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Amgen Senior Associate Finance in Johannesburg, South Africa

Job purpose:

Ensures timely and appropriate reporting of all transactions in general ledger, asset management, account receivables, accounts payables (including complex entries, analysis and preparation for reconciliation)


  • Reports to Finance Manager

  • Successful stakeholder management for Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable

  • Managing all Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • Ensures payments to third parties according to local and corporate instructions

  • Fulfills all accounting and reporting activities as well as local tax authorities’ requirements, in compliance to the applicable legislation

  • Makes correct and efficient use of corporate finance systems



  • Assist Finance Manager with providing financial, analytical and decision support to the entire organization:

  • Monthly departmental meetings: preparation, analyze and presenting the outside expense “tracking” results for various department managers and communicate expense plans and results.

  • Assist Finance manager to update monthly rolling forecast by department with outside expenses.

  • Assist Finance manager to update monthly sales reports.

  • Monitor and tracking accuracy of depreciation and follow up on accuracy of fixed asset registers with Snr Ass Projects.

  • Days Sales in Inventory (DSI) calculation

  • Budget/LE/LRS: Upload sales into LIFT/(Anaplan)


  • VAT

  • Ensures accuracy of forms presented to the local authorities

  • Ensures payments are on time, following local deadlines

  • Reconcile submission reports and checking for accuracy between Output and Input and reclassification of credits.

  • Assist Finance Manager with additional information needed, i.e. customs declarations, IT14SD etc.

Accounts Payable (AP)

Ensures fulfillment of company obligations to third parties, Inter-company and employees:

  • Printing, scanning & submission of vendor invoices

  • PR/PO closing, monitoring and managing

  • Monthly comment report on POs older than 6 months

  • Help with the preparation of the quarter open purchase order accruals

  • Quarterly compliance report, ensuring POs are being used

  • Vendor master data, opening of accounts and payment details verification

  • Days Payable Outstanding – DPO tracking, management of age analysis and follow up on overdue accounts

  • Manage the entire vendor reconciliation process by ensuring that books of accounts are reconciled on a periodic basis with vendors and discrepancies if any are resolved in a time bound manner

  • Ensures payment and control of travel expenses in line with guidelines as per Travel & Entertainment policies

  • Training on concur (T&E) AMEX card to all employees

  • Manage expired cards

  • Ensure we are POPIA compliant regarding our vendors


  • Distribution of proof of payments (PoP)

  • Submission of inter-company invoices to Citibank for verification

  • Manage immediate payment process

  • Second level bank validations

  • Process E-payments

Accounts Receivable (AR)

  • Manage EDI to ensure invoices are not stuck

  • Process section 21 invoices in SAP

  • CRM stock returns process, credit notes to be managed (pricing and returns)

  • Credit limit application (new and existing customer)

  • Order releases (non-RSA orders) - export

  • AR receivable reconciliation

  • Shrinkage allowance recon

  • Days Sales Outstanding (DSO) tracking, management of age analysis and follow up on overdue accounts

  • Attend monthly meetings

  • Amgen remittance breakdown file

  • Supply Chain / Logistics cost analysis, invoice verification as per contract

  • Ensure we are POPIA compliant regarding our customers


  • Takes part in or leads projects as assigned by the Finance Manager or Country Director

  • Ensures correct filing (in time and content) of all documents

  • Manage and close all applicable open internal and external audit findings

  • Contributes to improve relationships with internal stakeholders as well as external customers by pro-active communication and timely response to customer issues

  • Act as BACKUP for Snr Ass Projects for BBBEE verification audit, sample submission request

[act as BACKUP for Snr Ass Projects] VIPP

  • System management

  • VIPP calculate LOG fees and invoice and recon and payment control.

  • Customer contract extension – VIPP

Minimum Requirements

  • University degree or diploma in finance or accountancy

  • 5 years of experience in financial department

  • Demonstrated knowledge of accountancy, relevant laws and basic taxes

  • Demonstrated capability to learn quickly systems and processes, being open and flexible to changes, in a multinational environment

  • High level of English, both in oral and written communication

  • Good computer skills in the Microsoft Office environment

Preferred Requirements

  • Advance proficiency with Microsoft Excel

  • Experience with SAP

  • Experience in participating in international projects


  • Demonstrates analytical skills to solve day-to-day problems

  • Applies a methodical approach to completing all tasks

  • Demonstrates ability to perform accurate and detailed work

  • Demonstrates excellent ability to learn quickly and understand/adapt quickly to new systems, processes and tools

  • Demonstrates Amgen Values

  • Able to support and train people

  • Able to work on different tasks at the same time

  • Able to work independently, be a self-starter

  • Able to work with deadlines

  • Able to communicate and present to Executive team

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