Pharmalys recrute Controller

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The Financial Controller is responsible for managing tax compliance of the legal entities under his / her jurisdiction and working with the Business Operations teams to proactively identify and mitigate strategic and transactional tax risks. The Controller is also responsible for overseeing compliance with GAAP, IFRS and / or other local accounting regulations as well as company accounting policies; and safeguarding the resources of the company by enforcing internal controls & company policies, and continuously improving them to ensure smooth operations of the business.



Strategic Tax Planning, Mitigation & Compliance


  • Proactively work with the Business Operations to mitigate all tax risks & support Finance teams and Operations teams in resolving indirect tax issues (excise, customs) affecting the system
  • Drive understanding of all the cost elements in the General Ledger. Overall responsibility for monthly general ledger close, inventory, accounts payable, payroll, travel, property, capital, program accounting, billings, contract closeouts, financial planning and analysis, and pension management
  • Review significant contracts, agreements and business processes for compliance and tax efficiency
  • Maintain tax tracker and engage the Business Operations and RFC/Tax department on all tax issues arising and progress in resolving them
  • Review of the monthly VAT, Deferred Tax and Corporation Tax computations and related journal vouchers for posting into the ledger and prepare / review monthly tax returns and follow up for timely filing with, payment to & reconciliation with SARS
  • Review and approval of monthly/quarterly GL tax account reconciliations
  • Review PAYE reconciliations submitted vs. payroll processing vendor and reconcile to the G/L and to tax returns
  • In liaison with RC, Tax Counsel, external tax advisers and Tax Authorities and coordinate responses to all tax audits and queries within timelines agreed with or demanded by tax authorities
  • Monthly / periodic review of accounts for all taxes to ensure payments are correctly allocated
  • Proactively manage work assigned to external adviser to ensure that agreed timelines are met, quality standards are adhered to within the approved budget.
  • Anticipates business needs and develops analytical data to support decision making.



Operational Control and Compliance


  • Administer the Request for Authority (RFA ), Coordinate with BU/RFC, review validity and appropriateness of justifications provided by BU associates and advise on documentary requirements of various business transactions requiring RFAs
  • Work with BU Finance to ensure proper documentation, communication and implementation of all relevant company policies and procedures and manage the implementation, compliance with and periodic review / amendment of the Local Chart of Authority and relevant policies
  • Review weekly payment proposals and oversee timely clearance of payment block lists to ensure accuracy & compliance before approval / payment
  • Monitor compliance with company’s segregation of duties (SOD) rules and perform other system access reviews


Accounting and Reporting

  • Manage non-financial reporting to BU/HQ including impairment surveys, third party guarantee reports, legal reserves, payments to government officials, carry-forward spend reporting etc
  • Review monthly computation of service fees
  • Prepare monthly legal entity P&Ls and narratives and quarterly legal entity balance sheets and narratives
  • Co-ordinate the completion, review and sign-off of the Annual Financial Statements with RFC, BU and external auditors
  • Organize a legal entity board meeting with input from CFO and legal director including the preparation of board packs and accompanying power point presentations
  • Ensure items highlighted at monthly Balance Sheet Risk and Opportunities meetings are addressed and acted upon within agreed timelines




  • No of Reporting Units Managed : X
  • Numbers of team managed and direct reports : XX
  • Number of ‘non-standard’ operations consolidated/covered:
  • Countries with operations:
  • Legal entities: XX




  • RFC Regional Director – Supervision, allocation of work and problem solving
  • Tax Counsel / Treasury Services Managers– Problem solving &exchange of information
  • ASM / Disbursements Manager / Treasury Supervisor / AP Supervisor – Liaison, Exchange of information
  • BU Finance Management – strategic partnerships, problem solving,
  • BU Operations (Legal) – problem solving
  • Suppliers / Tax advisers / Auditors/– exchange of information







Tax Planning and Compliance

Strategic Financial Consulting

Risk Management, Internal Controls (e.g. SOX, Segregation of Duties etc) and Auditing

IFRS and local GAAP

Advanced SAP and Excel

Treasury Appreciation

Analytical Skills


Generic Competencies

Tolerating stress

Understanding the business

Acting with Integrity

Influencing senior managers

Planning and organizing


Required Experience:

3-5 years experience in Tax and Auditing or Accounting preferably with multinational or professional practice.



Compulsory that candidate has a University degree preferably in Finance, Accounting or related and an advantage to be registered qualified professional accountant.


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