This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic, world-class organization with significant opportunity for personal growth. Join a close-knit team where personal development is encouraged and supported. We offer endless opportunities to learn from your peers and stretch your Finance and Accounting abilities. We are seeking a Financial Analyst with demonstrated problem solving and process improvement abilities, a primary responsibility for this role. The candidate will also participate in monthly cost center reviews and be responsible for business performance reporting and meeting deadlines. Once established the candidate will have the opportunity to learn our annual budget and monthly forecast processes, prepare advanced business analysis, and develop a critical understanding of project accounting and procedures.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Perform detailed cost center analysis, research irregularities, and propose corrections.
Perform monthly margin analysis, identify trends, provide insights, and partner with functional area owners to support tactical and strategic business decisions.
Perform monthly absorption analysis, assess labor utilization, measure project and service hours, identify administrative waste, research materials variances and measure actual costs vs. cost center spend. Partner with functional area owners and operations leaders to develop a monthly forecast process and drive optimization of project performance.
Research Manufacturing and Other Cost of Sales variances, identify root causes and propose countermeasures.
Partner with capital project owners to analyze proposed investments, develop budgets, monitor and report monthly capital spend, and measure ROI.
Prepare monthly working capital analysis including a review of AR, AP, inventory, deferred revenue and contract assets and liabilities.
Prepare month-end journal entries as required
Prepare monthly reporting for KPIs and CVDs and analyze variances to target.
Assist in preparation of mid-month and month-end flash reporting.
Assist in cash collections of Trade AR, pursue aged balances, perform account maintenance.
Assist in quarterly review of sales and orders for proper Business Unit allocation.
Assist in development, maintenance, and training of Qlikview Project Systems suite of reporting.
Perform final cost review for project closeouts.
Perform ad-hoc analysis as needed to help the business understand current issues and forecast future trends.
Act as a subject matter expert for your areas of responsibility.
Identify, develop, and implement standard work and efficiency improvements.
Communicate and ensure compliance of accounting policies and procedures.
Actively participate in team projects, including but not limited to SOX testing and audits.
Successfully manage competing priorities in a deadline driven environment.
Drive continuous process improvement using DBS (Danaher Business Systems) tools.
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance required
Working knowledge of US GAAP required
2 years of progressive finance and accounting experience preferred
Knowledge of standard business practices in a public company
Demonstrated track record of delivering results beyond expectations
Detail oriented with a critical degree of accuracy regarding data entry and analysis
Ability to prioritize work and to perform multiple tasks simultaneously
Use of financial reporting tools including experience with a large ERP, SAP preferred, and Microsoft office Suite with intermediate Excel skills.
Excellent communication, both written and verbal
Team player with a positive can-do attitude
Demonstrated problem solving skills and the ability to think out of the box
Motivated, results oriented self-starter who will actively work to expand existing skills
CRITICAL COMPETENCIES / SUCCESS FACTORS
Teamwork: Works cooperatively and productively with others to achieve results
Communication: Clearly organizes and expresses information and ideas to meet the needs of the organization in an appropriate fashion
Understands and uses the appropriate equipment and / or technology to achieve the desired outcomes safely, efficiently, and effectively
Results Orientation: The tendency to keep the desired end result of one's own or one's unit's work clearly in mind, by setting goals and focusing on them until they are achieved
Attention to Detail: A concern for ensuring that work and information are complete and accurate, by preparing carefully for meetings and presentations, and following up with others to ensure that agreements and commitments have been fulfilled
Customer Service: Effectively performs actions and provides assistance that focus on the needs of the customer and / or co-workers; develops and sustains productive customer relationships
Interpersonal Awareness: The ability to notice, interpret, and anticipate others' concerns and feelings, and to communicate this awareness empathetically to others
Self-Management: Performs independently with minimal oversight to achieve organizational and institutional goals while conducting all aspects of the job in accordance with prescribed regulations and guidelines; employs a sense of honesty and truthfulness in regards to the motivations for one's actions (ethics & integrity)
An understanding of Hach Lange's mission, various stakeholder groups, and organizational structure