Overview

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.Responsibilities

This position will join the Elanco Corporate Accounting and Reporting (ECAR) team.  This corporate accounting function strives to continually to enhance our financial processes and policies for a new independent public Company.  Our aim is to establish and execute robust and scalable accounting and financial processes.

Responsibilities include the application of technical accounting research and management of month-end close for all treasury, intangible asset, and corporate compensation matters.  Specific responsibilities include accounting oversight for derivative accounting, accounting for debt and equity issuances, intercompany recapitalization activities, corporate incentive programs, global pension accounting coordination, and management of goodwill and intangible accounting. The position will be a key business partner to HR, Treasury, and Corporate Tax by providing consultative support and assisting with strategic initiatives.

 

Additional tasks will include:

  • Research and account for corporate and affiliate incentive and benefit programs, including defined benefit plans
  • Partner with HR leadership to evaluation potential alternative benefit plans and incentive plans
  • Provide accounting and analytical support to treasury team including evaluation of foreign currency transaction trends, accounting for external and intercompany recapitalization events, creating hedge designation documentation, and supporting other treasury activities.
  • Enhance goodwill and intangible reconciliation process and controls
  • Continuously improve treasury and compensation processes and controls to reduce effort and enhance control environment
  • Preparation of monthly-close and SOx deliverables, including audit and quality checks.
  • Contribute to the preparation and review of SEC registration statements.
  • Perform analytical procedures on monthly results to ensure an accurate close and to provide meaningful business partnering to treasury, tax, and other critical stakeholders.
  • Participate in the testing and cut-over programs for SAP integration projects
  • Provide corporate leadership and oversight to ensure compliance with Elanco Global Accounting Policies and Practices.

 

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  • CPA or Chartered Accountant required
  • 5+ years of related experience
  • Public accounting experience

 

Skills/Preferences

  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
  • Passion for continuous improvement
  • Strong leadership and teaming
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize responsibilities
  • Ability to effectively work under pressure
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Attention to detail
  • Problem-solving skills and ability to be innovative and creative
  • Strong business partnering skills, with a customer focus, and a willingness to push back and challenge when necessary
  • Extensive knowledge of Excel
  • Working knowledge of SAP a plus
  • High learning agility

Additional Information

  • Ability to work overtime at peak work demand times including quarter-end and year-end
  • Limited travel

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

Tagged as: MID TO SENIOR LEVEL

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