Finance Manager in Vista, California at Leica Biosystems

Date Posted: 9/30/2019

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Job ID: PAT000576

About Us

Leica Biosystems is a global leader in workflow solutions and automation. As the only company to own the workflow from biopsy to diagnosis, we are uniquely positioned to break down the barriers between each of these steps.  Our mission of “Advancing Cancer Diagnostics, Improving Lives” is at the heart of our corporate culture. Our easy-to-use and consistently reliable offerings help improve workflow efficiency and diagnostic confidence. The company is represented in over 100 countries. It has manufacturing facilities in 9 countries, sales and service organizations in 19 countries, and an international network of dealers. The company is headquartered in Nussloch, Germany. Visit  for more information.

Leica Biosystems Imaging, 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.
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The Finance Manager is responsible for all aspects of the preparation of forecasting & management reporting for Leica Biosystems Vista.  They will have responsibility for all financial records and associated internal control environments working closely with the shared service center in Cincinnati who perform the site’s transactional accounting.  In addition, this role has multi-site responsibility consolidating the total Imaging Solutions business including the management reporting of Dublin, Newcastle and IDC

Working closely with the Global Finance Director of Advance Staining and Imaging and as a business partner to the VP-Product Development & Operations (Imaging Solutions), site stakeholders (including functional leads) & management teams, they will drive organizational and operational improvements to support financial growth and success.

Major Responsibilities 
  • Direct ownership of preparation of forecasts and monthly financial reporting tools, with thoughtful analysis of trends.
  • Coordination and preparation of financial processes including Budget and standard within the frame of issued financial targets. 
  • Continuously develop appropriate key performance indicators to drive growth, improve profitability, and enhance productivity. 
  • Deliver high value-added financial insight to the relevant management teams to support operational and strategic decision making.
  • Oversee and manage the relationship with the shared service center in Cincinnati to ensure that accounting responsibilities are delivered.
  • Partner with and actively involve stakeholders throughout the business to ensure financial management responsibilities are understood and financial goals are exceeded.
  • Deploy targets and proactively work with stakeholders across the business to ensure risks are identified and properly counter measured.
  • Ensure high quality of and accountability for data within SAP, including accuracy and completeness of standard costs. 
  • Develop, modify and execute department and corporate policies and procedures
  • Ensure compliance with statutory and ethical standards.
  • Provide leadership, guidance and development for the Financial Analyst.
  • Acting as an integral member of the site management team providing leadership to the wider business relating to financial management and commercial decision making.
  • Develop annual budget by partnering with executives throughout the organization to ensure that all investments are included, all savings are realized, and the budget submission meets profitability targets.
  • Anticipate and identify business issues and emerging needs for senior management and utilize appropriate action plans to maximize business.
  • Initiate projects as required to advance LBS commercial and business interests. 

Job Requirements


  • The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s Degree and be a CPA qualified accountant or equivalent with 5-10 years’ experience of working within a commercial business with an international remit.
Required Skills/Experience 
  • An ability to operate in commercial and technical aspects of finance, drive and sustain change and skilled at operating within a fast-paced, high growth organization.
  • Strong site management experience with ability to coach non-finance colleagues 
  • Proven experience of managing relationships and influencing teams
  • Experience in manufacturing and knowledge of standard costing
  • Strong written and verbal presentation skills 
  • International experience working within a matrix environment preferable
  • Advanced skills in all Microsoft Office Applications, particularly Excel and working in an integrated ERP system such as SAP.
Travel:  Occasional travel
Language:  English

Supervisory Responsibility: One direct report, Financial Analyst

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Danaher Corporation Overview

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, 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.
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