Lilly Consultant in Indianapolis, Indiana



Would you like a role where you can leverage your technical accounting skills while working for a great company? We are seeking a new member on our team who has significant experience with and enjoys technical accounting. As a Technical Accounting Lead, you will support multiple global business areas and have the opportunity to execute specific deal support and transaction consultation with internal partners.

This role is an outstanding opportunity to use your skills in this important role that supports our external innovation strategy. You can use your expertise to build a successful career either within our accounting group or in other roles in our Finance organization.

Responsibilities for this role include:

  • 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.

  • Deal execution and support of Corporate Business Development and our internal valuation and business case modeling groups for external innovation.

  • Significant participation in implementation of new accounting pronouncements.

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

  • Troubleshoot accounting issues and providing technical accounting consultation to various internal financial groups and global affiliates ensuring compliance.

  • 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 to ensure that financial standards reflect the current accounting rules, are understood by key compliance areas, and are implemented across Lilly. Communicate and implement standards globally.

  • Lead or assist with other special projects as assigned.

  • Actively embrace and implement opportunities for change.

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Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Proven 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 skills and an ability to lead and influence others

  • Proven analytical and self-management skills, with ability to be innovative, creative and perform well in stressful situations

  • High learning agility

  • Deep understanding of Excel; SAP knowledge advantageous

  • Experience with large, multi-national corporations

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

Additional Information:

  • This position is located at the Lilly Corporate Headquarters located in Indianapolis, Indiana.

  • Overtime required at peak project times

  • Minimal travel required

Lilly credits its exceptional employees for its successes, and knows the key to ongoing achievement lies in attracting and retaining the best people. Here are a few of the recognitions Lilly has earned for creating an exceptional work environment:

  • Business Week magazine 50 Best Places to Launch A Career ™

  • Black Enterprise 2018 list of 50 Best Companies for Diversity™

  • FORTUNE 50 Best Companies for Minorities ™

  • Working Mother 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers ™

  • Science magazine Best Companies for Scientists ™

  • DiversityInc. Top 50 Companies for Diversity™ (#16 in 2017)

  • Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index™ – 100% score

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.

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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 serve an extraordinary purpose. We make a difference for people around the world by discovering, developing and delivering medicines that help them live longer, healthier, more active lives. Not only do we deliver breakthrough medications, but you also can count on us to develop creative solutions to support communities through philanthropy and volunteerism.





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