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Abbott Finance Manager in Macquarie Park, Australia

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Finance professional to be a vital part of the Abbott Family.

In this exciting and rewarding role based at our Macquarie park office, you would be supporting a commercial operation with annual sales of $60 million; by providing financial analysis and support to business on strategic planning, annual and quarterly budget planning, forecasting, performance monitoring and variance analysis and, also ensuring accurate and complete information to minimize financial risk to the company

The main aspects of this role include:

  • Review and co-ordination of the monthly accounts and P&L consolidation and management

  • Develop prelim P&L with recommendation on SG&A movement and all financial impact

  • Prepare monthly sales and profit and loss performance and provide commentary

  • Establish, develop and implement appropriate procedures to ensure that the planning process provides an efficient and effective tool for affiliate’s management

  • Develop and co-ordinate the planning timeline, calendar, and process working closely with Finance team and local entity level partners

  • Ensure entry and submission of all plan and forecast deliverables in a timely and accurate manner

  • Collaborate with other functions on monthly sales and volume forecast

  • Prepare and enter Latest Best Estimates (LBE) in system and compile the reporting decks for each submission.

  • Develop and provide analysis to explain the MTD, QTD and full year variances and perform trend/pattern analysis as needed

  • Provide financial expertise in evaluating and identifying the key issues and gaps in business performance and emerging business needs, deliver analyses that provides a foundation for management understanding and action (e.g., impact of new product launches, product end of life, and account level profitability)

  • Improve the financial insight and support to nonfinancial management staff through product life cycle management, margin impact assessment and informed business unit decision making

  • Co-ordinate and review document submissions for internal and external audits

  • Coordinate the annual Standard Cost development, including analysis and cost change reconciliation for year on year impact for management review

  • Provide oversight and controls for the monthly accounting close process, including appropriate expense accruals plus review of actuals versus plan to ensure completeness and accuracy of monthly financial information

  • Review monthly departmental expense tracking for actuals vs Plan/LBE benchmark to assure compliance with budget and targets

  • Lead and manage team of Financial and Commercial Analysts

What would make you a successful candidate for this role:

Minimum Background/ Experience Required

  • Seasoned professional with more than 8 years of financial analysis experience including full P&L management

  • Ability to plan, implement, and administer financial information and control systems

  • Experience in complete planning processes

  • Knowledge of the principles, processes and standards for integrated financial analysis and reporting

  • Advanced Excel skills

  • Team Management experience

Minimum Education Required

  • BS or BA in Accounting, Finance

  • CA/CPA qualified

Preferable skills

  • Financial experience in a healthcare industry

  • Experience with Dodeca, Essbase, SAP will be beneficial

Abbott provides some fantastic benefits for our employees, these include:

  • Free Parking

  • Access to On Site Parking

  • On Site Gym

  • Discounted Healthcare

  • Discounted Shares program

  • Fresh fruit available to employees

  • AND…..Lots, lots more

Abbott is committed to building a diverse workforce that values diversity across gender, age, culture, disability and lifestyle.

We ask that recruiters respect our internal recruitment process and PSA panel, and refrain from contacting us, or referring candidates to this role.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email