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Senior Cost Accountant in Pomona, California at Ormco

Date Posted: 5/23/2019

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Job ID: ORM001583

About Us

Since 1960, Ormco, one of the many successful companies owned by Danaher Corporation, has been developing, manufacturing, and marketing a broad line of orthodontic appliances and related products for sale in the U.S. and abroad. Ormco provides orthodontists with brackets, wires, adhesives, and ancillary supplies used through the course of treatment.

Ormco believes the direct contact of its sales force with orthodontists facilitates the identification and verification of market trends and new product opportunities. Ormco works closely with orthodontists to improve existing products and develop new products primarily through its Champion programs in which selected orthodontists assist Ormco in designing, developing and ultimately educating users on new product and technique innovations.


JOB SUMMARY:  The Sr. Cost Accountant is the primary cost accounting contact for the operations team to help drive improvement in business performance mainly in costs, margins, inventory control, and compliance for its products, facilities and processes.



  • Prepares timely reports for PPV, labor, warranty and other cost related items.
  • Perform review of manufacturing variances and help to driven corrective action where required.
  • Perform quarterly review of all inventory reserve calculations. 
  • Participate in the development of Operations Budgets and Forecasts.
  • Prepare monthly cost accounting journal entries, as required.
  • Reconcile inventory related general ledger balance sheet accounts on a timely basis.
  • Review inventory transactions for proper accounting within delegated authority level.
  • Perform analysis of custom products and new products costs and contribution margin.
  • Manage annual cost standards update process in timely and effective manner.
  • Creates standard cost for new products.
  • Participate in Sarbanes Oxley and other financial audits; prepare appropriate reports and documentation to ensure compliance with regulations.
  • Participate in organizing and conducting wall to wall physical inventories.
  • 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.
  • Maintain a perpetual inventory for finished goods and reconcile this perpetual to production, shipping, and returns on a monthly basis.
  • Assist in or lead special projects as necessary.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Job Requirements



  • 5+ years of progressive Accounting experience required.
  • Experience with Oracle (FI/CO) or any other Accounting ERP software is essential.
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting and/or Finance required; a combination of some education plus 10 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.


  • Large, publicly traded company experience preferred.
  • Experienced with manufacturing custom and configured products, build to order and lean manufacturing concepts and practices preferred.
  • Acutely developed attention to detail and process orientation.
  • Possesses strong analytical skills with an interest in manufacturing operations.
  • Punctual and capable of meeting deadlines with excellent follow up skills.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects effectively and appreciate lean manufacturing principles for simplicity and waste elimination.
  • Proficient writing, administrative skills and computer skills.

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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, 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.
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