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This position will be a key contributor to the Elanco Corporate Accounting and Reporting (ECAR) team.  Primary responsibilities include the global accounting for unrealized profit in inventory (UPI) with an emphasis on streamlining the closing process. The core responsibilities include:

  • Proactively pursue opportunities for streamlining and improving processes.
  • Preparation of monthly global reserve calculations, journal entries, and reporting related to unrealized profit in inventory (UPI).
  • Perform certain month end closing related activities, including preparing and posting journal entries and account reconciliations.
  • Facilitate job processing cycles in GVC, including data extraction from SAP during the pre-close cycles as well as close cycles
  • Reconcile data load to ensure completeness for the period
  • Ending balance comparison with respective ERP systems
  • Request missing cost estimates
  • Analysis of exception messages and data validation, including the remediation of all issues while partnering with others for resolution
  • Analysis of changes within the value chain
  • Local and group cost analysis/reconciliation
  • Update and maintain relevant SAP ERP tables
  • Preparation of monthly-close SOx deliverables, including audit and quality checks.
  • Provide select schedules and footnote support for the quarterly and annual financial statement filings.
  • Assure compliance with Elanco Global Accounting Policies and Practices.


  • Bachelors Degree in Finance or Accounting
  • Minimum 10 years experience in public or corporate accounting
  • GAAP knowledge and technical accounting experience
  • Experience in manufacturing accounting
  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Elanco does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position.


  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
  • Strong leadership and teamwork skills, with a proven ability to produce high quality work
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize responsibilities Ability to effectively work well under pressure
  • Ability to work independently and self-manage various projects simultaneously
  • Attention to detail
  • Solid problem solving skills and ability to be innovative and creative
  • Solid business partnering skills, with a customer focus, and a willingness to push back and challenge when necessary
  • CPA, Certified Public Accountant (or local equivalent) preferred
  • High learning agility
  • Passion for continuous improvement


  • This position is for a fixed duration with a target end date of June 30, 2023.
  • Flexibility during peak closing periods.
  • Overtime is required based upon business needs and issues, particularly during closing at quarter and year-ends.

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