Senior Manager of Global Consolidations and North America Accounting in Brea, California at Beckman Coulter Diagnostics

Date Posted: 6/19/2019

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Job ID: BEC015311

About Us

Beckman Coulter develops, manufactures and markets products that simplify, automate and innovate complex biomedical testing. Our diagnostic systems, found in hospitals and other critical care settings around the world, produce information used by physicians to diagnose disease, make treatment decisions and monitor patients. Scientists use our life science research instruments to study complex biological problems including causes of disease and potential new therapies or drugs. More than 275,000 Beckman Coulter systems operate in both diagnostics and life sciences laboratories on all seven continents. For 80 years, our products have been making a difference in peoples’ lives by improving the productivity of medical professionals and scientists, supplying critical information for improving patient health and reducing the cost of care.
Beckman Coulter offers a broad array of comprehensive, competitive benefit programs that add value to associates' and their families' lives. Whether it's a health care program or paid time off, our programs contribute to life beyond the job. Check out our benefits. We think you'll like what you see.
If you believe your education and experience are in line with the position description and qualifications referred to above, and are motivated, energetic, and looking for a new and exciting opportunity, please submit your resume online at the URL below or at
Beckman Coulter 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.


  • Accountable to ensure all closing activities and critical consolidation tasks are completed in a timely and accurate manner
  • Manage and monitor global monthly close, consolidation, and reporting process to ensure results are reported timely and accurately.  
  • Involved in month end closing general ledger activities.  This includes reviewing journal entries, royalty payments, and account reconciliations
  • Prepare and analyze profit in inventory consolidation related elimination entry monthly which is one of the most complex and technical tasks in the company.
  • Prepare and submit consolidated financial results and reporting supplementals through Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) database.
  • Provide oversight and governance surrounding global accounting policies.  This includes implementing new accounting policies and procedures both within the finance shared service organization and business units as well as decision-making around key accounting technical topics
  • Coordinate and collaborate with auditors to address external and internal audit requests 
  • Manage 2 related teams and allocate resources to align to organization plans.  Set the objectives for these teams and priorities accordingly

Job Requirements


The ideal candidate should be highly scalable, possess excellent analytical and communication skills (interaction with upper management), have comprehensive understanding of accounting concepts and principles, strong financial systems knowledge and have the ability to work with a sense of focused urgency in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.  The candidate will have the opportunity to develop quickly through challenging responsibilities and assignments surrounded by a group of strong and dedicated professionals.

  • BA in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting 
  • CPA license required
  • Big 4 experience required
  • 14+ years mix of public accounting and private experience, with progressive responsibility in the accounting function or 12+ years of experience with a master’s degree.  Related experience should include 4+ years managing people
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills (large amount of interaction with upper management) required.
  • Knowledge of Excel, Word, and advanced PC skills.

Personal Traits for This Position
  • High energy, “roll-up-their-sleeves” self-starter with a sense of urgency, 
  • Strong interpersonal, excellent verbal/written communication and presentation skills
  • Detail oriented and a critical thinker
  • Strong leader able to persuade others to take action

Diversity & Inclusion
At Danaher, we are dedicated to building and sustaining a truly diverse and inclusive culture. These are not just words on a page—Diversity and Inclusion is a top priority for the company, and it ties deeply to each of our core values. Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate 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.

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.