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Danaher Corporation Finance Manager (m/w/d) in Buccinasco, Italy

Leica Microsystems has helped shape the future of microscopy for over 170 years by developing groundbreaking optical and digital solutions. As a global leader, we’re driven by continuous improvement to excite our customers and to create the best work environment for our people. Customer focus, innovation, and teamwork are at the core of our culture and the foundation of our success.

Want to be part of a company whose products are part of cutting-edge research around the world? Join Leica Microsystems in our commitment for brilliant solutions and insight.

Leica Microsystems is proud to work alongside a community of nine fellow Danaher Life Sciences companies. Together, we’re pioneering the future of science and medicine, developing products that enable researchers in the fight to save lives.

We are currently offering the following position, in a hybrid working module, in either Germany/ Wetzlar or Italy/ Milano:

Finance Manager Selling Units EMEA (d/f/m)

Come join a fantastic team! Your role will either be in our HQ in Germany- Wetzlar, or in Italy- Milano, depending on your location you have additional language skills in Italian or German and knowledge of country specific responsibilities of Germany and Italy.

As Finance Manager (d/f/m) you are responsible for the management and further development of the accounting team. You will also be responsible for the continuous, timely and systematic recording of all business transactions in the general and sub-ledgers of our various and numerous sales companies in Europe. In doing so, you will ensure compliance with the various country-specific legal requirements and obligations for proper accounting as well as the corresponding group requirements and guidelines


  • Motivate your team and take responsibility for all management issues, develop talent strategy as well as actionable performance measuring system. Support FSC Manager to shape and execute a compelling mid & long term business and organization vision for the FSC team.

  • Ensure the Selling Unit ledgers are handled in compliance with all DHR and Leica finance policies and relevant local regulations to ensure Corporate and Statutory filings are completed in a timely and accurate manner.

  • Manage and coordinate all operational accounting processes for the Selling Units ledgers including timely and accurate posting of all transactions, releasing of payments, VAT etc

  • Project work, such as coordinating the implementation of new USGAAP accounting guidelines for the companies in your team.

  • Play active role in running continuous improvement of the accounting processes in your team and participate in the projects concerning the adoption of modern technologies in your area of scope – Robotic Process Automation.

  • Ensure compliance with all internal and external corporate compliance regulations for your companies is your top priority


  • You have a degree in business administration or completed commercial vocational training, a further training to become an accountant is an advantage

  • You have already gained several years of experience in a financial management function with a focus on accounting

  • Management of the timely preparation of financial statements in proper quality under USGAAP on a monthly basis and annually for local GAAP and tax

  • Comprehensive and in-depth knowledge of German and/or international balance sheet accounting

  • You have good people management skills, which you have gained through your previous people management experience

  • You have gained experience with (tax) auditors and through this good knowledge of German and/or international tax and business law

  • Very good applied knowledge of SAP

  • You have good analytical skills and a conscientious, independent way of working, your ability to work in a team and your hands-on mentality complete your profile

  • Fluent English, German and Italian knowledge (written and spoken)


  • Hybrid working module, our employees have the option to work from home up to 2 days/week

  • We offer an attractive salary and pension package

  • We enable independent work and empowerment within a committed, international team

  • We believe in continuous improvement: Learn all about Kaizen, PSP’s and Muda as part of our Danaher Business System (DBS) trainings


We are an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Learn more about what we do and who we are by watching our company video “We Are Leica”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zHmalqMXN4

Are you interested to discover new opportunities in an innovative, team-oriented environment?

Do apply online - we are looking forward to your application!

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 80,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) tools and the stability of a tested organization.At Danaher, we value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.