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AbbVie Finance Lead FP&A - Controller Group in North Chicago, Illinois

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The Finance Lead drives the financial planning and analysis processes and requirements for Controller Group, which consists of Financial Shared Services (FSS), AbbVie Financial Planning and Analysis (AFP&A), SOX, Financial Reporting and Controller. Finance support is provided for both US and OUS organizations with approximately $74MM in expenditures and 286 headcount, ensures compliance with financial policies, prepares management analysis of actual vs. benchmark results, prepares financial analysis and implements process improvements for direct areas of responsibility. Finance lead also provides accurate and timely financial analysis and planning deliverables to meet both Corporate Admin and Corporate AFP&A requirements. This position interacts with all levels of finance and business management.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Leads and develops monthly, quarterly and annual Plan, LRP and LBEs as required, including P&L, headcount, expense and capital using planning systems and incorporates review changes of both financial and operational management

  • Operates independently to prepare relevant analysis for each planning cycle and develops meaningful management reporting schedules for direct areas supported

  • 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 and headcount. Understands monthly results and communicates issues vs. benchmark to businesses supported 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



  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance required; CPA or MBA a plus

  • Minimum 6+ years progressive and related experience

  • Strong financial, analytical and problem solving skills

  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)

  • Proficient excel skills required

  • Knowledge of TM1 and SAP a plus

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

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