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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.

Qualifications :

  • 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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