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Sanofi Group Head, Financial Analysis and Compliance in Bridgewater, New Jersey

The Head of Financial Analysis and Compliance will be based within our Bridgewater, New Jersey campus, and will be responsible for reviewing and analyzing broad level, entity financial data (P&L and Balance Sheet) for all legal entities in the North American reporting perimeter. In addition, he/she will coordinate and conduct the North America Accounts Committee meeting which will include finance leadership throughout North America as well as the Global consolidations team. Other key functions under his/her responsibility is the coordination of the external audit performed by PwC and management of the Sales & Use Tax reporting with in conjunction with the North America Tax team. This position will report to the Head, NA Account to Report and will have 4 direct reports.

Overall Duties:

Specifically this role has overall responsibility for:

  • • Providing leadership and direction setting to a team of 4 professionals responsible for high level financial analysis on key business items, ensuring company-wide compliance with corporate and local accounting policies (including SOX).

  • • Reviewing and analyzing broad level legal entity financial data (P&L and Balance Sheet) for entities within the North America reporting structure on a quarterly basis which is prepared by the team. This data is presented quarterly to senior finance management (CFO level) and external auditors.

  • • Performs a detailed review of key financial information, accounts and reserves to determine accuracy and appropriate accounting treatment.

  • • Manage relationship with both internal and external auditors. Coordinate, address and ensure resolution of accounting, reporting, and internal control issues that arise. Ensure that a strong and adequate control environment exists in North America.

  • • Collaborate with various internal departments North America Tax, Corporate Tax and Consolidations Team on Legal Entity Restructuring transactions that impact Investment in Affiliate and Shareholder Equity Accounts.

  • • Oversight of 10 US Holding companies which are reported to Group Consolidations on a monthly basis. The activity in these entities primarily include, accounting for 3rd party investments

  • Oversight of the sales and use tax process, which involves research taxability issues and communicating with both vendors and procurement and various sales tax matters.

  • Oversight of the filing of sale and use tax returns which will be handled by Sales & Use Specialist on the team.

  • Coordination and reporting of audit fees for North America

  • Review of commitment disclosures for Form 20-F compiled and tested by direct reports

  • Other duties and special projects as requested (SHIFT, eClose)

  • May be required to review legal entity reporting packages for quarter closings on an as needed basis

  • Job Responsibilities within Scope:

  • North America Accounts committee meeting

  • Manage/develop a team of 4

  • Coordinating and supporting North America audits (to include Puerto Rico)

  • Support end to end process from drafting of AIF, SPE, and Legal Restructuring Form to recording in the books/records as well as disclosure impacts.

  • Quarterly financial flux analysis

  • Investment and Holding company accounting

  • Sales & Use Tax Compliance & Reporting

  • Journal entry and quality assurance testing procedures

  • Audit fee budget coordination and submission of HON schedules

  • Additional information for North America commitments reporting for form 20-F

  • North America Restructuring and Legal provision coordination

  • Manage local Trintech tools (Account reconciliation)

  • Quarterly Sales cut-off testing

  • Monthly CPE coordination

Requirements:

A minimum of a BA/BS degree in accounting is required. Full completion of the CPA, or in-process is required. A minimum of 10 years of professional experience is required. Candidate will have current or prior management/supervisory experience. Current or prior experience in Public Accounting in preferred. Understanding of Accounting for Investments (under IFRS9) is preferred. Sarbanes-Oxley audit experience and knowledge of IFRS a plus. Positionn may require occasional travel, as required by business needs.

Professional Skills:

• Strong analytical and organizational skills.

• Strong business and finance acumen.

• Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to deal effectively with diverse constituents: internal staff, senior management, external public accounting, and other professionals.

• Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.

• Proven management skills, with the ability to earn immediate respect based on intellectual capacity, professional credentials and interpersonal skills.

• Comfortable working in both a structured and non-structured environment.

• Understanding of internal control concepts.

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