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Financial Analyst, US Finance Operations

Company: Principia Biopharma Inc.
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

POSITION OVERVIEW

Join a fast-paced collaborative team focused on challenging and developing you in your career. You will be part of a high performing team focused on Finance transformation and becoming a best-in-class Finance organization. As a Financial Analyst, you will support the US finance operations team in various entry level responsibilities such as budget and forecasting, project tracking analysis, month-end and quarter-end closing activities (journal entries, reconciliations, etc.) to help ensure the completeness and accuracy of the financials to meet targets and drive results. In this role, you will be expected to utilize data and analytical thinking to extract potential risks and opportunities. As part of the Finance Operations and Transformation team, there will be many opportunities to improve processes and improve collaboration with your finance partners and business partners to grow and demonstrate your analytical and interpersonal abilities. Experience a defined career path, working your way from actuals management and support to finance business partnership and analytics with limitless growth and development. 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

  • Support the month-end and quarter-end closing activities: Track and manage headcount, prepare journal entries to be posted in SAP, and manage and correct master data in financial systems (SAP and TM1). This will include supporting transversal spend and/or areas with complexities which require additional technical knowledge (i.e., Fringe, CAPEX, etc.)
  • As part of the closing process, understand and apply allocation methods, where applicable.
  • Support the identification of new ways of working with Finance Business Partners (FBP) across business units and within US Finance Operations to provide cohesive and seamless support to Business Leaders
  • Manage headcount changes, to ensure accurate monthly HC reporting. Maintain monthly headcount rosters for distribution to FBPs and the functions.
  • Support the financial reporting process, providing results directly to Finance Business Partners for monthly commentary. Forecast quarter results (landings) for corporate reporting, providing projections based on contractual commitments and finance business partner inputs.
  • Analyze results, including trends, in order to extract potential risks and opportunities to present to management for review.
  • Prepare monthly account reconciliations and provide a clear explanation of balance fluctuations as well as itemization of balance components. Prepare specialized reporting (AI schedules) for off balance-sheet reporting.
  • Provide commitments tracking to help finance business partners understand year-to-date and year-to-go actuals as well as support monthly commentary for variance analysis between actuals and forecast.
  • Support Business Partners to analyze spend activities and prepare monthly accruals vs forecast as needed.
  • Opportunities for business partnering responsibilities and activities
  • Process owner for all master data maintenance / updates and system related activity.
  • Ensure compliance with all internal control processes and responsible for monthly controlling checklist activities
  • Utilize continuous improvement in daily activities to identify process simplification opportunities and enhance tools improvements.
  • Support forecasting process, working in budget submission tools to make key adjustments during budget cycles
  • Initial point of contact for Financial Controller to provide technical expertise and guidance as needed.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance is required.

  • 0-3 years work experience in related field

MAJOR SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

  • Strong analytical skills, business acumen and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrates independent thought in order to troubleshoot issues and provide solutions
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Demonstrates strategic thinking when analyzing data
  • Energetic change agent who can propose, lead and drive changes
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong working experience with Excel
  • High learning agility and desire for continuous learning
  • Adaptability and ability to work in a complex matrix environment
  • Dedication to teamwork
  • Motivated to grow in career
  • Experience with financial systems (SAP, TM1) is a plus

MAIN INTERACTIONS

  • US Finance Operations & Transformation, Global Business Unit Finance teams,
  • US Finance Business Partners (Specialty Care, General Medicines, etc.)
  • Finance Expert Functions (Tax, Treasury) BOOST CoE and Internal control
  • Sanofi Business Services: Account to Report (A2R), Procure to Pay (P2P), Customer Invoice to Cash, (CI2C) and Employee Experience (EE)

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.

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.

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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.

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.

Keywords: Principia Biopharma Inc., Cambridge , Financial Analyst, US Finance Operations, Other , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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