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Account to Report (A2R) Closing & Reporting Senior Accounting Analyst - Asia



IT, Accounting & Finance
Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Posted on Friday, October 20, 2023

Account to Report (A2R) Closing & Reporting Senior Accounting Analyst - Asia

Our Team:

The Account to Report (A2R) General Ledger & Reporting team is accountable for the processing of transactions related to accounting, closing & reporting of financial books. This role will support the A2R GL & Reporting Lead in ensuring the enforcement of accounting standards and reliability of the data collected from management, controllers, tax department and other end-to-end processes. Apart from that, this role will require active participation in driving A2R continuous improvement initiatives.

Core model Implementation

  • Implement and ensure alignment with SBS core model
  • Propose and support any project which aim to align to core model but also transform and automate our processes
  • Embrace RPA mindset


  • Ensure SOX and Internal Control Framework compliance across activities, and support A2R Manager/Lead and Country Finance to identify and address any gaps
  • Support external and internal audits by working closely with A2R Manager/Lead and Country Finance
  • Ensure adequate follow up on issues identified during external and internal audit


  • Deliver quality reporting of legal statutory accounts and consolidation packages within the local regulatory and Sanofi Group calendar timeframes
  • Ensure compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (IFRS) and company procedures to ensure integrity of financial information
  • Collaborate with other End to End teams (P2P and Ci2C), tax & treasury departments and Country Finance to manage and address potential closing risks
  • Respond to and resolve enquiries from Country Finance/Internal and External customers
  • Manage various month-end and year-end close process
  • Contribute to Sanofi Account Committee and Customer Board preparation and reviews
  • Ensure SOP documentations are updated on timely basis to reflect latest process/tool/policy changes
  • Analyze financial information and summarize financial status to CFO closing meetings
  • Facilitate various closing governance meetings
  • Recommends financial actions by analyzing accounting options.
  • Maintains accounting controls by preparing and recommending policies and procedures.
  • Guides accounting team by coordinating activities and answering questions.
  • Review of statutory financial statements and coordination of audit requests by working closely with project and business controllers
  • Support the transition of Country A2R processes into SBS
  • Active participation in Sanofi global projects with close collaboration with Project team, Country Finance and other End to End processes (P2P, CI2C & HRS)
  • Support external and internal audits by working closely with A2R Manager/Lead and Country Finance.

Continuous improvement

  • Support A2R Manager/Lead in monitoring performance on a continuous basis against agreed SLAs and define corrective actions, where necessary
  • Identify and articulate improvement areas across processes and technology – including ERP and other tools and solutions
  • Contribute to customer satisfaction initiatives, including regular assessment of service satisfaction across Country Finance and other stakeholders

Essential Skills and Experience

Essential Qualifications

  • At least 3 years working experience in Finance/Accounting sector
  • Working experience with SAP, specifically FI/CO
  • Proficient in the use of applications in the MS-Office suite, including MS-Excel.
  • Good English communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Be well versed with IFRS and application of the standards in practice
  • Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Finance/Business or equivalent

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Working experience in a customer-facing and service-oriented corporate position
  • Working experience in Accounts to Report
  • Working experience in a Finance shared services environment, either captive (in-house) or in a BPO setting
  • Possess strong analytical skill
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Business acumen

Sanofi Behaviors and Skills

This position is required to demonstrate behaviors such as Stretch, Put the interest of the organization, Act in the interest of our patients and customers and Take Action. During the interview we will also be asking for examples of skills such as Strategic Thinking, Result Orientation, People Leadership (if applicable), Relationship and Influence.

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