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Sanofi Group US Finance Ops Controller in Cambridge, Massachusetts

The Senior Financial Analyst will provide controlling support to NA 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 US Finance Operations and Transformation team's US / IA 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 NA Controls Opex.


  • 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

  • Manage Opex, Capex Expense and/or Standard Cost Finance activities.

  • 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:

  • Required

  • 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.

  • Preferred

  • 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.

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.