Senior Financial Analyst (+ 10 openings)

  • Location: Bogotá

  • Job type: Permanent

About the job

Our Team:

The role is part of a high performing team centered on Finance transformation and becoming a best-in-class Finance organization.

The S enior Financial Analyst _will provide controlling support to their local Business Units, including preparation of budgets and forecasts (Budget / F1 / F2 / Quarterly Landings / Rolling Forecast), monthly closings (sales & expense reviews, scorecards), project approval and tracking, and other financial planning & analysis activities on a timely basis. _

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.

This person will help to identify and implement new ways of working as we transform the way Sanofi

Controls Sales & Opex.

Main responsibilities:

  • Position may be responsible for operational controlling activities for sales/gross to net and/or operating expenses

  • Partner closely with Finance Business Partners across GBUs, to provide cohesive and seamless support to Business Leaders

  • Ensure accurate and timely monthly closing and share monthly results with Finance Business Partners as well as Budget Owners

  • Prepare monthly commentary to explain variances between actual results and/or budget and forecasts

  • Ensure business owners are executing the budgeted plan, including tracking actuals, approval of projects & providing direction to business owners

  • Develop Opex and headcount forecasts for designated areas, in partnership with FBPs and Budget Owners

  • Identify risks and opportunities that affect the achievement of these forecasts

  • Track headcount on a monthly basis and compare to budgeted and forecasted vacancy rates, including trend analysis for key drivers of change

  • Track all assumptions built into budget and forecasts

  • Approve project spend and ensuring projects are budgeted properly, challenging where necessary 

  • Continuously challenge legacy ways of working, status quo; identify gaps, and recommend new ways of working

  • Increase Financial and business acumen

  • Ensure compliance with pertinent SOX controls 

  • Ensure compliance with all internal control requirements  

  • Promote efficiencies and improved ways of working across designated region and ensure best practice sharing 

  • Educate client groups on all aspects of financial policies and processes to ensure compliance  

  • Support all key Finance initiatives    

  • Ad hoc projects and analyses as required  

About you

Experience : 3+ years of diversified financial controlling experience

Soft skills :

  • Demonstrated results building partnerships with multi-levels across businesses.

  • Ability to influence and shape business decisions. 

  • High attention to detail, quality and proven ability to operate effectively under pressure and strict deadlines 

  • Lead through influence including demonstrated facilitator skills

  • Strong organization skills: ability to track and manage a high volume of projects at a detailed level

  • Ability to develop a rapport and credibility with key stakeholders

  • Work effectively across international work streams

  • Demonstrated organization savvy and self- awareness 

  • Adaptable and able to work in complex matrix environment

  • Change agent who can propose, lead, and drive changes 

Technical skills :

  • Advanced excel skills

  • Must be able to download data and use pivot tables, V-look ups, macros, etc.

  • Demonstrated experience modeling ethical behavior in challenging situations required

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Strong analytical capabilities with attention to detail and strategic thinking

  • Proven experience working across multiple internal stakeholders

  • Technology savvy, business orientation, and agile learning abilities required

  • Capable of working in multiple systems and tools

  • Solid grasp of evolving Sanofi technology platforms, processes, and controls including SAGA 

Education :

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance is required

Languages :

  • Advanced English level

  • Portuguese is a plus

May need to work on non-working days locally due to international support provided by their role

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