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The Senior Cost Analyst supports AbbVie’s North Chicago manufacturing operations. The successful candidate will possess strong interpersonal skills with finance and non-finance personnel, a strong interest in product manufacturing processes and their related impacts on financial reporting, and the drive to enable and encourage continuous improvement.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide financial support to North Chicago production business unit section manager(s).
  • Develop cost standards and annual financial plan for production business unit(s); develop year-to-year cost change analysis for product(s) supported.
  • Perform analysis on monthly actuals for flash reporting; communicate financial performance of production business unit to plant’s operations and finance management.
  • Develop monthly LBE’s (Latest Best Estimate), ensuring finance/operations alignment on strategic business initiatives and changes.
  • Maintain internal controls such as physical and perpetual inventory cycle counts and Sarbanes-Oxley reporting requirements.
  • Present business unit results to Operations management in monthly financial review meetings.
  • Process balance sheet account reconciliations for respective business unit inventory, and reserves.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance
  • 4+ years of finance/accounting experience
  • Proficient in systems/spreadsheet consolidation skills
  • Possess a working knowledge of the Corporate Financial Manual (CFM) and the ability to apply accurate policies to business issues.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong multi-tasking abilities
  • Experience in a manufacturing setting with experience in plant cost accounting and/or operations is a plus
  • Experience with SAP in a plant environment is a plus
Key Leadership Competencies: 
  • Builds strong relationships with peers and cross functionally with partners outside of team to enable higher performance.
  • Learns, fast, grasps the “essence” and can change the course quickly where indicated.
  • Raises the bar and is never satisfied with the status quo.
  • Creates a learning environment, open to suggestions and experimentation for improvement.
  • Embraces the ideas of others, nurtures innovation and manages innovation to reality.

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.

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