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Danaher Corporation Aquatic Informatics - Accounting Manager in Vancouver, British Columbia

About Aquatic Informatics

A wholly-owned subsidiary of the Water Platform of Danaher Corporation (NYSE: DHR), Aquatic Informatics is a mission-driven software company that organizes the world’s water data to make it accessible and useful. We provide software solutions that address critical water data management, analytics, and compliance challenges for the rapidly growing water industry. Water monitoring agencies worldwide trust us to acquire, process, model, and publish water information in real time. We offer a full range of solutions, from standalone software packages for individual users, hosted software services, and enterprise-wide national systems. We serve over 1,000 municipal, federal, state/provincial, hydropower, mining, academic, and consulting organizations in over 60 countries that collect, manage, and process large volumes of water data.

Aquatic Informatics is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada and has offices in the US and Australia. We value independent thinking, initiative, teamwork, a relentless pursuit of quality, a playful spirit, and a sense of humour. We like smart people – IQ and EQ – who care about the environment and want to do good in the world.If you want a meaningful role with a company that is making a real difference in one of the most important resources in the world: water, then join our energetic growing team. Help us revolutionize an industry!

About the Position

We are looking for a high-energy leader experienced in developing an accounting team in a fast-paced, growth-oriented organization. Someone who exhibits the highest degree of integrity and ethics, and is willing to be hands-on, but able to delegate tasks appropriately.

The Accounting Manager will lead all aspects of accounting across multiple entities within three countries (Canada, United States, and Australia). Lead a team of 5 staff, work closely with corporate personnel across a variety of specialties (internal audit, tax, payroll, FP&A, etc.), and will be a key point of contact for the Controller.

Career progression opportunities exist within the finance groups of our OpCos, the corporate finance group in financial planning & analysis, and controllership roles. Being a part of the Danaher Family lends endless future opportunity in this role!


  • Lead the daily operations of the accounting department and meet financial reporting objectives. This includes running the monthly close process, completion of corporate reporting & analysis, handling AP/AR processes, review of biweekly payroll inputs, etc.

  • Responsible for talent management by recruiting, developing, and retaining associates.

  • This includes career pathing, providing regular feedback & hands-on training, and acting as a mentor for staff working to obtain their CPA designation.

  • Maintain standard work and controls of all accounting tasks as processes and procedures change.

  • Actively seek opportunities to improve systems and processes that support financial reporting.

  • Analyze the workflow of transactional accounting and drive processes towards lean methods and continuous improvement recommendations.

  • Drive process improvements to efficiency, cross training coverage, and level workload across the month.

  • Facilitate the integration of AQI policies and procedures with newly acquired entities.

  • Assist the Financial Planning and Analysis team in the preparation of reports, as required.

  • Perform other tasks as assigned, including new system implementations, researching potential software solutions, working with related entities & shared services, etc.


A Bachelor’s degree plus a recognized accounting designation (CPA, CGA or CA).


  • Experience in a large international accounting firm is preferred.

  • A solid understanding of US GAAP is expected.

  • Minimum of three years prior supervisory experience in the accounting/financial reporting areas.

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel is expected. Proficiency with other software systems such as Quickbooks, Oracle Financials, Hyperion, One Strea, SalesForce, Concur, and Avalara are considered an asset.


  • Ability to interact with all levels of associates and work in a team-oriented environment.

  • Exhibits a personal sense of urgency, attention to detail, and process improvement orientation.

  • Willing to embrace and adapt to change.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with strong follow-up and follow-through

  • Ability to plan, organize and complete assignments in a timely and accurate manner

  • Dependable and able to work independently with minimal direction.

  • Ability to show grace under pressure and maintain a positive team culture.

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.