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Danaher Corporation Assistant Cost Accountant in Portsmouth, United Kingdom

Find what drives you on a team with a more than 70-year history of discovery, determination, and innovation. As a global leader in high-tech filtration, separation, and purification, Pall Corporation thrives on helping our customers protect people. Our products serve a wide range of markets, so if your interests lie along the spectrum of Life Sciences to Industrial, you’ll find a rewarding role here. For the exponentially curious, Pall is a place you can thrive and amplify your impact on the world.

Pall is proud to work alongside a community of Danaher companies. Together, we’re pioneering the future of filtration, separation and purification.

Looking to improve your career within this fast-paced environment? This could be the ideal next opportunity for you with phenomenal opportunities and benefits.

As an Assistant Cost Accountant, you will be responsible for driving forward standardisation and process improvements within the Controlling (CO) Centre of Excellence (CoE) Team. The role reports into one of the BU Operations Finance Managers within the CO CoE and is part of the Pall Finance organisation.

You will have opportunity to participate in and positively contribute towards operational, reporting and process improvement activities related to SAP Finance and Controlling (FICO) processes

This is an excellent opportunity for a results-oriented and driven part-qualified Assistant Cost Accountant!

Your main responsibilities will consist of;

Perform standardised SAP CO & FI transactions & CO reporting including:

  • Standard cost planning as part of the annual budget process and new part number creation. Interaction with plant-based colleagues in understanding BOM and routing changes and purchasing details.

  • Production order (PDO), Project Systems (PS) and Sales Order process including the review of WIP and settlement of completed production orders. Review of audit logs and financial output to ensure completeness and accuracy.

  • Be assertive with plant based associates to ensure business receives relevant information in a suitable format.

  • Analyse cost centre spend vs budget and reporting key variances to plant cost centre owners.

  • Determine and deliver initial review of weekly plant ‘flash reports’ to show actual vs forecast performance vs key critical metrics and financial performance.

  • Completion of SOX controls .

  • Preparation of good quality balance sheet reconciliations and identification and management of actions to ensure the balance sheet remains current and clean.

  • Investigate more sophisticated issues and direct Cost Analysts in basic investigations.

The successful candidate will have the following attributes;

  • Part Qualification in either CIMA or ACCA.

  • IT Literate and be able to use finance systems and ERP systems. Good Excel skills to include VLOOKUP, pivot tables and IF statements.

  • Experience of management accounting within a large organisation and familiarity with controlling and costing concepts.

  • Excellent attention to detail, relationship building and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to collaborate or work independently.

Danaher is committed to a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels they belong and all voices are heard. We believe in our associates and the unique perspectives they bring to every challenge, which is why we’ll empower you to push the boundaries of what’s possible.

If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out!

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) .

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.