Cost Accountant

How Will You Make an Impact? Drug Product Division is a business within Pharma Services Group, which develops and delivers medicines to market that enable our customers to help more than one million patients each day. Our Commercial and Operations Finance function is responsible for providing oversight and support for our fast-paced, innovative and global sales teams. By leading activities such as strategic planning, budgeting, forecasting, pricing and close exercises, while leveraging analytics, forecasting and reporting skills, you will help shape the commercial success of our business areas for senior leaders and the sales teams. You will develop a robust skill set as part of this fast-paced function by interacting with a broad number of internal business partners and building organizational capabilities to drive profitability & customer satisfaction. The work of this team is dynamic with high-visibility and impact to our diverse customers, providing you an exciting opportunity to gain valuable regional and global experiences and professional growth.Seeking a Cost Accountant to be a key member of the Operations Finance team to support senior leaders in data analytics, standard costing update, financial reporting and forecasting processes to help craft the success of the business. This role would suit an individual with a passion for data analytics and a real desire to develop and succeed within a fast paced environment.Job Requirement:What will you do? Responsible for accounting for inventory and COGS, which includes standard cost update and annual cost roll.Support and handle closing activities and help ensuring accurate reporting in the monthly closing process, including accuracy of COGS, manufacturing overhead expenses and inventory obsolescence.Review monthly revenue, spending details and working capital and identify the key factors driving variances to AOP and Forecast.Assist in the preparation of monthly forecast and annual operating plan.Assist with internal and external audit.Support in the preparation of government incentives submission.Participate in projects and develop process/system improvements that increase efficiency and effectiveness.Other Ad hoc request (eg. Transfer Price projects, capacity review, standard cost roll etc.).How will you get here?EducationBachelors degree in Accounting or Finance.Experience2+ years in cost accounting/manufacturing experience.Knowledge, Skills, AbilitiesStrong analytical and data gathering skills. Attention to detail and consistently delivering high quality work.Ability to balance multiple priorities and tight time demands.Excellent skills with MS Excel are required; SAP HANA, HFM/CMR, SAP Analytics Cloud (SAC) are preferred.Effective verbal and written communication skills.Strong team building skills and the ability to work with a diverse group of people even if geographically dispersed.Self-motivated, higher level of flexibility and strong work ethic with the goal to get the job done.Continuous Improvement approach: Identify process and control gaps and champion improvement initiatives through Practical Process Improvement (PPI).Exhibit leadership, initiative, and the Thermo Fisher Scientific 4-I values of Integrity, Intensity, Innovation, and Involvement.
Johannesburg, GT, ZA