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Accountant in Bloemfontein, South Africa at Ormco

Date Posted: 3/14/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: ORM001541

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.


Responsible for accounting processing, reconciliations and implementation of internal controls for the Dental Opco’s within South Africa. This role works independently, drives 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.
Maintains the integrity of the accounting systems in compliance with US GAAP, DHR/Dental Consumables and statutory accounting principles and policies. Provides financial statements within required DC and DHR schedules. Partners with local management and provides support and leadership in all financial belongings.
  • Prepare and deliver monthly, quarterly and annual reporting package to headquarters (HFM)
  • Ensure timely and accurate recording of financial transactions in accordance with GAAP, Statutory and company policies (Local ERP)
  • Prepare local statutory financial reports and comply with local tax regulations within the required time frames set by government
  • Assist with various audits (internal, external, ACP)
  • 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 (Oracle)
  • Prepare/review all account reconciliations and prepare/conduct timely balance sheet reviews
  • Manage/reconcile inter-company transactions and accounts
  • Prepare tax declarations and local tax filing requirements (VAT, Corporate Tax)
  • 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, 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
  • Create Ad-hoc reports and analysis as required


  • Report and track any significant deviations from quality standards. Recommend corrective action as necessary to Management
  • Conduct periodic scheduled ISO 13485 internal audits-with necessary follow-up on corrective actions.

Job Requirements


Most Important Qualifications and Competencies:

  • University degree in accounting, business administration, finance or related disciplines
  • 3-5 years’ experience as financial controller in a multi-site, industrial environment
  • Fluent in English and local language
  • Local statutory accounting principles
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office products (especially Excel) required.
  • Previous experience with large automated accounting and reporting systems (preferable Oracle, HFM and SAP), including data extract and report compilation.
  • Working knowledge of internal controls and procedures.
  • Some international accounting experience would be a plus

Personal Trait Profile

  • Thinks big!
  • Self-sufficient
  • Enthusiastic
  • Team Player
  • 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
  • Has the innate ability to inspire passion in others
  • Capable of managing multiple responsibilities
  • Must be hands on and highly motivated
  • Ability to do what it takes to get the job done

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher's Dental Platform is a $3B global business focused on all aspects of dental care.  With the intention to spin-off the Dental Platform to become its own public company in the second half of 2019, “Dental Co” will become one of the largest and most innovative dental companies in the world.  We are changing the face of dentistry with our differentiated portfolio of products designed to serve every dental professional’s need. It is our mission to make our dentist's work simpler and better connected so more patients are cared for in a shorter time. Our dental brands include traditional consumables and equipment (KaVo Kerr) and specialty products (Ormco and Nobel Biocare).


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