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Company: Eli Lilly and Company

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 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.

This Associate Director Manufacturing Finance position within the corporate manufacturing finance team focuses on global capital controls and capital auditing for global manufacturing. The position is responsible for establishing and implementing audit processes for major capital projects including controls checks and invoice review of these projects. This will require being responsible for third party audits of major projects and establishing ongoing capital audit processes for real time assessment and monitoring of spend. The position requires strong controls and audit approach, a steadfast focus on process improvements and efficiency, and the ability to influence others. The position requires driving standard work process, centralized execution, and improved controls across capital items while seeking ways to streamline and automate the processes as well.

Are you skilled in capital audit functions? We are looking for a hardworking individual with audit experience who is also curious and innovative. Bring your talent to Lilly and make an impact in patient lives!

Some Responsibilities in the role:
Major capital audits

  • Develop audit plan, in coordination with Corporate Audit Services (CAS) and our external auditors, for reviewing compliance to policies on major capital projects, including new sites
  • Benchmark with external companies on capital audit and controllership processes and controls
  • Coordinate with Global Purchase-to-Pay (P2P) owners and Global Business Solutions (GBS) centers to ensure robust controls for major capital projects
  • Train project managers and local finance teams on appropriate financial policies
  • Complete ad hoc audits of expenditures
  • Act as liaison between CAS and external auditors on controls related to capital and new sites
  • Develop process for real time and ongoing audits, including the use of technology or leveraging GBS centers

Controls Processes

  • Lead and influence as global process owner/expert and provide continuous data gathering and learning on process execution for capital controls across the global manufacturing sites and central Manufacturing & Quality (M&Q)
  • Develop and train new sites on appropriate capital control practices
  • Assess new technologies and fact patterns for possible control issues
  • Engage with and influence Financial Controls Organization (FCO), CAS, and our external auditors on process improvements, control documentation and audit matters/findings with respect to capital and capital assets

Broader Support to Manufacturing Financial Organization

  • Contribute to and/or lead financial projects/analyses in support of the broader organization e.g., special projects, business development and Lean.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelors’ degree in finance, accounting, economics or similar area with six (6) years of finance related experience


  • MBA/Masters with three (3) years of finance or related 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 employment positions.

Additional Preferences:

  • Strong communication and relationship-building skills
  • Demonstrated process improvement mentality
  • Accounting certifications
  • Knowledge of SAP, Business Objects, Power BI
  • Effective problem-solving skills to evaluate and resolve business problems
  • Demonstrated learning agility

Eli Lilly and Company, Lilly USA, LLC and our wholly owned subsidiaries (collectively “Lilly”) are committed to help individuals with disabilities to participate in the workforce and ensure equal opportunity to compete for jobs. If you require an accommodation to submit a resume for positions at Lilly, please email Lilly Human Resources ( ) for further assistance. Please note This email address is intended for use only to request an accommodation as part of the application process. Any other correspondence will not receive a response.

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.

Our employee resource groups (ERGs) offer strong support networks for their members and help our company develop talented individuals for future leadership roles. Our current groups include: Africa, Middle East, Central Asia Network, African American Network, Chinese Culture Network, Early Career Professionals, Japanese International Leadership Network (JILN), Lilly India Network, Organization of Latinos at Lilly, PRIDE (LGBTQ + Allies), Veterans Leadership Network, Women’s Network, Working and Living with Disabilities. Learn more about all of our groups.


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