Overview

Reference Number: JO-2105-468913
Finance Manager – Buy/Sell
Rate: Negotiable
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Slough

Finance Manager Buy/Sell
Fully Flexible (Remote working)
Competitive Salary

Role Overview: Monthly reporting, managing the Buy Sell processes, being responsible for financial procedures (including tax and audit compliance), and business partnering (e.g. budget control, improvement projects).

About the Company

CPL Life Sciences is working with a Global Pharmaceutical Company, home to the world’s best loved and trusted hygiene, health, and nutrition brands. We are looking for a technically strong Finance Manager to join the Health Hub (HH) Finance Team.

About you

Youll have experience of managing internal and external business service groups/shared service centres.
Solid business partnering experience (international)
Buy sell operations experience is essential
You have a minimum of 2 years SAP knowledge and experience.
You combine finance experience with sound commercial judgement – using fact-based information to challenge and influence business decisions.
You have the ability to challenge, guide and influence decisions.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Monthly Reporting:

Support in month end close as per deadline
Support Interco close as per deadline for stock and NPS
Support in NWC improvements
Support on Fusion Stat to Management Gross Margin

Manage Buy Sell Processes:

Work with IS SAP CC / Infosys / FSS to improve issue resolution – transaction errors
Support markets to ensure GRNI, Missing GR, SC’s are cleared on timely basis and ensure ageing is kept as a minimum
Work with Supply Finance to improve TP / GMC submission process in Anaplan & GMC Table
Maintain Buy Sell KPI performance
Support in clearing of Interco overdues
Freight Allocation support on end to end investigation of all transactions via HUB, Factory, Resupply, Copacker
Minimise Brexit challenges by supporting and helping to make changes to operating Model, HUB setup, SAP System vs manual processes
Work closely with the Business Process Owners (BPO) to ensure that local procedures are aligned with global Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

Responsibility for financial procedures, including tax and audit compliance:

Assist the Financial Controller in the monthly closing process, work closely with and direct the Shared Service Teams to ensure timely and accurate closing of accounts
Review of monitoring of ageing & initiating actions to minimize the aged items, intercompany reconciliations and ensuring all HH reporting requirements are met
Ensure full compliance with local statutory reporting requirements
Maintain B/S hygiene by Monthly balance sheet reviews, Inventory, GR/IR, Sundry accruals related to Buy/sell
First point of contact for all internal and external audits, ensuring that through day to day activities no audit risks are present in HH relating to buy sell operations

Business partnering, (e.g. budget control, improvement projects)

Business service group (shared service centre) processes improvement
– Actively manage the delivery, enhancement & improvement of the full spectrum of outsourced financial services to ensure accuracy of data, transactions, and reports
– Review develop and enhance Service Level Agreements (SLA), provide active feed-back, follow-up on open issues
Manage and develop junior members of finance community and other staff ensuring efficiency and compliance with finance policies and procedures

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:
ACA or ACCA Fully Qualified
Degree in Accounting or Finance, MBA or CPA preferred
Big 4 trained an advantage
FMCG knowledge and international experience
Excellent analytical skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills

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