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The Finance Lead position drives the financial planning and analysis processes for HR Benefits in support of the US Benefits Plan (medical/dental claims, CPS, 401K and other employee benefit programs).  The position will also support planning for the AbbVie pension and retiree benefits plans.

The responsibility encompasses +$900MM annual expense and supports the Vice President, HR and Directors.  The assignment will develop financial planning and analytical skills and understanding of the financial control environment.  The individual will support key strategic HR decision making in addition to interacting with Finance and Accounting personnel at PCYC and the OUS Affiliates.  The individual will participate in the annual financial planning cycles and support operational business strategies.

Key Responsibilities Include:

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

  • Operates independently to prepare schedules and relevant analysis for each planning cycle and develops 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.  Understands monthly results and communicates issues timely to the businesses units to resolve or develop an action plan

  • Prepare monthly reporting packages and review with HR operations management

  • Provides management with clear insights into drivers of financial performance variance; assesses financial opportunities and provide recommendations

  • Prepare various reconciliations of third-party vendor payments to ensure control and financial reporting accuracy

  • 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.  CPA or MBA a plus

  • Minimum 6+ years progressive 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 a plus

  • 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


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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.

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