Financial Analyst in Cortland, New York at Pall

Date Posted: 11/10/2018

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Job Description

Job ID: PAL002649

About Us


Pall Water, a division of Pall Corporation and a member of the Danaher portfolio of water companies, is the filtration partner of choice for companies who need smart water solutions. With more than two billion gallons of installed capacity spanning six continents, Pall Water is a leader in membrane-based water treatment solutions. Pall Water’s broad portfolio of intelligent, reliable water systems and modules are used by leading industrial and municipal customers to ensure the continual supply of safe and reliable water.  For more information please visit our website:



This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic, world-class organization with significant opportunity for personal growth. Join a close-knit team where personal development is encouraged and supported. We offer endless opportunities to learn from your peers and stretch your Finance and Accounting abilities. We are seeking a Financial Analyst with demonstrated problem solving and process improvement abilities, a primary responsibility for this role. The candidate will also participate in monthly cost center reviews and be responsible for business performance reporting and meeting deadlines. Once established the candidate will have the opportunity to learn our annual budget and monthly forecast processes, prepare advanced business analysis, and develop a critical understanding of project accounting and procedures.
  • Perform detailed cost center analysis, research irregularities, and propose corrections.
  • Perform monthly margin analysis, identify trends, provide insights, and partner with functional area owners to support tactical and strategic business decisions.
  • Perform monthly absorption analysis, assess labor utilization, measure project and service hours, identify administrative waste, research materials variances and measure actual costs vs. cost center spend. Partner with functional area owners and operations leaders to develop a monthly forecast process and drive optimization of project performance.
  • Research Manufacturing and Other Cost of Sales variances, identify root causes and propose countermeasures.
  • Partner with capital project owners to analyze proposed investments, develop budgets, monitor and report monthly capital spend, and measure ROI.
  • Prepare monthly working capital analysis including a review of AR, AP, inventory, deferred revenue and contract assets and liabilities.
  • Prepare month-end journal entries as required
  • Prepare monthly reporting for KPIs and CVDs and analyze variances to target.
  • Assist in preparation of mid-month and month-end flash reporting.
  • Assist in cash collections of Trade AR, pursue aged balances, perform account maintenance.
  • Assist in quarterly review of sales and orders for proper Business Unit allocation.
  • Assist in development, maintenance, and training of Qlikview Project Systems suite of reporting.
  • Perform final cost review for project closeouts.
  • Perform ad-hoc analysis as needed to help the business understand current issues and forecast future trends.
  • Act as a subject matter expert for your areas of responsibility.
  • Identify, develop, and implement standard work and efficiency improvements.
  • Communicate and ensure compliance of accounting policies and procedures.
  • Actively participate in team projects, including but not limited to SOX testing and audits.
  • Successfully manage competing priorities in a deadline driven environment.
  • Drive continuous process improvement using DBS (Danaher Business Systems) tools.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance required
  • Working knowledge of US GAAP 
  • 2+ years of progressive finance and accounting experience preferred
  • Knowledge of standard business practices in a public company
  • Demonstrated track record of delivering results beyond expectations
  • Detail oriented with a critical degree of accuracy regarding data entry and analysis
  • Ability to prioritize work and to perform multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Use of financial reporting tools including experience with a large ERP, SAP preferred, and Microsoft office Suite with intermediate Excel skills.
  • Excellent communication, both written and verbal
  • Team player with a positive can-do attitude
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills and the ability to think out of the box
  • Motivated, results oriented self-starter who will actively work to expand existing skills
  • Teamwork: Works cooperatively and productively with others to achieve results
  • Communication: Clearly organizes and expresses information and ideas to meet the needs of the organization in an appropriate fashion
  • Technical Skills: Understands and uses the appropriate equipment and / or technology to achieve the desired outcomes safely, efficiently, and effectively
  • Results Orientation: The tendency to keep the desired end result of one’s own or one’s unit’s work clearly in mind, by setting goals and focusing on them until they are achieved
  • Attention to Detail: A concern for ensuring that work and information are complete and accurate, by preparing carefully for meetings and presentations, and following up with others to ensure that agreements and commitments have been fulfilled
  • Customer Service: Effectively performs actions and provides assistance that focus on the needs of the customer and / or co-workers; develops and sustains productive customer relationships
  • Analytical and Problem-Solving Skills: The ability to seek information from a variety of sources and in a variety of ways, to clarify situations and to facilitate effective planning, decision-making, and problem solving
  • Interpersonal Awareness: The ability to notice, interpret, and anticipate others’ concerns and feelings, and to communicate this awareness empathetically to others
  • Self-Management: Performs independently with minimal oversight to achieve organizational and institutional goals while conducting all aspects of the job in accordance with prescribed regulations and guidelines; employs a sense of honesty and truthfulness in regards to the motivations for one’s actions (ethics & integrity)
  • Professional and Technical Knowledge: Understanding and utilizing policies, procedures, technology, regulations, stakeholder interests, as well as economic, financial, and industry data to accurately diagnose and identify key issues, when developing strategies and plans
  • Organizational Knowledge: An understanding of Hach Lange’s mission, various stakeholder groups, and organizational structure

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a Fortune 200, NYSE-listed, science and technology leader that designs, manufactures and markets innovative products and services to professional, medical, industrial and commercial customers. Today, Danaher is a global science and technology innovator committed to helping customers solve complex challenges and improving quality of life around the world. Our trusted brands hold unparalleled leadership positions in diagnostics, life sciences, dental and environmental and applied solutions. With more than 30 operating companies, our globally diverse team of 67,000 associates is united by a shared purpose: to help realize life’s potential. For more information please visit our website:


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