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Danaher Corporation Senior Accounting Manager, Inventory Accounting in Little Chalfont, United Kingdom

Be part of something altogether life-changing!

Working at Cytiva means being at the forefront of providing new solutions to transform human health. Our incredible customers undertake life-saving activities ranging from fundamental biological research to developing innovative vaccines, new medicines, and cell and gene therapies.

At Cytiva you will be able to continuously improve yourself and us – working on challenges that truly matter with people that care for each other, our customers, and their patients. With associates across 40+ countries, Cytiva is a place where every day is a learning opportunity – so you can grow your career and expand your skills in the long term.

Forming part of the Biotechnology segment at Danaher, we bring together dedicated technical expertise and talent to develop the next generation of life-changing therapeutics.

The Senior Accounting Manager, Inventory Accounting for Cytiva is responsible for certain global inventory accounting & reporting practices, primarily related to Profit in Inventory (PII), COGS accounting, physical inventory (PI) & cycle count sub-processes.

This position is part of the global Inventory Process Controllership COE team, will be located in the UK (Amersham or Portsmouth offices) and will be hybrid (3 days at the office and 2 remote). At Cytiva, our vision is to advance future therapeutics from discovery to delivery.

What you will do:

  • Lead the US GAAP Profit in Inventory (PII), COGS accounting, physical inventory (PI) & cycle count reporting practices for the global Cytiva business;

  • Key business partner to Business Finance leaders & Plant Finance/Operational teams for the above processes, working collaboratively across multiple teams;

  • Provide technical Controllership guidance to ensure accounting policy compliance & consistency;

  • Drive process improvement and automation;

  • Implement global standard work to across different teams & sub-processes;

  • People Manager to an Associate who supports the above processes. Supervision of other Associates who support the above processes;

  • Participate in other closing & compliance processes, for example global Sarbanes-Oxley testing of inventory processes, annual entity balance sheet reviews, support for external & internal audits.

Who you are:

  • Hold an accounting qualification;

  • Multiple years of relevant experience in an accounting/finance position in a global business environment, with experience of global processes & transactional flows;

  • Knowledge & experience of inventory accounting;

  • Experience of managing/supervising other team members;

  • Proficient in Excel and in ERP usage (for example Oracle, SAP);

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

  • Communicating complex business issues in a clear / concise manner;

  • Strong analytical skills: able to analyze large quantities of data, identify trends and drivers, link financial results to operational performance and distil them into insightful analysis;

  • Process improvement initiatives;

  • Working in ambiguous situations: adaptable & open to change in response to new information, different or unexpected circumstances;

  • BI tools, for example QlikSense, OneStream;

At Cytiva we believe in designing a better, more sustainable workforce. We recognize the benefits of flexible, hybrid working arrangements for eligible roles and are committed to providing enriching careers, no matter the work arrangement. This position is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement in which you can work part-time at the Company location identified above and part-time remotely from your home. Additional information about this hybrid work arrangement will be provided by your interview team. Explore the flexibility and challenge that working for Cytiva can provide.

At Danaher we bring together science, technology and operational capabilities to accelerate the real-life impact of tomorrow’s science and technology. We partner with customers across the globe to help them solve their most complex challenges, architecting solutions that bring the power of science to life. Our global teams are pioneering what’s next across Life Sciences, Diagnostics, Biotechnology and beyond. For more information, visit www.danaher.com.

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.