Financial Analyst - Product Costing Analysis

Date: Jun 21, 2019

Location: Brantford, ON, CA, N3T 6B8

Company: Apotex


Apotex is a proudly Canadian, global pharmaceutical company that produces high-quality, affordable medicines (both generic and innovative pharmaceuticals) for patients around the world. We are the 7th largest generic pharmaceutical company globally with more than 12,000 employees and estimated sales of approximately $3 billion. Our fully integrated operation is comprised of four lines of business: Global Generics; Apobiologix; Global Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API); and ApoPharma (Innovative Products). With our worldwide manufacturing sites, Apotex can produce up to 24 billion dosages per year. We produce 300 medicines in 4,000 dosages and formats that are exported to 115 countries. Apotex will spend $2 billion over the next 10 years on research and development.


Job Summary

This individual will be responsible to perform product and Project Cost Accounting for the group and the analysis of variances and interpreting results regarding monthly P&L and trend reports.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Financial Planning and Reporting –  key player between global entities and the corporate groups with regard to budgets and long-term plan, planning and reporting activities, working capital management, analysis, consolidation and related systems and organization development.
  2. Driving analysis of activity based costing against Standard/Budget, research and explain variances and report this information monthly or as needed.
  3. Providing support in audits including tax audits
  4. Working with F&A Controller to complete the quarterly financial review package
  5. Being a lead member of the SAP implementation team
  6. Supports month-end closing activities with the Accounting Supervisor
  7. Preparing monthly intercompany reconciliations
  8. Maintaining the Fixed Asset listing
  9. Working on ad hoc projects or special analysis as required
  10.  Prepare the annual SR&ED claim
  11.  Keeping up-to-date on current financial reporting developments and determining their impact on the company        
  12.  To perform all duties and assigned tasks in an accurate and timely manner.
  13.  To communicate effectively with management, co-workers, and customers.
  14.  To work both independently and as a team player.
  15.  To follow all Company policies and procedures.
  16.  To upgrade skills and knowledge on a continuing basis in order to remain an effective team member
  17.  Performs all work in support of our Corporate Values of Passion, Perseverance, Collaboration and Courage; Demonstrates strong and visible support of our values.
  18.  Performs all work in accordance with all established regulatory and compliance and safety requirements.
  19.  All other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  1. Mid-level CPA student with a degree in Finance or Accounting
  2. Background in financial statement, product/cost analysis with preference in multi-entity, multi-currency, consolidations
  3. Experience in formalized audit processes-both external and internal
  4. 2-4 years demonstrable and progressive experience in financial reporting and analysis with significant emphasis in multinational corporations.
  5. Fine chemical, Manufacturing and/or the pharmaceutical industry exposure will be advantageous.
  6. Highly pro-active and innovative approach to problem solving and performance enhancement
  7. Experience in implementation and operation of financial modules of major ERP system, particularly SAP FICO a significant advantage
  8. Proactive individual who is motivated, highly energetic, driven by continuous improvement and meets objectives in a timely and planned manner
  9. Good communication and interpersonal skills
  10. Strong analytical and organizational skills with a focus on detail



At Apotex, we are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible work environment, where all employees feel valued, respected and supported.
Apotex offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities as part of its recruitment process. If you are contacted to arrange for an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.


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