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(Archived) Senior Finance Associate

Last Updated: 4/24/23

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.

Position Description: Financial Analyst supporting Manufacturing Operations at the Prince Edward Island Site. Ensure strong financial governance and compliance, financial accounting (balance sheet and income statement), financial reporting, financial and investment decision making, business planning and forecasting. Prepare, analyze, and interpret information to facilitate the most efficient and effective running of the business to improve gross margin.

Functions, Duties, Tasks:

  • Take a key role in determining the most profitable way to produce the company’s products. This involves ‘what-if’ analyses, with regard to alternate raw materials, equipment, cycle times and staffing, benchmarking against other Elanco sites and external manufacturers.
  • Assist in the business planning processes, developing site goals, and objectives and ensuring focus on critical issues. This ranges from the strategic plan to the more detailed 12-month Business plan. Incorporate product demand requirements, comparisons with current and future capabilities, headcount, capital, projects, and expense requirements etc.
  • Report all aspects of business performance to Site and Corporate management. Forecasting financial performance eg. monthly, quarterly.
  • To be responsible for the company’s financial accounts and to ensure that they present a ‘true and fair’ view of the company’s position. Complete financial close on a monthly, quarterly and yearly basis.
  • Meet all financial compliance expectations including US GAAP accounting, Elanco financial policies and SOX expectations. Take responsibility for the financial control of all Company assets, including inventory and fixed assets etc. Ensure no major financial control misses.
  • Coach and train non-financial staff on financial matters.
  • Business Partnering/Influencing right outcome for Elanco and the shareholder - Operate as a trusted business partner in influencing local and corporate business decision making. Ensure that compliance is maintained, and risks are understood as part of the decision process.
  • Product Costing. Ensure Inventory is valued correctly by following Elanco policies on product costing.
  • Link with other financial functions when required (US Financial Accounting, Corporate Accounting, Treasury, Tax, Financial Controls Office, P2P, O2C.)
  • Support Lean Manufacturing business processes. Represent Finance function in various huddles and meetings.

Minimum Qualifications (education, experience and/or training, required certifications):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, or a related field is preferred. CPA an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 5 to 8 years of experience in a financial role with strong track record in providing business support or controllership to business partners.
  • Strong analytical, financial process, and problem-solving skills
  • Basic understanding of manufacturing concepts


  • Previous experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Power BI)
  • Experience working with SAP (or other ERP systems)
  • Strong communication skills and professionalism necessary for interaction with a variety of audiences, including senior leadership. Strong interpersonal & influencing skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in working effectively with cross-functional teams including Manufacturing Operations, R&D, Supply chain, Procurement, Finance, and Sales / Marketing
  • Ability to solely represent the finance function in meetings and discussions.
  • Ability to clearly link financial results to operational performance drivers, generate alternatives, and drive positive change.
  • Ability to work across cultures and across diverse management styles.

Additional Information:

Worker Type: Flexible: Workers are expected to come on-site 80% of the time.

Salary Range: The salary range for this position will be approximately CAD$75,000 to 105,000 annually, which will be determined based on education and experience.

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...