Abbott Senior Financial Analyst in Plymouth, Minnesota

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We are seeking an experienced, high caliber Senior Financial Analyst , supporting the 600 employees that make up the Global Clinical Affairs organization. This position will focus on all Finance tasks outside of Direct Study planning and analysis. This includes workforce planning & analysis, functional related expenses, Monthly Variance and Planning Cycle reporting and analysis, and assisting Clinical staff with all required finance tasks. We have a diverse group with varying skill sets that require direct guidance, support and monitoring. This role will also conduct complex financial planning, analysis and reporting activities for the assigned entity/ies. Makes recommendations to entity leadership to reach revenue targets, achieve annual operating plan commitments and strategic plan commitments. Provides guidance to less experienced financial analysts.

Job Duties:

  • Performs financial planning and analysis activities for assigned entity/ies which may include any combination of the following areas: revenue recognition, shareholder value, market modeling, business development, profit and loss, budgeting, gross margin, workforce planning, investments, cash flow management, finance system planning, etc.

  • Provides sophisticated reporting to management due to extensive knowledge of finance systems and high familiarity of the entity operations.

  • Create action plans, solicit buy in and implement plans based on analysis and reporting results.

  • Serves as subject matter expert for assigned entity and leads special projects as assigned by finance department.

  • Provides month end analysis and commentary related to the financial close cycle. Analyzes actual operating results compared to plan and forecast and quantifies variance and their impact.

  • Based on reporting and analysis, makes recommendations to finance management and to assigned client groups within business entity

  • Executes annual goals as assigned based on entity/ies operating plans and department needs.

  • Prepares consolidated reporting and analysis for annual and quarterly planning cycles.

  • Develops and implements common financial procedures and processes within the team.

  • Collaborates with other leaders to ensure proper accounting and forecasting of entity financial results.

  • Support all Company initiatives as identified by management and in support of Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements.

  • Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments. Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.

  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned.

Required experience(s), education and knowledge will further expand Abbott’s marketplace success:

• Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or related field.

• A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in all phases of financial planning and analysis, general or cost accounting , or budgeting and planning in a complex multi-site corporate or manufacturing environment.

• 3 years of medical device experience preferred

• Strong experience and proficiency with finance/accounting related software packages. Advanced Excel skills and Hyperion Essbase strongly preferred.

• Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross-division business unit model preferred.

• Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment.

• Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment.

• Ability to leverage and/or engage others to accomplish projects.

• Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.

• Multitasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner.

• Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail.

• Ability to travel approximately 5%, including internationally.

• Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance.


Accounting & Reporting


ASJM Abbott St. Jude Medical


United States > Minnesota : 5050 Nathan Lane N.





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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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