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.This position will be a key contributor to the Elanco Corporate Accounting and Reporting (ECAR) team and will assist with many aspects of the month-end closing process and the consolidation of financial results for Elanco Corporate. This includes participation in monthly consolidation activities, management of top-level accounting, analysis of consolidated data, and assisting with process improvement and special projects. This position requires working with fellow ECAR team members, Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A), Elanco Global Shared Services (ECS), Global Treasury, Corporate Tax, Corporate Manufacturing, global affiliate controllers, and external auditors.

Key Responsibilities/Objectives:

  • Act as a key team member in administering and monitoring the global close process
  • Perform corporate consolidation activities including consolidation roll-ups and preparation of top-level journal entries
  • Assist in preparation of internal consolidated financial statements
  • Preparation of monthly-close SOx deliverables, including audit and quality checks
  • Troubleshoot accounting issues with affiliates and other corporate functions
  • Preparation of monthly and quarterly analysis of the consolidated financials
  • Quarterly financial reporting activities including assistance in the preparation of certain year-end reporting schedules
  • Participate in the ongoing process improvement of a new global close process and pursue opportunities for streamlining and improving processes
  • Participate in the integration of the Bayer SAP systems into Elanco SAP
  • Understand link between external reporting and management reporting to ensure that we account for transactions properly in our ledger and provide appropriate guidance to affiliates
  • Assist in assuring compliance with Elanco Global Accounting Policies and Practices
  • Assist with other special project work including changes in accounting and consolidations activities

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in Finance function or public accounting practice with knowledge of US GAAP technical accounting
  • CPA Candidate
  • 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

  • CPA or Chartered Accountant
  • Fluency in English
  • Working knowledge and experience with SAP GA module and Business Objects
  • Strong self-management skills and high learning agility
  • Proven ability to produce high-quality work
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with customer focus
  • Ability to perform well under pressure
  • Solid problem-solving skills and ability to be innovative and creative
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills
  • Extensive knowledge of MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize responsibilities
  • Attention to detail

Additional Information

  • Flexibility during peak closing periods – overtime is required during month-end closing, especially at year-end.
  • Minimal 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