Senior Accountant

Lake County, Illinois, USA
Apr 08, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
This role provides accounting support for certain compensation areas, including the Company's equity awards programs and executive compensation. Responsibilities include but are not limited to executing month-end close journal entries, account reconciliations, and collaborating with business partners to ensure accurate financial statement results. This role works closely with Compensation, Payroll, Tax and Treasury.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Executing month-end close processes, including journal entries, account reconciliations and reporting
  • Accounting responsibilities include but are not limited to share-based compensation and associated withholding taxes, equity accounting, executive bonus plans, employee stock purchase plan (ESPP) and dividends
  • Collaborating with Compensation, Payroll, Tax and Treasury to ensure processes are accurately completed and internal customer needs
  • Identify opportunities to improve / streamline current processes and procedures
  • Responsible for compliance with applicable AbbVie Finance Policies and U.S.GAAP, and ensuring appropriate documentation of processes and controls are in place in compliance with required internal controls and Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) requirements
  • Support of audit, internal control and SOX audit and review processes



  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting required
  • CPA preferred
  • 4 years of finance and accounting experience some including specific accounting responsibilities
  • Ability to learn technical accounting concepts.
  • Ability to work independently and adjust priorities to achieve accurate and timely results
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written) and ability to collaborate across functions
  • Proficient in SAP, HFM and Excel
  • Ability to identify process improvement opportunities and aptitude for continuous improvement and change

Key Stakeholders:

  • Corporate Controller's organization (Consolidations, External Reporting)
  • Serves as key point of contact with internal and external stakeholders
  • Compensation (HR), Payroll, Tax, Corp. FP&A

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled