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Sanofi Group GBS Closing and Reporting Accountant in Chattanooga, Tennessee

GBS Closing and Reporting Accountant

JOB DESCRIPTION:

This position will play a key role ensuring GBS (Global Business Services) CHC A2R G/L accounting, closing, and reporting processes are executed timely and accurately.

The purpose of this role is to support and execute:

  • Monthly closing and reporting activities as per group timetable

  • Technical accounting - functional and technical support across A2R processes and systems; drive operational and continuous improvement projects

  • Support management, legal and statutory reporting at Group and country levels

  • A2R Master Data Management services

  • Address operational issues and follow through to resolution in an effective and timely manner

  • Perform operational KPIs and compliance with CHC policies and guidelines

  • Support continuous improvement initiatives

GBS Staff Closing and Reporting Accountant reports to the A2R Head of Closing, Reporting & Tax Accounting within the GBS organization and works closely with the Asset, Inventory, Cash & ICO accounting team, North America Senior Accounting Partner, Finance (Finance Performance, Business analysis & controlling, Treasury, Tax, Internal Control), IFSA, Supply Chain, MARCO team, and other GBS (SBS) functions.

GBS Staff Closing and Reporting Accountant will support technical process implementation, controls and compliance in all topics related to accounting, closing, and reporting. You will work together with ITS to implement new or existing tools for multiple CHC legal entities to ensure operational readiness at CHLOE Day.

GBS Staff Closing and Reporting Accountant will play a key project role contributing to GBS process improvements and process standardization.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Deliver G/L accounting, closing, and reporting services to the CHC GBS within the North America perimeter

  • Perform corporate reporting timely in accordance with the monthly closing calendar

  • Support accounting, process and systems changes operationally and facilitate A2R service delivery

  • Ensure all automatic postings have been booked, AR & AP sub-ledgers closed, and Balance Sheet and P&L accounts reconciled

  • Ensure all recurring and non-recurring journal entries are properly supported, recorded, and collected

  • Support preparation of management, legal and statutory reporting at Group and country levels

  • Prepare ad-hoc reports and analysis

  • Support internal and external audits A2R Master Data Management (PCoA, FA, ICO)

  • Ensure compliance of processes, transactions and reports with CHC/Corporate accounting policies, internal control guidelines and audit/SOX requirements

  • Contribute to A2R Core Model process knowledge relating to G/L monthly closing and reporting services Prepare operational KPIs and research execution issues

  • Contribute to the development of process vision, strategy and objectives defined globally

  • Support development of best practice processes

  • Support benchmarking activities

  • Contribute to the implementation of governance policies and procedures

  • Provide process support to relevant stakeholders as necessary

  • Contribute to the review of ITS support tools and support initiatives to improve/reduce the number of tools as appropriate Improve user experience to perform their job more efficiently

  • Communicate with GBS management

  • Ensure Compliance and Internal Control/ SOX standards are met

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Degree in Accounting / Finance / Economics or equivalent

  • 1 - 2 years of experience with consolidation closing and reporting processes/procedures preferably in an international multicultural environment

  • Functional knowledge of IFRS and local GAAPs

  • Hands on expertise with G/L accounting, closing & reporting processes, and activities

  • Strong deductive and analytical skills

  • Hands on knowledge of SAP ERP and other accounting applications

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications

  • Supporting 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

  • Attention to detail and works with precision

  • Action oriented, delivery driven, change agent

  • Proficiency in Spanish desirable

About Sanofi Global Business Services

In 2021 Sanofi will launch its second Global Business Services organization in support of North America operations.

Sanofi is a global pharmaceutical leader providing healthcare solutions in more than 170 countries around the world. Sanofi has over 100,000 employees representing 145 nationalities worldwide.

The core purpose of Sanofi Global Business Services is to drive transformation and digitalization to enable best in class service delivery. Together we are to create value - we facilitate the work of business divisions to focus on their core competencies so that Sanofi can provide the best healthcare possible. Every day, you will experience what it means to make a strong contribution to the transformation journey which will empower the life of our patients. We offer the best in class benefits, and the opportunity to develop your own career whilst ensuring a healthy work-life balance.

The offices of North America’s Sanofi Global Business Services are located in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The site offers a comfortable, sustainable, and friendly working environment with access to many natural attractions and recreational opportunities.

If you want to join a purpose driven company that has empowering life of patients as its core, then explore our opportunities in Sanofi Global Business Services!

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