Amgen Senior Associate Finance in Johannesburg, South Africa
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)
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
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
VIPP calculate LOG fees and invoice and recon and payment control.
Customer contract extension – VIPP
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
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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