Abbott Laboratories - Lake County, IL

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Accountant - 13000001GM

Abbott is a global healthcare company devoted to improving life through the development of products and technologies that span the breadth of healthcare. With a portfolio of leading, science-based offerings in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic pharmaceuticals, Abbott serves people in more than 150 countries and employs approximately 70,000 people.

Primary Job Functions:
  • Perform accounting functions, including monthly reconciliations, for payroll related processes on an accurate and timely basis with minimal supervision.
  • Assist payroll tax team with weekly and quarterly reconciliation processes and maintain monthly tax withholding account.
  • Develop recommendations/processes in support of account reconciliations
  • Coordinate monthly and year-end journal entry processing for payroll.
  • Coordinate payroll audits from internal and external parties
  • Participate in acquisition activities as appropriate
  • Resolve routine payroll accounting related inquires from within Abbott.
  • Maintain complete and accurate information as required by internal and external auditors.

Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Finance preferred or practical experience that has functional equivalence to a Bachelors Degree in Accounting/Finance and three years additional experience in a corporate setting.

  • Three years of relevant accounting experience. Payroll and/or tax accounting experience strongly preferred.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, SAP, and TESSERACT mainframe applications
  • Demonstrate conceptual understanding of feeds between systems and the ability to troubleshoot and define causes of problems
  • Good teamwork, oral and written communication skills and ability to work well under pressure.

Significant Work Activities and Conditions Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
Job Classification : Experienced
Primary Location : USA-Illinois-Lake County

Organization : FIN-CorpFinance
Schedule : Full-time
Shift : Day
Travel : Yes, 5 % of the Time

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