Aspen has a proud heritage dating back more than 160 years and is committed to sustaining life and promoting healthcare through increasing access to its high quality affordable medicines and products. Aspen has a market capitalisation of approximately US$10 billion, is the largest pharmaceutical company listed on the JSE Limited (share code: APN) and ranks a…
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Group Finance Projects Junior Accountant

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationMatric
  • Experience
  • LocationGauteng
  • Job FieldFinance / Accounting / Audit 

To implement, manage & control new group finance projects to improve efficiencies and ensure adherence to financial policies & procedures and controls. Perform ad hoc Financial Management or other key Finance Roles to Group companies.



  • Using Project brief from top management, do a detailed analysis of Business Entity needs and compile Project Plan and Approach/Charter
  • Ensure the Project Charter is kept up to date
  • Project Team and Steercom
  • Project scope
  • Project approval levels
  • Risk assessments
  • Policies & procedures
  • Work Instructions & Training Documents
  • Timeline
  • Financial responsibility


  • Identify all areas of improvement and possible increased productivity within division Provide recommendations to reduce financial and time waste.
  • Assist local teams in all Finance areas of ERP, BI or ad hoc projects/implementations
  • Provide feedback and interact on a regular basis with local team manager and Group Finance Project Manager
  • Provide monthly commentary on project status
  • Financial, Business and Project issues and risks
  • Arrange Project meetings
  • Ensure implementation and adherence to financial controls within the business. Provide financial advice and direction within Business or specific Business Entity/ Division. Create financial awareness
  • Ensure financial links to rest of Business remain intact
  • Promote the link between finance and IT in order to ensure improved systems are implemented
  • Implement corrective action and monitor results
  • Record lessons learnt and share with other Business entities
  • Compile Training documents and Work Instructions
  • Train division in new methods and processes
  • Assist the local business during the project and go-live phases
  • Assist with all reconciliations between Group Reporting systems and identify improvements in the processes.
  • Give hand over of project product to the Business


  • Support line managers in business decisions
  • Provide accurate information for decision making
  • Ensure adherence to all deadlines
  • All queries are followed up and resolved in the shortest possible timeframe within the policy framework
  • A professional attitude is displayed when responding to customer’s needs.
  • Methods for improving customer services are proposed, developed and continuously updated.
  • Internal and external customers are constantly updated as to the progress of their queries


  • Maintain financial accounting systems integrity and confidentiality
  • Authorize transactions for processing i.e. EFT, Cheque Payments, Journals
  • Need to assist in preparing management account packs, year-end packs per head office requirements Ensure adherence to internal controls
  • Review of disclosure schedules for accuracy VS ledger
  • Assist the business with reconciliations
  • Review ledger reconciliations for completeness and accuracy
  • Share Group policies and ensure policies are adhered to
  • Set action plans form variance
  • Analysis of management information


  • Ensure accounting adheres to IFRS and companies act
  • Ensure internal controls are tested i.e. fixed assets verification, stock counts
  • Improve internal controls on an ongoing basis
  • Review balance sheet budget variance reports
  • Manage statutory audit report


  • Information is gathered about development needs
  • Training and development are negotiated with the manager.
  • Learning solutions are identified, proposed and implemented according to ongoing personal and team development plans.
  • The best practice is encouraged to ensure expertise. Up-skilling and multi-skilling are co-ordinated in line with staff development.



  • B.Com and Articles or similar
  • SAP FI/CO knowledge
  • Min 0-1 working experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Good to at least have supervision of staff at article clerk level
  • Prior experience in the interpretation and use of accounting standards and the Companies Act
  • Experience in implementing financial controls will be beneficial 
  • Experience in implementing new systems will be beneficial
  • Must have a valid passport must be able to travel (Local and International)


  • Computer literate – proficiency in Excel, Word, PowerPoint and SAP, BPC, TM1
  • Planning and Organising
  • Time management
  • Problem-solving
  • Budgeting
  • Analysing trends
  • Decision making
  • Report writing and presentation skills
  • Project management
  • Forecasting
  • Initiative
  • Attention to detail
  • Team player
  • Project implementation
  • Corporate governance


  • Performance Driven
  • Accountability/ Ownership
  • Deals with Ambiguity/ Embraces Change
  • Communicates Effectively
  • Continuously Grows & Develops
  • Takes Action with integrity

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Aspen Pharma Group on to apply
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