Careers at ThermoFisher Scientific

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Costa Rica - Lagunilla
Job Description

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the Manager of General Accounting to ensure all deliverables are successfully achieved including operational performance, people management, and adherence to compliance requirements
  • Serve as an independent contributor for a component of the General Accounting function inclusive of General Ledger, Fixed Assets, Reconciliations, Month End and Quarter End Close, Statutory & Financial Reporting, and US GAAP General Ledger reporting
  • Assist the Manager of General Accounting as needed; participate in or lead special projects that require creative and analytical skills
  • Provide guidance to the GA accountants as needed
  • Understand the functionality, interfaces, and interdependencies of Thermo Fisher’s financial processes and systems; ensure the existence of adequate internal controls where necessary
  • Help drive the US GAAP reporting process through to timely & accurate submission
  • Provide insight to management on business performance through metrics within GL processes
  • Monitor and control activities related to GA processing system(s) to assure correct accounting reporting and system controls
  • Prepare reports of findings and recommendations to NA SSC leadership
  • Monitor the execution of period end financial close activities and meet all related deadlines
  • Prepare monthly journal entries as needed and serve as a SME to other GA colleagues
  • Facilitate quarterly Balance Sheet review meetings with sites
  • Handle accounting policy and procedure inquiries and ad hoc reporting and analysis requests; provide periodic customer / center training
  • Ensure customer needs and relationships are fulfilled and enhanced through proactive involvement and interaction
  • Develop and assist in automating processes utilizing innovative technical and processing solutions
  • Maintain complete and accurate standard operating procedures and support control documentation requirements (SOX) where required
  • Experience with SAP, JDE, Oracle preferred
  • Fluency in English Required
  • Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelors’ Degree in Accounting or Finance, and CPA preferred
  • Minimum of 6 years of technical accounting required with practical experience of US GAAP and Statutory Accounting. Public accounting experience strongly preferred.
  • Management and supervisory experience required
  • Strong organizational skills required to coordinate and manage multiple cross divisional work process and projects
  • Strong written and verbal skills enabling effective communication with management
  • Ability to operate independently and remain focused through change or uncertainty, and capable of handling multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously
  • Ability to analytically review and challenge statutory financial statements to ensure completeness, accuracy, adherence to accounting standards etc.
  • Demonstrated commitment to education and professional development
  • Proficiency in PC skills (MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint) required
  • Experience with JDE, SAP, Oracle preferred
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical thinking, and organizational skills

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