Sr Accountant (maternity leave contract)

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Updated: July 16, 2024
Location: France-Europe - FRA-41-45-Blvd-Romain-Rolland
Job ID: 24002956

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Senior Accountant 

Syneos Health® is a leading fully integrated biopharmaceutical solutions organization built to accelerate customer success. We translate unique clinical, medical affairs and commercial insights into outcomes to address modern market realities. 

Every day we perform better because of how we work together, as one team, each the best at what we do. We bring a wide range of talented experts together across a wide range of business-critical services that support our business. Every role within Corporate is vital to furthering our vision of Shortening the Distance from Lab to Life®.

Discover what our 29,000 employees, across 110 countries already know: 

Why Syneos Health
•    We are passionate about developing our people, through career development and progression; supportive and engaged line management; technical       and therapeutic area training; peer recognition and total rewards program.
•    We are committed to our Total Self culture – where you can authentically be yourself. Our Total Self culture is what unites us globally, and we are             dedicated to taking care of our people. 
•    We are continuously building the company we all want to work for and our customers want to work with. Why? Because when we bring together               diversity of thoughts, backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives – we’re able to create a place where everyone feels like they belong.

Job Responsibilities

Maintains accurate accounting records in compliance with local (as applicable) Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and US. Perform required financial controls and analysis. Assist with leading the GL team.

  1. Assists with ensuring accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year-end close.
  2. Assists with ensuring financial records are maintained in compliance with accepted global policies and procedures as well as in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States (US GAAP) and local GAAP (as applicable).
  3. Assists with ensuring compliance with process control narratives to meet Sarbanes-Oxley Internal Controls objectives and maintains appropriate process documentation. Alert management to any discrepancies between written processes and current procedures, so that written procedures can be updated.
  4. Reviews, maintains, and prepares detailed journal entries, account reconciliations, and supporting schedules to the general ledger accounts as well as other controls required to comply with Sarbanes-Oxley.
  5. Prepares monthly intercompany account reconciliations and required journal entries. Ensures invoices are sent to intercompany partners.
  6. Performs appropriate analysis of expenses ensuring accurate coding, adequacy of accruals, and resolves accounting discrepancies and irregularities.
  7. Facilitates positive relationships with General Ledger (GL) team members including international accounting personnel as well as other departments. Participate in cross functional teams as needed.
  8. Integrates new accounting requirements into company policy and participate in implementation efforts for new accounting standards.
  9. Identifies best practices, investigates root causes of fundamental issues and problems, and recommends solutions.
  10. Documents and analyzes current accounting procedures. Identifies opportunities to streamline and improve the accounting process and recommend procedures that are more efficient.
  11. Obtains and maintains a thorough understanding of the general ledger structure and assists in maintaining Oracle systems to manage the general ledger and sub ledgers.
  12. Leads special projects to enhance technology or to resolve issues raised by other departments.
  13. Provides training to new and existing staff as needed.
  14. Ensures a timely year-end audit by assisting with all aspects of audit deliverables and inquiries.
  15. Participates in ensuring that statutory requirements are met, as applicable and requested.



  • BS/BA degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Progressive accounting experience, preferably within the CRO or pharmaceutical industry.
  • Certified Public Accountant or qualified membership of a professional accountancy body equivalent preferred.
  • Experience in working in an internationally oriented organization and knowledgeable in US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Experience working with large Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems. Oracle Financial experience is preferred.
  • Ability to perform several tasks simultaneously, organize and prioritize those tasks to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment. Effective presentation, documentation, and interpersonal skills with a teamoriented approach. Able to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees, management, and external agencies to maximize performance, creativity, problem solving, and results.
  • Able to resolve issues diplomatically. Strong work ethics, professional attitude and reliable. Strong problem solving skills, research and resolution skills and data analysis. Ability to act and operate independently with minimal daily direction from manager to accomplish objectives
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), email and voice mail
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

Get to know Syneos Health
Over the past 5 years, we have worked with 94% of all Novel FDA Approved Drugs, 95% of EMA Authorized Products and over 200 Studies across 73,000 Sites and 675,000+ Trial patients.

No matter what your role is, you’ll take the initiative and challenge the status quo with us in a highly competitive and ever-changing environment. Learn more about Syneos Health

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