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Abbott Finance Leader in Alajuela, Costa Rica


The position is responsible for leading the Finance function for one or more value streams and is the primary partner for CR Senior Operation leader in all finance related issues. The major areas of responsibility include budget and planning, standard cost, manufacturing variances analysis and reporting, capital projects, close and reporting and other related financial requests. The position supervises senior and financial analysts supporting the value streams.


  • Operational business support: Supervises the day to day financial support to Production Manager, Supervisors and other operations personnel. Supports operational managers in the monetary spending overhead analysis and budget control; audit cycle count program to assure its effectiveness and timely report its results to management.

  • Supervise all the department employees and ascertain adherence to Human Resources policies and regulations, including development of department and individual goals and activities, performance evaluations, training and coaching; Advise staff managers on financial and non-financial activities that impact, complement or improve the facility operations performance.

  • Closing – Supervises the execution of the monthly general ledger close process for its respective business units, including spending accruals.

  • Reporting – Supervises the analysis of financial results, verifying its reasonableness, the preparation of periodic manufacturing performance reports to management including product cost by area and coordinates and / or prepares special ad hoc information requests for local, division or corporate management.

  • Budgets / Forecasting – Leads and/or supervises the annual manufacturing budget plan (material, labor & overhead); coordinates and summarizes the necessary data for the timely preparation of quarterly forecasts, Strategic plan and other similar analyses.

  • Product costing – Supervises the development of standard product costing, after proper verification of routings, bills of materials and components costs, including its review for reasonableness; and the preparation of cost estimates as required.

  • Supervises and monitors results of continuous improvement and cost reduction projects

  • Supervises all finance activities for product transfers ensuring no impact to critical path.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with major in Accounting and/or Finance.

  • 8 or more years of experience in a manufacturing environment in Accounting and/or Finance

  • Knowledge of integrated cost accounting systems and information systems.

  • Proficiency in computer applications (MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint).

  • Fully Bilingual. (English/Spanish)

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