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Commercial Finance Manager (Gauteng) needed at Aspen Pharma Group

Job title : Commercial Finance Manager (Gauteng)

Job Location : Gauteng,

Deadline : April 06, 2024

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Company Description

We are a global specialty and branded pharmaceutical company, improving the health of patients across the world through our high quality and affordable medicines. Active at every stage of the value chain, we are uniquely diversi?ed by geography, product and manufacturing capability.

Aspen is a dynamic organisation built on entrepreneurial strength and forward-thinking minds. We attract high performing individuals who are passionate about their career and have a desire to exceed expectations. At aspen, not only do we source for the best talent but we also provide a host of opportunities for continuous development.

The Group’s key business segments are Manufacturing and Commercial Pharmaceuticals comprising Regional Brands and Sterile Focus Brands. We have approximately 9 100 employees at 69 established offices in over 50 countries and we improve the health of patients in more than 150 countries through our high quality, affordable medicines.


Execute the SA Commercial Finance Functions with direct responsibility for preparing, analysing and submitting accurate, useful financial reports to key stakeholders in the business on time and in full. The role supports decision making in line with company’s strategic objectives with a focus on maximising profitability.


Month-end Close and Reporting:

Analysis, Reporting and Management of:

  • Sales (including discounts,
  • dealing and rebates), COGS
  • and Gross Profit
  • Operating Expenses
  • Accruals and Provisions
  • including applicable balance
  • sheet reconciliation and
  • management
  • Journal preparation and
  • posting
  • Analysing and explaining all
  • variances to Budget,
  • Forecast and Prior Year by
  • (where appropriate):
    • Brand
    • Customer
    • Division etc.

Budgeting and Forecasting:

  • Annual Budget, Five Year Plan and Quarterly Forecast Processes
  • Facilitate Budget, Forecast &
  • Five-Year model processes
  • Prepare and maintain
  • calculation templates
  • including loading and
  • analysing calculated values
  • (e.g. Log Fees, Distribution
  • Fees, Trade Expenditure)
  • Price, volume mix analysis
  • Detailed review analysis and
  • explanation of all Income
  • Statement lines
  • Insightful reporting on
  • variances
  • Input into Budget
  • presentation pack
  • Address queries timeously

 Projects and Business Partnering:

  • Ad Hoc tasks to be performed in line with applicable policies and levels of authority and Pricing (Selling prices, Discounts & Dealing,COGS)
  • Review and critically analyse New Product Launch P&L statements with reference to marketing plans and other input from the business
  • Facilitate robust Brand Plan processes including template development, maintenance and management by working closely with appropriate stakeholders
  • Supporting the Business Heads and their teams in preparing for quarterly brand and performance reviews by providing templates, information, and meaningful analysis.
  • Provide day to day financial support and training to the business
  • Address ad-hoc queries (including Internal and External Audit requirements)
  • Perform ROI analysis
  • Review and sign off Commission calculations Projects as assigned
  • Perform designated approval function in line with approvals framework
  • Identifying and documenting risks and opportunities
  • Third party reporting in line with contractual requirements
  • Process flow improvements
  • Ensuring transactions are accounted for in line with IFRS
  • Ensuring adequate financial controls are designed and implemented for the respective business units
  • Ensuring that reports are balanced between systems and supporting documents
  • Review, approve and update SOPs from a financial control perspective


Skills and Attributes:

  • Effective planning, organising and co-ordinating skills to prioritise tasks,
  • manage projects and deliver high quality work under pressure
  • Management Accounting & Analysis
  • Financial Accounting (IFRS)
  • Companies Act
  • MS Office
  • Advanced Excel (Financial Modelling preferred)
  • Master Data principles
  • Scenario analysis
  • ERP System (SAP advantageous) 


  • Matric / Grade 12
  • At least 3 years working experience in a finance environment (audit or otherwise)
  • At least 3 years post articles experience
  • Prior experience in the interpretation and use of accounting standards and the Companies Act
  • Pharmaceutical/FMCG industry and Commercial Finance experience preferred
  • Highly numerate
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Logical reasoning
  • Results driven
  • Problem solving and decision making
  • Commercial and strategic awareness
  • Independent and self-directed individual who can drive execution;
  • Effective interpersonal skills and able to influence people and decisions
  • Clear written and verbal communication

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