This role will manage the day to day accounting and accounts receivable and payable responsibilities at the Thermo Fisher Scientific, Portable Analytical Instruments, Tewksbury, MA, manufacturing site. The expectation of this role is that it supplies finance leadership and business partnership with the Director of Finance to drive the P&L for the Tewksbury site. The role also requires identifying and developing existing finance practices to improve efficiency/effectiveness within the business and ensuring compliance with best practice and finance legislation. The Accounting Manager will partner and guide across functions, with regards to implementing and developing finance strategies to achieve business goals, as well as taking responsibility for ensuring that agreed finance initiatives are planned, implemented as agreed, monitored, and achieved.
•Leadership of the Accounting and AR/AP teams
•Oversees the Company's accounting policies and internal control environment
•Manage and improve the month-end and quarter-end close and reporting process, prepare timely, accurate and complete monthly and quarterly financial accounts to fulfill local and corporate reporting requirements
•Review and prepare account reconciliations, journal entries, and variance analysis and ensure accounting activities are well supported and documented and audit ready.
•Maintain full ownership of the General ledger to ensure accuracy, consistency, and completeness.
•Responsible for cash flow and working capital management
•Manage sales and corporate tax compliance and relationship with corporate parent
•Identify and implement opportunities to improve internal processes to ensure sufficient support for changing business dynamics; meet with business partners, understand needs and develop execution plans for improvement
•Completes other projects and ad hoc analyses as needed by the Finance Director
•Demonstrates and promotes the company vision
•Prepare and present monthly, quarterly, and annual financial analysis, such as year over year variances, actual to budget/forecast, and trend for balance sheet and income statement accounts
•Manage, coach and develop the accounting team to enable professional and technical growth
•Manage internal and external audits
•Ensure timely and accurate month end processing and Monthly/Quarterly reporting into HFM/CMR, including supplemental data
•Implement controls that are in adherence with SOX and US GAAP
•Serve as a business partner by Serve as a business partner - Build strong organizational alliances and work to proactively understand and mitigate risk, as well as capture opportunities, provide value-added analytical support to facilitate strategic decisions for senior management.
•Develop, monitor, and deploy revenue and EBITA contingencies to ensure business unit financial commitments are met
Qualifications: The qualifications listed below are representative of knowledge, skill and/or ability. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to complete each essential duty.
•Requires expertise in leadership, initiative, and change management
•The candidate should have a record of proven success in the field of finance.
•Requires the ability to develop and implement robust financial processes to drive effective decision making
•Requires demonstrated history of being a champion for continuous improvement with experience applying continuous improvement to achieve business outcomes.
•Requires strong written communication skills, along with clear and concise verbal skills.
•Confident presenter to Senior Management levels
•Requires proven history of obtaining operational buy-in at the executive level based on analysis and communication skills.
•Customer focused (internal and external)
•Requires ability to recruit, develop, and manage professional teams and the ability to provide constructive feedback through performance and development processes.
•Requires proven history of ability to build organizational relationships with peers and operating partners.
•Requires ability to manage multiple assignments, good judgment, and prioritize projects and time effectively.
•Requires a commitment to continuous learning, show career progression and development for self and others, and seek opportunities to stretch and develop capabilities.
•Requires demonstrated ability to problem solve, think critically, and recognize discrepancies and anomalies through analysis.
•Demonstrates a strong sense of ethics
•Requires a four-year degree in Accounting or Finance.
•Requires 4-5 years of progressive experience in Accounting or Finance.
•Requires expert level Excel skills including use of Pivot tables and V-Lookups
•Prefer HFM / Essbase experience.
•Prefer prior management experience
•MBA or CPA preferred but not required