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Job Description

Essential Functions:

  • Develops, implements, assesses, and manages appropriate systems, controls, accounting principles, policies and reporting practices for areas including AR, AP, GL, Payroll, Cash Management, Fixed Assets, Accruals
  • Manages the day to day operations and process improvements within the Accounts Payable function
  • Coach, mentor, and develop Accounting teams to enable professional and technical growth
  • Responsible for ensuring the integrity and timely reporting of financial results
  • Drives, monitors, and improves processes related to accounting period close cycles (month, quarter, year)
  • Execute and support the Controller’s oversight of the balance sheet and P&L reconciliations
  • Ensure that reported results through HFM / Essbase are accurate and timely
  • 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
  • Support audit requests where needed (internal and external)
  • Support and develop processes for new areas of business support
  • Serve as a business partner - Build strong organizational alliances and work to proactively understand and mitigate risk and capture opportunities
  • Coordinate activities to support policies and close process for a business with multiple sites / intercompany transactions
  • Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs

Key Success Factors:

  • Candidate will demonstrate expertise in the following areas: financial reporting, internal controls, forecasting, analysis, and technical accounting knowledge.
  • Candidate will exhibit leadership, initiative, and embrace the Thermo Fisher Scientific 4-I values of Integrity, Intensity, Innovation, and Involvement.
  • Demonstrated history of being a champion for continuous improvement with experience applying continuous improvement to achieve business outcomes.
  • Strong written communication skills along with concise verbal skills, are required. The ideal candidate will have the ability to obtain operational buy-in with easily understandable analysis and presentations.
  • Requires ability to communicate effectively verbally and in written form at the executive level.
  • Requires expert ability to prepare reports using Microsoft Excel
  • Requires experience in financial reporting, internal controls and accounting knowledge through professional and / or educational background.
  • Requires the ability to make logical assumptions, identify trends, and analyze and communicate variances and recommendations to management.
  • Candidate will have proven history of leading or working within cross-functional teams and the ability to build organizational relationships with peers and operating partners.
  • Requires the ability to recruit, develop, and manage professional teams and the ability to provide constructive feedback through performance and development processes.
  • Requires ability to manage multiple assignments, have good judgment, and prioritize projects and time effectively.
  • Requires a commitment to continuous learning, demonstrate a desire to advance, and seek opportunities to stretch capabilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive value and results, serving as a business partner.
  • Ability to understand manage and optimize value drivers across diverse customer sets.

Education and Experience:

  • BA degree in finance/accounting or other business related discipline
  • 3-6 years of accounting related experience
  • Systems experience: Hyperion Essbase
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint, Word, Access

Expertise and ability to apply GAAP and local company policy requirements.

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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