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Danaher Corporation Finance Placement Student in Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Are you looking to gain valuable real world work experience, and help positively impact the lives of others?

A Leica Biosystems placement offers you the opportunity to fuel your career while working in a role with genuine impact. You’ll take on a diverse range of tasks across live projects and assignments, allowing you to develop key skills and gain valuable insights into both local and corporate finance. You’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with various members of the team and secure experience in communication and reporting.

Leica Biosystems’ mission of “Advancing Cancer Diagnostics, Improving Lives” is at the heart of our corporate culture. We are a global leader in cancer diagnostics with the most comprehensive portfolio from biopsy to diagnosis. Our easy-to-use and consistently reliable offerings help improve workflow efficiency and diagnostic confidence. Prioritising customers to enable important work for patients has resulted in Leica Biosystems becoming a billion Dollar company.

Leica Biosystems is proud to work alongside a community of six fellow Diagnostics Companies at Danaher. Danaher Corporation is a global conglomerate known for its diverse portfolio of science and technology-driven businesses and has a market cap of above $180bn placing it firmly in the largest 100 companies globally by this parameter. Together, we’re working at the pace of change to improve patient lives with diagnostic tools that address the world’s biggest health challenges.

Our associates know that every moment matters when it comes to cancer diagnostics. When you come to work, you’re helping develop solutions that enable accurate diagnoses to turn anxiety into answers. Join our diverse, global team of talented people, and be inspired to grow every day.

Position Summary:

You will have the opportunity to gain experience through providing support to both the local Business Unit (BU) Finance team and Global Corporate Finance team. The time spent with the local BU team will focus on Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable, compliance, and project work, whilst the corporate team workload will involve Financial Planning & Analysis, business partnering and financial control.

You will be guaranteed to gain both technical and interpersonal skills by working with stakeholders at different levels across the business, gaining insight into what finance means in industry and developing your knowledge of financial systems and processes. You will work as part of a diverse team of individuals with various accreditations and backgrounds including, but not exclusively, ACCA, ACA, CIMA, Audit and Manufacturing. You will also be collaborating closely with senior members of staff, having exposure to leadership, decision-making, industry knowledge, and professional development opportunities.

Main Responsibilities (Advanced Staining Reagents BU):

  • Processing of AP invoices including three-way match.

  • Review and document aged items, including partnering with requisitioners to resolve quantity and price discrepancies.

  • Assist with financial forecasting and preparation of monthly variance analysis.

  • Complete SOX testing and follow up to ensure that any remediation action plans are closed out in a timely manner.

  • Lead a bespoke project to streamline and standardise financial processes, aligning with senior management and updating documentation as necessary.

Main Responsibilities (Corporate Finance):

  • Support Corporate Function leaders with ad hoc financial analysis, forecast preparation and variance analysis.

  • Assist with Balance Sheet Review (small-scale audits).

  • Completion of monthly financial and operating statistics for reporting to Danaher corporate.

  • Drafting and improving Standard Operating Procedure documentation for core financial processes.

  • Assist with global standardisation projects as assigned.

  • Prepare global variance analysis for P&L / Working capital items.

Applications and Software:

  • SAP – our primary finance software, SAP is a leading enterprise resource planning (ERP) software suite used by large organisations worldwide.

What we offer:

  • A unique opportunity to work with two separate finance functions within the business.

  • A hybrid working environment.

  • Smart casual work attire.

  • A new building currently undergoing renovation at the Newcastle Innovation Centre.

  • Quarterly socials and team days; most recently we went surfing at Tynemouth followed by cocktail making and dinner.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be working towards a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance (or related subject).

  • Have a keen passion for the finance business function – tell us your hobbies or interests that are connected.

  • Be able to demonstrable experience in taking initiative and driving continuous improvement.

  • Have strong written and verbal presentation skills.

  • Be organised with an ability to work effectively to deadlines.

  • Be adaptable to change & able to work well under pressure.

  • Be diligent and detail driven.

  • Have familiarity with Microsoft Office Applications, particularly Excel.

If you have a keen eye for detail and are passionate about helping others in decision making, we are the right placement for you. We can promise a great learning and development experience throughout your year with us!

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.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.