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Senior Global Finance Auditor

Lake County, Illinois Req ID 2209276 Category Finance Division AbbVie

AbbVie’s Global Internal Audit function plays a critical role in protecting and enhancing the organization’s value through risk-based assurance and advisory services to internal stakeholders, senior management, and our Audit Committee of the Board.

Internal Audit strives to be a critical function to evaluate company, industry and emerging risks, effectively partnering with the business, and consistently recruit and develop key talent.  Our goals are carried-out through the talent of the audit team, while leveraging analytical and audit tools, supported by a dynamic and collaborative team culture. Our key pillars include:

  • Execution:  Our leading pilar is focused on executing our audits and services in accordance with Institute of Internal Audit (IIA) standards, AbbVie Code of Conduct, and other internal policies.  We drive meaningful dialogue, analysis, and tools that allow us to partner with our stakeholders on key decisions, aimed at assessing and improving AbbVie’s control environment.
  • Engagement:  We take pride in how we engage with stakeholders and each other – respectfully, ethically, and with AbbVie’s success and our patients at the forefront of our work.  We rely on and challenge each other, as peers, knowing that at the core of every successful team is trust, partnership, and respect.
  • Development: The core success of our team is reliant on our talent.  We focus on developing members of the audit team to execute audits/services, provide opportunities for training, and upskill other focus areas of each individual.  We also continuously assess our culture to allow for an environment that cultivates and sustains an atmosphere of self and team development to allow auditors to move and contribute at a high-level to the wider organization after 2 years. 

Tactically, the Senior Financial Auditor is responsible for:

  • Planning and executing audits of various processes/locations, both U.S. and international. 
  • Compile and analyze large sets of data from multiple sources (such as SAP, payroll and various financial databases).
  • Partner with peers in creating a risk assessment analysis of a proposed audit of entities, processes or critical systems.
  • Prepare and present audit findings to audit leadership and business stakeholders.
  • Identify and communicate risk & control themes to various stakeholders.
  • Assist with investigations as requested.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of soft/presentation skills.
  • Ability to ‘coach others’, and ‘be coached’ (by peers, management, and partners).
  • Spending approximately 24 months in this role before advancing to other opportunities within the company. 


  • At least 3 years of work experience relevant to Finance, Audit or Accounting
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and/or Accounting, or relevant area of study
  • 15 – 35% travel to AbbVie's international and U.S. locations required 
  • In office/face-to-face interaction at company’s head office and audit locations


  • 3-5 years of public accounting experience
  • Experience as a Senior Auditor with at least one “busy season”
  • Experience with analytical tools and techniques (e.g., SQL, PowerBI, Tableau, Qlik).
  • CPA highly preferred or progress toward attaining CPA; (other certifications/degrees a plus:  CIA, CPA, CFE, MBA)
  • Bilingual
Significant Work Activities: Driving a personal auto or company car or truck, or a powered piece of material handling equipmentContinuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Job Type: Experienced
Schedule: Full-time

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