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Senior Analyst Financial Controls

Senior Analyst Financial Controls

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Senior Analyst Financial Controls

Indianapolis, IN

About the Position

Would you like a career where you get to use your accounting skills? We are seeking an experienced CPA to join our team. Read on to find out more about this exciting opportunity where you will enjoy important work, build a successful career and make meaningful contributions to our patients’ lives!

As the Sr. Analyst Financial Controls you will be responsible for the development and administration of Lilly’s Global Sarbanes-Oxley (SOx) Compliance Program in addition to providing internal control consultation. These responsibilities include establishing and maintaining the requirements of the program. Annually you will determine the scope of SOx all while actively monitoring for SOx readiness. You will have the opportunity to identify and establish key relationships with internal process owners, internal audit, IT, Ernst & Young (EY), and other 3rd party service providers to influence and drive key decisions. You will also complete accounting and financial reporting projects, including but not limited to preparation of financial statements and footnotes for Lilly’s Form 10-Qs and Form-10Ks, implementation of updated accounting standards, and accounting policy consultations.

Development and Oversight of the Global SOx Compliance Program:

  • Develop and implement annual project plan, including determining annual SOx testing scope, processes, materiality
  • Lead SOx Steering Committee meetings and coordinate with internal and external auditors on internal control matters
  • Raise issues appropriately to CAO (Chief Accounting Officer), internal audit, and SOx Steering Committee
  • Liaise with internal audit SOx and IT SOx coordinators to coordinate program efficiently and resolve issues timely
  • Coordinate and influence internal audit and EY on testing scope and approach and resolution of issues
  • Address questions from partners
  • Identify and implement process improvement initiatives (examples: standardization of processes, reduction of key controls, process documentation streamlining, training implementation)
  • Conduct global SOx and internal control presentations and training

Provide SOx and Internal Control Consulting:

  • Consult on SOx and internal controls, including issue identification and resolution, deficiency remediation, etc.
  • Serve as subject-matter authority on the PCAOB rules relating to the audit attestation on internal controls
  • Monitor direction of PCAOB proposals and prepare PCAOB comment letters articulating Lilly’s concerns of any proposed relevant standards
  • Assist in evaluation of certain global, regional and local 3rd party service providers, including initial due diligence and annual evaluation of internal controls and internal control reports (i.e., SOC 1, SSAE No. 16)
  • Review and ensure all global EY management letter comments (relating to local statutory audits) are identified with action plans

Perform Oversight of Internal Control Improvement Initiatives:

  • Manage Financial Controls Organization (FCO) Regional Coordinators’ development and coordination of the regional Quality Control Reviews
  • Lead oversight of FCO Regional Coordinators’ development of monitoring controls process at Global Business Solutions (GBS) centers and affiliates to identify issues and exceptions on a timely basis and ensure internal controls (both SOx and operational controls) are designed efficiently
  • Determine scope and develop procedures for affiliate assessments (that includes internal controls) on a rotational basis (in coordination with Regional Controllers, and areas Controllers)

Coordination of Financial Controls Organization (FCO):

  • Coordinate work plan effectively across FCO team to ensure work is divided appropriately and the FCO team communicates effectively
  • Provide oversight to the FCO Regional Coordinators, including the 2 located outside the United States
  • Contribute to developing performance objectives and development goals for FCO team

Build Strong Working Relationships with Key Stakeholders:

  • Internal audit (Coordinators for Business & IT) and SOx IT Coordinator
  • SOx Process Owners and Local Coordinators
  • Global Process Owners (Order-to-Cash (O2C), Purchase-to-Pay (P2P), General Accounting (GA), Fixed Assets (FA), Manufacturing)
  • GBS Leadership and Regional Controllers
  • External Audit Team (Partner, Senior Manager, and other levels)

Other Special Projects:

  • Coordinate with auditor and Procurement for the global external audit fee negotiations and assist CAO in reaching resolution when affiliate and local audit team cannot reach agreement
  • Assist with local GAAP/IFRS or accounting and reporting issues with affiliate and EY (or other external auditor)
  • Network with other companies to benchmark and share best practices relating to SOx
  • Special Corporate Financial Reporting project work as identified, including:
    • Assist with quarterly and annual financial reporting
    • Implement new accounting standards (as applicable)
    • Consult on accounting policy
    • Perform miscellaneous accounting and reporting projects

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting
  • CPA, Chartered Accountant
  • 7+ years previous accounting work experience

Additional Skills/Preferences

  • Knowledge and prior experience with SOx 404 and internal controls
  • At least 4 years of public accounting experience or equivalent
  • Previous work experience with financial processes and SAP
  • Capable of working independently
  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize responsibilities
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work well under pressure
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to develop good relationships to allow the ability to influence within Lilly (across various levels of personnel, different function groups, and different countries), third party service providers, and external auditors

Interested in applying to this career opportunity?

Please email Taylor Frank, [email protected], and include Lilly Senior Analyst Financial Controls in the subject line.

About Eli Lilly and Company

At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 39,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We’re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.

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