PCYC Accounting Lead Supervisor

Lake County, Illinois
Jul 28, 2021
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.

The Finance Shared Services organization was established as one of the key new operating models for AbbVie to provide accurate financial accounting and reporting for PCYC entities.  The Accounting Lead Supervisor will work together with Commercial Finance, the Accounting COE, the BPO, and others to ensure compliance with company accounting and operational guidelines, as well as US GAAP .  This position will report into the Regional Accounting Manager and have two direct reports.

  • Manage PCYC accounting interaction with BPO (IBM Costa Rica - Shared Services)
  • Supervise two Accounting Leads
  • Review changes to chart of accounts and evaluate impact
  • Review key account reconciliations and drive improvement action plans
  • Manage and coordinate the financial close process for US GAAP and ensure compliance with accounting standards and policies
  • Support preparation of Balance Sheet reviews and related analysis
  • Support the preparation of Standard Operating Procedures & Flow Charts for Affiliate
  • Support the implementation and monitoring of financial internal controls
  • Manage and review financial and accounting analysis involving complex transactions including but not limited to fixed asset activity, and cost allocations
  • Research and resolve discrepancies and technical accounting issues as necessary
  • Propose accounting treatment in line with Corporate policies for complex transactions
  • Support variance analysis between actuals and prior month establishing partnership with FP&A area and affiliate
  • Propose and implement initiatives aimed to improve efficiency and quality of processes


  • SAP & Accounting Systems
  • Hyperion (desirable)
  • Reconciliation Tool ( Blackline preferred)
  • MS Office with strong Excel skills in data compilation and aggregation (i.e. pivot tables, Vlookup and macros)



Business Knowledge

  • Chart of Accounts
  • Sox Policies
  • Intercompany Transaction Policy
  • Fixed Asset Accounting Policy
  • Inventory Management Policy
  • Cost/Inventory Accounting Policy
  • Treasury Policy and Banking Systems
  • Business Process, Corporate Policy (compliance & completeness)
  • Financial Data Flows

Technical Knowledge

  • Advanced Accounting (USGAAP)
  • Cost/Inventory Accounting
  • Project Accounting
  • Experience with Internal Controls (Sarbanes Oxley)



  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, CPA a plus
  • 8 + years of progressive finance experience in Accounting/Controllership
  • Experience with SAP required
  • Pharma experience is desirable, but not mandatory
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and interpersonal skills
  • Individual must be self-motivated with great follow-up skills and be able to work independently
  • Prior supervisory skills are a plus
  • Ability to integrate perspectives with strong sense of ownership and focus on results
  • Project management and change management experience

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.