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Danaher Corporation Sr. Financial Analyst-San Jose, CA in San Jose, California

Do you want to help advance scientific discovery, improving quality of life around the world? We do, too.

Molecular Devices has the opportunity to be the innovation partner that empowers scientists to fast-track research breakthroughs, leading to earlier diagnoses and safer drug treatments. We’re a leading life science solutions provider of high-performance bioanalytical measurement systems, software, and consumables. With Molecular Devices, you’ll grow your career with best-in-class teams in a culture of collaboration.

Molecular Devices is proud to work alongside a community of nine fellow Danaher Life Sciences companies. Together, we’re pioneering the future of science and medicine, developing products that enable researchers in the fight to save lives.

Molecular Devices is looking for an energic, creative, inquisitive and highly capable Senior Financial Analyst who can build and sustain finance expenses and reporting models, engage with upper management as a strong business partner, and become a trusted financial advisor to VPs in the R&D and G&A organizations. This position will provide direct support for the US R&D and G&A business functions; as well as, will be responsible for the worldwide consolidation and reporting of OPEX, Headcount and Capital Expenditures to company executives. A successful candidate will exhibit strong business insight with a desire and ability to understand the business and not simply report on the business. They must not only be at ease partnering with senior management on resource and planning needs, but also enjoy identifying and driving operational improvements across the Finance and Accounting organization.Key responsibilities:

  • Act as the Finance business partner and own all aspects of planning and reporting for the assigned departments and their respective VPs

  • Consolidate trended flux commentary from Global FP&A teams

  • Prepare monthly executive management reports emphasizing operational and financial performance measurements, budget versus actuals, and provide trend analysis

  • Partner with Accounting to ensure accurate classifying and coding of transactions and month-end accruals

  • Prepare and publish global headcount reports on a monthly basis

  • Support and analyze Capital Expenditures

  • Maintain cost center hierarchy and corresponding details

  • Continuously drive improvements in our internal processes

  • Communicate effectively with colleagues from different functions, regions, and backgrounds

  • Support any ad-hoc questions and inquiries from business partners or management


  • BS in Accounting/Finance or equivalent experience

  • 5+ years of proven experience in FP&A – Finance

  • Strong financial modeling, analytical and problem-solving skills that effectively interpret problems to provide solutions

  • Proficient Excel capabilities including creating automated models and workbooks using formulas, look-ups, and pivot table

  • Outstanding prioritization skills (strong ability to organize multiple, competing priorities)

  • Experience with HFM, Hyperion, Essbase planning

  • Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with leadership

  • Natural bias towards continuous improvement

Preferred qualifications:

Preferred education and experience based on requirements that are job-related and consistent with business necessity.

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 tools and the stability of a tested organization.

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) .