Accounts Payable Coordinator in Buffalo Grove, Illinois at Leica Microsystems

Date Posted: 7/9/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: LEI005194

About Us

Leica Microsystems is a world leader in microscopes and scientific instruments. Founded as a family business in the nineteenth century, the company’s history was marked by unparalleled innovation on its way to becoming a global enterprise.  Its historically close cooperation with the scientific community is the key to Leica Microsystems’ tradition of innovation, which draws on users’ ideas and creates solutions tailored to their requirements. At the global level, Leica Microsystems is organized in three divisions, all of which are among the leaders in their respective fields: the Life Science Division, Industry Division, and Medical Division. Leica Microsystems has seven major plants and product development sites around the world. The company is represented in over 100 countries, has sales and service organizations in 20 countries, and an international network of distribution partners. Its headquarters are located in Wetzlar, Germany.

Leica Microsystems, Inc 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. 

Leica Microsystems, Inc. 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.

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Our team is seeking someone interested in owning Accounts Payable for the Leica North America selling unit with an interest in process improvement and implementing automation.  We have a wide array of opportunities to learn and grow within the position.  While our team is national, we are a global company under a Fortune 200 umbrella, so your chance to learn and grow here will be guided by your own interests and passion.  Most importantly, we care about our team, and want someone who is excited to join us and willing to roll up their sleeves.
This role will be responsible for a full cycle Accounts payable process for our US and Canada company.  


  • Prepare journal entry to accrue non-vouched expenses for goods received to comply with accounting standards.  
  • Process improve to run month end open PO report and use results to book accrual.  
  • Monitor aging of open POs, research to close or get a matching invoice
  • Review and follow up on uncashed checks and un-processed credit card payments 
  • Avoid unclaimed property reporting and resolve outstanding issues
  • Track and prepare amortization schedules for Prepaid purchases.  
  • Research and resolve outstanding Intercompany payable discrepancies. 
  • Prepare Intercompany accrual at month end
  • Own, maintain, and monitor all Vendor setup and information in SAP (e.g. payment types, tax information, Vendor type for sunshine reporting and Corporate tax packages)
  • Manage and submit year end 1099 forms
  • Reconcile AP related accounts and resolve open items
  • Assist with audits and month end close
  • Develop and maintain best practice for storage of vendor files to preserve company records for Tax and Audit purposes.  
  • Maintain AP related policy and procedures.  
  • Maintain and comply with SOX narratives
  • P-card accruals for unrecorded transactions 
  • Track and address let submissions of statements.  
  • Verify all P-card transactions have been entered in SAP
  • Maintain an AP calendar with due dates of invoice submissions for month end cut-off; payment of wires, checks, and credit cards, due date of Business license renewals and recurring monthly payments.  

Job Requirements


Professional Experience
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in AP or accounting including journal entry and reconciliation experience with associates Degree preferred

  • Associates Degree Preferred 

  • English 

Travel (required estimated % of time)
  • Rare – possibility for travel should the individual be interested (e.g. other Leica offices for training or collaboration) 

  • Basic Computer Knowledge (e.g. Excel, Outlook, SAP)
  • Detail and action oriented (e.g., when asking questions, have thought through potential paths forward as a basis for discussion)
  • Builds and maintains good working relationships with peers and supervisors; works collaboratively
  • Effectively communicate with colleagues across disciplines (e.g. sales, marketing, HR).  Passionate about excellence and understands how daily work impacts the customer
  • Self-motivated and able to prioritize work backlog; comfortable with asking for feedback when necessary on prioritization of work.  
  • Ability to multitask, organize and prioritize
  • Comfortable seeking out recommendations for future improvements


  • Reports directly to Accounting Supervisor
  • No direct reports 
  • Interact with global Leica Microsystems associates

External Customers
  • Leica third party vendors

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.