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IFRS Expert & Continuous Process Improvement Lead, Consumer Healthcare (all genders)

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Synthorx

Neuilly-sur-Seine, France
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024

IFRS Expert & Continuous Process Improvement Lead, Consumer Healthcare (all genders)

Neuilly Sur Seine

About the job

The job opening is for a new position, established as part of the autonomy roadmap of the Consumer Healthcare Global Business Unit (CHC GBU). Reporting to the CHC Head of Consolidation, Group Reporting & Norms, we are in search of an experienced and detail-oriented professional to join our team as the CHC IFRS Expert & Continuous Process Improvement Lead.

In this capacity, you will be instrumental in ensuring adherence to International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and promoting excellence in our financial consolidation procedures.

As the IFRS Expert within the Consolidation Department, which encompasses approximately 60 entities, you will become an essential member of our team. Your expertise will be crucial in offering guidance on intricate accounting matters, facilitating the adoption of new accounting standards, and improving the quality of financial reporting throughout the organization.

Ready to push the limits of what’s possible? Join Sanofi in one of our corporate functions and you can play a vital part in the performance of our entire business while helping to make an impact on millions around the world.

At Sanofi Consumer Healthcare, we build trusted and loved brands that connect with hundreds of millions of consumers worldwide. Our mission is to enable better self-care for individuals and communities, while also contributing to a healthier planet. We strive to act as a force for good by integrating sustainability along our business and employees’ mission and operate responsibly from both a social and environmental point of view. To achieve this, we need people who can shape the future of our business and help us on our journey to becoming the best fast-moving consumer healthcare company in and for the world.

Main responsibilities:

1. IFRS Compliance:

  • Interpret and apply IFRS standards and regulations to ensure accurate and consistent financial reporting across the group's entities.

  • Develop and maintain our accounting policies, CARE (CHC Accounting Rules for Excellence), compliant with IFRS and adapted to our business specificities

  • Stay abreast of updates and amendments to IFRS standards and assess their impact on the group's financial statements, disclosures, and consolidation processes.

  • Collaborate with accounting teams to address complex accounting issues, transactions, and arrangements, providing technical guidance and recommendations for resolution.

2. Consolidation Process, audit and disclosure management:

  • Support the consolidation process for the group, providing some technical positions on specific operations and reviewing the main accounting options taken

  • Ensure the appropriate treatment is applied for complex and/or significant deals

  • Ensure appropriate documentation of accounting treatment of complex and highly judgmental areas, including analysis, relevant literature, and conclusions.

  • Evaluate the potential impacts of IFRS evolution for the Group and the implementation of changes required (process, tools, change management).

  • Review financial reports for internal and external stakeholders.

  • Work closely with external auditors to facilitate the annual audit process.

  • Manage audit committee presentation of financial statement

  • Validate URD content and compliance with IFRS

  • Takes part in discussion with AMF

3. IFRS Implementation Projects:

  • Drive projects related to the implementation of new IFRS standards, coordinating cross-functional teams and managing timelines, deliverables, and dependencies.

  • Conduct impact assessments and gap analyses to evaluate the effects of new accounting standards on the group's financial reporting processes, systems, and controls, and develop implementation plans and training materials accordingly.

  • Participates in the technical monitoring of changes in IFRS standards, takes part in the ANC think tank

4. Financial Reporting Quality:

  • Enhance the quality and transparency of financial reporting through the development and implementation of accounting policies, procedures, and internal controls aligned with IFRS principles and best practices.

  • Collaborate with external auditors to facilitate the audit process, address audit inquiries, and resolve accounting issues raised during the audit of consolidated financial statements.

  • Provide training and guidance to finance teams and stakeholders on IFRS requirements, accounting treatments, and financial reporting best practices.

5. Manager and Key contact

  • Recruit high skilled resources, promote and strongly develop talents (expertise and leadership)

  • Coach, train and develop in promoting the financial teams

  • Position oneself as a Key Consolidation Contact for other teams (asset valuation / technical accounting, etc.) and functions (controlling / tax /A2R / treasury / external auditors / internal control).

  • Liaise with IFRS experts of our peers in order to benchmark positions but also if needed to push some sectorial positions with the regulatory authorities.

  • Manage and develop the GBS A2R Global SME Accounting IFRS in his role with the local teams.

About you

  • You are a seasoned professional with a Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field, bolstered by over five years of experience in the dynamic landscape of financial reporting and IFRS compliance within a multinational corporation.

  • Your CPA certification stands as a testament to your expertise in the industry.

  • You possess a profound comprehension of IFRS standards and the acumen to navigate complex financial landscapes, ensuring precision and clarity in reporting. Your analytical prowess and meticulous attention to detail enable you to dissect financial data, discern trends, and articulate these insights to stakeholders with ease.

  • Your project management skills are unparalleled, allowing you to juggle multiple projects while steering each to its successful conclusion within stringent deadlines. You thrive in collaborative environments, leveraging your strong communication skills to foster teamwork and drive continuous improvement.

  • Fluency in English and French complements your technical skills, making you an invaluable asset in managing stakeholder relationships and championing effective communication across the organization. Your resilience under pressure and managerial finesse are the cornerstones of your professional persona

Pursue Progress. Discover Extraordinary.

Progress doesn’t happen without people – people from different backgrounds, in different locations, doing different roles, all united by one thing: a desire to make miracles happen. You can be one of those people. Chasing change, embracing new ideas and exploring all the opportunities we have to offer. Let’s pursue progress. And let’s discover extraordinary together.

At Sanofi, we provide equal opportunities to all regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or gender identity. Watch our ALL IN video and check out our Diversity Equity and Inclusion actions at sanofi.com!

Pursue progress, discover extraordinary

Better is out there. Better medications, better outcomes, better science. But progress doesn’t happen without people – people from different backgrounds, in different locations, doing different roles, all united by one thing: a desire to make miracles happen. So, let’s be those people.

At Sanofi, we provide equal opportunities to all regardless of race, colour, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, ability or gender identity.

Watch our ALL IN video and check out our Diversity Equity and Inclusion actions at sanofi.com!