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Lilly Associate Director Manufacturing Finance in Branchburg, New Jersey

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 35,000 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.

Position Description:

This individual will work directly with the Manufacturing organization to help analyze and understand the financials behind their actual, forecast, budget and long range plan. Specifically, this role will liaise with budget owners manufacturing cost centers as well as other cost centers.

The role will be responsible for ownership over the product costing, absorption, inventory, losses, and use/yield variances. In this role, it is critical to demonstrate strong communication skills with local manufacturing leaders, budget owners and the Indianapolis manufacturing finance team. Additionally, he or she will need to be be a strong team player with the ability to work independently. He or she will have to apply analytical skills, and share financial outcomes within the Lilly finance organization in Indianapolis and non-finance managers.


Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position. However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform, nor is it intended to be such a listing of the skills and abilities required to do the job. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is an essential function of the position.

This position is a key professional position supporting multiple departments. This includes helping to develop the forecast and business plan as well as analyzing the actual results to understand the variances and explain the variances within the local Finance organization and with Lilly Corporate, Accounting and Site Management.

Accountable for financial reporting around the site’s cost of goods produced on the Branchburg site; inventory on the balance sheet, and manufacturing variances on the income statement. Also, he or she will be responsible for developing the site’s standard costs. This includes working with Procurement and Operations Planning to coordinate the input, calculation, and storage of the master data in our instance of SAP. This role will have the key responsibility for communicating standard costing details with Lilly Tax and Lilly Manufacturing Finance.

He or she will be the central point of contact for maintaining and updating SOX documentation around the site’s inventory controls, and key point of contact for Sox audits internally and externally.

This position is also responsible for the handling of all real estate responsibilities that touch Branchburg’s scorecard. This includes reviewing rent and real estate expenses monthly from all Lilly NJ/NY sites. He or she will need to prepare forecast information for rent and real estate taxes quarterly and will own these items during the business planning process.

He or she will serve as the central point for all generation and approval of Company Code 171 monthly financial packages, JV logs, and CARTT reconciliations. With these items, he or she will work with the FP&A Associate VP to clearly lay out the details behind these reports and what needs to be approved on a monthly basis.

This role is responsible for any ad-hoc requested analysis driven by the Assoc. VP of FP&A and/or the cost center owners they support and internal/external auditors. Additionally, this role is responsible for any month-end closing financial or accounting items not explicitly mentioned above for the departments he or she controls financially.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field

  • 5 to 15 years of accounting experience (cost accounting preferred)

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • CPA strongly preferred

  • Solid understanding of Mfg Finance processes and management reporting

  • Deep Expertise with SAP and SAP data structure related to materials, costing, and inventory valuation

  • Prior site manufacturing financial experience preferred

  • Financial controls knowledge

  • Influence and solid communication skills with demonstrated interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work with others under stressful conditions

Additional Information:

  • Travel Required: 0-5%

  • Location: Branchburg

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