Jr. Financial Analyst

Abbott Abbott Park , IL 60048

Posted 3 months ago

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

Note: Start date anticipated to be May or June, 2019

Primary Job Function

Applies understanding of financial principles and requirements to support business needs with a continuous improvement mentality. Adheres to forecasting excellence and creates dynamic and agile analysis to support business decisions.

Reviews and explains information with sound communication skills. Suggests recommendations and helps implement problem resolution.

Core Job Responsibilities

Corporate Finance Center of Excellence leverage resident expert knowledge of our finance functions and systems

Responsible for the review and analysis of assigned financial projects with close supervision and technical guidance, which may include:

  • Profit plan preparation and analysis and presentation

  • Value-creation through Free Cash Flow focus initiatives that drive sustainable improvement

  • Analysis of forward-looking monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements.

  • Preparation, review and analysis of requests for capital expenditures

  • Special financial analysis projects requested by management or a functional area

Help drive results in a fast paced, highly complex global business and contribute to the cost effective internal control environment with a mindset towards compliance. Prioritizes and executes personal workload to meet assigned tasks with timely and accurate results.

Reviews data for accuracy and relevance to customer requirements. Focuses attention on detail and compliance to existing G.A.A.P. and existing financial policies such as CFM and IFM.

Minimum Education:

Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting required. Finance majors must have completed at least 3 of 4 required Accounting classes before hire (1 may be completed after hire within a fixed time period)

Minimum Experience:

The Junior Financial Analyst is generally a recent graduate with a minimum of a Bachelors degree and brings any financial analysis knowledge of theory and practice based largely on his/her education. This may also include an analyst with up to two years of experience beyond his/her degree. Strong Excel skills required.

Candidate / incumbent should possess the following: - ability to operate independently with general supervision and under challenging time constraints; - ability to apply knowledge of financial processes and accounting methodologies to support rigorous reporting requirements; - ability or aptitude to facilitate interpretation and understanding of data, identify risks, develop recommendations, implement solutions; - ability to multi-task; - ability to clearly, concisely and accurately convey communications; - ability to form and develop interpersonal, professional relationships; display socially and professionally appropriate behavior; - ability to work independently and in groups; - demonstrated initiative and problem-solving skills; critical-thinking skills; - ability and aptitude to use various types of databases and other computer software

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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