Finance Lead, Cost Accounting

Employer
AbbVie
Location
Lake County, Illinois, USA
Posted
Jul 19, 2018
Ref
1805269
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.
Basic:
  • 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
Preferred:

  • 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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