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Job Description
Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of $17 billion and 50,000 employees in 50 countries. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics and increase laboratory productivity. Through our premier brands – Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services – we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive support. For more information, please visit www.thermofisher.com.

Position Summary:
The Director of Finance (Rochester LSP Operations) is a key member of financial leadership team supporting Labware and Specialty Plastics business. This person will be a business partner to Operations Management for the Rochester, NY Site. The position will be based in Rochester, New York and will report directly to Sr. Director for Operations & Supply Chain Finance for LCD.

Successful candidate will demonstrate substantial experience in the following key areas:
  • Managing and developing diverse teams
  • Maintaining effective internal control environment
  • Managing working capital
  • Partnering with functional leaders, manufacturing and supply chain management
  • Implementing and maintaining effective financial reporting processes

Primary Job Responsibilities:
  • Managerial leadership. Includes supervising the team, directing work, providing training, mentoring and developing a clear understanding of each of the team member’s roles and responsibilities
  • General accounting: Including general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, sales & use tax and payroll. In addition, the position is responsible for accurate submission of financial results and supplemental reporting in HFM & CMR for Rochester and Monterrey entities
  • Implementing various policies and procedures in the general accounting, book close and reporting functions while following Sarbanes Oxley policies
  • Manage internal and external audit and work with management to develop remediation plans as necessary
  • Applies Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and corporate accounting policy and seeks guidance from Sr. Director, Finance in complex situations
  • Accurate and timely completion of transactions and journal entries to support the monthly closing and reporting process. Timely review of all monthly reconciliations
  • Develop business partnership with the business unit, functional leaders, operations and supply chain leadership in order to proactively accelerate effective decision making and drive accountability across all functions
  • Enhance Rochester’s Value Stream Finance Model
  • Ownership of cost accounting to ensure appropriate valuation of inventory; partner with engineering, sourcing and supply chain to develop reliable annual standard costs; provide analytics to interpret key cost drivers and remedial actions required; provide clear insight on machine hours produced and sold as well as absorption of related costs
  • Lead development of Annual Operating Plan
  • Create robust cost controls, reporting and accountability in the organization
  • Proactively respond to various regular and ad-hoc reporting/ projects as well as being a resource for the business unit on various accounting and reporting issues

Preferred characteristics:
  • The successful candidate is personable, highly ethical and thrives in a collaborative environment
  • He/she has excellent proactive communication capabilities, identifying and addressing issues via candid dialogue
  • Track record of developing high levels of credibility and forging solid and positive professional relationships with subordinates, peers and upper management and can operate effectively in a matrix reporting structure
  • Strong manufacturing operations orientation with demonstrated experience partnering with Operations and supply chain leaders to drive cost & inventory optimization
  • Possess strong leadership and team building skills
  • Exceptional analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Self-motivated with high bias for action and accountability
  • High level of energy; can bring a passion to excel. Able to energize and influence a wide spectrum of people, including senior finance and operations professionals
  • Ability to balance priorities and thrive in a complex global business environment
  • Drives a culture of accountability

Job Requirements:
  • An undergraduate degree in Business, Finance, or Accounting is required; an MBA or CPA is strongly desired
  • An ideal candidate will possess excellent academic credentials and a strong aptitude in financial analysis
  • Experience in the Life Sciences industry is desired
  • He/she should have a minimum of 5+ years of progressively responsible business experience
  • Experience in a global manufacturing organization is desired
  • Strong knowledge of Excel (i.e., financial models and analysis), Cognos reporting tool (or equivalent), PowerPoint, and Hyperion is preferred

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.
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