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Danaher Corporation Staff Accountant 1 or 2 in Glen Allen, Virginia


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ChemTreat, Inc. is the nation's largest and fastest growing specialty chemical company dedicated solely to industrial water treatment. We have over 2,000 associates working throughout North and South America. Our entrepreneurial spirit helps drive our company's success and extends into our customers' facilities. We help our customers save millions of dollars every year, enabling us to achieve unparalleled growth in the water treatment industry.


Establishes and maintains the general accounting reporting and practices for the organization. Compiles and analyzes financial information to prepare and/or review necessary journal entries for properly stated ledgers and financial statements in accordance with regulations (e.g., GAAP) and company policy. May perform bookkeeping or account management duties. Includes accounts payable, cost accounting, cash management and controllership activities.


  • Perform the following accounting-related duties: bank reconciliations, balance sheet reconciliations, journal entry preparation, journal entry posting, accounting submissions to Danaher

  • Analyze financial statements to determine trends, develop estimates and review significant changes to summarize and interpret the current and projected financial positions of the company.

  • Present and communicate findings to management

  • Complete ad hoc assignments

  • Assist in preparation for audits.


  • Involved in compliance testing for SOX and other audit requirements.

  • Develop and implement process improvements.

  • Compile information for special projects such as audit requests, tax reporting, and Danaher reporting requirements.

  • Assist in the Travel and Expense credit card program.

  • Assist in the ERP-related duties and tax integration implementation.


  • Project management skills and customer service initiative.

  • Outstanding presentation skills in enlightening customers on accounting procedures.

  • Ability to utilize principles of analytical scientific reasoning to describe problems, obtain data, validate facts, and fashion out logical conclusions.

  • Ability to work under conditions of pressure and adjust to urgent situations.

  • Strong interpersonal skills for interacting accountants, clients, and upper management.

  • Excellent computer and business organization software proficiency.

  • Good planning and organizational skills to balance and prioritize work.

  • Proven ability to successfully lead others; create an environment of collaboration & teamwork.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting / Finance required.

  • 1+ years of experience in accounting required.

  • Eligible to sit for CPA

PHYSICAL DEMANDSThe Physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is constantly required to sit. The employee may occasionally squat, turn/twist, or reach. The employee is constantly using hand to: finger, handle, feel or operate objects, and computer keyboards. The employee is occasionally required to walk, stand, climb, balance, stoop, bend, kneel, crouch or crawl, and talk, hear, and smell. The employee must occasionally lift, carry, push or pull up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORKING CONDITIONS & ENVIRONMENTThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The work environment consists of an indoor, work office environment with good ventilation, adequate lighting, and low noise levels.

AT WILL STATEMENTEmployment with ChemTreat is on an at-will basis, which means that either the employee or ChemTreat can terminate the employment relationship at any time for any reason (or no reason), with or without notice, unless the employee and ChemTreat have entered a written agreement signed by the employee and a duly authorized representative of ChemTreat.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available here (http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) .