Job Description


Finance Manager


AA/EE:                                                   Preferable            

Contract:                                               Permanent

Location:                                               Pretoria

Available:                                              ASAP


About the Role:

A leading pharmaceutical company based in Pretoria is looking for a Finance Manager with a minimum of 5 years’ experience.  The incumbent will be responsible for the financial health of an organization through producing financial reports, managing budgets, assessing past performances, anticipates trends and developments, and develop strategies and plans for the long-term financial goals of their organization.


Minimum Requirements

  • Matric 
  • BCompt Honours (SA)
  • Over 5 years’ experience of working in a functioning finance environment as a Financial Manager
  • 3 years articles in an audit environment
  • Fluent in Microsoft Office Professional Suite and excellent Excel User
  • Software programme (Pastel, VIP, SAP systems)
  • Literacy in accounting software Programs (HFM, SAP, COGNOS) would be considered an asset
  • Experience or exposure to a pharmaceutical environment will be advantageous
  • Imports/ Exports Experience
  • SAP B1 report writing skills
  • Hyperion system experience
  • Integrated ERP system experience particularly HFM, SAP B1

Job Description


  • Management of and responsibility for all financial procedures from the budgeting process through to the reporting function
  • Submission of monthly financial reporting: Ensure all figures are submitted monthly by the 3rd working day to Corporate, including Budget vs Actual analysis for local management and creation of the monthly Finance report giving all information for the month on hand
  • Company Secretarial: Manage general company secretarial requirements which are outsourced to third party
  • Transfer pricing: Management of transfer pricing model in line with company requirements and with assistance from Corporate, ensure all output is in line with the agreed upon policy
  • SARS: Review all payments and submissions for accuracy and completeness
  • Payments to suppliers: Review reconciliations and sign off all payments, local and international
  • Audit: Ensure a clean audit report is achieved annually and assist auditors wherever necessary
  • Budget: Review and submission to Corporate of budgets annually as well as constant monitoring of deviations from budget and attempting to control expenditure to match sales trend
  • Provident Fund: Head of Management Committee and resolve any queries with fund timeously
  • Staff management: Manage all finance staff and ensure the department functions effectively
  • SAP B1 financial system and integration with Imperial Health Sciences: Ensure all financial output is accurate and ensure all new development is in line with company requirements
  • Sundry Corporate requests: Ensure all requests for information are sent timeously and accurately
  • Management assistance: Provide strategic guidance to Country Manager as well as to other management functions within the business as required
  • Acquisitions and New market expansion: Provide financial calculations where necessary in the process and assist with financial decision making with regards to acquisition
  • Merging accounting functions of newly acquired companies: Be fully involved with managing and integrating newly acquired finance departments to ensure reporting requirements are met as well as ensuring necessary controls are in place and the SA region is always reported accurately and timeously within the organisation
  • Board of Director meetings: Attend BOD meetings and provide financial feedback for the business, as well as co-ordinate any administration involved with the meeting
  • Assistance within larger company finance function: Attend finance workshops and aid the global Finance team when required

Internal Processes

  • Ensure consistent compliance to company policies and procedures, corporate governance and relevant legislation within area of responsibility
  • Keep abreast of company policies, procedures and systems
  • Be strategic in solving problems and building and maintaining relationships (both proactively and reactively)
  • Work cooperatively to achieve a common goal and enhance productivity on a project
  • Show commitment to performance and quality standards
  • Maintain any company property or equipment and the company’s corporate image 
  • Confidentiality: intellectual property, company marketing/sales material, pricing, policies, systems, research and data, not to be discussed outside the organization


  • Maintain relationships with colleagues through team work by:
  • Maintaining a positive attitude and drive
  • Responding openly to feedback
  • Escalating identified problems to appropriate business leaders o Showing willingness to help others; going the extra mile to meet targets and objectives 
  • Managing own disruptive emotions (handles stress in ways that do not negatively impact on the team)
  • Being open to feedback of performance from various sources 

Learning and Individual Growth

  • Take accountability for the achievement of objectives within own area of control
  • Follow through to ensure that personal quality and productivity standards are consistently and accurately maintained
  • Provide appropriate resolution for tasks and deadlines not met
  • Take ownership for driving own career development
  • Maintain and develop computer literacy: Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and Electronic communication

Scope of Position

  • Payroll 
  • Fleet Services 
  • Budgets

Key Relationships


  • Functional Departments (HR/IT/Regulatory/Surgical/Supply Chain/Marketing) 
  • Country Manager


  • All international finance staff


  • Financial/Banking institutions
  • SARS
  • Auditors 
  • Insurance providers
  • Provident fund providers
  • Tax advisors
  • Suppliers
  • Service providers
  • Legal advisors


  • Proficient in English (written and spoken) 
  • Microsoft Office Intermediate to Advanced
  • Team approach, assisting fellow team members and acting for the good of the organisation and being committed to the team
  • Well-developed written and oral communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to meet deadlines and think on feet, as well as being accountable for expected deliverables
  • Ability to summarise issues and present to senior management for resolution where needed
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills, without senior involvement, where necessary
  • Adaptable to an ever-changing environment
  • Staff management skills and high EQ in interacting with fellow employees and team members
  • Ability to prioritise and lead department to focus on most important priorities
  • Travel may be required
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