CFO – Pharmaceutical

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Position Title Chief Financial Officer
Job Description Develops financial well-being of the organisation by providing financial-projections and accounting services; preparing growth plans; directing staff; and directly assists the Country Head on all strategic and tactical matters as they relate to budget management, cost benefit analysis, forecasting needs and the securing of new funding.

Major Accountabilities

1. Provide proactive financial leadership for the Company by developing analytical and financial insight for all long and short-term decisions, including resource allocation outcomes and processes, country investments, and external business partnerships
2. Analyse company operating results and proactively identify areas of potential concern, initiating corrective action when necessary, and identify innovative ways to improve business volume and profit
3. Establish and manage financial control processes, including quarterly and annual financial plan­ning, goal setting, and target monitoring, as well as budgetary and purchasing controls
4. Drive all company reporting activities, ensuring financial results’ integrity, timely preparation and, when necessary, presentation to relevant business stakeholders
5. Manage relations with external auditors and stakeholders, and prepare the company for all relevant regulatory and tax audits by ensuring adherence to necessary financial, administrative and corporate compliance (i.e. SOX) standards
6. Ensure cost-efficient and effective support for all NBS cross divisional service providers such as FSC, Procurement, IT, REFS and XDHR
7. Drive effective staffing, selection, development, retention and motivation, across Finance, as well as overall group capability development
8. Drive compliance to corporate governance requirements
9. Key interfaces include : Country Head; P&O Head; Head of Rx & OTC, Country NBS Heads; Functional Heads, CCFO’s, Regional/Global Finance Heads
10. Fulfil overall company compliance and in control requirements in time and quality
12. Ensure high level of corporate governance

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion: The company is committed to building an outstanding, inclusive work environment and diverse teams representative of the patients and communities we serve.
Minimum requirements Education:
Post-graduate qualification in Commerce/Finance or related

Proficiency in English (written & spoken)

Extensive experience (10-12 years) in financial administration roles, with a record of increasing responsibility & scope

Excellent exposure to financial modelling & control process design

Thorough understanding of relevant tax, governance codes and regulatory environment

5-10 years leadership exposure at a senior level


Technical Knowledge
• Computer literacy in the MS Office Suite
• SAP knowledge

Professional Knowledge
• Strong business results focus with insight to increase growth & profitability
• Demonstrated business acumen
• Conflict Management Skills
• Analytical & conceptual thinking
• Understands the dynamics of the evolving pharmaceutical industry
• Exceptional influencing ability

Soft Skills/Behaviours
• Action & results orientated
• Commitment & Self Discipline
• Customer/Quality focus
• Drive change to maximise competitive advantage
• Builds the talent pipeline
• Builds an innovative culture that supports continuous improvement
• Energises the team, sets clear direction and drives strategy

Only equity candidates will be considered for this role.

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