Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals, and branded generic medicines. Our 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.
Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals, and branded generic medicines. Abbott Rapid Diagnostics (ARDx) manufactures fast, accurate and reliable rapid diagnostic testing that are vital in emergency rooms, critical care centers and other situations where treatment decisions need to be made quickly provides immediate, actionable results, right where you need them. ARDx is comprised of business units that provide lateral flow rapid testing products in the area of infectious diseases; molecular point-of-care testing; cardiometabolic testing; toxicology business for drug and alcohol testing; and consumer remote patient monitoring and self-testing. Our testing platforms include BinaxNOW COVID, Panbio COVID, ID NOW, and Afinion.
Our location in Lake Forest, IL currently has an opportunity for a Senior Accountant. The (ARDx) Senior Accountant performs accounting activities that require an understanding of accounting and operational aspects of the finance and accounting systems. ARDx is utilizing the legacy Alere HFM financial consolidation system and SAP system and this position is instrumental in ensuring accurate and timely submissions of actuals to Abbott Corporate. To succeed in this position, the candidate should be well-organized and possess strong leadership, analytical, communication, financial systems, and excel skills.
WHAT YOU'LL DO
Execute timely and accurate financial activities in support of business partners.
Responsible for ARDx assigned entity month-end closing activities, including, journal entry preparation, account analysis, intercompany transfers and account reconciliations.
Assist in preparation of ARDx and Abbott Corporate Management monthly financial reporting packages.
Assist in the preparation of assigned entity Statutory Audits
Ensure compliance with SOX, internal controls, Abbott Corporate and division/department specific policies and procedures
Provide support for internal and external audits and Corporate Tax requests
Maintain and update Standard Operating Procedures for assigned activities.
Operate independently, be flexible in changing environment and challenge the status quo.
Perform configuration and testing related to existing or new processes/implementations as needed.
Participate in ARDx process improvement reviews across current finance structure, identify areas requiring change and support the change process.
Support all Company initiatives and ad-hoc requests as identified by ARDx management.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU'LL BRING
Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance
3-5 years progressively responsible Accounting experience
Experience with large ERP system; SAP preferred
Strong Microsoft skills, including use of pivot tables, vlookups and analysis of data using Excel, some VBA macros knowledge helpful
Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment.
Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross-division business unit model preferred.
Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment.
Requires knowledge of accounting regulations of operational accounting issues.
Ability to leverage and/or engage others to accomplish projects.
Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.
Multitasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner.
Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail
CPA preferred but not required
WHAT WE OFFER
At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:
Training and career development, with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance
Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans
Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs
Paid time off
401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match
The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities
Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.