North Africa Cluster Finance Analyst
Times Business Solutions
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Job Description

The North Africa (Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia & Libya) cluster Finance Analyst position is a Finance position responsible for undertaking data validation and financial management reporting, consolidation and analysis in order to support the cluster Finance Director and the senior Finance and business Partners.

The North Africa cluster Finance Analyst is responsible for, but not limited to, conducting the following key activities :

Plan, Budget and Forecast modelling

Financial Reporting analytics

Presentation development and preparation

Data Validation

Report consolidation and submission

This role will require strong analytical ability, coupled with sufficient knowledge of business / finance analysis tools and methodologies.

Analysts will be expected to respond to requests from Supervisors or Managers in an efficient and timely manner.


Plan, Budget and Forecast modelling :

Collect Data Gather data from internal Pfizer systems and data external non-Pfizer systems and sources necessary for OP Plan and LE

Prepare Data - Format data for entry into model or analysis, load data into appropriate tool

Run Models Input assumptions and data, run model

Validate Revenue and Expense Data

Analyze Output - Highlight significant variances to budget, actuals and prior year, pinpoint specific type of variance categorize variances as system / technical or business related, follow-

up with suspected system / technical related variances, create variances report, categorizing variances by type, amount and specific location

Root Cause Research - Research business related variances, identify variance as manual accounting error or legitimate business movement, follow-

up with GFS or market colleagues to resolve variance

Write Commentary Prepare memo to finance leadership, describe trends for the reporting period for each report, including an explanation of remaining variances

Support Finance as needed Gathering assumptions, updating business

Financial Reporting analytics :

Collect Data - Gather data from external Non-Pfizer systems and sources necessary for reporting or analysis

Develop Standard Reports

  • Validate Data - Compare the following data types across systems / data warehouses : revenue, COGS, OPEX, Overall PNL;
  • Analyze, Research and Prepare Commentary on Output

    Prepare reports : Compile and submit financial analysis reports

    Support presentation preparation

    Presentation Development and Preparation :

    Prepare Recurring Presentations - update recurring presentations with new data and commentary, review and finalize presentations

    Prepare Ad Hoc Presentations prepare ad hoc presentations as needed per request from manager

    Report Consolidation and Submission :

    Consolidate Results - Receive Offline reports and commentary or export data from reporting tool, consolidate data into central report

    Submit Results - In email or by posting to shared drive, submit results of report with commentary

    Review Output with Customers - Review report and commentary with business partners


    Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, with finance / accounting or related experience

    2-3 years of relevant experience in a multinational environment; less if a young potential with outstanding credentials

    Excellent analytical skills, attention to detail, and time management skills

    Proficient Microsoft Office capabilities, particularly Excel, PowerPoint and Word

    Competency with spreadsheets & financial modelling (comfort with data manipulation and financial systems)

    Fluent in English.

    Excellent written and verbal communication skills

    Management Reporting and Analysis process experience preferred

    Ability to identify business issues / opportunities and to frame business questions

    Knowledge of various financial systems and financial reporting aspects is preferred

    Basic knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)

    Loyal team player; capacity to interact with peers and management

    Very flexible, available and due date minded

    Pro-active attitude

    Continuous Improvement Mindset : Lean, Right First time and Zero Defect

    Sees the broad picture while appreciating the need for quality and precision

    Highly organized and ability to prioritize activities on a daily basis

    Must be able to effectively work in a global and multi-cultural environment

    Last Date Posting : 14th of April, 2019

    Pfizer is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction in which it operates.

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