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 113,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.
Diagnostic testing is a compass, providing information that helps in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of a range of health conditions.Abbott's life-changing tests and diagnostic tools give you accurate, timely information to better manage your health. We're empowering smarter medical and economic decision making to help transform the way people manage their health at all stages of life. Every day, more than 10 million tests are run on Abbott's diagnostics instruments, providing lab results for millions of people
The Senior Accountant based in Kansas City, MO. The Senior Accountant will be a vital part of the business unit's accounting operations including procure-to-pay and record-to-report processes. This position area of responsibility will include the accounting operations for multiple business units including a software and service business, a laboratory business, and an international business unit. The Senior Accountant will be responsible for developing process improvement strategies, implementation of accounting technologies and accounting workflows. This position performs a variety of complex duties in general accounting such as analyzing accounts, preparing reports, reconciling intercompany accounts, performing the monthly financial close and consolidation, initiating bank transfers and maintaining & performing software interfaces.
WHAT YOU'LL DO
This position will be an experienced, capable, and key contributor to the Accounting Department, with an ability to handle accounting responsibilities for a wide variety of topics with minimal supervision and a high degree of accuracy.
Prepare journal entries for monthly and quarterly close related to specifically assigned processes including but not limited to cash, accounts receivable, prepaid expenses, capitalized software, fixed assets, inventory, accounts payable, and a variety of accruals.
Reconcile and/or review assigned G/L accounts to ensure accuracy and identify/resolve discrepancies.
Assist with preparation for external auditor quarterly, interim, or annual procedures.
Assist in identifying and implementing improvement in both manual and IT dependent accounting processes.
Suggest and implement ideas to improve and maintain financial and accounting controls and play an integral role in the Company's compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley.
Provide oversight and mentoring to less experienced accounting staff.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU'LL BRING
Bachelor's degree or higher in Accounting
3 - 5 years of progressive accounting experience and at least 2 years of general ledger experience
Intermediate to advanced Excel skills
Licensed Certified Public Accountant preferred
Diverse professional background including a combination of private and public experience
Experience working in healthcare, manufacturing, or technology
Experience working with Microsoft Dynamics Navision, SAGE, or the HFM suite of products
Experience working with budgets and forecasts
Extensive experience with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Intellectual curiosity and the passion to learn
Exceptional analytical capabilities and a data-driven management approach
Excellent project management skills and capacity to lead multiple projects simultaneously
Excellent oral and written communication skills and a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in a fluid, interactive, matrixed environment
Ability to bring structure to vaguely defined and complex problems, develop pragmatic solutions, and effectively manage execution
Demonstrated leadership skills with record of increasing responsibility
Ability to execute
Ability to see the big picture
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
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.
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.