Manager, Cost Accounting

Employer
AbbVie
Location
Lake County, IL, US
Posted
Jul 27, 2018
Ref
1801453
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
This position supports AbbVie's North Chicago manufacturing operations: Elagolix, Survanta, and the fermentation business. The successful candidate will possess strong interpersonal skills with 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 Include:

  • Provide financial support and guidance to North Chicago business unit section managers.
  • Assist in the development of LBE's based on current production plans, driving the consolidation of all North Chicago operations business units.
  • Drive the annual cost standards setting process, assist in developing and consolidating the annual financial plan, and 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 establishing cost quotes for 3rd party manufacturing opportunities.
  • Lead the consolidation of North Chicago business unit monthly financial results; assist in development of the monthly reporting package for North Chicago's operations management.
  • Develop a detailed understanding of the North Chicago manufacturing processes to understand business constraints and translate them into financial impacts; develop ad hoc analyses to support complex decision making regarding production plans and product mix.
  • Maintain the highest ethical standards and a solid internal controls environment.
  • 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 plant reserve accounts; working directly with the plant business units to ensure proper supporting documentation exists for each account movement.
  • Supervise and provide guidance to 1 financial analyst, and 2 senior financial analysts.


  • Bachelor's degree, preferable in Accounting or Finance
  • At least 5 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, actual experience in plant accounting or operations is a plus; related experience in SAP a large plus

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