Danaher Corporation Senior Accountant in Torrance, California

Danaher Company Description
Phenomenex is a global technology leader committed to developing novel analytical chemistry solutions that solve the separation and purification challenges of researchers in industrial, clinical, government and academic laboratories. From drug discovery and pharmaceutical development to food safety and environmental analysis, Phenomenex chromatography products, technical services and chemical reference standards accelerate science and help researchers improve global health and well-being.

Selected by the Wall Street Journal as an "Exceptional Workplace," Phenomenex is defined by its passionate people, dynamic culture and distinctive ingenuity. These common characteristics unify the Phenomenex companies worldwide behind our mission "to promote the growth, prosperity and well-being of those we serve - our customers, our employees, and humanity.

Description
GENERAL SUMMARY:

The position of Sr. Accountant will be responsible for general ledger and transactional activities. Successful candidates will possess a solid understanding of general ledger management, superior supervisory skills and experience with operations. The position will report to the Global Controller.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

•Manage monthly accounting closing activity, including analyzing variances, tracking extraordinary spend, and ensuring proper period cut-off for all activities. •Responsible for daily management of general ledger activities, intercompany and sales tax. •Monthly account reconciliation processes with knowledge of how to review reconciliation and requirements of reconciliation to meet SOX requirements. •Support the organization’s efforts in complying with established revenue recognition policies. •Provide audit support during external, internal and SOX audit activities, as required. •Drive fixed asset physical inventories, and annual insurance program. •Support ERP system improvements from a reporting and transactional efficiency perspective. •Maintain and enhance a strong, SOX-compliant control environment over transactional and reporting activities. •Advocate and champion continuous improvement within functional areas as well as throughout the organization. Participate in Kaizens / skill development opportunities across the platform and throughout the broader corporation. •Develop and implement policy •Operate independently, but readily seek the counsel of others, when necessary. •Seek opportunities to provide financial counsel to other functional areas in support of the organizations immediate and longer-term objectives. •Challenge the status quo, elevate issues and keep supervisor advised of current and evolving matters.

Qualification
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

•5 years of increasing responsibility in general ledger and transactional activities in a public SOX compliant company, preferably in a large-multinational or publicly-traded organization in the biotech industry. Supervisory and or management of a team a plus. •BS in accounting or equivalent. •Desired software expertise—Microsoft AX Dynamics, SAP, Oracle, Hyperion, and Microsoft Office. •Excellent Excel skills including pivot tables, VLOOKUP, Sum-if functions, and other higher-level functions •Must demonstrate proficiency in understanding the system/business implications from accounting/transactional activities with the ability to excel and manage others in a fast-paced, success-driven organization that operates with the mantra “Best Team Wins!” and “Kaizen is our way of life” •Highly organized in a fast paced, high volume of meetings and email global organization

Danaher Corporation Overview
Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 62,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $16.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #133 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,300% over 20 years.

At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.

Organization: Phenomenex
Job Function: Finance & Accounting
Primary Location: North America-North America-United States-CA-Torrance
Schedule: Full-time
Req ID: PHE000385