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Global Controller in Loveland, Colorado at Hach

Date Posted: 5/13/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: HAC006606

About Us

Hach is a world leader in the manufacture and distribution of analytical instruments, test kits and reagents for testing the quality of water, aqueous solutions and air. Our products are designed specifically for quality, accuracy, and simplicity. Strengthened by our sister companies in the environmental industry worldwide, our goal for the future is to continue to provide customers with reliable instrumentation, accurately prepared reagents, proven methods, simplified procedures and outstanding technical support. We offer an environment that is team-centered, customer-driven, quality-focused, and growth-oriented. Working at Hach will provide you the opportunity for robust career development.

OUR MISSION: Ensuring water quality for people around the world.
OUR VISION: We make water analysis better – faster, simpler, greener and more informative – via unsurpassed customer partnerships, the most knowledgeable experts, and reliable, easy-to-use solutions.


Danaher`s Water Quality Business is a global leader in water quality analysis and treatment, providing instrumentation and disinfection systems to help analyze and manage the quality of ultra-pure water, portable water, wastewater, groundwater and ocean water in residential, commercial, industrial, and natural resource applications. Our water quality business provides products under a variety of brands, including HACH, ChemTreat, and Trojan Technologies.


To support our Global Finance Team, we are looking for a full-time Global Controller.

Reporting to the Hach CFO, the Global Controller coordinates controllership and transaction activities with counterparts in the Americas, Asia and Europe for Hach, OTT Hydromet and Sea-Bird Scientific. Provides technical guidance and training on accounting matters to the regional and country Finance teams. Develops and maintains internal accounting policies and delegation of authority. The Global Controller is responsible for implementing and maintaining a strong control environment. He/She provides direct oversight to the dedicated compliance resources in the regions.

Operating in a matrix environment, the Global Controller has a dotted line relationship with the country Controllers and a solid reporting line with the compliance team and the Tax manager for the group.


Month/Quarter end close
  • Ensures accurate and timely month-end and quarter-end close and reporting from the regions / OpCos in compliance with US GAAP and Danaher Finance policies
  • Coordinates quarter-end disclosure and related parties reporting
  • Reviews and validates the production, accuracy and timeliness of monthly and quarterly stats and supplemental reporting
  • Enforces compliance with Danaher and OpCo policies
  • Coordinates deployment of new accounting policies and ad-hoc Corporate and Platform accounting requirements
  • Works closely with the FP&A function in support of business support and analysis, as required
  • Coordinates program activities for Internal Audits, Balance Sheet Reviews, Sarbanes Oxley internal control testing, Anti-corruption program for the group
  • Closely involved with the preparation for internal audits, reviews and approves management response, ensures timeliness and sustainability of remediation
  • Enforces the application of Danaher policies. Develops, deploys and enforces group policies and delegation of authority
Other / Talent
  • Provides direct oversight to the Compliance and Tax resources
  • Provides input in the P4G evaluation of country Controllers
  • Establishes and coordinates standard onboarding and training program for country Controllers
  • Provides technical accounting guidance to the Finance team within the group
  • Provides guidance and approves exceptions to the implementation of Finance modules for ERP implementations
  • Actively participates in M&A Finance due diligence and integration activities
  • Challenges existing processes, systems, reports, data analysis and outputs and implements necessary changes to create a best in class control environment
  • Partners with broader organization to drive standardizations and continuous improvements across the group
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Reports to the Hach CFO
  • Direct supervision to the Compliance team
  • Partners with Regional and Operating Company leadership and with Regional Finance and Accounting teams

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance or Accounting
  • CPA/MBA preferred
  • 5 to 10 years of increasing responsibility in various accounting and finance roles
  • Experience in global, matrix organization a plus
  • Ability to effectively partner and influence senior level cross-functional teams
  • Ability to drive alignment and trade-off decisions across the organization
  • Experience in implementation of financial accounting systems is a plus
  • Strong analytical/problem solving skills, strategic thinking and a command of the details
  • Guide, motivate, and develop direct and indirect teams
  • Ability to deal with conflict, and manage expectations 
  • Ability to work independently and solve complex problems
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience with Oracle, HFM, LucaNet, or similar software a plus
  • Fluent in English language proficiency
  • Accepts and embraces a stretch culture environment with a positive can-do attitude

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is constantly required to sit. The employee may occasionally squat, turn/twist, or reach.  The employee is constantly using hands to: finger, handle, feel or operate objects, and computer keyboards. The employee is occasionally required to walk, stand, climb, balance, stoop, bend, kneel, crouch or crawl, and talk, hear, and smell.

The employee must occasionally lift, carry, push or pull up to 20 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work environment consists of an indoor, work or home office environment with good ventilation, adequate lighting, and low noise levels.

The duties listed in job descriptions are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change. The purpose of this description is to assist in ADA compliance and is not intended for other purposes such as collective bargaining, or compensation.


External hiring into this position is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and background check and possible credit history review.

Hach 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 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.


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