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(Archived) Senior Financial Inventory Accounting Specialist

Last Updated: 5/22/23

Job Description

As a leading global animal health company, Elanco delivers innovative products and services to improve the health of pets and farm animals around the world because we believe making animals' lives better, makes life better. Since 1954, we have provided solutions that support veterinarians, farmers and pet owners to advance our vision of Food and Companionship Enriching Life. Elanco's promise to employees: Together, we foster an inclusive culture where everyone can make a difference, encouraging ownership, growth and well-being.

Senior Financial Inventory Accounting Specialist

Work Location: Greenfield, IN (Hybrid)

The Senior Financial Inventory Accounting Specialist will be a key contributor to the Elanco Corporate Accounting and Reporting (ECAR) team and will assist with many aspects of the month-end closing process for the Consolidations Inventory reserves for Elanco Corporate. This includes participation in monthly consolidation activities, management of consolidation reserves, analysis of inventory, and assisting with process improvement and special projects. This position requires working with fellow ECAR team members, Manufacturing Finance (affiliate and corporate), Supply Chain and Operations, Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A), shared services (Elanco Solutions Center, or ESC), Corporate Tax, Corporate Manufacturing, global affiliate controllers, and external auditors.

Key Responsibilities/Objectives:

  • Act as a key team member in the global close process for Intercompany profit and LIFO

  • Perform corporate consolidation Intercompany Profit journal entries

  • Analyze monthly SAP variances and facilitate corrections, as needed

  • Maintain and update Intercompany Profit system/tool master data tables

  • Investigate exception messages and complete data validation for the tool, including remediation of all issues using cross functional support as needed

  • Prepare monthly-close SOx deliverables, including audit and quality checks

  • Troubleshoot accounting and operational issues with affiliates and other corporate functions

  • Prepare monthly and quarterly analysis of inventory and intercompany profit reserve

  • Participate in the ongoing process improvement of global close process, identifying opportunities for streamlining and improving processes, inclusive of but not limited to improved inventory reporting

  • Partner with Manufacturing Finance on improved inventory reporting, as well as enhancing the understanding of the accounting impact for inventory activity

  • Create and maintain process documentation

  • Assist in assuring compliance with Elanco Global Accounting Policies and Practices

  • Assist with other special project work including changes in accounting and consolidations activities

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in Accounting function or public accounting practice with knowledge of US GAAP technical accounting

  • An understanding of inventory, costing and operational transactions

  • 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

Additional Skills/Preferences

  • Ability to work effectively with detailed transactions, with extreme attention to detail

  • Solid problem-solving skills and ability to be innovative and creative

  • Understanding of Supply Chain Operations, and Inventory Management

  • Proven ability to produce high-quality work

  • Ability to perform well under pressure

  • Strong self-management skills and high learning agility

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with customer focus

  • Strong communication and teamwork skills

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize responsibilities

  • Experience in MS Excel and Word

  • Familiarity with ERP GL and ML modules; SAP experience a plus

  • CPA or Chartered Accountant

  • Fluency in English

Additional Information

  • Flexibility during peak closing periods - overtime is required during month-end closing, especially at year-end.

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

Company Details

Greenfield, Indiana, United States
Elanco Animal Health Incorporated (NYSE: ELAN) is a global leader in animal health dedicated to innovating and delivering products and services to prevent and treat disease in farm animals and pets, creating value for farmers, pet owners, veterinarians, stakeholders, and society as a whole. With nearly 70 years of animal health heritage, we are committed to helping our customers improve the health...