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Controller (Senior Financial Analyst) – Legal Ethics and Business Integrity, Global Support Functions Finance

Bridgewater, New Jersey

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Controller (Senior Financial Analyst) – Legal Ethics and Business Integrity, Global Support Functions Finance

“Join a fast-paced team focused on challenging and developing you in your career.  You will serve as finance business partner for a global support function (IT/Legal/Chief Medical, etc.) where you will help guide their forecast and financial decision making processes.  You will support the month-end and quarter-end closing activities (journal entries, forecast vs. actual analytics, landing, reconciliations, etc.) to help ensure your business partners have the most accurate, up to date figures to meet their targets and to drive results.  You will consolidate North America results and work closely with global finance heads to guide your function together. There are many opportunities to work on business case analyses, presentations to department heads and other ad-hoc projects, to grow and demonstrate your analytical and interpersonal abilities. 

Sanofi is committed to providing innovative self-care solutions to allow people all over the world to better manage their personal health. Our healthcare solutions are available in over 170 countries across the world. Every day, more than 100,000 employees are involved in empowering life - become one of those people and help us to create a healthier world.  We were recently named to Forbes 2019 list of America’s Best Large Employers.”

Position Summary:    

  • Provide controlling support to the global support functions of Internal Audit, General Secretary, Executive Management, and Legal and Ethics & Business Integrity (LEBI), including the Global Intellectual Property, Global Business Unit / Global Function and North America Legal departments.  Work closely with business partners to prepare financial forecasts (Budget / F1 / F2 / Quarterly Landings), perform monthly closings and monitor performance (accruals, local / global expense reviews, headcount and Business Operating Income commentary), approve and track projects, and execute other financial planning & analysis activities.
  • Build strong partnerships with global GSF Finance Business Partners (FBP) in France, promoting information-sharing and close collaboration to best support the functions locally and globally.  Collaborate with global GSF FBP, regional function / department heads, project managers, Procurement and other stakeholders to develop expense budgets and forecasts, while ensuring alignment with business priorities and financial targets.  Manage headcount, in conjunction with Human Resources, to achieve business results.  
  • Consolidate forecasts and provide monthly performance analysis to global GSF FBP for the North America region.  Work effectively across multiple ERP systems (SAP / SHIFT) and reporting tools (BOOST, Planet) used in GSF.  Coordinate and lead local controllers in Vaccines, CHC and Canada Finance (part of the GSF extended controlling network) to ensure regional alignment and transparency of information.
  • Monitor and present regional financial results to leadership in North America.  Identify risks and opportunities that affect the achievement of forecasts, propose any compensating options, and provide scenario analysis. 
  • Monitor and adjust Legal reserves as required.  Prepare monthly Balance Sheet account reconciliations and provide a clear explanation of fluctuations, as well as an itemization of balance components. 
  • Educate client groups on all aspects of financial policies and processes to ensure full compliance (3 way match, etc.). 
  • Partner effectively with function and Procurement to achieve smart spending objectives by reducing external costs.
  • Propose and implement continuous improvement and process simplification opportunities.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Finance and/or Accounting from an accredited four-year college or university is required.  
  • MBA Preferred
  • A minimum of 3 years of professional work experience in Finance/Accounting.  
  • Experience in public accounting (CPA) and /or forecasting is preferred.  


  • Strong analytical skills, organizational skills and financial acumen
  • Able to develop rapport and credibility with key stakeholders
  • Able to work effectively across international work streams
  • Can identify and implement process improvements
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Highly capable working in multiple systems and tools
  • Adaptable and able to work in a complex matrix environment

Sanofi, 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.


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.

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