As a leading global animal health company, Elanco delivers innovative products and services to improve the health of pets and farm animals around the world because we believe making animals’ lives better, makes life better. Since 1954, we have provided solutions that support veterinarians, farmers and pet owners to advance our vision of Food and Companionship Enriching Life. Elanco’s promise to employees: Together, we foster an inclusive culture where everyone can make a difference, encouraging ownership, growth and well-being.


Accounting Analyst – US Controllership


Work Location: Position is in our corporate headquarters, which is currently in Greenfield, IN. Elanco Animal Health will be moving to a new headquarters in downtown Indianapolis in 2025 (Q1 2025).


Elanco is a global animal health company with the vision of enriching lives through food and companionship by developing innovative solutions that protect & enhance animal health.  The organization has recently completed a successful IPO and is in an exciting growth and opportunity period (organically and via acquisitions).  As part of this journey, Elanco is looking for experienced financial leaders with strong leadership and business partnering skills to help Senior Management make well-informed, data-driven decisions.


This position will serve as the Accounting Analyst for the broader US entity, but primarily focusing on the Commercial business and report to the US Controller.  Specifically, the role requires strong knowledge of accounting, controls, SOx understanding, and technology while working effectively as both a preparer and a teammate to achieve the accounting goals for the organization.



  • Help prepare several areas of accounting, controls, and SOx activities for the US legal entity potentially including the following:
    • Assisting with the preparation of recurring payroll activities.
    • Performing key month-end close activities (e.g., SMOI, Returns Reserve, GRIR, Account Reconciliations, etc.)
    • Assist in preparation of TB-pack reviews as part of monthly close
    • Assist in key aspects of payroll activity for the US entity, including preparation of the FSIP (i.e., Sales Bonus Program) for the US Pet Health and US Farm Animal businesses
    • Assist in preparation of automation efforts across the US Commercial enterprise to more efficiently and accurately produce deliverables
    • Assist in preparation of Ad-Hoc management internal reporting materials.
  • Support in the preparation of any new close activities not presently being performed.
  • Provide financial insights and recommendations to help organization make informed decisions and achieve superior results; lead ad-hoc business cases and projects which have enterprise impact where required
  • Serve as liaison to stakeholders supporting Elanco controls environment, including ECAR, EY, CAS, and Commercial Leadership.



  • Bachelor and / or Masters degree level education in Finance / Accounting
  • 2 – 5 years of experience in accounting / controls, ideally including time with a public accounting firm or other experience with large multi-national corporations



  • Deep knowledge of accounting and finance, including advanced knowledge in Microsoft Excel and other automation tools
  • Effective verbal and written communications skills and the ability to work collaboratively with the broader team
  • Personal accountability and strong drive for execution


Elanco is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status