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Sanofi Group Specialist GL Accounting in Bridgewater, New Jersey

I. JOB SUMMARY

This position performs functional accounting and financial reporting responsibilities as part of the Finance Shared Services Organization (Account-to-Report division of Sanofi Business Services), including the various day-to-day tasks such as booking journal entries, reconciling accounts, preparing reports, analyzing financial data for all North American legal entities. The position will be heavily involved in the month end close and reporting process as well as the subsequent analysis of financial information reported.

II. JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Assists in the North America monthly closing process by completing items required to effectively close the books (booking journal entries, analyzing transactions, determining accounting schemes, etc.). Position will take ownership of full reporting package (BS, P&L and disclosure schedules) for assigned Legal Entities. Assist in the complete process of preparing, reviewing, coordinating, and reporting actual financial results accurately and timely by the deadlines established by Corporate Consolidations. Responsible for analysis of financial information reported including research and documentation of fluctuations during the period.

Preparation of recurring reports such as statutory financial statements and various government reports as required. Assist in the preparation of non-recurring reports and/or schedules for "ad hoc" requests as they arise. Assist in ERP implementation project for the phased roll-out of SAP S4 Hana including system testing, review of data migration and other support for the project.

Partners with the business units to continuously improve the services, accuracy and timing of the reporting function. Maintains and cultivates strategic partnerships with North America controlling and management teams to ensure integration and implementation of efficient process and policies. Supports external and internal audit requests and ensures team’s compliance with all Sarbanes-Oxley internal control requirements for assigned areas.

The position demands a considerable amount of service orientation, built around the concept of internal customers. A tolerance for ambiguity and willingness to accept change as part of overall process is required. Requires excellent communication both in writing and verbally, proactive, willing to challenge the status quo, ability to problem solve and investigate issues independently and as a team, and to effectively collaborate with other cross-functional teams.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration from an accredited four-year college or university. Accounting major is preferred.

  • 2-5 years’ accounting experience. Public Accounting is preferred.

  • CPA license is preferred or working towards

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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