Sanofi Group Senior Financial Analyst in Cambridge, Massachusetts
The Senior Financial Analyst will provide controlling support to U.S. Business Units, including preparation of budgets and forecasts (Strategic Plan / Budget / F1 / F2 / Quarterly Landings), monthly closings (expense reviews, scorecards), project approval and tracking, and other financial planning & analysis activities on a timely basis. This person will work closely with the Finance Business Partners as well as Budget Owners to drive results and help them control their forecasts / budgets. This role is part of the U.S. Opex Management Center of Excellence (CoE) within the Finance Operations and Transformation team. This person will help to identify and implement new ways of working as we transform the way Sanofi US Controls Opex.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Implement new ways of working with Finance Business Partners across GBUs, as well as Transversal Opex Team to provide cohesive and seamless support to Business Leaders
Ensure accurate and timely monthly close, partnering closely with Transversal Opex team and share monthly results with Finance Business Partners as well as Budget Owners.
Prepare monthly commentary to explain variances between actual results and / or budget / forecasts.
Ensure business owners are executing the budgeted Opex plan, including tracking actuals, approval of projects & providing direction to business owners
Develop Opex & Headcount forecasts for designated areas, in partnership with FBPs and Budget Owners
Identify risks and opportunities that affect the achievement of these forecasts
Track headcount on a monthly basis and compare to budgeted and forecasted vacancy rates, including trend analysis for key drivers of change
Track all assumptions built into budget/forecasts
Educate client groups on all aspects of financial policies and processes to ensure full compliance
Ensure compliance with pertinent SOX controls
Approve project spend and ensuring projects are budgeted properly, challenging where necessary
Assist in preparation of SPE Executive Summaries for all projects requiring Corporate approval
Ensure compliance with all internal control requirements
Support all key finance initiatives, including SHIFT implementation and SMART Spend
Ad hoc projects as required
A minimum of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university required. Area of specialization in Finance, Accounting, or Operations is preferred. CPA or advanced degree is preferred.
Professional Experience & Skills:
A minimum of 3 years of diversified financial controlling experience.
Strong working experience with Excel.
Strong analytical capabilities and proven experience working across multiple internal stakeholders is required.
Public accounting experience.
Previous work-related experience within the Pharmaceutical industry experience.
Experience with TM1 and SAP.
Excellent organization, interpersonal and communication skills
Proactively challenges the status quo and investigates issues independently and as a team
Effectively collaborates with other cross-functional teams
The position will be required to manage a considerable amount of change as the new structure is built, new processes are defined, and the position evolves. A tolerance for ambiguity and willingness to accept change as part of overall process. A willingness to accept and address resistance to change and opinions of others.
At Sanofi diversity and inclusion is foundational to how we operate and embedded in our Core Values. We recognize to truly tap into the richness diversity brings we must lead with inclusion and have a workplace where those differences can thrive and be leveraged to empower the lives of our colleagues, patients and customers. We respect and celebrate the diversity of our people, their backgrounds and experiences and provide equal opportunity for all.