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Danaher Corporation Senior Financial Analyst, North America Operations in Romeoville, Illinois

Location: We have manufacturing facilities in Ames, Iowa and Romeoville Illinois. The position should be based in a commutable distance to either of these locations. Both locations have been listed for marketing purposes but only one position is available.

The Senior Financial Analyst – North America Operations supports the forecasting, budgeting, financial analysis, and strategic partnerships within our manufacturing and operations teams. Foster partnerships to support plant leaders in helping them make better financial decisions that make a difference to our business and core values. This includes conducting financial and business analysis to identify potential problems and recommend solutions, preparing/supporting the development of annual financial budgets, as well as supporting global supply chain and procurement teams with analytics.

We're looking for someone with solid understanding of the manufacturing environment (think lean six sigma!) who can support forecast accuracy and bring a true understanding of operations challenges to bridge the finance gap. Be a strong thought leader who can positively impact change and be ever adapting to the quickly changing challenges the manufacturing environment faces day to day.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

Drives for Results

  • Collaborate with Global Operations & Service Director and Controller, North America, as well as Plant Directors to establish standard reporting and KPIs, such as plant reporting packages, productivity, inventory & E&O reporting

  • Participate in development of standard process documentation/policies for costing items: standard cost methodology, Overhead Absorption, Variance reporting, etc.

  • Support Plant Directors with budgeting, forecasting, headcount reporting, and monthly and quarterly variance analyses

  • Ownership of North America capital reporting process, both forecasting and review of project proposals related to Ops/Service

  • Reviews and validates the production, accuracy, and timeliness of monthly and quarterly reporting

Leads Continuous Improvement

  • Participates in and helps drive the use of DBS/Lean Management Tools and continuous improvement within the Finance organization and the business

  • Challenges existing processes, systems, reports, data analysis and outputs to help implement needed changes to build a best-in-class control environment

Relationships and Influence

  • Reports to the Controller, North America with dotted line to the Hach Global Finance Director, Operations and Service

  • Partners with Regional and local plant Controllers and Operations/Service leadership teams

  • Partners with broader organization to drive standardizations and continuous improvements


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in Finance or Accounting

  • 7-10+ years of increasing responsibility in various accounting and finance roles, with specific experience in operations/manufacturing

  • Experience in a global, matrix organization a plus

  • Experience in implementation of financial accounting systems is a plus

  • Experience with Oracle, HFM, or similar software a plus

  • Accepts and embraces a stretch culture environment with a positive can-do attitude

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.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 202.419.7762 or applyassistance@danaher.com to request accommodation.If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.