Abbott Manager, Compliance and Control in Abbott Park, Illinois

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As a member of the Regional Service Operations team, the Compliance and Control Manager will be accountable to support the:

  • Implementation of the internal control framework associated with the in-scope processes supported by shared services in the region

  • Specific differentiated control elements associated with the approved localizations for the standard processes in the region

  • Mitigation of transition risk for the migration to Shared Services in the region

  • Planning, logistics, and operational support for internal and external auditors

  • Compliance management and audit response for the Global Process Managers and the shared services process delivery leads in the region

  • Administer and manage the Abbott SOX program requirements for the regional shared service center and third-party service providers.

  1. Manage and provide oversight for testing and control reviews designed to provide management with the following:
  • Assurance that the internal control framework is operating properly

  • Assurance that transactions have been recorded and processed in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and the approved global standard or locally differentiated processes

  • Basis for assertion that the financial statements are free of material error

  • Assurance that both Abbott and third-party service provider control owners understand the control environment and are equipped to identify risks and issues that could lead to potential control failures or oversights

  1. Support and sustain the development, refinement and update of the internal control framework associated with the implementation of shared services and other enterprise solutions for the region, to include the:
  • Internal controls associated with all shared services in-scope processes inclusive of Record to Report, Order to Cash, Source to Pay

  • Process design and the specific differentiated control elements associated with the approved localizations for the standard processes in the region

  1. Provide shared services migration and transition support for the mitigation of transition risk associated with the migration to shared services in the region and oversight for the pre and post migration control reviews, across sites and third-party service providers.

  2. Support internal and external audit, SOX reporting/testing and local jurisdiction compliance and revenue control reviews providing:

  • Planning, logistics and operational support to internal and external auditors

  • Compliance management and audit response support the shared services process delivery leads in the region

  • Compliance management and audit response support for third-party service providers

  • Assurance that documentation and attestation materials are complete, accurate, timely, and accretive to sustaining the internal control framework for the all shared services in-scope processes in the region, including third-party service providers.

The Compliance and Control Manager must be able to manage interactions at all levels of Abbott, from the divisional, regional and corporate management teams to the internal and 3rd party outsource shared services teams to establish and sustain the internal control framework and guide compliance and internal control decision making, delivery to commitments, and consequence management for the region.

Minimum Education

  • BA, BS in Finance or Accounting or equivalent experience

Preferred Education

  • MBA Preferred

Minimum Experience

  • 3-5 Years audit experience required, 2-3 of those years in public accounting

  • 2-3 years performing operational and financial audits

  • Strong experience developing and providing oversight for audit plans and control reviews

  • Ability to perform risk assessments

  • Ability to develop control and audit risk mitigation strategies

Preferred Experience:

  • 2-3 years SOX or regulatory compliance work a plus

  • 3-5 years public accounting experience preferred

  • Experience managing communications and responses to external audit and local statutory and regulatory authorities a plus

Minimum Language Skills: English

Preferred Language Skills Additional languages relevant to the region desirable (Spanish)

Required Certifications: CPA or Chartered Accountant


General / Shared Services


IFO International Finance


United States > Abbott Park : AP52 Floor-1





Yes, 10 % of the Time




Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Keyboard use (greater or equal to 50% of the workday)

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