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Lilly Consultant - Corporate Financial Reporting in Indianapolis, Indiana

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.

Position Description:

The Consultant, Corporate Financial Reporting is responsible for providing technical accounting and financial reporting guidance on complex transactions, including primarily: derivatives and hedging transactions, investment transactions, debt and equity transactions, and business development deals. This role is also responsible for preparing and reviewing financial statements and footnotes for external financial reporting and other financial reporting project work. In addition, this role is responsible for the oversight of the Global Sarbanes-Oxley (SOx) Compliance Program and providing internal control consultation.

Key Objectives/Deliverables:

Oversight of Accounting and Financial Reporting Matters :

  • Research, liaise with internal business partners and Ernst & Young (EY), conclude, and document the accounting and financial reporting implications of complex transactions, including:

  • Derivatives and hedging transactions

  • Investment purchases, sales, impairments, and other changes in fair value

  • Debt and equity issuances and/or repurchases

  • Business development deals, including: accounting due diligence for mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, research collaborations, and license transactions

  • Serve as subject matter expert on the accounting and financial reporting for all financial instruments

  • Prepare and review financial statements and footnotes for external reporting (Forms 10Q and 10K)

Oversight of the Global SOx Compliance Program:

  • Coordinate and influence Corporate Audit Services (CAS) and EY on testing scope and approach and resolution of issues

  • Escalate issues appropriately to CAO (Chief Accounting Officer), General Auditor, and SOx Steering Committee

  • Liaise with CAS to coordinate program efficiently and resolve issues timely

  • Provide SOx and internal control consultation on changes to controls and process improvements

  • Serve as subject-matter expert on the PCAOB rules relating to the audit attestation on internal controls

Other Special Projects:

  • Coordinate with EY and Procurement for the global external audit fee negotiations

  • Project work as identified, including

  • implementation of new accounting standards (as applicable)

  • accounting policy consultations

  • other miscellaneous accounting and reporting projects (as applicable)

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting

  • CPA, Chartered Accountant or equivalent

  • Minimum 7 years work experience in accounting

Additional Preferences:

  • Previous public accounting experience

  • Strong technical accounting knowledge of financial instruments and prior experience with SOx 404 and internal controls

  • Strong knowledge of and prior experience with:

  • External financial reporting (financial statement and footnote preparation)

  • SAP

  • Ability to work independently

  • Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize responsibilities

  • Ability to effectively work well under pressure

  • Attention to detail

  • Develop good relationships to allow the ability to influence within Lilly (across various levels of personnel, different departments, and different countries), third party service providers, and external auditors

Other Information:

  • Travel is estimated to be less than 5%.

  • Position will be located in Indianapolis and may require some flexibility due to business partners being located in different time zones. Some overtime is expected based upon business needs and issues that may arise, especially during quarter and year-end closes.

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At Lilly we strive to ensure our employees are part of a team that cares about them and our shared purpose of making life better for those around the world. How do we do this? We continue to look for ways to include, innovate, accelerate and deliver while maintaining integrity, excellence and respect for people.​ We hope that you seek to join us on our journey as we create medicine and deliver improved outcomes for patients across the globe!