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Finance Manager

Finance Manager
Fort Dodge
United States
North America
Elanco is a global animal health company that develops products and knowledge services to prevent and treat disease in food animals and pets in more than 90 countries. With a 64-year heritage, we rigorously innovate to improve the health of animals and benefit our customers, while fostering an inclusive, cause-driven culture for more than 5,800 employees. At Elanco, we’re driven by our vision of food and companionship enriching life – all to advance the health of animals, people and the planet. Learn more at
As the site’s functional expert, the manager will be responsible for financial reporting and financial management of the entire site including: Balance sheet, income statement, Sarbanes-Oxley control documentation, execution and sub-certification processes as well as business relationships and contracting. As one of the senior leaders for the site, the consultant will participate in strategy, health and safety; contribute to PLT dialog as well as broader leadership activities including: quality updates, plant presentations and other plant wide initiatives. This position will have primary general manager support responsibility and will lead the business performance portion of monthly reporting to senior Elanco management.
1). Supervise the senior financial analyst in all regards to include responsibilities (HR, C&B, performance, etc.) as well as supervising the analysts’ preparation for metric reporting and annual business planning activities including: setting capacities, standard costing and business partner interaction.
2). On a monthly basis the consultant/manager will help ensure that expenses, variances and inventories at Fort Dodge are accurate and timely in their reporting and that forecasts are accurate representations of our expectation of monthly results.
3). Primary areas of responsibility include financial control processes, segments of financial planning, reporting and forecasting, and special projects including support for six sigma efforts. An understanding of core accounting principles is key to success in this role.
4). Responsible for the implementation, maintenance and execution of the full suite of Sarbanes-Oxley controls as well as ensuring that appropriate controls are in place for all plant site assets and transactions. This responsibility will include reviewing all controls and monthly documentation and leading internal and external auditors through the controls, asset verifications and documentation reviews as required.
5). Developing an understanding of operations at Fort Dodge and of the broader Elanco business will prove central to delivering maximum value in this role. The financial consultant is expected to bring financial and business perspective to day to day operations by interpreting financial data and presenting pertinent information.
6). Opportunity to support special projects that help improve the business and develop the consultant’s sphere of influence
7). Providing timely and useful metrics and analyses that promote focus, alignment and accountability for our business partners is also key deliverable.

Management & Economic Magnitude:
Leading employees, projects, leaders and businesses/functions. Responsible for $80 million budget, varying capital budget cost of goods and inventory stocks.
Direct Reports: 1-5; 52128BR
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Finance/Accounting or MBA with technical or operations undergrad (Engineering, Chemistry, Biology)
  • Must have at least five years' of experience
  • 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
  • People management and development experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Financial Stewardship - Key involvement in control processes and in forecast and closing activities and resulting management reporting providing analysis and explanation of business partner performance. Lead Fort Dodge financial team in monthly closing activities. Maintain a strong internal control environment.
  • Deliver the site’s plan commitments through facilitation of the business plan, accountability focus and influencing decisions and performance.
  • Develop and implement strategic initiatives.
  • Lead the business annual and long-range planning activities.
  • Proactive participation in PLT to maintain and enhance business decision making, governance, early identification of business risks and contingency development.
  • Business Partnering - Understand the operations of the site and the key drivers of performance to help the business make sound resource allocation decisions and evaluate special projects.
  • Business Planning Activities – Lead the finance team and our business partners in business planning activities including cost center expense planning, developing standard costs, planning absorption and variances, and analysis of results.
  • Knowledge Sharing - Work with the financial staff at Fort Dodge and across other manufacturing sites to share key learning and help drive continuous improvement in manufacturing finance.
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