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AbbVie Senior Financial Analyst - Global Logistics Finance in North Chicago, Illinois

Senior Financial Analyst - Global Logistics Finance

USA, Illinois, Lake County


Requisition #1904769

The Sr. Financial Analyst is responsible for supporting Global Logistics Finance processes which cover all aspects of Logistics Category Financial Planning & Analysis through Actual/Update/Plan processes. You will work globally & closely with cross-functional business teams, Logistics leaders and external Logistics partners to support Freight Payment Automation processes and Logistics Strategic Roadmap activities supporting the Digital Supply Chain emphasizing Data Analytics segments and Sustainable Margin Improvement initiatives.

The Sr. Financial Analyst will be exposed to complex International accounting and financial processes interfacing with Global functional areas including Commercial Affiliates, Logistics, Manufacturing, Transfer Pricing, and Trade Compliance with Global communication and coordination.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Financial Reporting & Analysis – Actuals Process and Reporting

  • Prepare and submit monthly Global Commercial Affiliate Freight Accruals, reclasses and various cost allocation Journal entries.

  • Reconcile all aspects of Global Monthly Freight expenses working closely with Financial Shared Services team in EU & US and US SAP IT team.

  • Process large volumes of Global Transportation Data and prepare standard Logistics KPI packages for Senior management review.

  • Closely support International Commercial Affiliate’s various logistics spend related inquires and provide analytics, insights and commentary as needed.

  • Consolidate and prepare monthly Sustainable Margin Improvement (SMI) report for Finance management review.

  • Validate and proof methodologies for SMI savings impacts and monitor and track progress of the programs.

  • Prepare and provide Weekly Funds Release reports.

  • Work closely with to 3rd Party Freight Payment vendor, SAP IT, Accounts payable and Corp. Treasury to ensure all payment cycles are seamlessly executed and complete.

  • Financial Planning & Analysis – Plan/Update/LRP/LBE Cycles

  • Work with SAP IT team to develop EU Direct Distribution (DD) country outbound standard freight rates to implement SAP Freight Estimation Tables.

  • Work with Purchasing Service Management teams and Business Strategic Analysis teams to develop Global Transportation budgets.

  • Prepare Dashboards and PowerPoint slides for V.P. Supply Chain Leadership.

  • Develop Commercial Volume Demand Analysis to provide insight for Finance and Business management teams.

  • Work with VLOG Netherlands Finance team to ensure all Freight Standards are properly captured and executed.

  • Work with PSM and Global Logistics team to develop SMI and ensure calculations and methodologies are aligned with PSM guidance.

  • Finance Business Partnership

  • Oversee and develop standard Logistics packages for management review and develop raw data into actionable intelligence.

  • Influence multiple key strategic initiatives and lead special projects providing financial leadership and support.

  • Develop, execute and monitor ongoing Global Freight payment automation process, working with third party vendor, freight carriers and internal regional transportation managers.

  • Coordinate and support Global Transportation PO process and ongoing review.

  • Act as a key point of contact for Regional Transportation Managers to build a strong partnership with key stake holders and to support various project implementations.

  • Internal Controls & Compliance

  • Ensure financial results are recorded in compliance with AbbVie financial policies (CFM’s), Sarbanes Oxley and US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

  • Enforce and enhance internal controls by providing guidance and counsel to IPL business and affiliates in areas of Corporate Finance Manual (CFM) policies, divisional internal control procedures and International policies.


  • Bachelor’s Degree B.S. or B.A. in Business (Business/Accounting/Finance).CPA/CMA/MBA desired.

  • 4+ years of progressive experience in Finance and/or accounting.

  • Demonstrated strong teamwork skills. Strong business partnership skills.

  • Ability to communicate as well as influence through relaying complex data in simple terms.

  • Possess a working knowledge of the Corporate Financial Manual (CFM) and the ability to apply the correct policy to business issues.

  • Proven ability to turn raw data into actionable intelligence.

  • Knowledge and proficiency in systems, particularly MS Excel/PowerPoint. TM1, SAP, Qlik Sense and Power BI experience a plus.

  • Innovative with a continuous improvement mindset.

  • Strong problem solving, communication, and interpersonal skills.

  • Individual must be self-motivated, be able to work independently and adjust priorities as needed.

Additional Information

  • AbbVie is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer: At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.

  • Significant Work Activities and Conditions: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)

  • Travel: No

  • Job Type: Experienced

  • Schedule: Full-time