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Finance Lead, FP&A

North Chicago, Illinois Req ID 2207689 Category Finance Division AbbVie

The Finance Lead position drives the financial planning and analysis processes for the Global Risk Management (Insurance) and Global Tax organizations.  The responsibility encompasses +$100MM annual expense and supports (3) Tax/Treasury Vice Presidents.  The assignment will develop financial planning and analytical skills, and the individual will engage regularly with leadership team members.  The Finance Lead will work closely with the Insurance team to support strategic business risk decisions.  The Finance Lead will also support Tax Department technology investment decisions and participate in the annual financial planning cycles.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Leads and develops the annual Plan, LRP and LBEs as required, including P&L, headcount, capital, and project expense projections for senior management review
  • Operates independently to prepare schedules and relevant analysis for each planning cycle and develops clear support for management review
  • Works directly with Finance Shared Services on monthly close process and financial reporting to ensure complete, accurate and timely monthly actual results, including variance commentary for P&L, headcount.  Understands monthly results and communicates issues vs. benchmark to businesses teams to agree on resolution or action plan
  • Provides management with clear insights into drivers of business and financial performance and risk; assesses business/market opportunities and informs/recommends prioritization decisions
  • Leads financial reviews and approvals (purchase orders requests and invoices)
  • Leads ad hoc analysis, projects and process improvements as needed

Key Leadership Competencies: 

  • Builds strong relationships with peers and cross functionally with partners outside of team to enable higher performance
  • Learns and grasps concepts fast and can change course quickly where necessary
  • Raises the bar and is never satisfied with the status quo
  • Open to suggestions and experimentation for improvement
  • Willing to learn new concepts and processes
  • Embraces the ideas of others, nurtures innovation and manages innovation to reality
  • Anticipates problems and opportunities

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting required.  CPA or MBA a plus
  • Minimum 6+ years progressive financial analysis and accounting experience
  • Ability to work independently and adjust priorities to achieve accurate and timely results
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written) and ability to collaborate across functions
  • Proficient computer skills including Excel.  SAP, Aspire, and TM1 a plus
  • Ability to identify opportunities for process improvements and aptitude for continuous improvement and change
Significant Work Activities: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
Travel: No
Job Type: Experienced
Schedule: Full-time

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