Manager, Legal FP&A

Lake County, IL, United States
Feb 10, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
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The Manager, Legal FP&A is responsible for the financial reporting, planning and analysis for various Legal Functional areas. This role supports the legal function which has global expenses of $400MM+ and 300 headcount and includes approximately $300MM in legal fees. This role also has oversight of the Legal Accounts Payable function and works closely with Legal Operations to ensure processes are optimized.

Key Responsibilities Include:
  • Responsible for completion of all planning cycles: Plan, LRP and LBE's that reflect meaningful commentary and analysis and responsible for executive summaries and presentations to multiple VPs

  • Responsible for ensuring monthly financial results are completed accurately and timely and executive summaries with insightful commentary are prepared and delivered to the various VPs supported

  • Support financial aspects of key functional projects, systems initiatives and integration activities to ensure finance requirements are implemented appropriately and process efficiencies are realized

  • Provides decision support and financial counsel for functional VP's delivering on spend management, acquisition synergies and other business initiatives

  • Responsible for the Legal invoice payment processes and ensuring invoices are paid timely and appropriately, developing key KPIs to monitor aging and timing of payments are appropriate

  • Partners with the Legal Operations function to optimize processes for the appropriate payment of all legal invoices and provide meaningful reporting for the function

  • Manage 1 Financial Analyst and 1 Sr. Accounting Technician

  • Maintain controls to assure the integrity of assets and compliance with GAAP and corporate financial policies and procedures


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance required. CPA or MBA desirable
  • Minimum 7+ years progressive accounting or finance experience
  • Strong financial, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Self-starter with ability to operate independently, identify and implement process improvements, establish and adjust priorities to achieve objectives and operate with speed and agility
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with ability to confidently support multiple VPs within function and to influence others that do not report directly

Significant Work Activities
Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
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