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Danaher Corporation Staff Accountant in Des Moines, Iowa

IDT is the leading manufacturer of custom oligonucleotides and proprietary technologies for genomics applications. Our work is complex and cutting-edge, and our team members are curious, creative thinkers who understand that good data drives smart decisions. At IDT, we realize that although science may be uniform, people are unique. We promote a culture where engaged people are motivated and have opportunities to achieve their full potential, as part of one global team.

IDT 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.

Job Title: Staff Accountant

Location: Remote

Purpose Statement:

The Staff Accountant is responsible for providing management with complete, accurate and timely financial information. This is accomplished by maintaining proper accounting records, researching/analyzing account reconciliations and individual transactions, and implementing controls and procedures in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and internal controls over financial reporting (ICFR). This position will assist with accruals and other general ledger transactions including month-end procedures, the consolidation process, various tax related assignments, and the Company’s compliance programs.

Essential Functions:

  • Contributes to the integrity of the trial balance by preparing general ledger entries based on independently verifiable documentation; maintains the supporting records and files

  • Performs month-end close duties as assigned accurately and on time, including the analysis of accounts and financial statement variances as well as the preparation of account reconciliations, and standard and non-recurring journal entries in accordance with US GAAP

  • Participates in the development and implementation of accounting procedures, processes and internal controls documentation by developing a deep understanding of current procedures; constantly recommends changes for improved controls, documentation, accuracy, timeliness and efficiency

  • Responds to management inquiries by researching and interpreting data

  • Maintains knowledge of industry accounting practices and regulatory requirements pertaining to the Company

  • Develops a strong working knowledge of, and become an effective user and resource for, the SAP ERP system

  • Assists the Financial Reporting team members for inter/intracompany and consolidations procedures

  • Supports IDT’s tax function administratively to the extent needed

  • Actively participates in the Company’s compliance program including SOX testing, balance sheet reviews, and other ad hoc projects

  • Maintains the Company’s lease administration tool

  • Demonstrates behavior consistent with the Integrated DNA Technologies Core Values

  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance required

  • CPA highly preferred

Professional Experience:

  • Minimum of two years of professional accounting experience required

  • Strong knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

  • Working knowledge of SAP for General Ledger is preferred

  • Proficiency in a variety of PC software programs with strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office required

  • Prior experience with internal controls over financial reporting (SOX) preferred

Other Job Qualifications

  • Team player/collaboration skills; with ability to communicate with staff at all levels of the organization

  • Ability to multi-task and adjust priorities to meet deadlines on short notice, without losing composure

  • Strong oral and written communication skills; ability to draft reports, business correspondence, policies, etc.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of MS Office skills, especially Word and Excel

  • Strong organizational and time management skills

  • Ability to adapt and thrive in a unique culture

  • Adaptability to perform under stress when confronted with critical, unusual, or dangerous situations, or situation in which working speed and sustained attention are make-or-break aspects of the job.

  • Adaptability to performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another without loss of efficiency or composure.

  • Ability to maintain both a high standard of courtesy and cooperation in dealing with co-workers.

  • Adaptability to accepting responsibility for the direction, control or planning of an activity.

What We Offer:

  • Generous Paid Time Off Accruals

  • 16 Hours PAID Volunteer Time Off

  • 10 Paid Holidays

  • Up to eight (8) weeks of 100% paid parental leave to eligible U.S. associates

  • 401(k) with Company Match

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Options

Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT) conducts drug screens and background checks on applicants who accept employment offers.

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.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. 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.The EEO posters are available here (https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/posters) .We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at applyassistance@danaher.com to request accommodation. If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.