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Danaher Corporation Global Controller (Hybrid) in Delft, Netherlands

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 them 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.

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This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic, global organization with significant opportunity for personal growth based out of Sterling, VA, USA, or Delft, the Netherlands. This high-profile finance leadership position within OTT HydroMet (OTT), is a key position partnering with the Finance team and OTT Leadership and maintains a close relationship with counterparts across the Water Platform and Danaher.

Reporting to the OTT CFO, the Global Controller will coordinate controllership and transaction activities in close connection with the site finance controllers in EU, US, India, and China, the business controllers, and FP&A. You will have the opportunity to provide technical guidance and training on accounting matters and take responsibility for implementing and maintaining a strong control environment across OTT, including internal accounting policies and delegation of authority.

Operating in a matrix environment, the candidate will be positioned to develop and maintain strong dotted line relationships with the country controllers and provides direct oversight with respect to monthly close transactions, internal and external audits, tax matters, and other compliance activities.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Ensures accurate and timely month-end and quarter-end close, reporting and disclosures in compliance with US GAAP and Danaher Finance policies

  • Reviews and validates the production, accuracy and timeliness of monthly and quarterly stats and supplemental reporting

  • Works closely with the FP&A function in support of business support and analysis, as required

  • Challenges existing processes, systems, and reports; partners with broader organization to drive standardizations and continuous improvements

  • Coordinates program activities for monthly account reconciliations, balance sheet reviews, internal audits, SOX requirements, and tax certifications

  • Closely involved with the preparation for internal and external audits, reviews and approves management response, ensures timeliness and sustainability of remediation.

  • Provides technical accounting guidance and trainings to the Finance team; develops, deploys and enforces group policies and delegation of authority

    The essential requirements of the job include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting

  • 10+ years of finance experience, preferably in a global, matrix organization

  • Ability to effectively partner with and influence senior-level cross-functional teams

  • Strong analytical/problem-solving skills, a command of the details

  • Proven experience in guiding and motivating indirect teams

  • Fluent in English

It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience in:

  • CPA/CMA certification

  • Implementation of financial reporting and consolidation systems

  • Able to communicate in Dutch and/or German a plus


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.

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