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Danaher Corporation Accounting Manager (m/f/d) in Delft, Netherlands

If you thrive in making a positive impact on the world in a high-expectations environment where challenging the status quo and driving continuous improvement is the way of life - then we are the company for you. Make a difference - join us and contribute to our important work helping protect lives and the environment.

OTT HydroMet is a global leader in hydrology and meteorology sensors, stations, and intelligent networks. Our solutions provide valuable insights that help Water and Weather Experts protect lives, the environment and infrastructure. We serve customers worldwide with Sales and Service coverage in more than 90 countries and production facilities in the United States, Germany and The Netherlands. To achieve our ambitious goals, we hire diverse talent that shares our Core Value of “The Best Team Wins”. We invest in the development of our associates and provide them with opportunities for career advancement to help realize their full potential. Learn more about OTT HydroMet at www.otthydromet.com .

OTT HydroMet is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Danaher Corporation, a global science and technology innovator and #160 on the list of Fortune 500 companies.


This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic, world-class organization with significant opportunity for personal growth. The critical overall goal of this position is to ensure compliance with local GAAP, Danaher accounting policies and US-GAAP. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to become a key leader within our global Finance organization.

We are seeking an Accounting Manager with responsibility for our manufacturing site in Germany or Netherlands. In this role you will partner with other accounting leaders in Germany, the Netherlands and the US, across the Water Quality Group, and across Danaher. Core duties will encompass accounting, review and improve accounting processes, audit, tax and compliance. Additional duties will include inventory management, cost accounting and significant work with optimizing our ERP.


  • Responsible for month-end and year-end close processes in local GAAP and US GAAP

  • Lead monthly reconciliation process

  • Ensure correct accounting entry of all business transactions in general ledger accounting

  • Maintenance of fixed assets module

  • Preparation of VAT returns

  • Preparation of various reports for the OTT group and the Danaher tax department

  • Responsibility for backlog reporting

  • Compliance with the requirements of internal control systems (including SOX)

  • Procedures & processes improvements

  • Ensure internal controls are well defined, enforceable and effective

  • Serve as main contact for internal and external auditors, as well as local tax authorities

  • Maintenance of standard costs in ERP system

  • Maintain the Transfer Pricing Documentation

  • Participate in annual balance sheet reviews of other legal entities


  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in accounting, alternatively degree as Bilanzbuchhalter or proven record of relevant work experience in manufacturing industry

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in an international environment required, preferred with a US-based company

  • Strong analytical/problem solving skills, strategic thinking and a command of the details

  • Experience in a changing/fast growing environment is an advantage

  • Knowledge of SOX is a plus

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel is required

  • Experience with Infor-LN, HFM, LucaNet, or similar software a plus

  • Proficiency in English and German required


  • A secure job at the interface of the growing future markets of Hydrology and Meteorology

  • Excellent development opportunities at OTT HydroMet and within the Danaher Group

  • Possibility to work partly from home

  • Flexible working hours

  • 30 days of vacation

    If you have the slightest interest, please email dunja.widhalm@hach.com for an exploratory conversation with the Hiring Manager.


Accounting Manager (m/w/d)

Ihre Aufgaben:

  • Erstellung der Monats-, Quartals- und Jahresabschlüsse nach HGB und US-GAAP

  • Verantwortung für die laufende Buchhaltung und Kontoabstimmungen

  • Anlagenbuchhaltung

  • Erstellung der Umsatzsteuervoranmeldung und der Jahresmeldung

  • Berichte für die OTT Gruppe und die Danaher Steuerabteilung

  • Abstimmung des Auftragsbestandes mit dem BI Tool

  • Verantwortung für die Einhaltung der SOX Anforderungen

  • Analyse und Verbesserung der bestehenden Prozesse

  • Gewährleistung, dass interne Kontrollprozesse vollständig, verständlich, effizient und praktikabel sind

  • Ansprechpartner für die anderen Fachbereiche, Wirtschafts- und Steuerprüfer

  • Pflege der Standardkosten im ERP-System

  • Erstellung der Transferpreisdokumentation

  • Teilnahme an den jährlichen Bilanzprüfungen weiterer internationaler Standorte der OTT Gruppe

    Ihr Profil:

  • Betriebswirtschaftliches Studium mit Schwerpunkt Rechnungswesen/Steuern/Wirtschaftsprüfung, alternativ Abschluss als Bilanzbuchhalter oder kaufmännische Ausbildung und langjährige relevante Berufserfahrung

  • 2 Jahre Erfahrung in einem internationalen, produzierenden Unternehmen, vorzugsweise in einem US-amerikanischen Unternehmen

  • Gute analytische Fähigkeiten, strategisches Denken gepaart mit Problemlösungsfähigkeit und einem Blick für die wichtigen Details

  • Erfahrungen in einem dynamischen und schnell wachsenden Umfeld sind wünschenswert

  • SOX Kenntnisse sind von Vorteil

  • Fortgeschrittene Kenntnisse von Microsoft Excel und ERP-Systemen werden vorausgesetzt

  • Erfahrung mit Infor-LN, HFM, LucaNet oder ähnlichen Systemen ist von Vorteil

  • Gute Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift

Unser Angebot:

  • Eine sichere Position im Zukunftsmarkt Hydrologie und Meteorologie

  • Hervorrage Entwicklungsmöglichkeiten in der OTT HydroMet & der Danaher Gruppe

  • Möglichkeit teilweise im Home Office zu arbeiten

  • Flexible Arbeitszeit

  • 30 Urlaubstage

Wenn Sie Interesse an dieser Stelle haben, schicken Sie gerne eine E-Mail an Dunja.Widhalm@hach.com und ich werde Sie mit der Managerin für ein erstes Gespräch verbinden.


When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 69,000 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.