Finance Lead, Cost Accounting

Lake County, Illinois, USA
Jul 19, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
This position supports AbbVie's North Chicago manufacturing operations: Elagolix, Survanta, and fermentation business. The successful candidate will possess strong interpersonal skills with both finance and non-finance personnel, a strong interest in product manufacturing processes and their related impacts on financial reporting, and the drive to enable and encourage continuous improvement.

Key Responsibilities Includes:

  • Provide financial support to North Chicago business unit section managers.
  • Assist in the annual cost standards setting process, developing and consolidating the annual financial plan, and assist in the development of the plant's long range plan; develop year-to-year cost change analysis and present to North Chicago Operations management.
  • Assist in the consolidation of North Chicago Manufacturing's actual financial results, develop the monthly reporting package, and assist in the development of monthly LBEs.
  • Maintain internal controls such as physical and perpetual inventory cycle counts and Sarbanes-Oxley reporting requirements.
  • Together with the North Chicago Plant Controller, act as a lead for the North Chicago Operations finance team during internal and/or other audit engagements.
  • Process balance sheet account reconciliations for North Chicago inventory accounts; working directly with the Materials Management group to reconcile inventory between the North Chicago manufacturing plant and Supply Chain Operations.
  • Supervise 1 financial analyst.
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance
  • At least 4 years of finance/accounting experience
  • Proficient in systems/spreadsheet consolidation skills
  • Possess a working knowledge of the Corporate Financial Manual (CFM) and the ability to apply proper policies to business issues.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and communication skills
  • Strong multi-tasking abilities

  • Experience in a manufacturing setting with experience in plant cost accounting and/or operations
  • Experience with SAP in a plant environment
Key Leadership Competencies:

  • Builds strong relationships with peers and cross functionally with partners outside of team to enable higher performance.
  • Learns, fast, grasps the “essence” and can change the course quickly where indicated.
  • Raises the bar and is never satisfied with the status quo.
  • Creates a learning environment, open to suggestions and experimentation for improvement.
  • Embraces the ideas of others, nurtures innovation and manages innovation to reality.
    Significant Work Activities and Conditions:
    Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day

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