If you want to discover your greatest potential, Saint-Gobain provides one-of-a-kind opportunities for innovative problem solvers.
We're one of only two companies in the world that is consistently recognized as both a top Global Employer and a Top 100 Global Innovator, but Saint-Gobain's remarkable story and culture of innovation begins with a team of nearly 200,000 creative, diverse and passionate team members collaborating across the globe. We are committed to our mission to improve lives because, every day, we witness the enormous impact of our efforts on the world around us.
The Finance & Accounting Manager will support the Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics (SGPPL) legal entity (business units - Life Sciences, Composites & Mobility) as well as a global ERP Center of Excellence.
Legal entity - Accounting, Reporting & Optimization
Coordinates Month-End Closes & Reforecasts schedules between the BUs and the shared services centers for SG reporting and legal entity assumptions.
Prepares monthly BU tasks/files:
Shared costs allocations
Margins in inventory
Deduction Reports journal entry
Maintains consolidation tool uploads; performs high-level checks ERP to BI to consolidation tool
Supports check run approvals, government reporting, royalties/fees etc.
Optimization / Digitalization
ERP COE Controlling & Project Accounting
Creates/maintains project codes;
Completes cost estimations, postings, allocations, accruals for projects
Coordinates with ERP project teams any changes in project scope/timelines; Develops policies/procedures for reviewing/monitoring projects
Supports accounts payable process; ensures vendors and contractors bills are reviewed, approved and paid.
Manages information flow via project reporting tools to ERP, ensuring cost accounting accuracy.
Prepares/Presents monthly analysis of revenues, expenses, & cash flow along with a dashboard of key financial/business metrics.
Prepares monthly analysis of spend vs budget
Leads financial planning/analysis process & annual/quarterly budgeting/forecasting.
Analyzes expense categories for cost containment.
Establishes internal controls, processes & best practices aligned with Saint-Gobain requirements.
Education / Professional Certifications:
Bachelor's Degree - within accounting/finance or related area; Required.
CPA - Preferred.
5+ years of experience in corporate financial reporting, controlling, or public accounting, preferably with international exposure; Required.
Advanced skills/expertise within: MS Office, Excel, PowerPoint, ERP / Business Intelligence Systems (i.e. QAD, SAP, Oracle Essbase), Sharepoint, MS Teams, O365; Required.
Strong communication and influence skills to effectively collaborate up, down and transversally in a complex organization; Required.
Travel upwards of 10%; Required.
Saint-Gobain’s innovations touch almost every major industry around the world. Within its Life Sciences division, teams are solving critical problems for customers who are getting life-saving medical devices to the frontlines of healthcare, discovering essential medications, and nourishing and connecting the world through consumer, industrial and electronics applications. As one of the world’s leading producers of high-performance polymer products, we improve lives by making simple experiences better and being there in life’s critical moments.
Our team members recognize that we all create the environment for people to succeed, with a culture built on respect, open and honest communication, and honoring our commitments to our customers and each other. And at the heart of our culture, we’ve learned working together makes good ideas, great ones.
With a legacy dating back more than 350 years, Saint-Gobain offers employees the stability and security of a leading Global 500 corporation while operating like multiple small and agile start-ups, where entrepreneurial spirit, pioneering teamwork, and bold, forward-thinking ideas pave new paths.
Every team member is encouraged to develop and leverage their unique expertise and strengths to make the greatest impact on the company and our end users. At Saint-Gobain, you’re empowered and equipped with countless opportunities and resources for professional development. You will find the support you need to create a vision and roadmap for your career, and make that vision a reality.
Join Us at Saint-Gobain Life Sciences. Together, we’ll create a better life.
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