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Accounting Advisor BAH - Fixed Duration Employee at Elanco in greenfield, Indiana

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

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TThe Accounting Advisor for US will be responsible for accounting, payroll, financial reporting, controls and compliance related to the Bayer Animal Health business which Elanco is expecting to acquire in mid-2020.  The Accounting Advisor will assume the stewardship of key accounting processes (O2C, GA, payroll) for the acquired business, acting as the point of contact for the business process outsourcer, performing monthly closing entries, supporting outside statutory and tax service providers, preparing and supporting internal and external audits, as well as working capital management. These responsibilities will be performed in close alignment with the US CFO .

This role will be essential as Elanco stands up the acquired business and then ultimately integrates it into the Elanco business. 

Key Responsibilities & Deliverables

Accounting & General

  • Responsible for the accounting processes to be implemented for the Bayer business that will be newly acquired, based on Elanco policies and processes

  • Responsible for the Order to Cash, general Accounting, Financial reporting , Purchase to Pay and other related accounting processes.

  • Perform, monitor and lead all the local legal entity accounting related to the accounting impacts of an anticipated acquisition.

  • Provide accounting guidance to the local business partners (from the FP&A and controlling teams) on the treatment of transactions that arise during the period

  • Approve/Prepare necessary monthly closing entries by working closely with the business partners to determine what, if any, activities occurred during the month that require manual journal entries

  • Be the lead of the work with the business process outsource team (responsible for the transaction accounting for O2C, P2P, product costing and R2R) to answer questions, elevate issues, etc.

  • Evolve into the local SuperUser (key user) for key accounting processes impacting financial reporting including but not limited to O2C,GA and payroll for the acquired business

  • Act as key subject matter expert on Local GAAP policy/procedures interpretation.

  • Participate in any data migration and/or management activities, related to financial accounting processes, in preparation for the integration of IT systems at the time of full IT integration


  • Demonstrate a strong compliance oriented mindset & help to build a strong compliance culture.

  • Monitor controls as well as broader oversight for all controls that influence the financial statements.

  • Engage and lead discussions with External/Internal Audit to ensure full ownership and excellence in all Group/Internal audits.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree in Finance or Accounting

  • Minimum 8- years experience in a finance/accounting role

  • Leadership in an accounting/financial role

  • Proven analytical, problem solving, and communication skills

  • Proven compliance orientation based on prior operational business roles

  • Ability to work in local/regional/global team environment and communicate effectively with both internal business partners of all levels & disciplines as well as external stakeholders such as auditors and tax authorities

  • Ability to travel

      Additional Skills / Preferences:

  • CPA or Chartered Accountant

  • Accounting experience in Multinational Companies

  • Knowledge of US GAAP

Additional Information:

  • This position is for a period of two years

Elanco 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