Aspen Global Inc. is the Mauritian subsidiary of Aspen Pharmacare Holdings (Aspen), the world’s fifth largest supplier of branded and generic pharmaceutical products. Aspen is the largest pharmaceutical company listed on the South African stock exchange as well as one of the top 20 companies listed on this exchange. A few other interesting facts about us are:
We supply more than 150 countries around the world
We have supplied more 500 million packs of medicine worldwide
We employ over 225 people in Mauritius
We have over 24 nationalities speaking 20 languages working in our offices
We have closed more than 20 global deals since inception in 2008
We are the international holding company for more than 60 subsidiaries
Our portfolio compromises of over 100 products and 5000 trademarks
We manage more than 3500 SKUs, from 60 Manufacturing sites and 25 active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturers.
We are now recruiting for a Senior Accounting Associate reporting into the Associate Manager - Accounting.
Overview of Role
This person will be responsible to produce monthly/annual financial and management reporting and coordinate the submission of budgets/forecasts to head office (Group Finance). With Aspen Global being the largest entity for Aspen Group financially, this role is strategic and has a direct impact on Group financial decision-making.
Coordinate and supervise junior staff in submission of month end numbers into the Group reporting tool (i.e. Cognos)
Responsible for accuracy of AGI’s financial reporting figures, through the systemic and creative application of analytical controls. Ensure quality controls over financial transactions and financial reporting
Coordinate with Supply Chain and Finance to drive faster month end close and make the process more efficient
Communicate with Group Finance in respect of Cognos closing at each reporting period
Oversee overall inventory management, including implementation of inventory controls, ageing reviews, write-offs & provisions and reporting
Coordinating the annual budget and quarterly forecasts for Accounting team
Manage the process of providing the main cash drivers each month end and Budget/Forecast. Able to clearly communicate a cohesive and concise story around business drivers behind financial data and comparison with set KPIs
Co-ordinating the day to day management of the internal and external audit for the work area
Support year end processes including the production of the AFS
Provide technical support and ensure compliance with IFRS
Train team members on new processes and share best practices
Continuous improvement in terms of productivity, speed and quality of processes.
What you will need to be considered
Degree or professional qualification related to Finance
ACCA fully qualified
Minimum five years of working experience in an Accounting function, preferrably in a global company
Prior working experience in financial reporting/audit practice with strong IFRS and Financial Statement preparation experience.
Excellent communication and fluent in English
Intermediate MS Office proficiency (including Excel, Powerpoint, Word)
Experience in SAP/Cognos would be an advantage
Applicants must demonstrate in their application how they meet the above criteria in order to be successful for interview selection.
Thank you for your interest in this opportunity.
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