Senior Financial Manager

Lake County, Illinois
Apr 27, 2021
Administration, Finance
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
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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.

Business Development Finance Manager, Corporate Strategy Office


This group provides all financial support for Business Development and Acquisitions, Alliance Management, and Ventures. 

The role includes financial modeling, due diligence, and contract review for in-licensing activities, business acquisitions, divestitures, partnership renegotiations, and minority equity investments.

Success in this role requires an individual that is comfortable with uncertainty, a non-routine work environment, and can identify innovative solutions to the unique challenges of each project.  The person needs the ability to build creative, data-driven models that highlight critical financial impacts and enable strong decision making on $100M+ investments.  In addition to financial analysis, the ability to understand complex accounting guidance and critically review contracts is essential.

Candidate for this position will need to manage a complicated and critical process and draw on knowledge and experience from all aspects of finance and accounting. While there are no direct reports for this position, it maintains a close working relationship with numerous other functions and leads the financial interface and financial aspects of projects.  There is constant interaction at the Director and VP levels with Corporate Strategy teams, Legal, and various financial functions such as Corporate FP&A, Accounting, Tax, Treasury, Commercial Operations and R&D.



  1. Six or more years of progressive, well-rounded finance experience (pharma industry and/or investment banking preferred).
  2. Analytical ability (and strong Excel skills) to build financial models to assess market opportunities
  3. Effective communication skills with VP (and, at times, C-Suite) level.
  4. Self-initiative and drive are critical to this position.
  5. Aptitude and capability to move into more senior roles in the organization.
  6. Preferred: Previous Business Development and/or Investment Banking experience.
  7. Preferred: Experience in leading projects and ad hoc assignments.

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