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  • Posted: Dec 4, 2020
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    Pfizer South Africa’s vision of "living our full potential in striving for a healthier Southern Africa" forms part of Pfizer’s ethos whereby every Southern African should have access to quality healthcare. At Pfizer South Africa we are dedicated to the improvement of human life and the battle against disease & disability. We have...
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    Business Finance Partner

    The Role Purpose

    The role of Finance Business Partner is suited to a driven business-oriented professional looking to take the next step. The candidate must be a self-starter with a clear sense of initiative, direction and accountability. S/he will be able to work effectively under pressure and will work collaboratively with stakeholders to identify effective solutions to issues as they arise.

    The Finance Business Partner will provide analytical decision support for internal stakeholders, both in the Sub-Saharan Cluster and at the Regional level. The candidate will coordinate / lead the advanced planning, reporting and analysis process and will provide high-quality financial information and insights, contributing towards the success of the business whilst always upholding our values of integrity.

    Other Primary Responsibilities:

    • providing value added analytics to inform decision making by;
      • partnering with Business Finance Centre (BFC), Decision Support Centre of Excellence (DSCoE), commercial departments and other stakeholders.
      • Leverage automated reports produced by the BFC / DSCoE.
    • Assessing profitability, supporting pricing decisions, and offering other support and advice.
    • In partnership with BFC / DSCoE, coordinate budget and forecast preparation for relevant business units, ensuring accuracy, completeness & reasonableness of data prior to senior management review.
    • Validate monthly financial reports. Ensure data integrity in P&L and follow up on variances.
    • Provide timely / accurate monthly cost centre reports and help non-Finance colleagues interpret data.
    • Work with Finance Operations team and Inventory CoE to ensure accurate reporting of all product inventories and master data, in alignment with relevant policies.
    • Ensure routine finance matters are seen to timely / accurately (cost centre set up, transfers, etc.)
    • Support adherence to compliance of regulatory, organisational and audit requirements in market.
    • Provide ad hoc periodic reporting, and carry-out ad hoc tasks, as required


    • B.Comm (Accounting/ Finance/ Economics/ Business or Analytical emphasis).
    • Minimum 5 years management accounting / finance experience, preferably Pharma / Manufacturing.
    • Professional qualification (CIMA, CA, CPA, ACCA, etc) / MBA is advantageous
    • Advanced computer literacy with working knowledge of financial accounting software / ERPs
    • Strong MS Office skills, particularly Excel, Powerpoint & Word.
    • Able to multi-task and prioritise work due to being adaptable, organised, and a careful planner
    • Strong analytical and numerical skills, preferably with a background in data analysis
    • Experience in accounting for inventory manufacturing is an added advantage
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, comfortable communicating with all levels.
    • Ambitious; desire to learn and develop with a continuous improvement mindset.
    • Orientation towards teams’ goals and stakeholder needs; collaborative and flexible workstyle.
    • Must be able to work effectively in a global and multi-cultural environment.

    Method of Application

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