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Specialist General Accounting

date posted 12/03/2020
contract type Full time
job id R2574223
location Bridgewater, New Jersey



This position reports directly to the Head of General Accounting, and is responsible for assisting the General Accounting team in various areas of accounting and reporting including pension, severance, legal and environmental reserves, payroll, royalties, personnel cost reporting, and equity compensation. This person will support all the North American general business units (GBUs) and be part of Sanofi Business Services (SBS), within the Finance organization. 


  • Supports the Head of General Accounting by ensuring compliance with IAS19R in pension accounting and reporting. The position will be heavily involved in the accounting for the pension plans in Canada and U.S. including monthly/quarterly reporting to the group as well as the annual pension valuation process.

  • Liaise with external auditors for the employee benefit plans in the U.S. and Canada during the annual audits.

  • Engage with business partners from various departments as well as various outside vendors to achieve Sanofi objectives in the areas noted above.

  • Assist with the preparation of financial statements for the U.S. and Canadian employee benefit plans.

  • Perform specific tasks to assist with the reconciliation and reporting requirements for highly visible and judgmental areas including restructuring, environmental, and legal provisions.

  • Prepare monthly personnel cost reporting files for submission to the Group within the Magnitude reporting software.

  • Liaise with business partners for the booking of monthly royalty accruals/expense

  • Assist with the performance of key SOX controls in the team’s scope.

  • Assist with cash flow forecasts to controlling and the Group.

  • Engage in other special projects and reporting objectives, as applicable.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 3 to 5 years’ experience in accounting field

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CPA preferred or working towards CPA certification

  • Knowledge of US GAAP &  IFRS is preferred

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills - written and oral

  • Strong interpersonal, proven leadership and team building skills are a must

  • High level of attention to detail is needed to be successful

  • Experience working with SAP ERP system

At Sanofi US, we are committed to the growth of our people, connected in purpose by career, life and health.

Headquartered in Bridgewater, NJ, Sanofi US is part of a leading global healthcare company dedicated to discovering, developing and distributing therapeutic solutions focused on patients’ needs.

Sanofi has core strengths in diabetes solutions, human vaccines, innovative drugs, consumer healthcare, emerging markets and Sanofi Genzyme.

Sanofi US employs approximately 15,000 people across the country all dedicated to protecting health, enhancing life and responding to the hopes and potential healthcare needs of seven billion people around the world.

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Sanofi US Services, 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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