Sr. Global Finance Auditor

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 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

The Sr. Global 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. Global 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.

WHAT YOU'LL DO
  • 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.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU'LL BRING

Required:
  • 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 Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Sarbanes-Oxley; experience in performing financial statement audits for SEC clients and/or SOX 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 (CFE, CIA, CMA), highly preferred
  • 40-60% travel to Abbott's International and Domestic locations required


WHAT WE OFFER

At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:
  • Training and career development, with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance
  • Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans
  • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match
  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities


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Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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