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Business Analyst At GlaxoSmithKline Plc

Date Posted: 19/Nov/2013
Deadline: 02/Dec/2013

Business Analyst

Job Purpose/Scope

The job exists to support the Finance & Planning Unit in all aspects of the management reporting and control.

To work closely with commercial departments as a business partner to deliver the short, medium and longer term objectives.

Key Responsibilities

Business Management, Business Partnering and Decision Support

•Driving a process of continuous improvement in business partnering which enhances the understanding of the Executive and Senior Management teams of their key financial performance drivers and business performance issues.
•Support the Sales and Marketing teams in strategic brand decisions- efficient investment behind brands, timely delivery of profitable NPIs, Nielsen report analysis and reviews, etc
•Drive and challenge business units on their assumptions of how they will successfully execute their plans
•Ensure viability of Business Cases for promos, NPI and ad- hoc projects
•Participating in and contributing to Senior Management Meetings as requested by the FAPM/ FD 
•Supporting the FAPM/ FD in contributions to the development and delivery of Corporate Plans and objectives for the Organization
•Finance Business Partner to CH OWA Team

P&L management 

•Ensure accuracy and adequacy of R&A and off- invoice discounts in JDE
•Own the month- end accrual process for A&P and General OPEX
•Drive performance and decisions of various P&L components
•Deliver Customer Profitability Reports on agreed periodic basis with appropriate commentaries 
•Own and deliver monthly OPEX report with appropriate commentaries
•Prepare monthly entity cross charge and ensure accuracy of posting in JDE
•Review, monitor and highlight variances. Investigating exceptions and facilitating corrective action

Budgeting and Forecasting- West Africa CH operations 

•Support the complete budgeting & forecasting process for West Africa CH operations
•Own Other West Africa CH budgeting & forecasting process
•Work with various stakeholders in planning strategies and methodologies for the process 
•Ensure accuracy of budgets and rolling forecasts submitted in Unison
•Play a key role in the Profit reviews 
•Represent Finance at the monthly Executive Sales & Operations Planning meeting to ensure alignment with the overall business objective 
•Drive implementation of budget assumptions in Price reviews- develop appropriate tracking mechanism


•Ensure compliance to International Finance Reporting Standards ( IFRS) 
•Timely submission of weekly, monthly and quarterly reports on Sales, PV analysis, Future Group, Headcount, WC, NPD, etc


Qualifications, Experience

.First degree in Accounting, Economics, Banking & Finance or Business Administration 
.At least 5 years working experience in a similar role
.Strong JDE / SAP exposure 
.Working knowledge of IFRS 
.Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suit (Excel, PowerPoint, Word etc) 
.Must possess ACA/ACCA.



Strong leadership & influencing skills
.Good interpersonal skills
.Ability to handle sensitivity/ confidentiality levels appropriately
.Analytical mind
.Customer focus and sense of urgency
.Ability to see macro scenarios and beyond numbers
.Ability to identify and implement process improvement

Method of Application

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