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Abbott Supervisor Accounting in Abbott Park, Illinois

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 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.


This position interfaces with International Affiliates with respect to the reporting of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial information. This position requires excellent written and verbal communication skills to communicate with affiliates and all levels of management. Position takes a lead role in managing department’s activities related to on-going projects and working with core project team members.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Review and process monthly and year-end financial statements from international affiliates.

  • Provide technical accounting expertise and guidance to international affiliates regarding US GAAP reporting.

  • Reconcile Currency Translation Adjustment account for assigned affiliates.

  • Act as liaison between international affiliates and Corporate. Interface with all operating divisions and Corporate support divisions such as International Tax and Global Treasury.

  • Process journal entries as needed for local currency adjustments and US Dollar override adjustments.

  • Analyze various Balance Sheet and P&L accounts to ensure integrity of international affiliates financial reporting.

  • Review local entity financial statements and process approvals from International Treasury, Corporate Tax and Corporate Legal departments.

  • Review SOX templates.

  • Participate in special projects because of organizational changes impacting international operations including coordinating journal entries with international affiliates for said changes.

  • Spin-offs

  • Acquisitions

  • Entity mergers

  • Entity liquidations

  • Participate in other special projects as needed.

  • New US GAAP pronouncements

  • Ad-hoc reporting


  • Accounting Degree and CPA required.

  • Experience with monthly and year-end closings.

  • Experience working in a multi-currency environment preferred.

  • 5-7 years of relevant experience.

  • Public accounting or internal audit experience preferred.

  • Hyperion Financial Management experience preferred.

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a demanding, multi-task environment.

  • Must be able to work independently but can also work within a team.

  • Self-starter – accustomed to identifying problems and quickly addressing root causes.

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