Accountant

in Abbott Park, IL

Accountant Job

Job Description Job Attributes+

  • Job ID

    31080115

  • Req #

    ABLAUS31080115ENUSEXTERNAL

  • Job Location

    Abbott Park, IL, US

  • Job Category

    Finance

  • Job Type

    Full time

  • Travel

    No

  • Schedule

    40 hours per week

About Abbott

Abbott is a global healthcare leader, creating breakthrough science to improve people’s health. We’re always looking towards the future, anticipating changes in medical science and technology.

Working at Abbott

At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and family, be your true self and live a full life. You’ll also have access to:

•        Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of .

•        Free medical coverage for employees* via the Health Investment Plan (HIP) PPO

•        An excellent retirement savings plan with high employer contribution

•        Tuition reimbursement, the Freedom 2 Save student debt program and FreeU education benefit - an affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelor’s degree.

•        A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.

•        A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.

The Opportunity

This position works out of our Abbott Park, IL location in the Corporate Financial Services division.

As the Accountant, you will perform a variety of accounting activities in accordance with accounting principles and standards to control the organization's financial resources and ensure that it complies with all relevant regulations, laws, and reporting requirements.

You will be responsible for the general financial accounting activities of the organization.

Activities include intercompany, accounts payable, accounts receivable, ledger maintenance, joint interest billings, and revenue and asset accounting.

What you'll Work On:

  • Reconcile accounts, prepare and post journal entries, and maintain a complete and accurate general ledger in accordance with accounting principles and reporting schedules so that the organization has a full and accurate statement of its financial position.

  • Collect, compile, verify, and analyze financial information and prepare financial reports and accounting statements so that senior management has accurate and timely information for making financial decisions.

  • These reports may include profit and loss statements, balance sheets, depreciation statements, cash flow, debtor and creditor lists, repayment schedules, regulatory reports and filings.

  • Provides guidance and training to less experienced staff.

  • Provide technical accounting advice within area of expertise to functional or operational areas managers to help them develop revenue and expense budgets, understand financial reports, and manage their financial responsibilities.

  • Review reconciliations, commitment approvals, Intercompany

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration

  • 2+ years progressively responsible Accounting experience

  • Strong Microsoft skills, including use of pivot tables, vlookups and analysis of data using Excel

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with large ERP system; SAP preferred

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

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

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

  • Requires knowledge of accounting regulations of operational accounting issues.

  • 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.

  • CPA preferred but not required

* Participants who complete a short wellness assessment qualify for FREE coverage in our HIP PPO medical plan. Free coverage applies in the next calendar year.

Learn more about our health and wellness benefits, which provide the security to help you and your family live full lives:  www.abbottbenefits.com

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that can help you build your future and live your best life. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

Connect with us at www.abbott.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal



The base pay for this position is $57,300.00 – $114,700.00. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

Job Skills

  • financial accounting
  • general ledger
  • pivot tables
  • accounts receivable
  • accounts payable
  • diagnostics
  • business administration
  • erp
  • accounting regulations
  • vlookups
  • sap

Additional Information

Who We Are

PUT YOUR TALENTS TO WORK

Abbott values the leadership skills developed through military service and we have a broad range of functional areas to put your talents to work. Our organization is making a difference in the lives of the people we serve with a diverse offering of healthcare products. We have a strong veteran employee community to help with your transition from the military to the corporate world.

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