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  • Posted: Oct 12, 2020
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    Aspen has a proud heritage dating back more than 160 years and is committed to sustaining life and promoting healthcare through increasing access to its high quality affordable medicines and products. Aspen has a market capitalisation of approximately US$10 billion, is the largest pharmaceutical company listed on the JSE Limited (share code: APN) and ranks a...
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    Production Accountant


    • Ensures effective implementation and management of accounting controls within Production departments. Prepare accurate and timely financial reports on Production activities.


    Budgets and Reporting

    • Assist in preparing the expense budget and preliminary feasibilities for Capex
    • Prepare capex justification
    • Prepare performance reports
    • Set annual budgets and quarterly forecasts
    • Prepare rework quotations, as required 

    Financial Controls

    • Control inventory in area of responsibility
    • Meet output requirements, while containing expenditure
    • Assist with stock counts
    • Analyse variances, including usage/ yield variances, inventory write-offs, recoveries, expense analysis, headcount analysis in terms of budget vs. actual, trends and feasibility, etc.
    • Review, analyse and report on cyclical/ stock count results
    • Review stock processes
    • Account for movements in assets
    • Prepare forecasting of recoveries and expenses, in consultation with Manager and operations leader
    • Identify, report and provide feedback on risks present in the operation
    • Meet targets on yields and write-offs
    • Ensure capital expenditure plans are met
    • Ensure control and approval of expenses in accordance with the company approvals framework
    • Ensure annual stock takes meet control requirements

    Operational Input

    • Provide technical and operational input on operational planning of the unit and on the prioritisation of objectives
    • Indicate required changes in resources to enable achievement of work objectives
    • Monitor and control use of assets/ resources in area of responsibility
    • Apply advanced understanding of area of specialisation
    • Analyse concepts and suggest streamlined procedures
    • Provide information for reports, as required by Supervisor
    • Compile standardised reports and consolidate documents
    • Comply with document filing requirements and maintain and update records and systems as required
    • Assist with development/amendment of SOP's
    • Assist with projects, implementation of systems and feasibility studies


    Skills Required:  

    • 4 to 6 years’ accounting experience in a manufacturing organisation
    • Experience advising management on finance-related matters and implementing financial controls
    • BCom Degree in Financial Field

    Specific job skills

    • Computer literacy: proficiency in Excel, Word, Powerpoint, and a fully integrated ERP system


    • Offering Insights
    • Maintaining Accuracy
    • Managing Performance
    • Interrogating Information

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Aspen Pharma Group on to apply

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