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Financial Analyst

Sanofi

This is a Full-time position in Bridgewater, NJ posted May 26, 2020.

Location: Bridgewater, NJ or Cambridge, MA or Swiftwater, PA

Financial Analyst

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Join a fast-paced collaborative team focused on challenging and developing you in your career. You will be part of a high performing team focused on Finance transformation and becoming a best in class Finance organization. As a Financial Analyst, you will support the month-end and quarter-end closing activities (journal entries, forecast vs. actual analytics, landing, reconciliations, etc.) to help ensure the completeness and accuracy of the financials to meet targets and drive results. In this role, you will be expected to utilize data and analytical thinking to extract potential risks and opportunities. As part of the Finance Operations and Transformation team, there will be many opportunities to improve processes and improve collaboration with your finance partners and business partners to grow and demonstrate your analytical and interpersonal abilities.  Experience a defined career path, working your way from actuals management and support to finance business partnership and analytics with limitless growth and development.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support the month-end and quarter-end closing activities: Track and manage headcount, prepare journal entries to be posted in SAP, and manage and correct master data in financial systems (SAP and TM1). This will include supporting transversal spend and/or areas with complexities which require additional technical knowledge (i.e., Fringe, CAPEX, etc.)

  • As part of the closing process, understand and apply allocation methods, where applicable.

  • Manage headcount changes, in conjunction with HR and BOOST COE, to ensure accurate monthly HC reporting.  Maintain monthly HC rosters for distribution to FBPs and the functions.

  • Support the financial reporting process, providing results directly to Finance Business Partners for monthly commentary.  Forecast quarter results (landings) for corporate reporting, providing projections based on contractual commitments and finance business partner inputs.

  • Analyze results, including trends, in order to extract potential risks and opportunities to present to management for review.

  • Prepare monthly account reconciliations and provide a clear explanation of balance fluctuations as well as itemization of balance components.  Prepare specialized reporting (AI schedules) for off balance-sheet reporting.

  • Provide commitments tracking to help finance business partners understand year-to-date and year-to-go actuals.

  • Support Business Partners to analyze spend activities and prepare monthly accruals as needed.

  • Opportunities for business partnering responsibilities and activities

  • Process owner for all master data maintenance / updates and system related activity.

  • Ensure compliance with all internal control processes and responsible for monthly controlling checklist activities

  • Support Business Partner forecasting activities and ad-hoc analysis

  • Utilize continuous improvement in daily activities to identify process simplification opportunities and enhance tools improvements.

  • Support forecasting process, working in TM 1 to make key adjustments during budget cycles

  • Initial point of contact for Level 1 Controller to provide technical expertise and guidance as needed.

REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance is required.

2-3 years of Accounting / Finance experience, including public accounting and/or forecasting.

 MAJOR SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

  • Strong analytical skills, business acumen and problem-solving skills

  • Demonstrates independent thought in order to troubleshoot issues and provide solutions

  • Demonstrated leadership skills

  • Demonstrates strategic thinking when analyzing dataChange agent who can propose, lead and drive changes

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Strong working experience with Excel

  • High learning agility and desire for continuous learning

  • Adaptability and ability to work in a complex matrix environment

  • Dedication to teamwork

  • Motivated to grow in career

  • Experience with financial systems (SAP, TM1) is a plus

MAIN INTERACTIONS

  •  US Finance Operations & Transformation, GBU Finance teams,
  • Finance Expert Functions (Tax, Treasury…) Boost COE and Internal control
  • Sanofi Business Services: Account to Report (A2R), Procure to Pay (P2P), Customer Invoice to Cash, (CI2C) and Employee Experience (EE)