Our leading client operating in the pharmaceutical space is currently looking to employ an experienced Financial Controller in Port Elizabeth.

Daily/ Weekly:

  • Managing the costs of production (actual and forecast) in line with Group guidelines
  • Analysis of actual and forecasted expenses on-going
  • Attendance of daily production meetings
  • Daily tracking of production and operational performances
  • Daily tracking and reporting of sales performance
  • Approval of bank payments (foreign and local)


  • Preparation of bridges and support for teleconference
  • Preparation of financial results
  • Analysis of variances
  • Presentation of financial results to the Exco members for the cost centres allocated, first point of contact
  • Assist with cash flow projections
  • Net working capital reporting

Budgets and Forecasts:

  • Major contribution to annual budgeting and quarterly forecasting processes
  • Including (but not limited to) preparation of sales and production volumes, TM1 uploads and cost centre budgeting
  • Assist in Preparation of Business Review Mask
  • Budget outlook and restatement
  • Preparation of the Bill of Material (BOM) – backup to the operational controller


Special Tasks:

  • EBIT analysis – production and recovery related projections
  • Product price maintenance (Syspro and SAP)
  • Tender costing calculations
  • Budget COP calculation
  • Capacity calculations – EBIT analysis
  • Ad hoc scenarios for Plant Manager, Senior Management and other departments
  • From time to time carry out other jobs within the department / factory, which are consistent with the grade, qualification and training of the incumbent


Education and Experience:

  • CA or CIMA qualification required
  • 3 – 5 years experience in a Controller role
  • Experience within the manufacturing industry required
  • Understand process of aseptic pharmaceutical manufacturing
  • Strong understanding of IFRS
  • Understanding of local regulatory requirements (Tax)
  • Ability to prepare financial results
  • Analysis of variances
  • Ability to present financial results to others, including group context
  • Understand annual budgeting process
  • Understand the requirements for preparing a Bill of Material (BOM)
  • EBIT analysis and related projections
  • Budget COP calculation
  • Capacity calculations – EBIT analysis
  • Understand requirements for Business Review Mask
  • Advanced MS Excel
  • Syspro proficiency
  • Understand GMP and GDP Principles


Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not receive a response within 2 weeks of applying.

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