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GSK - Finance Intern, Singapore (30 Aug)




Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Consumer goods



Position Type

Finance Intern

Post Date

30 Aug 2019

Employer Description

GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) is a British multinational pharmaceutical company headquartered in Brentford, London.[3] Established in 2000 by a merger of Glaxo Wellcome and SmithKline Beecham, GSK was the world's sixth largest pharmaceutical company as of 2015, after Pfizer, Novartis, Merck, Hoffmann-La Roche and Sanofi.

Program Details


Responsible for certain specific Finance activities:

• Support pricing administration and understanding of how price structure for consumer goods are set and reviewed.

• Manage Database Management system through the administration and understanding of COGNOS

• Support and assist the Sales Finance Partner in Trade Spends Management, including understanding trade spends invested for Sales in Business as well as data and document review

• Manage the SAP Accounting System

• Support the Inventory Management, balance sheet management, reporting and forecasting

• Support in Finance and Administration for Business Partners

• Involve in Ad-hoc projects for business related initiatives


You will be required to support and assist Finance Partners in the following activities:


• Pricing structures – Check before allowing circulation for signatures; maintain database & update relevant parties as well as proper filing

• Pricing maintenance – update ZPRO/ZMIN/ZITP; update NSP/TP; update ZP, update pricing database

• Pricing corrections – investigate & resolve source of pricing issues wrongly maintained in CERPS/ZP/Customers

• Pricing follow-ups – pricing requests; pricing issues

Database Management system – administration and understanding of COGNOS.

• Daily sales report

• Data gathering ad-hoc requests from Cognos

• Raise remedy tickets for issues & ensure follow-up to closure

TSM – Trade Spends Management

• Understanding trade spends invested for Sales in business

• System/TSM viewer access to pick up reports, data, documents for review

• Assisting Sales Finance Partner on TSM work

CERPS – opportunity to use and learn SAP (accounting) system

• Knowing GL and sub-ledger

• Check GL/Reports to make sure is complete and correct, and aligned to expectation



• Checking inventory level and days at Distributor.

• Reconcile inventory between system and sales movement records.

Balance Sheet

• Assist to update Trial Balance record

• Simple commentaries on BS movement

• Tracking movement on Accruals


• Using SAP – CF Value model, to maintain records

• Understanding the full PnL

• Check for variances and explain


• Assist in preparation of monthly management reporting

• Understanding business

Finance and Admin support for Business partners.

• Assist to raise and follow up on tickets/incidents raised.

• Assist to follow up with compliance check list

• Following up with Sales admin and Marketing admin, to ensure issues and problems are resolved- examples will be payment, Purchase Orders, sample requests.

Ad-hoc projects for Business related initiatives

• Assisting on ROI assessment, SLOB assessment (Slow and Obsolette stocks review, process, and reduction)

• Possible initiatives which will enhance the business performance and the result.


Business Skills and Competencies

• Preferred educational background – Accounting and / or Finance

• Proficient in use of IT and software/systems, ideally document management and database systems.

Behavioural Skills and Competencies

• Strong PowerPoint and Excel Skills

• Strong written and oral communications skills.

• Proactive attitude to process improvement.

• Awareness and ability to work within culturally diverse teams.

• Demonstrated ability to take initiative, think and work independently, problem-solve, work in teams, and focus on delivering assigned work.

• A keen interest in the consumer healthcare industry, and a passion for learning and knowledge.


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