External Cost Analyst, R&D

Lake County, Illinois
Dec 01, 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.




Works independently performing tracking, gaiting and reconciliation of external spend to contracted amounts.  Drives resolution of payment issues related to outstanding balances.  Serves as a key resource to leadership, enabling external spend with third parties to proceed smoothly and efficiently.  Works diligently and accurately with both internal and external parties.  Foresees challenges and recommends alternative paths forward contractually and financially.  Is accountable for accuracy of reconciliation.

  • Utilize internal systems to create, collect, summarize, analyze & consolidate payment history and reconcile with plan.
  • Work with cross-functional partners to accurately track forecasted spend.
  • Accurately enter plan and track actuals.
  • Challenge status quo ensuring accuracy of final deliverable.
  • Key contributor to improvement initiatives.
  • Utilize internal systems to submit track and reconcile contracts, invoices and vendors





  • Bachelor's Degree preferred 2+ years relevant experience, with bachelor's; 4-6 years experience in accounting and financial reporting as well as contracting without Bachelor's.
  • Flexible, able to work with minimal supervision & have good analytical organizational & team skills as demonstrated by ability to work in a matrix environment.
  • Familiar with basic financial/accounting principles with experience working with budgets & contracts required.
  • Thorough knowledge of Excel & Microsoft Word.
  • Ability to multi-task effectively & efficiently as well as adapt quickly to change.
  • Familiarity with financial reporting tools desired

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.