Financial Analyst

in Plymouth, MN

Financial Analyst Job

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    Plymouth, MN, US

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    Full time

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    40 hours per week

Financial Analyst

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

We are currently recruiting for a Financial Analyst to support Abbott’s Structural Heart (SH) Division in Plymouth, MN.  This position is a key value-added role within SH Operations Finance that partners with various levels of leadership to drive financial ownership, cost efficiency, and process improvement.  You will be responsible for complex, timely, and accurate financial planning, forecasting, and reporting for the business.  Additionally, you will be providing standard cost analysis, manufacturing network strategy, and process improvement.

Our business purpose is to restore health and improve quality of life through the design and provision of device and management solutions for the treatment of structural heart disease.

What You'll Work On

  • Consolidate financials from various global manufacturing sites and Divisional cost centers and provide succinct effective communication to leadership on business performance to identify opportunities and drive improvement.  Scope includes Month-End Close, Quarterly Forecasts, Annual Plan & Standard Costs.

  • Develop budgets in support of Annual Plan and Quarterly Forecasts for Divisional cost centers.  Perform variance analysis and identify key drivers in support of business decisions. Conduct regular financial reviews with business partners to communicate financial performance and business issues.  Provide valuable insight to influence business to achieve financial goals.

  • Execute Month-End Close process including journal entries preparation, spending/headcount review, variance analyses, and reporting of monthly results to management.

  • Provide ad-hoc analyses to support complex decision making within global manufacturing operations and present recommendations to management.  Serve as financial lead in cross-functional team environments.

  • Identify areas that can be improved and constructively propose new solutions that drive efficiencies. Develop and utilize sound financial processes to drive improved business performance.

  • Support ad hoc internal and external audit requests.

Required Qualifications:

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

  • 2+ years of full-time finance and/or accounting experience.

  • Intermediate computer applications (MS Excel, MS PowerPoint).

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.

  • Strong analytical, problem solving, variance analysis skills, accuracy, and attention to details.

  • Ability to learn system software and databases quickly (SAP, Essbase, Business Objects).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Medical device industry experience.

  • Experience in, or directly supporting, manufacturing/supply chain/plant operations

  • Experience with SAP, Business Objects, and Hyperion SmartView/Essbase.

* 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:

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.

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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

  • accounting
  • financial planning
  • essbase
  • financial process development
  • sap
  • business administration
  • variance analysis
  • cost analysis
  • forecasting
  • computer applications
  • manufacturing operations
  • system software

Additional Information

Who We Are


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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