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2024 Finance Development Program

AbbVie’s mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people’s lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women’s health, and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn


Finance Development Program Description 

AbbVie’s Finance Development Program (FDP) consists of four rotations over two years to prepare you for financial management roles. The roles are crafted to help you develop exceptional functional and leadership traits by working on a wide range of projects, while providing exposure to different leaders in the company. These finance experiences will develop you and put you on the fast track to future finance leadership opportunities at AbbVie. The rotations are carried out in a variety of functional areas such as: Commercial, Operations, Research & Development, Corporate, and Allergan Aesthetics. You will also get experience by working cross functionally in a matrix environment, building your business acumen, and participating in key training sessions. 

Additionally, through the duration of the FDP, each program member will gain exposure in Cost Accounting through required Cost Accounting training modules and skill building opportunities. 

You will spend two years as an FDP, during this time you can expect to complete four separate professional work assignments within roles such as:  

Financial Analysis 

Budgets, Plans Forecasting 

Reporting & Controls  

Manufacturing Operations Accounting 

The majority of FDP members will be placed in Lake County, IL for their first rotation, with the possibility of an initial placement or rotation in any U.S. AbbVie or Allergan Aesthetics location. Global placements are also possible. Placements will be based on business need and individuals' preference​. 


Minimum Qualifications: 

Completion of a bachelor’s degree in related discipline: Finance; Accounting with a graduation date between August 2023 – July 2024 

Minimum of 3 Accounting courses completed (3 credit hours each) upon graduation. At least one of these 3 courses must have a focus on Cost/Managerial Accounting. 

Willingness to do 1-2 six-month rotation(s) outside Lake County, IL 

Demonstrated school or work experience using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint 

Demonstrated leadership in school or student organization 

Must submit unofficial or official transcript at time of application 


Preferred Qualifications: 

Dual major or minor in a related field is a plus 

Certificate program or accredited course in Excel or data visualization tool 

Ideal candidates will combine technical and business knowledge with analytical strength and creative problem-solving abilities   

Excellent problem-solving skills 

Exceptional interpersonal, leadership and project management skills 

Proven track record of teamwork, adaptability, innovation, initiative, and integrity 

Ability to work in a collaborative team setting 

Cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher preferred 


Equal Employment Opportunity  

At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.