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Assitant Finance BP
Philips – Johannesburg, Gauteng
Assitant Finance BP
In this role, you have the opportunity to
Drive analysis of business performance: sales, pricing, margin and costs (incl. marcom spend)
Providing financial analysis and guidance on all activities, plans, targets and business drivers
Identifying, addressing and tracking of business issues
Supporting with month-end and year-end close process
Assist to Management and liaising with external auditors to complete timeous signing of annual financial statements
Assisting with Reviewing and publishing timely monthly management accounts
Enabling functions responsibility: control actual expenses, recharge hosted heads ensuring SLA structure is in place, performing true-ups according to contractual agreements, planning future costs and preparing tax back-up documentation for external costs
Monitor and review actual EF cross charge Across the Market.
Drive master data accuracy (cost centre and ORU) in line with Workday/payroll.
Support implementation of PH Blue heart
Support EF AOP/FC across the market in line with Global time line.
Support Procurement and finance to Driver PO compliance (90%)
Support Adhoc Finance activities
To succeed in this role, you should have the following skills and experience
Proven experience as assistant controller or other similar position within a matrix multinational organization
Typically requires a minimum of 3-4 years of experience in functional finance positions with a Bachelor’s degree;
Good analytical skills
Convincing communication skills
Good understanding of relevant tools and systems (EFR, VIPP and SAP)
Ability to work with a team and regularly to work alone.
Solid knowledge of GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) and regulations
Excellent knowledge of accounting and financial processes (budgeting, financial closure, reporting etc.)
Understanding of data analysis and forecasting
Working knowledge of MS Office (especially excel) and accounting software (e.g. SAP)
Well-organized with ability to prioritize
Very good communication and interpersonal skills
Attention to detail and problem-solving ability
Professional certification (e.g. CIMA ) is Plus
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