Internal Control is an organization and a process whose objective is to provide reasonable assurance regarding the:

  • Effectiveness and efficiency of operations

  • Reliability of financial and management information/reporting

  • Compliance with applicable laws, regulations and Sanofi policies

Internal Control is the one of the 2nd lines of Defense for Sanofi & we:

  • Support and challenge Sanofi policies & standards proposed by operations.

  • Provide guidance to operational teams.

  • Report on implementation of controls & report deviations to ExCom

  • Report on implementation of action plans by operations

Reporting to the Head of Business System Controls and Data Analytics, the Data Analytics and Reporting Lead will steer the Digitalization of Internal Controls by leveraging data analytics and support Internal Controls Key risk indicators and process monitoring objectives.

Further on, he/she will lead a team of Data analysts to implement and to develop the Data Analytics Center of Expertise within Internal Control & Processes.


Business Needs Assessment:

  • Collaborate closely with business stakeholders, particularly in finance and internal controls departments, to understand their objectives, challenges, and key performance indicators (KPIs).

  • Suggest evolutions/enhancements for the overall control execution, and notably identify opportunities to leverage data warehouses and data lakes, or any other data sources and their capabilities to support the monitoring of key Internal Controls indicators.

  • Pilot the execution of the Centralization, Standardization, Automation and Digitalization thru analytics strategy of Internal Control

  • Translate business questions and requirements into clear, actionable data analysis tasks.

Data Interpretation and Analysis:

  • Leverage data analysis techniques to extract meaningful insights and trends from complex datasets, especially those related to financial data and internal controls.

  • Interpret analytical findings in the context of financial performance, risk management, and compliance.

Communication and Collaboration:

  • Serve as a liaison between business stakeholders, finance teams, internal auditors, and data analysts/scientists, facilitating effective communication and understanding between all parties.

  • Clearly articulate technical concepts and findings to non-technical stakeholders through presentations, reports, and visualizations.

Data Solution Development:

  • Work closely with data engineering and analytics teams to develop data models, algorithms, and analytical solutions that address business needs related to finance, internal controls, and compliance.

  • Ensure that data solutions align with business requirements and provide actionable insights for decision-making in finance and internal controls.

Continuous Improvement:

  • Stay informed about industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies in both business analysis, finance, internal controls, and data analytics.

  • Identify opportunities to enhance data-driven decision-making processes and streamline communication between finance, internal controls, and data teams.


Professional Experience:

  • Previous experience in Finance functions or IT supporting finance functions.

  • Knowledge/Understanding of Financial Statements (Balance sheet lines, P&L, Income statement)

  • Expertise in Data Analytics and Visualization (Datalakes, Snowflakes, PowerBI or similar)

  • Experience in audit or internal controls

  • Good knowledge of SAP concepts (modules, tables, Transactions), at least FICO module

  • Familiarity with statistical analysis techniques and methodologies.

Soft skills:

  • Ability to work in matrix environments (scope / interactions / numerous stakeholders)

  • Analytical, process-oriented with a keen interest to drive continuous improvements

  • A can-do attitude

  • Strong ability to train and teach/coach others

  • Ability to work in a multi-country team setup

  • Accountability and reliability


  • Degree in Business School, Finance or similar

  • Specialization in Audits (anti-fraud or SOX) is a plus


  • Fluent English

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