Financial Planning and Analysis Controller at Sanofi


We are currently looking for a Financial Planning and Analysis Controller.

The goal is to produce effective reports using financial systems as well as excel. The role also includes managing the internal control process. The successful candidate will work within the current structure of the Geel site and will fulfill various financial needs to numerous site and network stakeholders.

This person will act as a lead for financial reporting and internal control monitoring. However the key responsibilities for this position are transformative in nature and will follow the needs of the site.

  • This includes performing actuals & budget reporting, consolidation of commentary & variances, running ad-hoc reports & analysis.

    • Enforce good, standardized use of financial systems (HFM, Essbase, Smartview, SAP)

    • Prepare Industrial Dashboard (TdB / P&L) analyses and HFM submissions for Long Range Plan/Budget/Actuals/Forecast/Rolling Forecast

    • Support compilation of commentary for submissions

    • Create efficiencies on closing & reporting activities

    • Communicate clearly at different levels within the organization both verbally and in writing

    • Supports further enrollment of existing systems/tools (TM1, HFM etc.)

  • This position will also be heavily involved in close activities with regards to accruals and allocations.

  • The successful candidate will support the business controllers in performing more in depth expense analysis.

  • The candidate will be the internal control contact for the site and corporate. He / She needs to run the internal control process in an autonomous way.

  • Participate in ad-hoc projects as necessary.

  • We are looking for a candidate who has a proven track record of process improvement & simplification and a solid knowledge of financial systems/tools.


We are looking for a candidate who has a proven track record of process improvement & simplification and a solid knowledge of financial systems/tools.

  • Master with focus in finance/accounting and 3-5 years of relevant experience
  • System minded: preferable experience with Excel, PPT, SAP, TM1, Smartview and/or Essbase

  • Mindset: accurate, pro-active, team player, stress-resistant, continuous improvement

  • Language: Dutch & English is must, French is nice to have

  • Biotech or pharmaceutical industry work experience is preferable

  • Good communication and networking skills (transversal collaboration)

  • Ability to synthesize and explain complex topics to non-experts

  • Capacity to coordinate several activities and stakeholders 

  • Hands on and can do attitude

  • Self-starter with strong drive and enthusiasm

  • Experience in expense controlling


  • A full time job with a unlimited time contract
  • An attractive compensation package a day shift employment with gliding working hours


Sanofi has more than 110,000 employees, is located in more than 100 countries and is one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. Sanofi's strengths are diabetes solutions, innovative medicines, vaccines, consumer health care, emerging markets and veterinary drugs.

The production site in Geel is part of Sanofi's Industrial Operations network and is the Center of Excellence for the production of therapeutic enzymes for the treatment of Pompe's disease. On the site in Geel there are about 650 enthusiastic employees who put this complex process on the right track.

Sanofi, Genzyme is an innovative setting in a growth sector. The technological challenge, the start-upproject, the rich social interaction, respect for a work-life balance, the focus on the patient, the personal growth perspectives and the efforts toward the local community characteristics the company.

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Financial Controller (m/v)
2440 Geel
Start People Inhouse SANOFI
Contract type
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