Finance Business Partner

Bruker Corporation San Jose , CA 95111

Posted 2 months ago


As one of the world's leading analytical instrumentation companies, Bruker covers a broad spectrum of advanced solutions in all fields of research and development. All our systems and instruments are designed to improve safety of products, accelerate time-to-market and support industries in successfully enhancing quality of life. We've been driving innovation in analytical instrumentation for 50 years now. Today, worldwide more than 6,000 employees are working on this permanent challenge, at over 70 locations on all continents.

This position can be based in our Santa Barbara, San Jose or Tucson Offices.


New and exciting opportunity to proactively create and strengthen core FP&A processes and deliverables while also providing strong business partnership for the Bruker NANO Surfaces Division. You will be a Finance Business Partner to the Business Unit General Manager and provide strong financial and business support across the organization. Become embedded in the business operations, collaborate with various functions, identify initiatives to create value and lead the improvement efforts. Will also work directly with the BNS VP Finance and BNANO EVP of Finance to provide strong financial planning and analysis processes as well as some accounting support to meet required reporting requirements. This is a great opportunity with good growth potential for an ambitious finance professional looking for a leadership role to make a difference and create value.

  • Provide strong financial support, reporting and analysis to the BU General Manager; be a trusted business partner

  • Collaborate with the business functions to identify improvement opportunities and help drive the improvement

  • Strengthen core FP&A process around budgeting, forecasting, reporting and analysis

  • Update monthly forecast models, provide monthly update of sales, booking and accounting data, effectively communicates results to BNS management

  • Meet all monthly financial close deadlines and submitting accurate results to financial management

  • Provide required data for Monthly Forecast Calls including updated P&L forecast, updated bookings and revenue forecasts; provide monthly updates of the spending forecast.

  • Provide supporting documentation for month end closing activities as required

  • Provide timely response for ad hoc financial analyses as required, including gross margin analysis of pricing, product cost and mix

  • Perform other duties and projects as required.


  • Bachelor Degree in Finance or Accounting

  • Minimum 5 years of progressive financial reporting, planning and analysis work experience within a complex, multi-entity, multi-national environment.

  • Minimum 5 years in manufacturing Finance or cost accounting

  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills; demonstrated ability to create positive relationships and partner with the business

  • Advanced computer proficiency, especially with MS Office Suite, Excel and PowerPoint

  • SAP experience desirable

  • Thorough knowledge of financial and accounting practices and procedures.

  • Demonstrated working knowledge of cost accounting, inventory reporting and controls

  • Strong analytical and cost accounting skills with excellent attention to detail, ability to deliver insightful and credible analysis to support decisions

  • High-energy self-starter with history of successful accomplishments

  • English fluency with excellent written, verbal, computer, quantitative, negotiation, analytical, and presentation skills

  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize, manage multiple deliverables, and work effectively in differing time zones with all levels of the organization to achieve results and implement continuous improvement

  • Ability to maintain valid passport with flexibility for international and overnight travel

  • Valid Driver License in good standing, issued by resident state or governing location

  • May be required to pass security clearance investigation.

Bruker Corporation offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package including medical, dental, 401(k), paid vacation, holidays, and tuition assistance (as applicable).

Bruker is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.

Certain positions at Bruker require compliance with export control laws and as a result, all interviewed candidates for all positions will be screened pre-interview to determine their eligibility in light of export control restrictions.


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Finance Business Partner

Bruker Corporation