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Accounting Manager

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Job Details
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Company Name
Danaher Corporation
Physical Address

Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Job Description

Leica Microsystems Inc. is an internationally renowned manufacturer and distributor of scientific instrumentation. Leica prides itself on providing the most innovative solutions to our customers’ needs for measurement and analysis. Leica offers competitive benefits including medical, dental, vision, prescription, long term care, life insurance, STD, LTD and 401 (k). See our website at If you need assistance applying, please contact us at or call 1-800-248-0123. Leica-Microsystems, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Leica is looking for a self-motivated, results oriented and forward-thinking accountant to support the Manager and Finance Director in carrying out the responsibilities of the shared Finance & Accounting Department. The candidate will have the opportunity to develop quickly through challenging responsibilities and assignments supported by a group of strong & dedicated professionals. It is an ideal role for an individual who is interested entering the broader Danaher family and motivated to progress in their career in the finance group, including roles in financial planning & analysis and controllership.

The accounting manager will: Be responsible for general accounting for US and Canada to include month-end close, entry preparation, reconciliations, support audit request, and GAAP reporting, as required. Prepare and/or review monthly account reconciliations for balance sheet accounts ensuring financial records are maintained in compliance with company policy; review, investigate, and resolve accounting errors, discrepancies, and reconciling items. Prepare financial statements and reports, analyze costs, interpret and analyze financial records. Apply principles of accounting in analyzing financial information in preparing monthly internal reports. Drive continuous improvement by automating, refining, and implementing processes, software tools, and deliverables both within Finance & Accounting and supporting business functions. Submit recommendations for improving the Company’s accounting processes and help lead process improvement initiatives to gain efficiencies and reduce waste. Implement technology and process automation across the company. Interact with the various departments throughout the company. Take on new responsibilities, special projects, ad-hoc reports, and analysis, as required and as business needs change.

Key Responsibilities:

+ Manage monthly accounting close activities, including analyzing variances, tracking extraordinary spend, and ensuring proper period cut-off for activities

+ Manage day-to-day of general ledger activities, intercompany, and sales tax

+ Run monthly account reconciliation process with knowledge of how to review and requirements of reconciliations to meet SOX requirements

+ Assist with preparing tax packages and Corporate reporting requirements

+ Assist in handling the annual audits (internal and external) and annual SOX testing; follow-up on assigned outstanding items for auditors

+ Assist with the annual physical inventory process

+ Assist in documentation and monitoring of internal controls; Identify gaps in control design and operating effectiveness and assist management with identification of process issues and the development of remediation plans

+ Support management through data collection, analysis and special projects

+ Challenge the status quo, elevate issues and keep supervisor advised of current and evolving matters

+ Leverage technology in day-to-day work and promote automation


+ Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, or related field is required.

+ CPA and/or public accounting experience is highly preferred

+ 3-5+ years related experience in an accounting role; working in multinational company environment and/or audit or public accounting is required.

+ Sharp analytical skills, a flexible attitude, and excellent communication skills is required.

+ Strong understanding of accounting fundamentals required, knowledge of U.S. GAAP, experience with SOX controls are required

+ Desired software expertise: SAP, Blackline is preferred.

Personal Trait Profile:

+ Excellent analytical skills, intellectual curiosity, big picture thinking, ability to challenge the status quo and determine how controllership activities can be planned and executed more effectively and efficiently

+ Process oriented: understands end-to-end processes, identify critical risks to assess whether controls are designed and operating effectively

+ Self-motivating with a positive outlook and focused on quality work; plan day in an organized manner and pays attention to details and accuracy

+ Attention to deadlines, especially during the monthly and quarterly close process; additional hours may be required during close cycle

+ Continuous improvement, learning and self-development mentality.

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.

At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.

Danaher is committed to competitive compensation that typically has key components including base salary, variable annual incentive compensation based on personal and company performance, and long-term incentive.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available at:


Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process should call 202-419-7762 or e-mail to request accommodation.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available here ( .

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