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Baxter Sr. Financial Analyst - Accounting Center of Expertise in Deerfield, Illinois

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We believe every person deserves a chance for a healthy life, free from illness and full of possibility. We see a world full of healing, with viable care options available to those with limited choices today. We envision new ways of providing physicians, pharmacists and nurses with technologies that not only treat chronic diseases, but also work to prevent them. We’re looking for team members who are motivated to learn, grow and innovate, while making a meaningful difference for millions of people around the world.


The Accounting Center of Expertise supports the Baxter US and Canada monthly, quarterly and annual consolidated close process and has high visibility access to senior leadership, supporting Baxter’s Finance organization. This team focuses on ensuring accurate accounting treatment, evaluating internal controls and establishing efficient close processes. This position requires strong cross-functional collaboration with the GBU Finance, Regional Finance, Local Country Finance, the Accounting Shared Services Center (SSC) and Center of Expertise (CoE), and Service Delivery Partners.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare internal financial schedules in accurate and timely manner

  • Ensure proper accounting treatment and internal controls are in place for business processes

  • Partner with cross-functional teams to ensure accurate/timely reporting and accurate/timely reporting of monthly financial data, including required GAAP/management adjustments, and accounting support

  • Support US Renal, Advanced Surgery and Service teams

  • Emphasis on liability accounting such as contingent liabilities, field corrective actions (FCA’s) and royalties

  • Global interactions with Service and Finance functions to establish and maintain financial reserves

  • Perform financial statement analysis and present results to key stakeholders such as Corporate, GBUs, Regional and Local Finance teams

  • Manage and prepare month-end close entries for entry into JDE and HFM – as required

  • Interact with internal/external auditors on SOX compliance and the annual audit process

  • Analyze accounting and month-close processes and propose improvement opportunities while maintaining appropriate level of internal controls


  • Public Accounting experience preferred

  • 3-5 Years of accounting experience preferred

  • CPA or CMA Preferred

  • Bachelors Degree Required

Equal Employment Opportunity

Baxter is an equal opportunity employer. Baxter evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.

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Reasonable Accommodations

Baxter is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or interview process, please send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.

Our products and therapies touch the lives of millions of people around the world every day, which is why we are focused on transformative innovations that bring smarter, more personalized care to all of us. For 87 years and counting, we have been at the critical intersection where the ideas that save and sustain lives meet the providers who make it all happen. And now, we are determined to realize our boldest opportunities to transform global healthcare for years to come.