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Finance Lead

Lane, IL

The Finance Lead drives the financial planning and analysis processes and requirements for the Operations Accounting Deferral (ODA) business unit.  This position will ensure compliance with financial policies, prepare management analysis of actual vs. benchmark results, and implement process improvements for direct area of responsibility.  


This position will provide accurate and timely financial analysis and planning deliverables to meet both Operations and AbbVie Corporate FP&A requirements.  The Finance Lead interacts with all levels of finance and business management.


Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Leads and develops monthly, quarterly, and annual Plan, LRP and LBEs as required, including P&L and balance sheet using planning systems and incorporates review changes of both financial and operational management
  • Operates independently to prepare relevant analysis for each planning cycle and develops meaningful management reporting schedules for direct areas supported
  • Works directly with Finance Shared Services on monthly close process and financial reporting to ensure complete, accurate and timely results, including variance commentary for P&L and balance sheet.  Understands monthly results and communicates issues vs. benchmark to management to agree on resolution or action plan
  • Provides management with clear insights into drivers of business and financial performance and risk; assesses business/market opportunities and informs/recommends prioritization decisions
  • Leads ad hoc analysis, projects and process improvements as needed
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance.CPA or MBA a plus
  • Minimum 6+ years progressive and related experience
  • Strong financial, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Proficient excel skills required
  • Knowledge of SAP and PowerBI a plus


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


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.


Significant Work Activities: N/A - Travel: No - Job Type: Experienced - Schedule: Full-time

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