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Danaher Corporation Senior Financial Analyst (f/d/m) in Munich, Germany

Do you want to act as member of a local and global Finance Organization and collaborate with several regions and business functions? As Senior Financial Analyst, you will support the Business Unit Finance Lead in all activities of financial budgeting, forecasting and analysis for the Workflow & IT Solutions Business Unit of Beckman Coulter!

This role, located in Munich, supports implementing and maintaining plans to achieve financial objectives. You will provide accurate and timely financial information and analysis and drive financial analysis of major business unit activities. This includes supporting revenue, margin and expense analysis and helping to identify countermeasures to mitigate any shortfalls.


  • Analyze deviations from forecasts and prior periods to provide accurate explanations for variances and support the Finance Director in resolving countermeasures.

  • Identify and analyze drivers and trends for Business Unit Revenue, Operating Profit & Working Capital as well as trends for Product Line profitability.

  • Build financial models in Excel to support evaluation of tactical and strategic options and to improve decision making process.

  • Support various ad hoc projects, which include profitability analyses of Business Unit initiatives and new products, strategic investments, risk management projects, M&A, capital investments, and other efforts to continuously enhance the existing processes and support key business activities.

  • Contribute actively to improve planning, forecasting and reporting processes of the global Finance Teams using standard methodologies.

  • Other miscellaneous duties and projects as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in Finance/Controlling is required. MBA is a plus.

  • Experience with Financial Planning, Analysis and Modeling is essential.

  • 5-7 years progressive finance/controlling experience in a fast-paced international environment.

  • Must be comfortable of interacting with senior management.

  • Strong presentation, written and oral communication skills in English and German.

  • Confirmed MS-Excel skills required with good proficiency of Business Intelligence tools (Oracle/SAP).

  • Good proficiency in MS-Office applications.

Soft skills:

  • Analytical thinking.

  • Energetic, with good sense of team-spirit.

  • Strong problem solver and ability to tackle new projects and responsibilities with minimal mentorship.

  • Open communication.

  • Proactive and focused.

  • Self-directed and organized.

  • Flexible and open for new challenges and approaches

At Beckman Coulter, a Danaher company, we’re building a culture that celebrates backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives of all our associates. At first glance, you’ll see we are dedicated to advancing and optimizing the laboratory to move science and health care forward for more than 80 years. Look again and you’ll see we are invested in you and you’ll have the opportunity to build a meaningful career, be creative, and try new things with the support you need to be successful. You’ll also see a company that investors trust—our culture of continuous improvement has helped us outperform the S&P 500 by more than 5,000% over the past 25 years.

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 69,000 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.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.If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.