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Reference # : 18-03023 Title : Financial Credit Specialist
Location : Bridgewater, NJ
Position Type : Contract
Experience Level : Start Date / End Date : 12/06/2018 / 10/31/2019  
Financial Credit Specialist
Primary responsibilities include:
a) cross functional partnership with internal and external customers and stakeholders within Market Access (Commercial Operations and Chargeback Operations), Supply Chain (Trade Customer Support and Reverse Logistics), Treasury, SBS Finance (CI2C and Account-To-Report (A2R)2R), SBS Project Management Office (PMO) for value stream, LEAN, a nd continuous improvement initiatives, Finance Business Unit Controlling, and external 3rd party customer contacts within AP, Vendor Relations, and Finance to perform financial analysis for new and existing customers
b) prepare and present credit line recommendations for key customers to senior regional and global management
c) review of orders on credit referral
d) cross functionally work with Chargeback Operations team and Trade Customer Support team to reconcile customer Trade AR account activity including the research and resolution of GTN deductions and Open Credit Memos in a timely manner to enforce Sanofi's commercial trade terms & conditions
e) continuously analyze and monitor customer AR Aging activity throughout the month to identify performance trends, potential issues and opportunities and to ensure customer accounts are reconciled timely with complete and accurate information to enhance cash receipt and DSO forecast accuracy
f) manage AR collection and dunning efforts to minimize past due balances and bad debt expense
g) support the monthly and quarterly close and reporting process with various footnote and disclosure additional information schedules
h) perform account reconciliations,
i) participate in special projects at both the regional and global level, and j) perform additional tasks as deemed necessary by the business and CI2C

Continuous improvement LEAN, root cause, and end to end (E2E) process mindset
Strong financial analysis to identify fact based trends and explanations to continually enhance DSO and cash receipt forecast accuracy
Ability to efficiently and effectively multi-task in a fast paced environment
SAP experience within the US Pharmaceutical industry is a plus
Functional expertise in areas of: financial analysis, credit risk assessment & collection, deduction management resolution.
Proactively identifies issues or concerns and works with others to determine an effective course of action.
Prioritize and manage multiple tasks in a timely and accurate manner.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbal and in writing and work as a team member.
High degree of independent problem solving, negotiating and decision making skills.
High proficiency in SAP and Microsoft Office applications, specifically Advanced Excel and PowerPoint.
Language: English

4-year BS degree from an accredited university in Finance, Accounting or Business Administration
Minimum of 3 years of Finance, Accounting or related experience in a large multi-national company (Pharmaceutical Industry is preferred, but not required)