GBS Senior Tax Accountant
This position will play a key role ensuring CHC A2R Tax processes are executed at both the local and GBS (Global Business Services) level.
The purpose of this role is to supervise and execute:
Monthly tax closing and reporting activities per Group timetable
Tax calculations including indirect taxes, income tax, deferred tax calculation and preparation of tax returns
Tax reporting at Group and country levels
Address operational issues and follow through to resolution in an effective and timely manner
Perform operational KPIs and compliance with CHC policies and guidelines
Supervise staff-level accountants
Drive continuous improvement
GBS Senior Tax Accountant reports to A2R (Accounting to Report) Head of Closing, Reporting & Tax Accounting within the Chattanooga GBS and works closely with the A2R Closing and Reporting team, CHC Country Senior Accounting Partners, Finance (Finance Performance, Business Analysis & Controlling, Treasury, Tax, Internal Control), IFSA, and other GBS (or SBS-Shared Business Services) functions.
GBS Senior Tax Accountant will review and monitor technical process implementation, controls and compliance in all topics related to tax accounting and reporting. He/she will work together with ITS to implement new or existing tools in CHC legal entities and to ensure they are operationally ready at CHLOE Day.
GBS Senior Tax Accountant will be expected to promote GBS processes improvements, further standardization and will supervise and contribute to related projects.
Deliver tax services to CHC GBS within perimeter
Perform corporate tax reporting on-time according to closing calendar.
Perform tax calculations, including indirect tax (VAT), property tax, withholding tax and other taxes, prepare related tax returns.
Support retained team in profit tax and deferred tax calculation by IFRS and statutory GAAP, in preparation of related tax returns Support and monitor third-party tax service providers.
Ensure all recurring and non-recurring tax items are collected, tax accounts reconciled, and tax manual journal entries (MJE) booked Perform preparation of tax reporting at Group and country levels.
Support tax audits, internal and external audits Prepare ad-hoc tax reports and analysis
Ensure compliance of processes, transactions and reports with CHC/Corporate accounting policies, internal control guidelines and audit / SOX requirements
Execute operational KPIs and pro-actively alert execution issues Supervise and coach the team of staff-level accountants.
Provide expertise and coaching
Contribute to resource allocation for effective and efficient delivery Demonstrate values of CHC business and culture of service towards internal clients Contribute to A2R Core Model process knowledge (Level 6/7) relating to tax services
Contribute to development of Process vision, strategy and objectives defined globally
Gather and apply best practice to process Support benchmarking activities
Contribute to implementation of policies and procedures governing processes Provide process expertise to relevant stakeholders as required and when needed
Contribute to review ITS tools and make proposal to improve, reduce # tools when needed Improve task functionality to perform responsibilities more efficiently
Communicate with GBS management.
Ensure Compliance and Internal Control/ SOX standards are met.
Graduate degree in accounting or finance
3+ years' experience in tax accounting preferably in an international multicultural environment
Good understanding of GL Accounting, monthly close and reporting activities
Understanding of IFRS and local GAAPs (North America and Latin America)
Strong deductive and analytical skills
Hands on knowledge of SAP ERP and other accounting applications
Knowledge of Microsoft Office and expertise of MS Excel
Ability to interact with internal and external clients in a professional manner
Team player, able to work collaboratively transversally and with A2R front line teams with an end to end mindset
Attentive to customer needs and feedback
Ability to organize, prioritize and structure the tasks for oneself and staff accountants
Attentive to detail and works with precision
Action oriented, delivery driven, change agent
Role model / coach to staff accountants
Transversal mindset and ability to work across processes, geographies, languages, cultures, business maturity levels
Fluency in English mandatory; fluency in Spanish a plus
About Sanofi Global Business Services
In 2021 Sanofi will launch its second Global Business Services organization in support of North America operations.
Sanofi is a global pharmaceutical leader providing healthcare solutions in more than 170 countries around the world. Sanofi has over 100 000 employees representing 145 nationalities worldwide.
The core purpose of Sanofi Business Services is to drive transformation and digitalization to enable best in class service delivery. Together we are to create value - we facilitate the work of business divisions to focus on their core competencies so that Sanofi can provide the best healthcare possible. Every day, you will experience what it means to make a strong contribution to the transformation journey which will empower the life of our patients. We offer the best in class benefits, and the opportunity to develop your own career whilst ensuring a healthy work-life balance.
The offices of North America's Sanofi Global Business Services are in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The site offers a comfortable, sustainable, and friendly working environment with access to many natural attractions and recreational opportunities.
If you want to join a purpose driven company that has empowering life of patients as its core, then explore our opportunities at Sanofi Business Services!
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