Sanofi Group CHC, Accounts-to-Reporting, Senior Tax Accountant in Cambridge, Massachusetts
This position will play a key role ensuring for CHC A2R Tax process are running both local and GBS level.
The purpose of this role is to supervise and execute:
Monthly tax closing and reporting activities as per group timetable
Tax calculations including indirect taxes, income tax, deferred tax calculation and preparation of tax returns
Tax reporting at Group and country levels
Address operational issues and follow through to resolution in an effective and timely manner
Perform operational KPIs and compliance with CHC policies and guidelines
Supervise captive junior accountants
Drive continuous improvement
Sanofi US is only considering candidates who are currently legally eligible to work in the U.S.
This position will be based in Chattanooga, TN. We may be open to considering select candidates for this opportunity within our Bridgewater, NJ; Swiftwater, PA or Cambridge, MA hub locations.
GBS Senior Tax Accountant reports to A2R Head of Closing, Reporting & Tax Accounting in Captive Center and works closely with A2R Closing and Reporting team, CHC Country Senior Accounting Partner, Finance (Finance performance, Business analysis & Controlling, Treasury, Tax, Internal Control), IFSA, and other GBS (SBS) departments.
GBS Senior Tax Accountant will review and monitor technical process implementation, controls and compliance in all topics related to tax accounting and reporting. He/she will work together with ITS to implement new or existing tools in CHC LE and to ensure that they operationally ready at CHLOE Day.
GBS Senior Tax Accountant will be involved in GBS processes improvements, further standardization and will supervise and contribute to related projects.
Key requirement for GBS Senior Tax Accountant:
Deliver tax services to CHC GBS within perimeter
Perform corporate tax reporting on time according to closing calendar
Perform tax calculations, including indirect tax (VAT), property tax, withholding tax and other taxes, prepare related tax returns
Support retained team in profit tax and deferred tax calculation by IFRS and statutory GAAP, in preparation of related tax returns
Ensure that all recurring and non-recurring tax items are collected, tax accounts reconciled and tax Manual Journal Entries (MJE) booked
Perform preparation of tax reporting at Group and country levels
Support tax audits, internal and external audits
Prepare ad-hoc tax reports and analysis
Ensure compliance of processes, transactions and reports with CHC/Corporate accounting policies, internal control guidelines and audit / SOX requirements
Execute operational KPIs and pro-actively alert execution issues
Supervise and coach the team of captive junior accountants
Provide expertise and coaching
Contribute to resource allocation for effective and efficient delivery
Demonstrate values of CHC business and culture of internal client
Contribute to A2R Core Model process knowledge (Level 6/7) relating to tax services
Contribute to development of Process vision, strategy and objectives defined globally
Gather and apply best practice to process
Support benchmarking activities
Contribute to implementation of policies and procedures governing processes
Provide process expertise to relevant stakeholders as required and when needed
Contribute to review ITS tool and make proposal to improve, reduce # tools when needed
Improve user experience to perform their job more efficiently
Communicate with captive management
Ensure Compliance and Internal Control/ SOX standards are met.
A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or closely related field is required
Graduate degree in accounting or finance
A minimum of 2+ years of professional experience in tax accounting is required, preferably in an international multicultural environment
Good understanding of GL Accounting, monthly closure, and reporting activities
Understanding of IFRS and local GAAPs
Strong deductive and analytical skills
Hands on knowledge of SAP ERP and other accounting applications
Knowledge of Microsoft Office and expertise of MS Excel
Ability to interact with internal and external clients in a professional manner
Team player, able to work collaboratively transversally and with A2R front line teams with an end to end mindset
Attentive to customer needs and feedback
Ability to organize, prioritize and structure the tasks for oneself and junior accountants
Attentive to detail and works with precision
Action oriented, delivery driven, change agent
Role model / coach to junior accountants
Transversal mindset and ability to work across processes, geographies, languages, cultures, business maturity levels
Fluency in French is preferred but not required for this position
This position may require occasional business travel
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. #GD-SA; #LI-SA
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