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Senior Finance & Accounting Manager in Bioggio, Switzerland at KaVo Kerr

Date Posted: 4/7/2019

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Job ID: KAV003700

About Us

KaVo Kerr is a cohesive organization comprised of two global leaders, united to provide dental excellence and serve as a single premier partner for the dental community.  KaVo Kerr operates with a common vision inspiring and helping our customers, their patients and our own associates realize their potential.  KaVo Kerr offers solutions for endodontics, restoratives, treatment units, infection prevention, imaging, rotary and instruments.



We are looking for a proactive, highly motivated self-directed individual with high standards and expectations against her-/himself and her/his team.

Direct responsibility and ownership for managing and improving all accounting and financial processes and controls for the legal entities in the DACH regions.

Work independently, drive positive change, including evaluating and streamlining of existing processes and controls to deliver accurate and timely results ensuring proper use of company resources and assets.

Maintain the integrity of the accounting systems in compliance with US GAAP, internal policies and statutory accounting principles. Provide financial statements within required Legal Entities and internal schedules. Partner with local management and provide support and leadership in all financial belongings.

Key Responsibilities:


•Prepare and deliver monthly, quarterly and annual reporting package to headquarters (HFM)

•Ensure timely and accurate recording of financial transactions in accordance with US GAAP, statutory and company policies

•Prepare local statutory financial reports in compliance with local tax regulations and within the required time frames set by government

•Coordinate and drive month-end process and ensure clear and crisp trial balance and variance analysis

•Transact JE’s to ensure proper reflection of income statement and balance sheet

•Prepare/review all account reconciliations and prepare/conduct timely balance sheet reviews

•Manage/reconcile inter-company transactions and accounts

•Coordinate tax declarations and local tax filing requirements (VAT, Corporate Tax, government statistics)

•Coordinate payroll processing; transact related JE’s and payment & information flows with local Social Security carriers.

•Manage and improve information flow with European Shared Services


•Ensure adequate internal controls are implemented and monitored, including SOX compliance

•Ensure that all internal policies and procedures are consistently followed.


•Authorize and approve expenses, capital expenditures and bank transactions

•Proactively research and document conclusions on accounting and compliance  issues with appropriate references to relevant GAAP, internal and external policies

•Interface with auditors for audit requirements

•Actively support on Transfer Price documentation and analysis

•Create Ad-hoc reports and analysis as required

•Miscellaneous financial projects, analysis and administrative duties as assigned

•Understand and define objectives and problems

•Continuously strive for improvement and suggest ways for cost reduction

Leadership & Management

•Provide financial support to Entities management teams

•Serve as key liaison between Operations, Sales, Marketing, HR, Finance, IT and Shared Services teams

•Motivate, mentor and manage direct reports and peers

•Assist in the continuous improvement, development, modification and implementation of financial systems as necessary. Leverage, learn and use DBS tools.

Job Requirements


Education Requirements:

•University degree in business administration, finance or related disciplines

•Geprüfter Bilanzbuchhalter (IHK), CINA certification is a plus

Experience Requirements:

•5-7 years experience as financial controller in a multi-site, industrial environment

•Relevant experience with a US multi-national manufacturing company

•Experience in a top audit firm is a plus

Competences/Skills Requirements (technical, procedural, social):

•US GAAP principles

•German statutory accounting principles

•Hyperion Financial Management

•German native speaker

•Fluent in English

•Any other foreign language is a plus

•Strong analytical/problem solving skills

•Results oriented with focus on achieving overall business objectives

•Change management oriented (embrace challenges)

•Operates at all levels within the organization

•Thinks big!

•Has the innate ability to inspire passion in others

•Must have previous experience with large automated accounting and reporting systems (SAP a must, preferable Oracle and HFM), including data extract and report compilation.

•Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office products (especially Excel) required.

•Capable of managing multiple responsibilities.

•Working knowledge of SOX, controls and procedures.

•Must have the ability to think strategically

•Must be hands on and highly motivated

•Some international accounting experience would be a plus

•Ability to work overtime and do what it takes to get the job done

Certification Requirements:

•Geprüfter Bilanzbuchhalter (IHK), CINA certification is a plus

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.
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.


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