GlaxoSmithKline Recruitment for Finance Business Partner

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), one of the world's leading research based pharmaceutical and healthcare companies, is committed to improving the quality of human life by enabling people to do more, feel better and live longer. GSK employs over 97,000 employees in over 100 countries worldwide. GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Nigeria Plc is one of Africa's largest consumer healthcare companies, producing leading brands such as Lucozade, Ribena and Panadol.

Job Title: Finance Business Partner

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 teams in understanding financial information and assisting with decision making.
  • Challenge Business Cases relating to sales activities to ensure accuracy and adequate return on investment.  Monitor such business cases to demonstrate adequate return on investment.
  • Support sales function to set and deliver sales targets, collection targets and operating expense targets.
  • Ensure that all business risks are incorporated into the over Finance Risk Matrix and develop mitigation plans for any identified gaps.

P&L management:

  • Provide detailed analysis Sales performance monthly and as required.
  • Provide detailed analysis on G2N investment and work closely with the sales function to challenge and improve investment applied.
  • Liaise with GMS team to understand COGS and identify opportunities to improve margins.
  • Monitor COGS to ensure all variance to standards are escalated and understood.
  • Ensure the revenue recognition policy is adhered to.
  • Review, monitor and highlight variances. Investigating exceptions and facilitating corrective action.
  • Provide sales related accruals/provisions to ensure completeness of month end reporting
  • Understand Selling activities and support the team in managing cost control

Budgeting and Forecasting:

  • Deliver sales elements of the annual planning exercise.
  • Participate and challenge assumptions used to develop sales forecast as part of the CMF process.
  • Work with various stakeholders in planning strategies and methodologies for the process
  • Submit budgets and rolling forecasts in Unison
  • Play a key role in the Profit review

Reporting and Working Capital Management:

  • Work closely with the Financial Controller and Finance Director to review Debt and cash collection performance.
  • Identify areas to improve working capital management and guide the sales team in development and implementation of initiatives.
  • Ensure compliance to International Finance Reporting Standards ( IFRS)
  • Timely submission of weekly, monthly and quarterly reports on sales, headcount, WC, NPD, etc


  • BSc Accounting, ACCA/ACA
  • Preferred qualifications:
  • Must have strong Microsoft excel skills
  • 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

Location: Lagos

Closing Date
Not Specified.


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