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Commercial Finance Manager

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Our client, a leading pharmaceutical organisation is currently seeking a passionate individual to assume the role of Commercial Finance Manager. The successful incumbent will be responsible for executing the organisations commercial finance functions for their South African Commercial division.


  • Assume responsibility for the preparation, evaluation and submission of accurate financial reports to key stakeholders in the business (sales and finance).
  • Complete sales variance analyses (Budget, Forecast and prior year).
  • Complete GP, expenses and advertising analyses as and when requested.
  • Complete gross profit analyses and report on the key drivers impacting performance.
  • Review Credit Notes, conduct monthly trend analyses and obtain explanations.
  • Manage monthly accrual and provisions reviews.
  • Conduct financial reviews and analyses of brand P and L as well as for specified divisions within the organisation.
  • Prepare monthly Sales and Expense journals.
  • Conduct monthly and quarterly price volume reviews.
  • Compile Quarterly finance board reports.
  • Compile five-year models.
  • Deliver day to day financial support and training to the business, respond to ad-hoc queries and perform Return on Investments analyses.
  • Take part in ad-hoc field trips with relevant Sales managers and Key Accounts to gain an understanding of the market.
  • Monitor pricing against SEP, discounting and claims.


  • Matric.
  • CA(SA). 
  • At least 3 years working experience in a finance environment (audit or otherwise).
  • Experience in the pharmaceutical or FMCG industry.
  • Commercial exposure.
  • Computer literate – advanced in MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint and a fully integrated computer system.
  • Must have prior experience in the interpretation and use of accounting standards and the Companies Act.

Kindly note, if you have not heard from us within two weeks of your application please consider it unsuccessful.

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Pharmaceutical And Medical/Healthcare

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Geographic Location

Gauteng - JHB North