Abbott Senior Financial Analyst in St. Paul, Minnesota

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.

We are seeking an experienced, high caliber Senior Financial Analyst who will focus on Finance tasks supporting Clinical, Regulatory and Medical Affairs. This includes preparing financial budgets, workforce planning & analysis, assisting with monthly financial closing activities, analysis and review of operating results, assisting staff with all required finance tasks, ad hoc analysis, and presentations.

Job Duties:

  • Exercises judgment in planning, organizing and performing work; monitors performance and reports status within area of responsibility

  • Routinely performs financial planning and analysis activities for the Clinical, Regulatory and Medical Affairs, which may include any combination of the following areas: budgeting and forecasting, detailed variance analysis, headcount analysis and purchase requisition approvals.

  • Participates in the monthly closing process, including the preparation of journal entries and conducting research across multiple financial systems. Provides analytical insight into budget variances and performance.

  • Prepares and distributes financial reports and packages by gathering and analyzing information related to current performance.

  • Partners with business to develop month-end analysis and commentary related to the financial close cycle and quarterly LBE cycles.

  • Understand the business as a subject matter expert, represents the business in finance decisions

  • Supports the business in the preparation of capital purchase requisitions

  • Participates in ad hoc analysis and reporting as required by finance management and/or the groups supported.

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

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, a related field, or equivalent

  • A minimum of six years of finance experience with progressively more responsibility

  • A comprehensive knowledge of balance sheet transactions and their impacts on the income statement is also required

  • A qualified record of implementing new processes effectively and efficiently

  • An in-depth knowledge and experience of GAAP

  • Documented record of delivering information that adds value to management’s decision-making process.

  • Advanced personal computer skills including spreadsheet, word processing, data base management, and other relevant applications

  • Must have the ability to meet the deadlines on multiple assignments

  • Must be able to perform in a diverse cross-functional team environment

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Preferred qualifications and education:

• An advanced credential, such as an MBA, CPA, CMA, or CPIM designation or equivalent

• Strong experience with SAP ERP system software and Hyperion Planning/Essbase systems

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