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Lilly Financial Associate in United States

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.

Company Overview

At Lilly, we’re inspired to make a difference in people’s lives every day – through the discovery of life-changing medicines, a better understanding of disease management, and support for people living with illness and their families and friends. Our work today – from our research programs to our volunteer initiatives – is a reflection of our heritage of uniting caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world.

At Lilly Canada, our elite Pricing and Finance teams of passionate, top-tier professionals are dedicated to making life better for all Canadians by ensuring access without barriers, to our Lilly medicines.

The pharmaceutical industry is a complex, rapidly changing environment and we are looking for highly capable people to help us accomplish our mission!


The Financial Associate will be a crucial part of a team that manages finance responsibilities for Lilly Canada and be responsible for financial processes to ensure that decisions are executed flawlessly at Lilly Canada. The Financial Associate will also lead Lilly Canada’s budget and provide financial guidance to budget holders for an affiliate function. The Financial Associate will report to the Senior Finance and Pricing Manager.

Financial Planning and Analysis

a. Financial Planning

  • Develop a deep understanding of business models and funding requirements of different functions by working with cross-functional partners

  • Collaborate closely with the functional leaders, provide timely and meaningful insights about the financial performance

  • Develop data-driven analysis to inform business cases, projects, and strategic trade-offs

b. Forecasting & Annual Business Planning Process for the Assigned Portion of the Budget

  • Lead the quarterly forecasting and annual business planning process by collecting insights from budget holders and running analysis to forecast the budget needs required for upcoming months/quarters

  • Thoroughly assess, challenge, and recommend action on the strategic direction and financial submissions

  • Ensure accuracy and timeliness of multiple Excel and SAP submissions

c. Monthly Reporting & Accounting Support

  • Prepare financial variances for a month, quarter, and YTD results, and summarize business drivers and risks

  • Co-create monthly financial presentations and present financial results to senior leadership in a clear and concise manner

  • Manage the account reclassifications, account reconciliations and accruals

Financial Operations

  • Responsible for managing the invoice payment process from beginning to end including gathering the invoices, reconciling the data, receiving approval, and processing payments

  • Lead the monthly rebate accruals process, ensuring timely and accurate accounting, reporting and rebate accrual true-up process

  • Analyze the accrual and rebate processes frequently to ensure accuracy of affiliate accruals

  • Resolve issues related to invoicing and payments by connecting to payer/vendor representatives

  • Continuously evaluate the processes to innovate and accelerate through optimization, simplification, and automation


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelors’ Degree or equivalent in Finance or other degrees with a quantitative focus such as Mathematics, Statistics, Industrial Engineering, Economics, etc. (MSc degree is preferred)

  • Up to 5 years of experience in quantitative focused roles preferably in finance, planning/budgeting, or operations

  • Ability to work successfully in a fast-paced environment including an ability to meet tight deadlines, prioritize workload and drive projects to completion

  • Demonstrated ability in driving innovation, solving complex problems, developing a deep business understanding, and managing cross-functional partnerships

  • Fluency in Excel; experience in SQL, VBA, PowerBI, and other data visualization software a plus

  • Exemplify high integrity, fiscal responsibility, and business ownership

  • Strong written and oral communication skills, experience in communicating with external customers

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Bilingual (English / French)

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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!