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Financial Analyst – Pharmaceutical – Cape

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A multinational pharmaceutical company based in the Western Cape is looking for an experienced financial analyst to join their team.

Objectives

The Financial Analyst provides accurate and data-based information based on company’s profitability, solvency, stability and liquidity. Financial analysts are responsible for tracking financial performance against a plan, analyzing business performance and market conditions to create forecasts, and helping senior management make pre-emptive and strategic decisions by providing reports.

Responsibilities

  • Consolidating and analyzing financial data, taking into account company’s goals and financial standing
  • Providing creative alternatives and recommendations to reduce costs and improve financial performance
  • Assembling and summarizing data to structure sophisticated reports on financial status and risks
  • Develop financial models, conduct benchmarking and process analysis
  • Conduct business studies on previous, future and comparative performance and develop forecast models
  • Identify trends, advise company and recommend actions to management based on sound analysis
  • Track and determine financial status by analyzing actual results in comparison with forecasts
  • Reconcile transactions by comparing and correcting data
  • Gain and update job knowledge to remain informed about uniqueness in the field
  • Consult with management to guide and influence long term and strategic decision making within the broadest scope
  • Drive process improvement and policy development initiatives that impact the function
  • Provide analytical, forecasting, reporting, and project support to senior management
  • Produce monthly reports, which include key metrics, financial results, and variance reporting
  • Direct the annual and quarterly budgeting and forecasting processes
  • Identify opportunities for performance improvement across the organization
  • Maintain knowledge and keep abreast of new investment regulations or policies
  • Develop models that help with decision-making

Skills & Qualifications

  • Proven working experience as a Finance Analyst
  • Proficient in spreadsheets, databases, MS Office and financial software applications
  • Hands on experience with statistical analysis and statistical packages
  • Outstanding presentation, reporting and communication skills
  • Proven knowledge of financial forecasting and diagnosis, corporate finance and information analysis
  • Well informed in current financial subjects, accounting, tax laws, money market and business environments
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, Accounting
  • 2-4 years of relevant experience in corporate finance, financial planning & analysis, investment banking, or other related fields.
  • Strong working knowledge of Excel and financial modelling
  • Excellent analytical, decision-making, and problem-solving skills
  • Attention to accuracy and detail required

Send your updated CV  to Vicki  at vicki@medicalcareers.co.za

Successful applicants will be contacted within 10 days.

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