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Finance Supervisor, R&D Financial Reporting

locationNorth Chicago, IL, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Company Description

AbbVie's mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines and solutions that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people's lives across several key therapeutic areas – immunology, oncology, neuroscience, and eye care – and products and services in our Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn. 

Job Description


The Finance Lead assists the R&D Financial Reporting function in all monthly close activities, organizational performance reporting, corporate reporting of monthly actuals per GAAP, and analyses vs. benchmarks. Scope includes global R&D P&L and global balance sheet responsibilities.


  • Responsible for actuals R&D management reporting through consolidation, summarization, and presentation of global R&D performance vs applicable benchmarks. Operate independently to prepare relevant variance analysis for each month-end close cycle and develop meaningful management reporting schedules for direct areas supported.
  • Lead the preparation process of annual Tax reporting requirements related to US income tax, R&D Tax Credit, Orphan Drug Tax Credit, and other tax reporting requirements. Collaborate with multiple R&D teams to complete the submissions and seek to enhance the preparation processes.
  • Partner with the R&D Financial Directors and their functional teams on reporting matters, Workiva reporting enhancements and guidance, BPC data investigations and support, and month-end close management data issues.
  • Works directly with Finance Shared Service contacts on monthly close processes to ensure complete, accurate, and timely monthly actual results, including arising issues, journal entry status, and open/pending items. Understand monthly results and communicate issues vs. benchmark to functional partners to drive resolution or action plans.
  • Provides management with clear insights into drivers of business and financial performance and risk; assesses business/market opportunities and informs/recommends prioritization decisions.
  • Assist in the preparation of various government and external organizational surveys completed throughout the year.
  • Lead or assist with ad hoc analysis requests, projects, and process improvements as needed.
  • Staff Development - Responsible for guiding and developing one direct staff to ensure an optimal level of support. Assist in developing high performing staff, including an emphasis on career growth opportunities, and actively work to maintain the excellent culture in R&D Finance.



List required and preferred qualifications (up to 10). Include education, skills and experience.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance or Accounting. CPA or MBA a plus.
  • Minimum 6+ years of progressive and related experience.
  • Strong financial, analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written).
  • Proficient Excel skills required.
  • Knowledge of SAP, BPC, and Workiva a plus.

Additional Information

Applicable only to applicants applying to a position in any location with pay disclosure requirements under state or local law: ​

  • The compensation range described below is the range of possible base pay compensation that the Company believes in good faith it will pay for this role at the time of this posting based on the job grade for this position. Individual compensation paid within this range will depend on many factors including geographic location, and we may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in the future.​

  • We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off (vacation, holidays, sick), medical/dental/vision insurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.​

  • This job is eligible to participate in our short-term incentive programs. ​

Note: No amount of pay is a considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, incentive, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole and absolute discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole and absolute discretion, consistent with applicable law. 

AbbVie is committed to operating with integrity, driving innovation, transforming lives, serving our community and embracing diversity and inclusion.  It is AbbVie’s policy to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because 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, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected group status.

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