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Senior Accounting Team Leader

Company: SANOFI
Location: Chattanooga
Posted on: January 15, 2020

Job Description:

Job Summary

This position will be responsible for planning and coordinating comprehensive accounting recording and reporting functions in accordance with instructions/guidance received from North America consolidations personnel. The individual will need the necessary experience and accounting technical ability to plan and effectively manage the performance of the accounting team in support of department deliverables. This person will be responsible for managing the accounting and accounts payable staff, coordinating month-end closing activities, ensuring the completeness of monthly General Ledger recording (inter-companytransactions, bi-weekly payroll, gross sales and related gross-to-net deductions) and reporting activities (Additional Information schedules, reconciliation review and approval, and detailed personnel costs by nature). This role will also serve as a resource for special projects associated with upcoming ERP system conversion. This position will have direct interaction with and coordination responsibility of the Company's financial auditors. As Sanofi CHC is held by a public company, a familiarity and understanding of internal control environments and the requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 is necessary.

Role Specific Responsibilities

  • Manage three accounting team members and two A/P staff
  • Coordinate and manage the month-end closing process
  • Be a key liaison for inter-companytransactions associated with the new commercial organization and existing OTC switch projects
  • Ensure timely and accurate General Ledger recording of bi-weekly payroll distributions
  • Prepare support for certain month-end gross-to-net sales accruals
  • Review actual brand spending in comparison to budget/forecast and assess the need for month-end cost accruals
  • Prepare specific month-end Additional Information schedules for reporting to North America consolidations
  • Perform primary review of monthly reconciliation reporting to parent company
  • Coordinate processes for documentation, monitoring and review of internal controls in conjunction with SOX requirements
  • Support ERP system conversion efforts as needed
  • Various projects as needed

    This description is representative but not inclusive of all position responsibilities. Associate may be asked from time to time to complete tasks not listed within the contents of this document, but that are relative to the goals of the business.



    Education : Bachelor's degree in Accounting/Finance, with a CPA license and/or MBA or MACC a plus.

    Experience: 7 - 10 years of increasing accounting-related experience in a corporate environment, including staff management experience. Financial reporting/reconciliation responsibilities. SOX compliance experience a plus. JDEdwards or SAP ERP experience a plus.

    Professional Skills: Excellent oral/written communication skills. Strong analytical skills within a General Ledger environment. Proficient PC skills, including Microsoft Suite products.

    Role Specific Competencies: Must be willing to maintain a flexible schedule at times due to financial reporting deadlines. Must be self-motivated and exhibit the ability to work both in a team and independently. Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize deadlines.

    Special Requirements: Position is based in Chattanooga, Tennessee at Sanofi CHC corporate office. Travel may be required. _____________________________________________________________________________

    Regulatory Compliance

    Americans with Disabilities Act

    The company recognizes its responsibility to ensure that all qualified candidates (defined as individuals who can perform all essential job functions), are considered equally for employment and is prepared to make reasonable accommodations to ensure that disabled employees or candidates are not disadvantaged in the candidate selection process.

    Civil Rights Act of 1964 Title VII

    The company recognizes its responsibility to ensure that all qualified candidates receive equal employment opportunity in the role regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or national origin.

    Fair Labor Standards Act (as amended in 2004)

    This role has been classified as exempt from consideration under current FLSA overtime requirements.


    Relocation assistance is not available.

    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.



    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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