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  • Posted: May 20, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Roche is a global pioneer in pharmaceuticals and diagnostics focused on advancing science to improve people’s lives. The combined strengths of pharmaceuticals and diagnostics under one roof have made Roche the leader in personalised healthcare - a strategy that aims to fit the right treatment to each patient in the best way possible. Roche is the world...
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    Accounting & Controlling Lead

    About the Role:


    Roche Diagnostics in Midrand is seeking an Accounting and Controlling Lead to manage the core accounting processes and to ensure compliance to GAAP, IFRS, ICFR in meeting Roche Global and Local standards and requirements. The successful incumbent will be required to manage implementation of financial controls and to manage the development and monitoring of budgets, forecasts that support business performance. The role would require ownership of the centre of financial insights for the organization.

    Key Responsibilities
    Financial and Management Accounting

    • To support compliance with local and global accounting policies (FGAR, IFRS) by managing delivery in accordance with the policies on a continuous basis.
    • To manage performance (Statutory and Consolidated) against overall financial indicators and goals by tracking performance, identifying areas of concern, highlighting risks and anomalies and implementing corrective action as required.
    • To monitor transfer pricing of inter-company suppliers by reviewing the pricing, identifying anomalies and implementing corrective action annually and as required.
    • To oversee that all financial related reporting requirements for Roche Global and Local stakeholders are fulfilled by collaboration with the responsible teams to perform reporting actions in line with SOPs as required and drive implementation of agreed improvements in areas of responsibility by updating all relevant policies, supporting the team with relevant change management as required.
    • To monitor financial performance by preparing monthly management reports depicting variances in performance, overseeing that the reports are accurate and are distributed timeously to relevant stakeholders on a monthly basis.
    • To oversee the development of the automated reporting dashboard by driving accuracy of the data and the continuous improvement of the dashboard as required.
    • To support management to address ad hoc requests by obtaining the necessary data about the request, analysing the data and providing the relevant feedback as required.
    • To provide support for all audits (internal and external) by coordinating all the audit activities within the team and oversee the implementation of corrective measures as required and represent the Accounting & Controlling team in external and internal audits by leading the preparation of relevant requirements as required.
    • To oversee the statutory net operating profit target by conducting reviews, monitoring performance and providing feedback monthly and as required.
    • To monitor transfer pricing of inter-company suppliers by reviewing the pricing, identifying anomalies and implementing corrective action annually and as required. To oversee the accuracy of GDC and GDM results by reviewing LDMC calculations annually and on an adhoc basis as required.

    Forecasting and Budgeting Management

    • To support management in budgeting by defining, communicating and coordinating budgeting cycles to relevant stakeholders on an annual basis.
    • To support the development of mid and long-term business plans by providing budget and forecasting input and partnering with business as required.
    • To monitor the sales and profit expectations versus the target by developing forecasts and communicating the results to the regional controlling team monthly and as required.
    • To support awareness of the business planning tools by maintaining and training users on the tools when required.

    Centre of Financial Insights and Process Improvements

    • Enable stakeholder-centric strategy through data analytics and insights.
    • Use internal and external data to highlight market and business trends to increase profits and efficiency.
    • Responsible for collecting insight through different means, from mining the company data sources and industry trends to help develop insight on company position and suggest improvements and changes to drive business and profitability.
    • Implement standard and approved customer/market segmentation into the financial reporting.
    • Drive standardization of processes by reviewing financial compliance, improving efficiencies, monitoring quality of information, identifying areas for improvement and managing improvement implementation as required.

    Staff Leadership and Management

    • To define the staff requirements, resourcing the team by retaining, recruiting, selecting and appointing staff as required, inducting new staff members, monitoring and managing performance and managing staff development.


    You, as an ideal candidate, will have the following skills, experience and education:

    • Required Qualification: NQF 7 in Finance, Accounting or equivalent is required.
    • Required Experience: At least 5 years financial accounting experience with at least 3 years management experience. Knowledge of GAAP, IFRS, ICFR, ERP /SAP financial modules/TM1and excellent working knowledge of SAP FICO is required.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Roche on to apply
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