Abbott Financial Analyst - Operations - Menlo Park in Menlo Park, California

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.

Job Description

Primary Function

Responsible for developing, interpreting and implementing financial concepts for financial reporting and control. Understand and apply complex concepts. Identify risks, propose recommendations and solutions to issues. Implement solutions for problem resolution. Complete a wide range of financial services and deliverables. Assess reasonableness and relevance of financial assumptions with limited supervision.

Main Responsibilities

Create actuals that meet timing and quality of presentation requirements and facilitate management review and decision making.

Example: Prepare and analyze account reconciliations in a timely manner.

Assure availability of timely and well-presented, high-quality actual P&L, balance sheet, and sales detail results vs. current and prior year benchmarks as well as trended information.

Example: Perform activities required for monthly close with limited supervision.

Maintain controls to assure the integrity of assets and the compliance with GAAP.

This responsibility should be performed in a way that avoids any surprises and that could reasonably have been foreseen by the relevant level of financial management as well as protecting the company's assets.

Example: Ability to analyze and interpret data and make recommendations.

Increase and maintain professional development to contribute to a financial organization capable of meeting Division and Corporate requirements.

Example: Identifies personal career wants/needs and evaluates against the business needs.

Accountability / Scope / Budget

Ensures appropriate integrity and reasonableness of financial data as well as compliance with Corp/Div financial policies and procedures, and understanding of GAAP.

Responsible for adherence to Abbott accounting policies and procedures (CFMs). Provide financial support and fully support achievement of financial plans, goals and objectives.

Seeks guidance on issues outside of normal scope.

Very organized with good interpersonal, communication, and presentations skills.

Operate with limited supervision on projects with significant interface across functions and groups.

Balance demands of a variety of customers with potentially conflicting goals.

Meet deadlines with minimal supervision and balance workload requirements.

Accountable for meeting critical project deliverables.

Minimum Education & Experience

Bachelors degree preferred in accounting or finance. 2 plus years accounting or finance related experience. Ability to analyze and interpret data. Ability to plan, implement, and administer financial information and control systems. Knowledge of the principles, processes and standards for integrated financial analysis and reporting. Proficient in Excel. Understanding of financial accounting systems, preferably PeopleSoft.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email