GlaxoSmithKline Job for a Finance Business Partner

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), one of the world’s leading research based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies, is committed to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. GSK employs over 97,000 employees in over 100 countries worldwide.
GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Nigeria Plc is one of Africa’s largest consumer healthcare companies, producing leading brands such as Lucozade, Ribena and Panadol.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Finance Business Partner
Requisition ID: WD59066
Location: Lagos
Position: Full time
Relocation: Not Indicated
Business Management, Business Partnering and Decision Support:

  • Driving a process of continuous improvement in business partnering which enhances the understanding of the Executive and Senior Management teams of their key financial performance drivers and business performance issues.
  • Challenge Business Cases relating to sales activities to ensure accuracy and adequate return on investment.  Monitor such business cases to demonstrate adequate return on investment.
  • Support sales function to set and deliver sales targets, collection targets and operating expense targets.
  • Ensure that all business risks are incorporated into the over Finance Risk Matrix and develop mitigation plans for any identified gaps.
  • Support the Sales teams in understanding financial information and assisting with decision making.
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P&L management:

  • Provide detailed analysis Sales performance monthly and as required.
  • Provide detailed analysis on G2N investment and work closely with the sales function to challenge and improve investment applied.
  • Review, monitor and highlight variances. Investigating exceptions and facilitating corrective action.
  • Provide sales related accruals/provisions to ensure completeness of month end reporting
  • Understand Selling activities and support the team in managing cost control
  • Liaise with GMS team to understand COGS and identify opportunities to improve margins.
  • Monitor COGS to ensure all variance to standards are escalated and understood.
  • Ensure the revenue recognition policy is adhered to.

Budgeting and Forecasting:

  • Deliver sales elements of the annual planning exercise.
  • Participate and challenge assumptions used to develop sales forecast as part of the CMF process.
  • Submit budgets and rolling forecasts in Unison
  • Play a key role in the Profit review
  • Work with various stakeholders in planning strategies and methodologies for the process

Reporting and Working Capital Management:

  • Work closely with the Financial Controller and Finance Director to review Debt and cash collection performance.
  • Ensure compliance to International Finance Reporting Standards ( IFRS)
  • Timely submission of weekly, monthly and quarterly reports on sales, headcount, WC, NPD, etc
  • Identify areas to improve working capital management and guide the sales team in development and implementation of initiatives.
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Basic Qualifications

  • BSc Accounting, ACCA/ACA

Preferred qualifications:

  • Must have strong Microsoft excel skills
  • Strong leadership & influencing skills

Specialised Knowledge:

  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to handle sensitivity/ confidentiality levels appropriately
  • Analytical mind
  • Ability to see macro scenarios and beyond numbers
  • Ability to identify and implement process improvement
  • Customer focus and sense of urgency

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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