Junior Financial Analyst

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.

Our location in Lake Bluff, Illinois, currently has an opportunity for an entry-level Jr. Financial Analyst to join our Finance team supporting Abbott's Corporate area.

Embark on a rotational Finance career path in FP&A (Financial Planning and Analysis) supporting Abbott's Corporate functions. Learn and execute financial processes and activities as well as analytics to support strategic business decisions. Position leads to potential career opportunities in any of Abbott's four global businesses as well as Corporate.

What You Will Do:
  • Learn key financial processes and activities, including budgeting, analytics, business support and general accounting. Includes training on SAP Financial modules and Oracle/Hyperion planning systems.
  • Serves as a finance partner for one or several Corporate functions: Business Solutions and Technology/IT, Engineering, Legal, Procurement or Finance.
  • Leveraging Abbott Shared Services organization, executes monthly close activities, provides clear and meaningful financial reporting and commentary. Ensures compliance and champions internal controls and procedures.
  • Develops forecasts and prepares supporting analytics and review materials for presentation to business partners and Finance leaders. Helps to manage risks and opportunities using external and internal signals and data.
  • Partners with the business and finance manager to review and analyze projects. Assists with preparation and review of Requests for Capital Expenditure (RCEs). Provides analytical support for contract negotiations.
  • Participates in the consolidation of financial results and forecasts for part or all of a Corporate function. Assists manager with ad-hoc analysis and preparation of review materials for presentation to Business and Finance leaders.
  • Offer ideas and recommendations for continuous improvements and simplifications in financial and business processes.
  • Actively promotes positive team environment. Participates in talent development opportunities including training and mentoring. Prioritizes self-development and continuous learning.

Education and Experience You Will Bring:
  • Degree in Finance or Accounting. Minimum of a 3.0 grade point average or equivalent.
  • 0-2 years of experience in financial planning, analysis, or accounting
  • Demonstrated leadership ability in organizations or activities
  • Proficient with financial modeling, systems, tools including Excel and PowerPoint
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to interact with and support business partners
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work on multiple priorities and execute in a fast-paced environment


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

Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully: www.abbottbenefits.com

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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