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Job description

Site Name: UK - London - Brentford
Posted Date: Mar 24 2020

Here at GSK, we are looking for Manager, Corporate Finance MA & D to join our dynamic team and help with the continued success of the business.

The primary purpose of the role is to ensure the integrity of the Group's reported results for any acquisition, disposal/divestment and/or other major internal transactions. This role is part of a "centre of excellence / centralised function" created to provide guidance and support to our key stakeholders when accounting and reporting for these major transactions.

The role supports the delivery of GSK's objective of growing and diversifying our business through acquisitions, other collaboration agreements and/or divestments to ensure continued focus on our core business. The role also is critical in delivering timely and accurate financial and management information for group internal and external reporting purposes for these types of transactions.

This role will provide YOU the opportunity to lead key activities to progress YOUR career, these responsibilities involved the following:

Area of Responsibility

The role will be accountable for activities relating to the successful integration / separation of new businesses / disposals of existing businesses into the GSK group financial reporting framework and the finance implications of integration/divestment decisions.

Key responsibilities:

  • Assist in the implementation of the strategic integration/divestment activities;
  • Build strong relationships with the integration/separation finance lead teams and key finance stakeholders;
  • Participate in pre-deal discussions with the corporate/business development contacts, business contacts, legal and project teams etc including review of legal contracts, TSA discussions and operating models and structure of the deal;
  • Provide guidance, support, review and training to the key stakeholders in the reporting requirements and systems relevant to GSK Group reporting and transaction related activity;
  • Provide guidance on the set up of the Group consolidation system (BISON), CERPS etc;
  • Ensure key stakeholders are engaged and kept informed of progress until full cut-over of activities is completed (ie stabilised daily operational activities as BAU);
  • Consult with Trading partners, GMS and Group Tax to assess implications and agree the appropriate actions to undertake during transition in relation to trading and business operating models ("as-is", transitional and "to-be");
  • Promote project governance over all transaction related activities, escalating significant issues and risks with key stakeholders/steering committee;
  • Support the ongoing development and refinement of the transaction framework to improve efficiency and effectiveness

Expected Delivery

This role holder will be expected to deliver:

  • Completed deal folder with all relevant finance deal information (Financial Approval Paper, Financial Accounting Paper, Treasury Action Plan, Financial Step Plan, CLEIT papers, Opening Balance Sheet (OBS), deal profit reconciliation etc) as documented evidence for control and SOX purposes;
  • Liaise with external auditors, external consultants (i.e. due diligence and valuation experts) and GSK stakeholders to accomplish full cut-over of activities and successful implementation of the plan;
  • Compliance with relevant accounting standards and GSK group finance policies and procedures for the transaction;
  • Training and reference materials for finance colleagues, including maintenance of the finance section of the Fusion website;

Impact & Risk

This role holder must work closely with other Corporate, in-country and above country finance teams and financial services teams. They require excellent technical financial accounting knowledge, operating a high degree of control and integrity.

The role holder will be privy to confidential and market sensitive information and therefore will be expected to comply with all Group policies and procedures to ensure no legal compromises or implications.

This role holder will also be exposed to a significant degree of change and/or uncertainty in the operating environment and will need to be an effective communicator, proactive in managing and finding solutions to problems.

Managerial Responsibility

The role will involve working closely with the Group Financial Controller, Global Tax, Treasury, trading partners, in-country and above country embedded finance business partners, financial service hubs, External Reporting (including internal and external auditors) and Corporate/Business development teams.

Depending on the type of transaction, the role will also work closely with non-finance colleagues including Company Secretariat, Legal, HR, Tech, Procurement, R&D, GMS, Regulatory, etc.

Basic Qualifications:

We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:

  • Qualified member of recognised professional finance body (e.g. ICAEW / CIMA / ACCA)
  • Experience of Group Consolidation and Reporting essential
  • Excellent technical reporting skills with knowledge of IFRSs as they apply to GSK
  • Extensive knowledge of GSK's financial processes and consolidation systems at the local, divisional level and at the group level
  • Experience of using BISON (SAP FC) / other Group consolidation reporting systems
  • Strong communicator with good interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Organised, ability to prioritise, deliver under pressure
  • Ability to build relationships quickly and develop credibility and trust with customers
  • Ability to create solutions to problems and challenges;
  • An enthusiastic team player with a flexible manner;
  • Ability to work in an environment that is changing and uncertain.

Why GSK?

Our values and expectationsare at the heart of everything we do and form an important part of our culture.

These include Patient focus, Transparency, Respect, Integrity along with Courage, Accountability, Development, and Teamwork. As GSK focuses on our values and expectations and a culture of innovation, performance, and trust, the successful candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities:

  • Operating at pace and agile decision-making - using evidence and applying judgement to balance pace, rigour and risk.
  • Committed to delivering high quality results, overcoming challenges, focusing on what matters, execution.
  • Continuously looking for opportunities to learn, build skills and share learning.
  • Sustaining energy and well-being.

*This is a job description to aide in the job posting, but does not include all job evaluation details.

As a company driven by our values of Patient focus, Transparency, Respect and Integrity, we know inclusion and diversity are essential for us to be able to succeed. We want all our colleagues to thrive at GSK bringing their unique experiences, ensuring they feel good and to keep growing their careers. As a candidate for a role, we want you to feel the same way.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are open to all talent. In the US, we also adhere to Affirmative Action principles. This ensures that all qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, colour, national origin, religion, gender, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, disability, genetic information, military service, covered/protected veteran status or any other federal, state or local protected class*(*US only).

We believe in an agile working culture for all our roles. If flexibility is important to you, we encourage you to explore with our hiring team what the opportunities are.

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you'd like to discuss any adjustments to our process which might help you demonstrate your strengths and capabilities. You can either call us on 0808 234 4391, or send an email ukdiversity.recruitment@gsk.com

As you apply, we will ask you to share some personal information which is entirely voluntary. We want to have an opportunity to consider a diverse pool of qualified candidates and this information will assist us in meeting that objective and in understanding how well we are doing against our inclusion and diversity ambitions. We would really appreciate it if you could take a few moments to complete it. Rest assured, Hiring Managers do not have access to this information and we will treat your information confidentially.

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