Offers “Abbott”

Expires soon Abbott


  • Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA
  • Accounting / Management control

Job description


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About Abbott

Abbott is a global healthcare leader, creating breakthrough science to improve people’s health. We’re always looking towards the future, anticipating changes in medical science and technology.

Working at Abbott

At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and family, be your true self and live a full life. You will have access to:

Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of .

A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.

A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.

The Opportunity

This position works out of our Johannesburg Roodepoort Offices, Abbott Place in our Corporate Finance Services (CFS). As Abbott South Africa, we help people live healthier and better lives through our Established Pharmaceuticals, Diagnostics, Nutrition, and Medical Devices business for more than years. We have approximately 300 employees working across Africa.

As an Accountant, you will perform a variety of accounting activities in accordance with accounting principles and standards to control the organization's financial resources and ensure that it complies with all relevant regulations, laws, and reporting requirements.

What You’ll Do:

Manage month-end responsibilities and general accounting.

Prepare and report periodic reports to Headquarters within stipulated deadlines.

Monthly inventory reporting including PPV, GIT and reserves.

Monthly revenue reporting.

Regularly evaluate and manage all debtors cash allocations and customer held orders.

Strong focus on delivering timely reconciliations of accounts and investigating and resolving all variances within stipulated timelines.

Monitor and adjust credit limits regularly in accordance with Abbott Global Credit Policy.

Acting as a finance partner to the commercial divisions.

Ensure relevant Basic Operating Procedures are relevant and updated when necessary.  Assist with and prepare required reports for internal and external audits.

Ensure strong internal controls are in place and maintained within the position.

Performing all task related to internal and external audits within the scope of your responsibilities.

Required Qualifications

Tertiary finance / accounting qualification.

Previous experience in financial accounting role as well as a strong background in debtors.

Excellent Excel and spreadsheet experience.

Good communication skills are essential.

A solid understanding of accounting principles including but not limited to debtors (IFRS9), inventory, and revenue recognition.

Preferred Qualifications

Working as an accountant / financial analyst – preferably in a large organization / multinational. Preferably from a manufacturing industry with experience working with inventory accounting such as exposure reserves, PPV, fixed assets and standard costing. Analytical skills including problem solving.

Personal motivation and commitment

Be able to work with a multitude of personalities across all levels of the organization.

Apply Now

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that can help you build your future and live your best life. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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The base pay for this position is

In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.



Accounting & Reporting



IFO International Finance



South Africa > Johannesburg : Abbott Place











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