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Job Description

Key responsibilities

General Accounting and Analysis

  • Perform monthly closing activities including closing of sub-ledger, journal entries, accruals, account reconciliation and analysis
  • Ensure all journal entries and account reconciliations conform to our internal control procedures and are updated on a timely basis
  • Ensure compliance with corporate policies regarding general accounting, including adequacy of financial accruals and proper assessment of asset values
  • Confirm monthly balances with intercompany partners. Perform monthly intercompany netting to ensure proper recording of transactions
  • Promote “best practices” – suggest and drive improvements to existing processes
  • Maintain, improve, and implement effective internal control processes
  • Other miscellaneous projects and duties as assigned

Accounts Receivable and Collections

  • Billing and ensuring proper revenue recognition on progress billing
  • Assist with credit and collections activities; monitor aging of customer receivables; contact customers when invoices age beyond terms
  • Monitor and adjust customer credit limits to mitigate risk associated with collectability of receivables
  • Communicate with customers, customer service and shipping departments to respond to customer inquiries; research and resolve charge backs, returns, and bad checks
  • Review bank statements daily and apply cash receipts
  • Process new customer applications, perform credit checks, and establish customer terms and credit limits
  • Process credits to customer accounts for return of goods and invoicing discrepancies
  • Other miscellaneous duties as assigned

Accounts Payable

  • Process supplier invoices (verifying unit costing, quantities, extensions and discounts), debit memos, check requests, credit memos and voided checks
  • Assign general ledger accounts to service-type invoices, obtain approvals and process
  • Analyze discrepancies between good receipts and invoices with the Shipping and Purchasing; resolve supplier and internal customer inquiries
  • Monitor and self-assess, if necessary, sales tax on supplier invoices.
  • Process weekly accounts payable check runs
  • Process and wire foreign supplier payments through the Treasury department
  • Clear intercompany balances monthly
  • Review A/P trial balance for inaccuracies
  • Reconcile monthly supplier statements
  • Print and maintain accounts payable reports and journals
  • Other miscellaneous duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • College degree or diploma in Accounting or Finance
  • 3+ years of accounting experience preferred

Non-negotiable Hiring Criteria:

  • Knowledge of commonly used accounting concepts, practices and procedures (including Sarbanes-Oxley and GAAP) required
  • Ability to accurately process high volumes of work, prioritize duties, meet deadlines, and work independently while maintaining strong relationships with internal and external customers required
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to develop high levels of credibility and forge solid and positive professional relationships with all levels of the organization, including upper management
  • Team-oriented focus with demonstrated leadership
  • Desire to advance to a position of more responsibility within the Finance Department
  • Ability to be flexible in scheduling based on business requirements (month-end close)
  • Demonstrate Thermo Fisher Scientific values – Integrity, Intensity, Innovation and Involvement
  • Advanced skills and experience in computerized accounting software systems including the three-way match process preferred
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office preferred

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