Senior Accountant - Corporate in Brea, California at Danaher

Date Posted: 6/17/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: DEN000396

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:  Prepares and processes the journal entries necessary to provide an accurate accounting of the corporation’s financial position. Applies principles of accounting to analyze financial information and prepare financial reports by performing the following duties.


  • Compile and analyze financial information to prepare and/or review necessary journal entries for properly stated financial statements in accordance with GAAP and company policy.
  • Assist in month-end closing and ensure all financial reporting deadlines are met.
  • Analyze financial statements to determine trends, estimates, and significant changes to summarize and interpret the current and projected financial position of the company.  Communicate these findings through written narratives and oral presentations to management.
  • Oversee and ensure accuracy of monthly consolidation process.
  • Ensure overall SOX compliance for general accounting.
  • Assist in the preparation of reporting packages, as required, to comply with corporate financial reporting requirements and statutory regulations.
  • Prepare and/or review monthly account reconciliations for balance sheet accounts ensuring financial records are maintained in compliance with company policy.  Review, investigate, and resolve accounting errors, discrepancies, and reconciling items.
  • Make recommendations regarding the accounting of reserves, assets, and expenditures.
  • Document and coordinate the implementation of accounting systems and accounting control procedures and modify as necessary.
  • Assist with audit requests from internal and external auditors
  • Submit recommendations for improving the company’s accounting processes.
  • Special projects, ad-hoc reports, and analysis as required.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

Job Requirements


Education and/or Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance with 4+ years related experience and/or training.  
  • MBA and/or CPA preferred.  
  • Public audit experience a plus.


  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products (especially Excel).
  • Large company experience with sophisticated ERP system (Oracle and HFM a plus).
  • Working knowledge of GAAP and SOX.
  • Detail oriented with strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and do what it takes to meet deadlines.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • 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

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.