Abbott Controller, Operations Finance in St. Paul, Minnesota
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.
Directs and has immediate responsibility for the organization’s medical device accounting practices, the maintenance of its fiscal records, and the preparation of its financial reports. Directs and has overall management responsibility for general accounting, cost accounting, and financial analysis. Responsible for appraising operating results in terms of costs, budgets, and policies of operations, trends and increased profit possibilities.
Insures accuracy of financial accounts and records, and assists in the protection and proper utilization of company assets
Manages cost accounting system and maintains standard product costs utilizing SAP
Responsible for developing site’s annual operating plan and rolling quarterly forecasts for Operations’ cost centers
Responsible for Operations’ monthly close process and management reporting of site results, variances, operating metrics and inventory analysis
Provide finance leadership to site Operations’ team, participate on cross-functional project teams and present financial results in monthly management meetings
Perform manufacturing variance analysis and complex financial analysis as required
Responsible for managing direct report(s) including performance evaluations, training, motivation development, hire/termination and related activities
Interprets operating results as they affect the financial aspects of the manufacturing site and make specific recommendations, which will result in cost reductions and profit improvements
Directs the preparation of metrics and statistics of periodic and yearly financial statements
Hires and retains a diverse, highly qualified staff and provides ongoing performance feedback. Sets goals which align to department plans and manages the execution of goals through coaching and mentoring. Maintains a safe and professional work environment
A Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business Administration, a related field, or equivalent. (An advanced credential, such as an MBA, CPA, CMA, CPIM designation or professional certification preferred.)
Background in cost accounting & manufacturing with SAP experience desirable
Typically a minimum of at least ten plus years of progressively more responsible experience in all phases of finance, budgeting, and/or accounting in a manufacturing organization. (Five or more years of experience in the medical device, bio-medical or electronic industries are preferred.)
Technical experience includes a comprehensive working knowledge of all accounting areas.
A minimum of five plus years of demonstrated experience at a supervisory/managerial level is typical.
Ability to work cooperatively/productively with others
Requires the ability to change the thinking of, or gain acceptance of, others in sensitive situations
Requires highly developed leadership skills/people-management experience sufficient to assume the complex range of personnel issues inherent in this position
Must be adept at delegation, follow-up, and team building
Demonstrated ability to understand and comply with applicable regulatory requirements (i.e., SOX, etc.) and Company operating procedures, processes, policies, and tasks
Comprehensive verbal and written analytical/problem solving, communication, negotiation, interpersonal, training and presentation skills are essential
Documented record of delivering information that adds value to management's decision making process
Advanced personal computer skills (i.e., MS Office Suite) including demonstrated spreadsheet, word processing, and data-base management capabilities.
Ability to travel approximately 10%, including internationally
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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