Abbott Finance Supervisor, LAC in Lake Forest, Illinois

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

The LAC Area Finance Supervisor role is responsible for coordinating the ADD LAC Area Consolidation process as well as providing direct financial support to some of the LAC affiliates including Colombia and the Distributor region and Central America.

  • Assist in the Area process for the preparation and review of Plan, rLBE/IBP; adapting to changes in the business environment and/or commercial strategy and implementing solutions to meet the needs of the management team.

  • Manage the Area month-end closing and financial reporting process including the review of preliminary results and the coordination of topside consolidating financial entries, publishing monthly financial metrics, analysis and commentary.

  • Facilitate data collection and analysis from the regions/countries ensuring reasonableness of the information on an absolute and performance basis with the continuous goal of understanding the different business drivers of the various regions / countries.

  • Participate as the Area Finance lead or “country liaison” with assigned countries which requires supervisor to have a robust understanding of the countries market, customers, pipeline, performance, risks, opportunities, etc. Supervisor is the 1st point of contact for the country finance teams and Area FD / Area Controller. Facilitate weekly touch point calls with responsible countries.

  • Responsible for the preparation and maintenance of the Departmental budgets for Area in Actuals, and coordinate Plan, Update and LBE with Department managers.

  • Meet timing and quality standards to facilitate effective senior management review and decision-making.

  • Regularly involved in special projects with the Area Controller and Finance Director, business unit Controllers, and other members of commercial management.

  • Proactively look for ways to improve the planning and reporting processes

  • Manage the departments FPDP and completing all responsibilities of an assignment manger

Required Experience:

  • 5-8 years of finance/accounting experience required

  • International Divisional, Area or Affiliate experience preferred

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, innovative thinking and problem solving ability.

  • Fluency in Spanish is a plus

  • Analytical and organizational skills

  • Power-Excel user and previous experience with TM1 and/or Essbase is preferred.

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting required

  • MBA/CPA strongly desired

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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