Lilly Consultant in Indianapolis, Indiana




Execute specific deal support and transaction consultation with Corporate Business Development and Corporate Finance and Investment Banking (CFIB) to meet and exceed their expectations.

Participation in the overall compliance of Forms 10-Q and 10-K, troubleshooting accounting issues with affiliates and other key groups within the organization, provision of accounting operational and technical guidance to assure compliance with US GAAP and Lilly Global Accounting Policies and Practices, and technical accounting research.

Range of services also includes specific accounting technical support, implementation of new accounting pronouncements, ensure financial accounting policies are updated and implemented on a global basis, participating in preparation/review of annual and quarterly financial statement filings, providing creative solutions, resolving business issues and ensuring effective implementation of deals signed.

Position requires deep and broad technical accounting expertise to advise and support multiple business units on a global basis. Position is also expected to keep abreast of emerging changes in accounting rules and attempt to influence the changes as appropriate, as well as educating the organization on pending changes and the potential impact on the business.

Time in position will be a minimum of three years.


Lilly Corporate Headquarters, reports to Senior Advisor, Corporate Financial Reporting.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Specific deal execution and support with Corporate Business Development and CFIB.

  • Significant participation in implementation of new accounting pronouncements.

  • Prepare/review portions of the annual report and quarterly filings

  • Troubleshooting accounting issues and providing technical accounting consultation to various internal financial groups and global affiliates ensuring compliance with US GAAP.

  • Actively participate in the evaluation and interpretation of changes in US GAAP and the impacts to our company. Educate appropriate groups in the organization regarding the changes.

  • Monitor emerging changes in accounting rules that could have an impact on our business and evaluate the potential impact. Attempt to influence the rule-making process through the comment letter process and other means as appropriate.

  • Provide training on accounting matters to internal customers and lead internal accounting update sessions.

  • Monitor and coordinate revisions and updates to the Global Accounting and Financial Standards. Provide leadership and influence to accounting policy committee and ensure that financial standards reflect the current accounting rules, are understood by the key compliance areas, and are implemented across Lilly. Ensure that standards are communicated and implemented globally.

  • Provide leadership and influence to accounting policy committee to ensure that financial standards reflect the current accounting rules, are understood by key compliance areas, and are implemented across Lilly.

  • Lead or assist with other special projects as assigned.

  • Actively embrace and implement opportunities for change.

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Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Solid technical accounting background with extensive knowledge of current US GAAP and SEC reporting requirements

  • Strong and recent experience researching and resolving multiple complex, technical accounting issues

  • Strong written and oral communication and interpersonal skills, with ability to lead and influence others

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

  • High learning agility

  • Strong self-management skills

  • Ability to perform well under pressure

  • Extensive knowledge of Excel

  • Experience with large, multi-national corporations

  • Experience with merger and acquisition activity, including the related due diligence

  • SAP knowledge helpful

Additional Information:

  • Overtime will be required at peak project times

  • Minimal travel required

  • Lilly 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.

Location Details:



Technical Accounting Lead

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Basic Qualifications:

  • Accounting degree – CPA required and must be maintained

  • Must have 6+ years of relatively current public accounting or similar experience

  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Lilly does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position.

Company Overview:

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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North America