Finance Graduate Opportunity at GlaxoSmithKline

Posted on :

20 Nov, 2013

Category :

Finance Jobs in South Africa, Graduate Jobs in South Africa

Job Purpose/Scope

  • Provides support to the Southern Africa commercial and finance team in managing the Rx commercial business within the finance functions.
  • The role reports into the Commercial Finance Partner.


Key Responsibilities

  • Preparing month-end journals and ensuring these are processed within the required month-end timetable.
  • Assisting in above country roll out of projects and data scrubbing
  • Developing brand P&L’s
  • Monitoring of Working Capital
  • Preparing and communicating to budget holders monthly overheads report of actuals vs budgets.
  • Preparing monthly sales reports for gross and net sales
  • Preparing monthly sales and expense trackers
  • Consolidating monthly sales forecasts done by the sales team.
  • Perform monthly Balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Ad-hoc requests and assistance with quarterly requests.
  • Maintenance of knowledge documents and SOP’s.
  • Support to the Finance Manager on a daily basis in assistance to the sales team.
  • Assistance to the Finance Manager with annual budget preparations, monthly forecasts, internal plan compilations and assistance with the management thereof.


Qualifications, Experience

  • B.Com degree, Financial Management or Accounting (Please supply all results)
  • JD Edwards (Not critical)
  • Microsoft Office Suite including excel, word and PowerPoint
  • Advanced excel knowledge preferable
  • Sense of urgency
  • Focus on customer needs
  • Accuracy
  • High integrity
  • Enthusiastic team player
  • Willing to learn




  • Medium level of accounting knowledge, as currently applicable
  • Extensive and detailed GSK SOP knowledge
  • Knowledge of internal controls and the application thereof to a commercial entity



  • Role is not complex
  • This is a learning opportunity and relates mainly to daily tasks with the assistance of the Finance Manager.


Independent Thinking

  • The role is governed to a fair degree by procedures and standards, these however set a framework to operate within and around which discretion, innovation and creativity is applied
  • The role is about day to day management of already implemented processes.



  • Providing assistance to the Finance Manager during the budgeting


How to Apply

Apply Online

Closing Date: 01 December 2013
Location: Bryanston


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