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AbbVie Finance Lead, Global Tax and Risk Management in North Chicago, Illinois

Finance Lead, Global Tax and Risk Management

USA, Illinois, Lake County


Requisition #2000827

The Finance Lead position drives the financial planning and analysis processes for the Global Tax and Risk Management functions (Tax, Trade Compliance, and Insurance). The individual will interact with Tax and Risk Management leadership and key operating personnel and support key strategic decisions. The individual will participate in the annual financial planning cycles, develop an understanding of operational business strategies, and build skills in developing analysis for the business.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Lead and develop the annual Plan, LRP and LBEs as required, including P&L, headcount and balance sheet for senior management revie

  • Operate independently to prepare schedules and relevant analysis for each planning cycle and develop clear support for management review

  • Work directly with Financial 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 and balance sheet.Understand monthly results and communicate issues timely to the business units to resolve or develop an action plan

  • Prepare monthly reporting packages and review with management

  • Provide management with clear insight into drivers of financial performance variance; assess financial opportunities and provide recommendations

  • Document key financial processes

  • Lead various ad hoc analysis to support business strategy and drive process improvements


  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting required

  • Minimum 6+ years financial analysis and accounting experience

  • Working knowledge of AbbVie policies, U.S. GAAP, internal controls, Sarbanes Oxley and financial reporting requirements

  • 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

  • Ability to identify opportunities for process improvements and aptitude for continuous improvement and change

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

Additional Information

  • Significant Work Activities and Conditions: N/A

  • Travel: No

  • Job Type: Experienced

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Job Level Code: IC