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.

The Consultant, Financial Reporting will be a key contributor to the Elanco Accounting and Reporting team.  The position is responsible for preparing accurate, timely and US GAAP compliant quarterly and annual reports for filing with the SEC, including SEC Forms 10-Q and 10-K.  The position is also responsible for contributing to and reviewing all quarterly earnings releases and any financial related communications, XBRL compliance, and audit committee and Board presentations.  The position will have interaction with other members of the Elanco Accounting and Reporting team, shared services, treasury, tax, manufacturing finance, business development and international affiliates.

Responsibilities include:

  • Serve as a key member of Elanco Accounting and Reporting team, responsible for coordinating successful SEC Form 10-K and 10-Q filings
  • Prepare portions of the earnings releases and affiliated presentations and scripts
  • Actively participate in the evaluation and interpretation of changes in US GAAP and the impacts to our Company
  • Perform accounting research and assist in drafting technical position papers
  • Review exposure drafts of accounting and reporting issues that impact our company and industry, and write responses to the FASB, PCAOB and SEC when deemed appropriate
  • Assist with responses to SEC comment letters
  • Document, monitor and ensure compliance with internal controls in the financial reporting process as part of our compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley
  • Provide financial information and research to assist leadership with special projects
  • Assist with process improvement initiatives
  • Other project and accounting responsibilities

Basic Qualifications
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in Finance function or public accounting practice, with in-depth knowledge of US GAAP accounting, global accounting and SEC reporting
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • CPA required
  • 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.

Additional Skills/Preferences

  • Solid technical accounting background with extensive knowledge of current US GAAP and SEC reporting requirements
  • Strong written and oral communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to lead and influence others
  • Recent experience with external reporting for public companies
  • Experience with large, multi-national corporations
  • Ability to perform well under pressure
  • Strong self-management skills and project management skills
  • Solid independent problem solving skills and ability to be innovative and creative
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize responsibilities
  • Attention to detail

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