Pfizer Finance Manager in Cairo, Egypt

Strategy, Planning and Financial Reporting:

  • Responsible for planning and budgeting process and providing planning and decision making support to the FD and to business unit managers for the WBB Pharma business

  • Act as advisor to BU and Country managers in developing and evaluation alternative investment and resource options.

  • Provides leadership for monthly/quarterly close, monthly review with operations and corporate requests for financial data to fulfill reporting requirements. Coordinates with various groups, Sales, Marketing, Supply & Demand Management to support analysis requirements and conducts follow up on missing or incomplete information.

  • Uses experience and knowledge of business and trends to determine materiality of variances in the financial statements.

  • Supporting Regional CFO, FD and business unit managers in developing presentation of business cases for pricing and management reviews as required.

  • Designs and implements standard analytics to validate variances among actual and planned data.

  • Works closely with various supply chain and Sales Operation/Demand groups to understand and develop strategy to mitigate risk to annual financial objectives.

  • Support business unit managers in the process of gaining approval of local business proposals and acts as advocate for locally developed plans in wider organization.

  • Support operational business units in the selection of performance indicators to ensure that the right measurements are used to drive operational efficiency and continuous improvement.

  • Leads efforts with operational management and Finance Directors to resolve all issues with P&L and obtain explanations for balance sheet variances and support in responding to questions related to forecast, and budgets, and complete any other related projects required by CFO.

  • Performs special analysis of major issues as required and recommend solutions to complex technical accounting issues.

  • Liaison with the Country Manager, Legal, Manufacturing affiliates to ensure that the distributor, inter company agreements and pricing structure for the products within the markets are current and accurately reflected local business requirements.

  • Ensures that restructuring exercises meets the corporate guidance and financial requirements.

  • Maintains confidentiality of sensitive information on need-to basis.

  • Plans, organizes and directs the execution of the company's financial activities by providing oversight to the different clusters in preparation of financial statements and assist in implementation of management reporting changes where required.

  • Works closely with Legal in rationalizing and integrating the various legal entities set up for combined business.

  • Local lead to support any future acquisition, divestment or integration planning across the region.

Controls/ Compliance/ Policy and Process:

  • Partners with CCR-Egypt and Finance Directors for Internal, External and Compliance audit reviews as required. Works within the organization to drive closure of open audit issues and proactively work to prevent future issues/manage risk and provides an update to senior leaders as appropriate.

  • Designs and implements standard analytics to validate the accuracy of key accounts on a quarterly basis and reviews with senior management as part of review of financial results.

  • Maintains accounting and financial reporting, financial control and information systems to ensure adequate records, ensure appropriate authorization of transactions and safeguard assets.

  • Engages in and provides leadership support to accounting advisory services including the in-depth review, development and design of accounting practices controls and /or entries to be applied to various business events / initiatives.

People Management

  • Ensure team is motivated and appropriate roles and responsibilities are assigned.

  • Ensures succession planning with a long term view in mind.

  • Commits to coaching, mentoring and development of employees.

  • Keeps open door as a policy to understand / address employee concerns and take required actions.

  • Sets realistic expectations for the team.

  • Available for leadership direction as required by the team.

  • Motivates and manages team expectations resulting from the impact of any strategic review and develops appropriate role within the combined business with an eye on the end state financial objective of the company.

Leadership Management

  • Leads various projects, manages change and drive improvements, as required.

  • Team guidance, development and training on company policies and processes, as required.

  • Manage cross functional expectations and conflicts.

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