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Danaher Corporation Financial Compliance Manager (f/d/m) in Wetzlar, Germany

For over 170 years, Leica Microsystems has helped shape the future by developing groundbreaking optical and digital solutions. As a global leader, we’re driven by continuous improvement to excite our customers and to create the best work environment for our people. Customer focus, innovation, and teamwork are at the core of our culture and the foundation of our success.

Leica Microsystems is one of the market leaders in the fields of microscopy, imaging, and analysis. We reveal the invisible and empower our customers to create a better and healthier world. Together with our customers, we transform scientific discovery. We empower surgeons to take well-informed decisions in life-changing procedures. We enable users to gain insights which help answer key questions concerning development and engineering. All of this is achieved with the combination of cutting-edge microscopes and AI-based image analysis.

Want to be part of a company whose products are part of cutting-edge research around the world? Join Leica Microsystems in our commitment for brilliant solutions and insight.

Leica Microsystems is one of 10 Life Sciences companies of Danaher. Together, we accelerate the discovery, development and delivery of solutions that safeguard and improve human health.

We currently offer the following position, that can be based either at our HQ in Wetzlar with a hybrid model (3 days onsite, 2 days home based) OR remotely in Spain or Italy with the request to travel to Wetzlar anytime is needed (especially during the onboarding phase):

Financial Compliance Manager (d/f/m)

Come join a fantastic team!

We are a group of high-performing finance individuals motivated by the idea of supporting our global organization in doing the right thing. We enjoy high pace, completely trust each other, have fun at work, and never miss a deadline!


  • Drive, develop and optimize our global financial compliance setup for our three businesses Leica Microsystems, Leica Biosystems, and Mammotome, with 70 legal entities and approximately $2.5B revenue

  • Overseeing all financial compliance and internal controls (incl. SOX) related topics from planning to controversy, process optimization and risk assessment

  • Driving Leica´s Balance Sheet Review program (Internal Audit) as well as an adaptive training agenda

  • Maintaining policies, guidance and documentation in close cooperation with the respective local finance teams

  • Acting as point of contact for all relevant inquiries

  • Business partnering and close collaboration with our Financial Controllers worldwide

  • Contributing in cross-functional projects


  • University's degree in Economics or Finance and preferably additional qualification as Certified Tax Advisor, Chartered Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor

  • A minimum of five years of professional experience in Internal Audit and/or Public Accounting, preferably in a multinational company environment and/or international audit firm (Big Four)

  • Excellent knowledge of internal control environments, SOX and US-GAAP

  • Fluent English, written and spoken

  • Availability to travel worldwide up to 30%


  • International development opportunities

  • We support employees in their professional and personal development

  • A balance between support and autonomy to achieve your own goals

  • Learn all about Kaizen, PSP's and Muda as part of our Danaher Business System (DBS) trainings - if you believe in continuous improvement like us

  • Modern virtual work in an exciting international environment - with both German and American guiding cultures

  • A solid onboarding program

    At Leica Microsystems we believe in designing a better, more sustainable workforce. We recognize the benefits of flexible, remote working arrangements for eligible roles and are committed to providing enriching careers, no matter the work arrangement. This position is eligible for a hybrid or remote work arrangement in which you can work in a hybrid model or remotely from your home. Additional information about this remote work arrangement will be provided by your interview team. Explore the flexibility and challenge that working for Leica Microsystems can provide.


Learn more about what we do and who we are by watching our company video “We Are Leica”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zHmalqMXN4

Are you interested to discover new opportunities in an innovative, team-oriented environment?

Do apply online by sending us your CV in English- we are looking forward to your application!

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