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Manager of Benefits Accounting in Brea, California at Danaher

Date Posted: 5/15/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: DEN000334

About Us

Dental Co About Us: The Dental Platform will become an independent publicly traded company by way of an initial public offering with an anticipated completion 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).


POSITION SUMMARY:  The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the accounting around the company’s benefits program, including health care, deferred compensation, pension plans, and other related retirement programs. This will include coordinating and managing the pension plan audits. In addition, the candidate will be responsible for managing and accounting for the company’s stock option and RSU program in accordance with US GAAP. The candidate will work closely with corporate personnel, and the external financial and internal audit groups, and will be a key point of contact for entity Controllers with respect to accounting and reporting issues related to benefits.


  • Oversee the entire benefits accounting function
  • Perform stock option and RSU accounting
  • Work with payroll to ensure proper taxation of benefits
  • Manage the completion of 5500’s
  • Provide financial statements, analysis and other key management reports as necessary
  • Prepare, review, analyze and manage monthly reporting packages
  • Assist in the monthly close process by preparing various monthly journal entries, accruals, and account reconciliations
  • Coordinate 401k funding and distribution and perform monthly reconciliation.  
  • Coordinate monthly health care charges being pushed out to operating companies
  • Support management in completing special projects, ad-hoc reporting and analysis requests
  • Lead and drive project improvement projects

Job Requirements


Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance
  • CPA required, big 4 experience preferred
  • At least 5-7 years of experience working in benefits accounting
  • Experience with pension plan audits
  • Experience with stock option accounting and Black-Scholes model
  • Understanding of employee compensation / pension accounting preferred
  • Outstanding communications, analytical, planning, and teamwork skills
  • Outstanding people skills with the ability to communicate and interact with all levels of the organization and with many diverse individuals and cultures
  • Knowledge of accounting procedures and GAAP accounting principles
  • Proficiency in accounting systems, especially HFM and ERP  (Oracle/SAP)

Personal Characteristics and Traits:

  • Ability to work well under pressure with strict deadlines while maintaining a positive attitude
  • Possess a very high sense of urgency
  • Ability to build strong rapport with associates at all levels of the organization
  • Must have strong interpersonal and communications skills and be a team player
  • Ability to be nimble and quickly react to changing priorities
  • Must be hands-on and detail-oriented but able to see the big picture 
  • A continuous improvement mentality a must
  • Possess high energy and able to handle conflict well
  • Analyze complicated issues and boil down to the key points
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills; fluent in English

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified 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. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available at:



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.