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Abbott Jr Accountant in Abbott Park, Illinois

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals, and branded generic medicines. Our 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Our location in Abbott Park, Illinois currently has an opportunity for a Jr Accountant.


Perform a variety of duties in project & fixed assets accounting such as analyzing projects, approving shopping carts, creating journal entries, performing the monthly reporting, in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. Develop processes to make sure the financial statements are produced in accordance with US GAAP rules, complies with all 404 Sox requirements and in compliance with all Abbott Corporate Policies and Procedures. This position works with activities for multiple revenue divisions that will vary in size and dollar values.

Core Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures;

  • Compile and analyzes financial information through preparation of reports, sub-ledger and general ledger entries and other financial transactions;

  • Collect and reviews data requested by auditors (internal and external);

  • Develop and maintain processes to support fixed asset reconciliation functions;

  • Identify, develop and implement processes to improve department performance;

  • Participate in process reviews as a part of continuous improvement activities;

  • Ensure cross-functional collaboration across process owners to implement standard, efficient processes;

  • Assist and support in the assessment of impact of change initiatives;

  • Interact with internal customers, by meeting regularly, responding to requests and explaining procedures;

  • Interact with third party accounting service providers to ensure accuracy of activities performed;

  • Aid in the transition and oversight of new business to the shared services organization;

  • Complete ad hoc analysis, reviews or reports within Divisions and Corporate functions as necessary.

Position Accountability / Scope:

Work closely with management to meet deadlines and works with others in the organization to provide requested information from accounting groups as needed. The position will also have significant interaction with other financial management across the Divisions and Corporate reporting, and with Abbott's external and internal auditors. Reports to Shared Services Team Lead.


  • Bachelor's degree plus 1-2 years of related work experience with a basic understanding of specified functional area, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.

  • Knowledge and application of accounting concepts, procedures and practices.

  • Working experience with SAP or other large systems.

  • Apply professional concepts and company policies and procedures to solve routine problems and exercise independent decision making.

  • Candidates must have strong interpersonal communication and leadership skills and the ability to interact with various levels of finance personnel, including senior financial management.

  • Candidates must be able to manage multiple tasks and work in a dynamic environment.

  • Preferred but not required: Auditing experience with a major regional and/or Big 4 public accounting firm.


At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:

  • Training and career development, with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance

  • Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans

  • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs

  • Paid time off

  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match

  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully:

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email