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Sanofi Group Mgr R&D Finance & Controlling US in Bridgewater, New Jersey

Job overview

Provide controlling support for OPEX and CAPEX to assigned R&D functions within the Vaccines GBU across North American sites. Work closely with business partners to prepare financial forecasts (Budget / F1 / F2 / Quarterly Landings) and monitor performance (local / global expense reviews). Approve and track projects and execute other financial planning & analysis activities. Provide support to month end procedures including accruals and account reconciliations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with R&D department heads, project managers, procurement and other stakeholders to develop OPEX and CAPEX budgets and forecasts, while ensuring alignment with business priorities and financial targets.

  • Build strong partnerships within global R&D finance team in North America and France promoting information-sharing and close collaboration to best support locally and globally the R&D organization.

  • Partner with SBS team to ensure timely capital project close-out and asset capitalization; liaise with SBS to organize with business partners physical asset counts.

  • Monitor and present financial results to assigned R&D business partners

  • Identify risks and opportunities that affect the achievement of forecasts, propose any compensating options, and provide scenario analysis.

  • Partner effectively with function and Procurement to achieve smart spending objectives by reducing external costs.

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

  • Perform month end closing tasks including accrual preparation, intercompany invoice preparation and coordination, and account reconciliations ensuring performance of all applicable SOX controls.

  • Prepare all required data and analysis to support external audit, internal control, and SOX testing requests.

  • Provide financial support for business cases, as needed.

  • Work effectively across multiple systems and applications including SAP, Business Warehouse, CRT (CAPEX) with strong proficiency in Microsoft applications including Excel, Word and Powerpoint. Actively engage and promote collaborative tools such as Teams and Sharepoint.

  • Support the implementation of new systems as necessary including Vaccines implementation of SHIFT and BOOST for R&D vaccines.

  • Propose and implement continuous improvement and process simplification opportunities.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Finance and/or Accounting from an accredited four-year college or university is required.

  • A minimum of 5 years of professional work experience in Finance/Accounting related role.


  • Strong organizational skills; able to track and manage multiple priorities and projects

  • Able to develop rapport and credibility with key stakeholders

  • Able to work effectively across international work streams

  • Can identify and implement process improvements

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Highly capable working in multiple systems and tools

  • Adaptable and able to work in a complex matrix environment

Sanofi Inc. and its U.S. affiliates are Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employers committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.



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