Finance Lead, FP&A

Lake County, IL, United States
Feb 13, 2021
Administration, Finance
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
AbbVie's mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people's lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women's health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at . Follow @abbvie on Twitter , Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and LinkedIn .

Finance Lead, Planning and Analysis


The Finance Lead drives the financial planning and analysis processes and requirements across the HR, Treasury, and Internal Audit organizations. HR, Treasury, and Internal Audit Finance support both US and OUS organizations with approximately $239MM in expenditures and 950 headcount, ensures compliance with financial policies, prepares management analysis of actual vs. benchmark results, prepares financial analysis and implements process improvements for direct areas of responsibility. Provides accurate and timely financial analysis and planning deliverables to meet both Corporate Admin and AbbVie Corporate FP&A requirements. The Finance Lead interacts with all levels of finance and business management.

Key Responsibilities Include:
  • Leads and develops monthly, quarterly and annual Plan, LRP and LBEs as required, including P&L, headcount, balance sheet, expense and capital using planning systems and incorporates review changes of both financial and operational management
  • Operates independently to prepare relevant analysis for each planning cycle and develops meaningful management reporting schedules for direct areas supported
  • Works directly with Finance Shared Services on monthly close process and financial reporting to ensure complete, accurate and timely monthly actual results, including variance commentary for P&L, headcount and balance sheet. Understands monthly results and communicates issues vs. benchmark to businesses supported to agree on resolution or action plan
  • Provides management with clear insights into drivers of business and financial performance and risk; assesses business/market opportunities and informs/recommends prioritization decisions
  • Leads financial reviews and approvals (purchase orders requests and invoices)

Leads ad hoc analysis, projects and process improvements as needed


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance. CPA or MBA a plus
  • Minimum 6+ years progressive and related experience
  • Strong financial, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Proficient excel skills required
  • Knowledge of TM1, ASPIRE and SAP a plus

Key Leadership Competencies:
  • Builds strong relationships with peers and cross functionally with partners outside of team to enable higher performance
  • Learns and grasps concepts fast and can change course quickly where necessary
  • Raises the bar and is never satisfied with the status quo
  • Open to suggestions and experimentation for improvement
  • Willing to learn new concepts and processes
  • Embraces the ideas of others, nurtures innovation and manages innovation to reality
  • Anticipates problems and opportunities

Significant Work Activities
Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
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At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity employer we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.