Close & Control Specialist - ICSS Gulf

Full time Full day
Site Name: Pakistan - Sindh - Karachi

Posted Date: May 8 2023

Note: This role will be based in Karachi

Job Purpose:

The Close & Control (C&C) Specialist is responsible for delivering right first-time reporting, which is insightful, fast and supports the business to develop accurate plans in a strong controls and assurance environment. The role helps to deliver the Finance vision of a “world class finance function recognized by industry, the profession and our people” which underpins the GSK vision.

Strong expertise with accounting principles to ensure correct application to financial statements. Furthermore, need to be able to accurately implement controls & compliance for audit and work closely with Tax & Statutory Reporting team, internal and external auditors on statutory & tax related queries and activities.

Education & Experience:

Graduate / ACCA / ICMA / MBA & other similar qualification

Experience: minimum 3-5 years of working experience.

Key Responsibilities:

General Ledger & Accounting operations

  • Work closely with Commercial, Supply Chain Finance and other accounting teams to ensure a smooth month end, quarter end and year end closing

  • Accountability to review P&L and Balance Sheet to ensure completeness and accuracy and ensuring variances are investigated and resolved.

  • Preparation & review of balance sheet reconciliations.

  • Review of fixed assets including right of use assets, intangibles, and related assets under construction


  • Ensure submission of all corporate reports are per corporate timelines, financial reporting is per IFRS and GSK corporate guidelines

  • Support any local Statutory reporting and internal and external audits tax / audit queries


  • Support identification of opportunities for savings, building effective relationships with support functions and working as one team

  • Ensure KPIs reflect customer expectations of service, where possible adopt Global KPI metrics

  • Ensuring robust internal controls and regulatory compliance through applicable policies, procedures and processes

  • Support implementation of process simplification and efficiencies

  • Support global projects, when applicable

GSK is a global biopharma company with a special purpose – to unite science, technology and talent to get ahead of disease together – so we can positively impact the health of billions of people and deliver stronger, more sustainable shareholder returns – as an organisation where people can thrive. Getting ahead means preventing disease as well as treating it, and we aim to positively impact the health of 2.5 billion people by the end of 2030.

Our success absolutely depends on our people. While getting ahead of disease together is about our ambition for patients and shareholders, it’s also about making GSK a place where people can thrive. We want GSK to be a workplace where everyone can feel a sense of belonging and thrive as set out in our Equal and Inclusive Treatment of Employees policy. We’re committed to being more proactive at all levels so that our workforce reflects the communities we work and hire in, and our GSK leadership reflects our GSK workforce.

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