Senior Financial Controller
Mauritius, ZA
11d ago


Aspen Global Inc. is the Mauritian subsidiary of Aspen Pharmacare Holdings (Aspen), the world’s fifth largest supplier of branded and generic pharmaceutical products.

Aspen is the largest pharmaceutical company listed on the South African stock exchange as well as one of the top 20 companies listed on this exchange.

A few other interesting facts about us are :

  • We supply more than 150 countries around the world
  • We have supplied more than 500 million packs of medicine worldwide
  • We employ over 225 people in Mauritius
  • We have over 24 nationalities speaking 20 languages working in our offices
  • We have closed more than 20 global deals since inception in 2008
  • We are the international holding company for more than 60 subsidiaries
  • Our portfolio compromises of over 100 products and 5000 trademarks
  • We manage more than 3500 SKUs, from 60 Manufacturing sites and 25 active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturers.
  • As part of our continued growth, we are now recruiting for a Senior Financial Controller reporting into the Manager - Accounting.

    Overview of Role

    This role is in the finance stream at Aspen Global Incorporated. You will be acting as a key liaison between the accounting and the financial reporting team.

    You will be driving month end processes. You will also lead the team to produce periodic annual financial and management reports.

    Your Responsibilities

  • You will be responsible for the coordination and supervision of month-end close and review of monthly accounting pack / financial reports under cognos;
  • You will be providing business insight of the main cash drivers for every month-end and budget / forecast. Present the cash report to internal stakeholders and group finance;
  • You will ensure quality control over financial transactions and financial reporting;
  • You will manage the year-end process internally within Finance and other streams and externally with affiliates to ensure a proper cut-
  • off for activities and timely reporting;
  • You will be coordinating annual budget, quarterly forecasts and annual 5 year financail plans;
  • You will also manage preparation of annual financial statements under IFRS, closely coordinating this exercise with Group's Finance team;
  • You will support internal and external audits for the role's scope;
  • You will ensure continuous improvement in terms of productivity, speed and quality of processes;
  • You will support and share leading practices with the wider Finance team and other streams.
  • Requirements

    What you will need to be considered

  • Degree in Finance / Accounting and / or Professional Qualification from a recognized body ( ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW or equivalent)
  • Experience in delivering annual financial statements, and cash flow & working capital management.
  • You will be required to have strong IFRS technical knowledge.
  • Strong excel skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure, manage time line and be able to prioritize effectively.
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills.
  • Applicants must demonstrate in their application how they meet the above criteria in order to be successful for interview selection.

    Thank you for your interest in this opportunity.

    Please speak to your HRBP before applying. Closing date for internal applicants will be Tuesday 22nd January.

    Important notice to Employment Businesses / Agencies

    Aspen will not accept referrals from employment businesses and / or employment agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site.

    All employment businesses / agencies are required to contact the Aspen Global Inc. HR department to obtain prior written authorisation before referring any candidates.

    Obtaining of prior written authorisation is a condition precedent to any agreement (verbal or written) between the employment business / agency and Aspen Global Inc.

    In the absence of written authorisation being obtained any actions undertaken by the employment business / agency shall be deemed to have been performed without the consent or contractual agreement of Aspen Global Inc.

    Aspen Global Inc. therefore shall not be liable for any fees arising from such actions or any fees arising from any referrals by employment businesses / agencies in respect of the vacancies posted on this site.

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