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Jr. Financial Analyst

Jr Financial Analyst - Corporate Finance
Abbott Laboratories , Abbott Park, IL
Primary Job Function
Applies understanding of financial principles and requirements to support business needs with a continuous improvement mentality. Adheres to forecasting excellence and creates dynamic and agile analysis to support business decisions. Reviews and explains information with sound communication skills.  Suggests recommendations and helps implement problem resolution. 
Core Job Responsibilities
Center of excellence – leverage resident expert knowledge of our finance functions and systems
Responsible for the review and analysis of assigned financial projects with close supervision and technical guidance, which may include:
  • Profit plan preparation and analysis and presentation
  • Value-creation through Free Cash Flow focus initiatives that drive sustainable improvement
  • Analysis of forward-looking monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements.
  • Preparation, review and analysis of requests for capital expenditures
  • Special financial analysis projects requested by management or a functional area

Help drive results in a fast paced, highly complex global business and contribute to the cost effective internal control environment with a mindset towards compliance. Prioritizes and executes personal workload to meet assigned tasks with timely and accurate results. Reviews data for accuracy and relevance to customer requirements. Focuses attention on detail and compliance to existing G.A.A.P. and existing financial policies such as CFM and IFM.
Minimum Education:
Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting required. Finance majors must completed at least 2 Accounting classes before hire (4 are required - 2 may be completed after hire within a fixed time period using Abbott’s tuition reimbursement guidelines)
Minimum Experience:
The Junior Financial Analyst is generally a recent graduate or an upcoming May/June 2020 graduate with a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and brings any financial analysis knowledge of theory and practice based largely on his/her education. This may also include an analyst with up to two years of experience beyond his/her degree. Strong Excel skills required.
Candidate / incumbent should possess the following: - ability to operate independently with general supervision and under challenging time constraints; - ability to apply knowledge of financial processes and accounting methodologies to support rigorous reporting requirements; - ability or aptitude to facilitate interpretation and understanding of data, identify risks, develop recommendations, implement solutions; - ability to multi-task; - ability to clearly, concisely and accurately convey communications; - ability to form and develop interpersonal, professional relationships; display socially and professionally appropriate behavior; - ability to work independently and in groups; - demonstrated initiative and problem-solving skills; critical-thinking skills; - ability and aptitude to use various types of databases and other computer software