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Cost Controller in Wood Dale, Illinois at Videojet

Date Posted: 3/8/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: VID004880

About Us

We invite you to Imprint the WORLDTM on an exciting journey of continuous improvement! Every day, 4,000+ associates in over 38 countries work together to achieve amazing results as One Videojet. From freshness dating to track and trace coding, Videojet technologies help ensure products sold across the globe are authentic and safe for consumers to use in the food, beverage, pharmaceutical and industrial marketplaces.

As a global leader in the marking and coding industry, our continued growth brings an opportunity for you to chart the course and drive your own career success. As a Videojet associate you will:
• ENGAGE in bringing consumer brands to market globally.   
• DRIVE results with the Danaher Business System (DBS). 
• REALIZE your potential! 


This position will be the leader for both the Cost Accounting process and the business partner for the Global Operations team.

Primary Responsibilities: 
• Manage the cost accounting process integrated in the financial system
• Update and maintain product costing; establish and revise material, labor, and overhead rates
• Responsible for operation accounting on manufacturing and PPV/VAE that includes:
- Month end close and reporting
- Analysis and review of results
- Forecast review and updates
• Prepare monthly Operations Scorecard, including
- COGS Variance Reporting
- Spend and productivity reporting for Supply Chain and Manufacturing
- Variance and productivity analysis by Plant and by Geographic Region
- Analysis of Inventory Turns and NWC
- Warranty, Freight, and Building Spend Analysis
• Partner with Supply Chain and Manufacturing teams on KPI measurements on performance results, develop countermeasures as needed. 
• Develop forecast and budget on manufacturing operations, PPV/VAE and Working Capital targets on Inventory and Accounts Payable.
• Budget and review for capital spending
• Analyze cost variances and impact of exchange rates (e.g. supply chain Fx)
• Analyze and forecast absorption rates for manufacturing locations

Job Requirements


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Bachelor’s degree in Finance/ Accounting required
• CPA required
• 7+ years of accounting experience, including 5+ in cost accounting required
• Experience with Oracle and HFM preferred but not required
• Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
• Ability to interact with employees, including management in a professional manner
• Ability to work with a team in a fast-paced and high-volume environment with emphasis on accuracy and timeliness.
• Strong problem-solving skills, basic accounting principles knowledge, documentation skills, research and resolution skills, data analysis and multi-tasking skills
• Organizational and leadership skills

Key Competencies:

• Experience in large global organization with numerous sales and factory reporting locations
• Deep knowledge of inventory costing
• Defining and implementing processes to forecast financial results

Key Relationships:
• Reports to: Global Corporate Controller
• Direct Reporting Relationships (Cost Accounting and  Accounts Payable)
• Key Relationships: Operations Leaders, FP&A Group, Plant Controllers
• Leadership in a matrix
• Analysis of financial results to identify variations and trends that indicate possible exposures and the need for countermeasures
• Working capital analysis and management
• Expression and analysis of business problems using advanced financial tools

Videojet Technologies Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Danaher Corporation Overview


Danaher is a science and technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges, and improving quality of life around the world. 

Videojet is part of a global family of 20+ operating companies who drive meaningful innovation in some of today’s most dynamic, growing industries. With operating companies based around the world – our groundbreaking  businesses operate across four strategic platforms:
• Product Identification
• Water Quality
• Dental
• Life Sciences & Diagnostics

We are proud to say that we’re a Fortune 150 company of 59,000 dedicated associates who are Helping Realize Life’s Potential every day by bringing our diverse skills, backgrounds and perspectives together to make a  difference.