Company Name: GlaxoSmithKline
Job Category: Finance
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Nairobi
To support the Head of Finance in all aspects of Business Partnering and Management Reporting and Control. Responsible for all elements of the management P&L and commercial performance of East Africa CH. To work closely with commercial departments as a business partner to deliver the short, medium and long term objectives.
Business Management, Business Partnering and Decision Support
•Driving a process of continuous improvement in business partnering which enhances the understanding of the Executive and Senior Management teams of their key financial performance drivers and business performance issues.
•Support the Sales and Marketing teams in strategic brand decisions- efficient investment behind brands, timely delivery of profitable NPIs, Nielsen report analysis and reviews.
•Drive and challenge business units on their assumptions of how they will successfully execute their plans.
•Ensure viability of Business Cases and Proposals for promos, NPI and ad- hoc projects.
•Participating in and contributing to Senior Management meetings as requested by the Head of Finance.
•Supporting the Head of Finance in contributions to the development and delivery of Corporate Plans and objectives for the Organization.
•Dedicated Finance Business Partner to Sales and Marketing.
•Active management of gross margins, cogs, cogs mix and gross to net ratios for East Africa.
•Ensure proper governance on revenue recognition including accuracy and adequacy of Sales Accruals on the balance sheet.
•Own the month- end accrual process for A&P and General OPEX.
•Drive performance and decisions of various P&L components for East Africa CH.
•Review, monitor and highlight variances.
Investigating exceptions and facilitating corrective action.
Budgeting and Forecasting- East Africa CH Operations
•Support the complete budgeting & forecasting process for East Africa CH operations.
•Own the budgeting & forecasting process for specific market cluster within the East Africa CH business.
•Work with various stakeholders in planning strategies and methodologies for the budgeting process.
•Ensure accuracy of budgets and rolling forecasts submitted to above country.
•Play a key role in the profit reviews.
•Represent Finance at the monthly sales & marketing/ pre- DRM meeting to provide insights and drive alignment of content and output with the overall business objective.
•Drive implementation of budget assumptions in Price reviews- ensure tracking mechanism is in place.
Reporting and Governance
•Deliver monthly Sales, OPEX, A&P and Finance Dashboard to all relevant internal stakeholders.
•Timely submission of the various regional/ above country reports on sales, PV analysis, innovation, gross margins, headcount, working capital.
•Ensure compliance to International Finance Reporting Standards ( IFRS).
Bachelors degree in Finance
Recognized, professional accounting qualification
Minimum 6 years experience in a busy finance environment
Strong business partnering experience
At GSK, our mission is to improve the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. Our three world-leading businesses research and deliver innovative medicines, vaccines and consumer healthcare products. We need a talented and motivated workforce to deliver against our strategy. To achieve this, we strive to attract the best people and to create an environment that empowers and inspires.
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