects format
  • Timeous reporting of Exchange rate to enable the business to respond in-time and appropriately

Effective business analysis

  • Provides in-time analysis of the status of working capital; provides detailed reconciliation of stock movements for unearned profit calculation
  • Provides business analysis expertise in the finalisation of group financial statements in so doing she determines the data reporting intent; accurateness and provide clarity during the process of data verification by external auditors
  • Close relationship with regional finance heads to forge collaboration that ensures relevant and value-add analysis are constantly provided
  • Intensive working capital analysis, report back to business and provide insights of the interventions required
  • Attend major business unit review meetings on a monthly basis to gain a better understanding of the business and financial expectations

Effective internal controls and risk and sustainability reporting across the business

  • Support and handover of Group Audit to Group Consolidation team (to ensure proper flow of information and engagement with Auditors)
  • Troubleshooting issues on Cognosis that cannot be resolved by Group Consolidation team with the view of resolving them and thereafter handing them over in time to back to Group Consolidation team (this minimise potential risks before they could occur)
  • Ensure TM1 report writing is investigated and implemented

Projects

  • Automate of unearned profit calculation in GSS
  • Drive any working capital related projects as per business recommended interventions
  • New IFRS implementations
  • Design a detailed template for high F1 process
  • Drive a Central finance SAP

People Management / Relationship Management

  • Build a strong relationship between financial controlling/Finance Project Team and regional finance heads
  • Work closely with regional finance heads
  • Forge close and transparent relationship with external auditors

Job Requirements:

Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE:

  • CA(SA)
  • 2 years experience
  • Strong understanding of SAP system implementations and SAP principles
  • A basic understanding of IFRS principles;
  • Sound experience in auditing process and dealing with external auditors
  • Knowledge of underlying business processes and ability to propose improvements;
  • Strong MS excel skills;
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail;
  • Ability to multi task and work in a challenging fast paced environment;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Independent worker and analytic thinker with the ability to conduct research, data analysis and resolve complex problems;
  • Strong presence with the ability to interact with global colleagues

Knowledge of:

  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Commercial knowledge
  • Good project management experience
  • Awareness of statutory requirements relating to Aspen’s business
  • Good knowledge of finance global systems/best corporate systems
  • Good system knowledge on SAP, BAAN and any other ERP systems and related financial reporting and business analysis applications

SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES:

  • A commercially astute, business minded, operationally oriented individual who is profit driven with bottom line awareness;
  • Persistent, continuously probing and challenging the commercial status quo, able to intelligently and thoroughly interrogate the business processes and trading terms
  • Must be diligent, astute, with a focus on attention to detail, sense of urgency and sensitivity to deadlines;
  • Mature, resilient, assertive, someone with unquestionable integrity who commands respect;
  • Energetic, self-motivated, with good problem solving skills, initiative and a passion for service excellence;
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills (verbal & written), able to function well as a member of a senior executive team;
  • Ability to travel and spend blocks of time ensuring implementation of corrective actions
  • Ability to function under pressure-a clam, organized approach and ability to prioritise
  • Analytical, project management, ability to influence and logical thinking skills and abilities are essential for success in the role
  • Ability to build strong relationships with senior management and demonstrate good leadership skills
  • Be able to influence and motivate the team including peers
  • Ability to develop/prepare various scenarios to improve the results in his/her area of responsibility

ASPEN COMPETENCIES:

Business

  • Performance Driven - results oriented, focused
  • Makes Good Decisions – Information seeking, business analysis and financial skills, good judgement

People

  • Communicates effectively – informal communication skills, report writing, presentation skills
  • Dealing with ambiguity and embraces change – capacity for and resistance to stress, perseverance and tenacity
  • Leads and Influences Others – Leadership, credibility, influencing skills

Self

  • Contributes special expertise – technical expert
  • Takes action with integrity – Personal responsibility, honest, ethical conduct
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