Cost Accounting Analyst Manager in Cortland, New York at Pall

Date Posted: 8/12/2018

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Job ID: COR001096

About Us

Pall Corporation is a global leader in high-tech filtration, separation, and purification, serving the diverse needs of customers across the broad spectrum of life sciences and industry.

Pall Life Sciences provides cutting-edge products and services to meet the demanding needs of customers discovering, developing and producing biotech drugs, vaccines, cell therapies and classic pharmaceuticals. Pall offers advanced medical technologies, which are often a patient’s last line of defense from dangerous pathogens. Pall’s food and beverage products provide critical protection from contaminants during various manufacturing steps.

Pall Industrial serves a diverse range of customers in the microelectronics, aerospace, fuels, petrochemical, chemical, automotive, and power generation industries. Pall is a key supplier to the innovative and demanding semiconductor and consumer electronics industries, and provides filtration products used in critical applications on commercial and military aerospace vehicles. Pall products are key to the reliability of industrial equipment. Pall’s engineered solutions help municipal and industrial customers address mounting water quality, scarcity and demand issues, and help energy companies maximize production and develop commercially successful next generation fuels.

Headquartered in Port Washington, New York, Pall has offices and plants throughout the world.

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Summary of Position:

Responsible for ensuring the accuracy of project accounting prepared and reports financials in compliance with US GAAP and Corporate Policy.  Ensures Balance Sheet accounts under responsibility are analyzed and supported in monthly bases. Provides Analysis on P/L performance with proper commentary for management reviews. Supports the PASS Controller and the Americas Region leadership team to prepare budgets, forecasts and to achieve the overall goals of the Business Unit and business financial decisions are well grounded.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for all aspects of the Inventory accounting including RM/WIP and FG, reserves, physical inventories, etc. Ensure a detail review to validate the inventory is good in all locations in PASS books including Cortland and Westborough. Some travel to verify physically needed. 
  • Maintains a high-level operational understanding of the value streams of customers and PASS sites and the financial components of the value streams (Volume, overhead cost, labor cost, standards, yields, productivity, etc.) 
  • Ensure accuracy of project accounting including cost analysis, revenue recognition and profitability of each project. 
  • Responsible for Liability type accounts such as Warranty, Bonus, Payroll Accruals and PASS controlled A/P accruals 
  • Calculate SIP and Internal Sales Commissions on a quarterly basis 
  • Perform Monthly Balance Sheet reconciliation and analysis on accounts under the responsibility and prepare Journal Entries as needed to ensure correct balances. 
  • Provide monthly financial reporting as required. 
  • Responsibility to ensure compliance with US GAAP and Corporate Finance Policies 
  • Support the External and Internal Financial and SOX audits.  Work directly with the auditors. 
  • Perform other analysis and work as requested by the PASS controller. 
  • Responsible for sales contract review for proper determination of the timing of revenue recognition.  Work with value streams on SAP input to reflect proper timing. 
  • Knowledge of best practices and principles for optimum analytics and financial consulting to the business 
  • Understands and leads valuations for Return on Investment (ROI) for highly technical product areas and company infrastructure. 
  • Has strength of convictions and ability to present facts and data in a compelling argument for business or accounting position discussions with the most senior leaders
  • Pushes the thinking of business partners to exceed business financial goals 
  • Strong analytical skills. 
  • Listen and ask questions to get to the root cause of a problem. 
  • Negotiate and obtain consensus for solutions. 
  • Planning, coordination, and organization of the work. 
  • Work in a high matrix environment at all levels. 
  • Identify, understand and monitor key business drivers and drive for improvements.
  • Coordinates with PASS Controller, Corporate FP&A/LOB and CO COE and key plant contacts in the preparation of the annual budget process for BU and Mfg. site including as well as analysis key value drivers and variances. 
  • Provides forecasting and supporting analytical review as part of the CVD/KPI meetings with BU Finance Leader, BU President, and Regional Management Team.
  • Responsible for the preparation and documentation of financial and trends analyses, root cause analysis to support the business.

Job Requirements


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
  • 7+ years of Accounting experience
  • 3+ years of advanced Microsoft Suite products and PowerPoint
  • 7+ years of knowledge of financial and management accounting principles
  • 7+ years of working knowledge of GAAP and SOX requirements

Preferred Qualifications:  
  • MBA Degree in Finance/Accounting
  • Professional accounting Certifications: CPA, CMA, CIA or ACCA
  • Knowledge of SAP preferred particularly in Project Systems and FI/CO functionality
  • 7+ years’ experience of management accounting within a manufacturing environment, and familiarity with controlling and costing concepts

The above describes the essential content of and requirements for proficient performance in the position and is not meant to be all-inclusive.

Pall 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.


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 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% over 20 years.
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