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 www.elanco.com.
This position will be a key contributor to the Elanco Corporate Accounting and Reporting (eCAR) team and will assist with and be responsible for many aspects of the month-end closing process and the consolidation of financial results for Elanco; Corporate consolidation activities include oversight and review of top-level corporate accounting entries, consolidation roll-ups, carve-out accounting, intercompany accounting and other special transaction accounting. This position requires interaction with other eCAR team members, Lilly CFR, Financial Planning and Analysis, GBS Accounting, Global Treasury, Corporate Tax, Corporate Manufacturing, and external auditors.
Responsibilities include: Assist in oversight and review of the accounting and execution of the corporate consolidations process and external management reporting for Elanco consolidated results; Corporate consolidation activities include oversight and review of top-level corporate accounting entries, consolidation roll-ups, carve-out accounting, intercompany accounting and other special transaction accounting; Troubleshooting accounting issues with affiliates; Performing audit and quality checks during the monthly close; Assistance with Intercompany accounting, including Tax restructurings; oversight and review of other monthly and quarterly close-related analysis such as balance sheet and Other Income/Expense analysis; Quarterly financial reporting activities including assistance in the preparation of SEC quarterly external report filings (10Q/10K), investor earnings release and presentations, and certain year-end reporting schedules. Additional special project work, including changes in accounting, consolidations activities, carve-out accounting, intercompany processes associated with the separate Initial public offering (IPO) of Elanco as well as preparation of the annual and quarterly SEC reporting for Elanco.
Key Objectives / Deliverables:
Assist in oversight and review of the accounting and execution of the corporate consolidations process and external management reporting for Elanco consolidated results;
Oversight and review of top-level corporate accounting entries, consolidation roll-ups, carve-out accounting
Assist with oversight and review of intercompany accounting entries, including Tax restructurings
Preparation of monthly-close SOx deliverables, including audit and quality checks (e.g., line reports, etc.)
Oversight and review of monthly and quarterly analyses such as the Balance Sheet analysis
Coordination and publishing of Internal Consolidated Financial Statements (COR)
Provide accurate and timely accounting guidance to affiliates and business partners
Compilation of select financial statements and supporting footnotes and schedules for the quarterly 10-Q and annual 10-K SEC filings for Elanco
Special project work including changes in accounting, consolidations activities, carve-out accounting, intercompany processes associated with the separate Initial public offering (IPO) of Elanco as well as preparation of the annual and quarterly SEC reporting for Elanco.
Participate as active team member in new SAP implementation for the organization
Other Corporate Closing Coordination: Pursue opportunities to streamline processes within the closing process. Provide accounting operational and technical guidance to affiliates and other corporate areas (Tax, Treasury, Manufacturing) in the form of training, policies and adequate instructions to ensure that we maintain a quality control environment, make efficient use of company resources and assure compliance with Elanco Global Accounting Policies and Practices. Understand link between external reporting and management reporting to ensure that we account for transactions properly in SAP and provide appropriate guidance to affiliates.
Other Special Projects: Maintain year-end reporting schedules for footnotes (YECI/SMR); assist with government reporting; perform SOX control reviews for JV’s and Account reconciliations; other special projects as identified throughout the year
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance in line with solid accounting skills
5+ years’ experience in corporate Accounting/Finance function or public accounting practice preferably, with in-depth knowledge of US GAAP technical accounting
CPA or Chartered Accountant
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
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
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