Abbott Senior Financial Auditor II in Abbott Park, Illinois

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.


The Sr. Finance Auditor is responsible for conducting financial and operational audits throughout Abbott’s international and domestic organizations and formulate recommendations for improvement in operating performance and control. The individual will effectively scope and plan for assigned audit engagements including preparation of audit risk assessments and planning to drive appropriate audit coverage. The Sr. Finance Auditor will execute audit fieldwork using a risk-based approach to help ensure effective testing coverage. They will identify control gaps and other areas of risk exposure related to controls within Finance processes and deliver achievable, meaningful recommendations for management to mitigate the identified risks.

The individual should have the demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, present professionally, and work well with the highest level of Corporate and Division management as well as his/her peer group.


  • Perform financial audits of Abbott Laboratories’ domestic and international businesses over the course of an 18-24 month rotation in Corporate Audit.

  • Utilize skills and knowledge acquired from 3-6 years of public accounting experience to assess the accuracy of financial statements, adequacy of internal controls, and identify business process improvements.

  • Successfully complete audits from planning to fieldwork to report issuance to wrap up.

  • Document all audit work performed in a clear, purposeful, and timely manner.

  • Establish positive working relationships with management and provide input on risks and controls while maintaining independence and objectivity.

  • Promote an effective team-oriented atmosphere and take initiative to assist in the orientation and development of new auditors.

  • Achieve individual and department goals as assigned.

  • Leverage experience obtained and relationships developed over the course of the rotation to identify future career interests and opportunities in Abbott finance.


  • BA/BS degree in Accounting, Finance or related field, or equivalent practical experience

  • 3-6 busy seasons in internal/external audit practice of a public accounting firm, Big 4, highly preferred

  • Strong understanding of Sarbanes-Oxley and experience in testing SOX related processes and controls

  • Project management experience including the ability to organize, plan, prioritize and complete assignments with little or no supervision

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills required

  • Ability to express a point of view and advise on risk and control considerations

  • Manufacturing and/or international business experience desirable

  • Ability to use discretion and handle sensitive/confidential information

  • CPA or other certification (CISA, CIA, CMA), highly preferred

  • 40-60% travel to Abbott's International and Domestic locations required

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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