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Danaher Corporation Cost Accountant - Remote in Loveland, Colorado

In a world increasingly focused on how humans can responsibly live within our environment, OTT is on the frontlines, creating the critical water and weather solutions that ensure a safer future for us all. By partnering with our customers around the world, we help detect floods, make solar power more efficient, protect the environment, and ultimately save lives.

Our collaborative, diverse team is made up of engineers and scientists, marketers and researchers; people who’ve been in the industry for decades or have just arrived with fresh ideas. We’re driven by a love of problem-solving and inventive thinking, and by the unique impact our customers make on people’s everyday lives. Bringing our global team together within our renowned brands affords us unsurpassed strength and expertise in meteorology and hydrology—and gives you the chance to build a meaningful career.

OTT HydroMet is proud to be one of Danaher's Water Quality companies (https://www.dhwaterquality.com/) . Motivated by the highest possible stakes of climate change and global health, we’re working together within a rapidly digitizing industry to find innovative technologies that guarantee the safety of our water and our environment.

This is a hybrid position that will include time onsite as well as remote. Candidates should be in a commutable distance to one of our sites in either Sterling, VA or Loveland, CO. Onsite work will be frequent as it will be critical in building partnership with operations leaders.

We are currently seeking a Cost Accountant who is ready to be a hard-working team player in a rapidly growing company. This role collaborates with other accountants and financial staff in the company to provide financial and accounting support to executives and department heads who establish goals and budgets for the organization. Some of the critical few this role will help with are direct lab and overhead challenges.


  • Follow Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for financial statements

  • Collecting and analyzing data about a company’s operational costs

  • Develop and maintain company accounting procedures and processes

  • Setting standard costs of manufactured goods

  • Developing and analyzing cost standards

  • Oversee manufacturing BOMs and routings

  • Maintain accurate records and update existing and new purchased materials and goods

  • Review costs for all external inventory, labor, and material purchases

  • Carrying out cost-volume-profit (CVP) analysis, including for small businesses

  • Partner with inventory/operations team on physical inventory count, E&O analysis, disposal of inventory, etc.

  • Establishing costs of business processes such as administration, labor, shipping, etc.

  • Validate revenue and cost of goods sold as part of the month-end close

  • Compile documentation on standard costs and company production costs

  • Performing account reconciliations

  • Analyze, prepare, and record inventory judgmental reserves

  • Performing journal entries and accruals

  • Managing the companies fixed assets

  • Recommending changes to the company’s processes and policies to reduce cost and maximize profit

  • Advising executives and upper management on appropriate costing based on financial data

  • Managing the company’s balance sheet and accounting books

  • Supporting other company accountants with invoicing and capital expenditure

  • Work across teams to present and translate important financial information

  • Assist in audits and general ledger preparation

  • Assist Controller with preparation of financial reporting and ad hoc analysis


  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business

  • CPA or CMA highly preferred

  • Manufacturing environment experience required

  • 2-3 years of previous accounting experience

  • Experience with ERP (We use BAAN)

  • Experience with consignment inventory

  • Ability to travel to plant site a minimum of 2 times per quarter

Colorado Only: The salary range for this role is $80k to $105k. This is the range that we in good faith believe is the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and this range is only applicable for jobs to be performed in Colorado.

This range may be modified in the future.

This job is also eligible for bonus/incentive pay.

We offer a comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.


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.