Finance Lead

Lake County, Illinois
May 30, 2021
Administration, Finance
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
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Finance Lead Planning and Analysis G17/F1324

The Finance Lead drives the financial planning and analysis processes and requirements across Business Technology Solutions (BTS). Ensures compliance with financial policies, prepares management analysis of actual vs. benchmark results, prepares financial analysis (Plan, LBE’s, and LRP) and implements process improvements for areas of responsibility. Lead consolidation and submission of BTS HQ financial planning and analysis and deliverables to meet both BTS DHQ and Corporate FP&A requirements. The Finance Lead will interface extensively with multiple levels of management across many BTS organizations   

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Leads and develops BTS monthly LBEs, Update, Plan, and LRP including P&L, headcount and balance sheet using planning systems and incorporates review changes of both financial and operational management
  • Prepare and understands BTS monthly results and both prepares and reviews meaningful monthly management reporting packages
  • Interact with all levels of management including BTS VPs, Directors, and Managers, BTS FP&A, and Accounting COE
  • Provides management with clear insights into drivers of business and financial performance and risk; assesses business/market opportunities and informs/recommends prioritization decisions
  • Lead Ad-hoc analysis to cultivate Transformation savings initiatives, Spend Management, projects and process improvements and other strategic initiatives
  • Consolidation of Business Technology Solutions (BTS) monthly LBEs, Update, Plan and LRP, including P&L, headcount, balance sheet, expense and capital for Corporate FP&A submission
  • Assist in development and communication of financial planning guidance to BTS FP&A teams
  • Consolidated monthly BTS Actual results, including variance analysis and commentary for P&L, headcount and other BTS required matrix for Sr. BTS Leadership
  • Prepares BTS Actual Monthly Report for AbbVie Corporate submission



  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance. CPA or MBA a plus
  • Minimum 7+ years progressive finance/ accounting experience
  • Strong financial, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong organizational and communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Proficient excel skills required
  • Knowledge of TM1, SAP and HFM is a plus
  • Must be able to manage multiple priorities and adapt quickly to change to achieve required timeline

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
  • Embraces the ideas of others, nurtures innovation and manages innovation to reality
  • Anticipates problems and opportunities
  • Has a great sense to prioritize responsibilities and lead project / processes

Drives excellent performance without being close supervised

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