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Senior Accounting Manager – Global Reporting & Compliance in Brea, California at Beckman Coulter Diagnostics

Date Posted: 1/13/2019

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Job ID: BEC013585

About Us

Beckman Coulter develops, manufactures and markets products that simplify, automate and innovate complex biomedical testing. Our diagnostic systems, found in hospitals and other critical care settings around the world, produce information used by physicians to diagnose disease, make treatment decisions and monitor patients. Scientists use our life science research instruments to study complex biological problems including causes of disease and potential new therapies or drugs. More than 275,000 Beckman Coulter systems operate in both diagnostics and life sciences laboratories on all seven continents. For 80 years, our products have been making a difference in peoples’ lives by improving the productivity of medical professionals and scientists, supplying critical information for improving patient health and reducing the cost of care.
Beckman Coulter 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. Check out our benefits. We think you'll like what you see.
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Beckman Coulter 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.


The Senior Accounting Manager – Global Reporting & Compliance will be a world-class finance professional who will support leading the organization through continuous transformational change. This individual will be responsible for supporting the global accounting and reporting function with particular emphasis on the associated financial compliance activities for the Beckman Coulter operating company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Danaher Corporation. He/she will be a member of the Beckman Coulter finance leadership team and will further strengthen the existing management infrastructure.
  • Leads all financial compliance activities for a complex, global (>$4B) business in consultation with the Global Controller and supports the global accounting and reporting functions.
  • Evaluates alternatives, determines, and implements appropriate global financial compliance strategy and policy in the context of a publicly listed SEC registrant.
  • Researches and provides consultation on reporting, accounting and compliance matters in highly complex, global environments
  • Primary responsibility for global Sarbanes Oxley compliance in accordance with parent company requirements.
  • Coordinates and monitors results of financial compliance programs.
  • Develops, recommends and implements programs to enhance the global financial controls environment.
  • Assesses and manages high risk, complex environments to support change and process improvement across the organization.
  • Provide reporting, accounting and compliance support and expertise to high impact global projects spanning multiple business functions and areas (e.g., operations, commercial, shared services)
  • Leads, motivates and develops talent within the organization including, but not limited to, immediate direct reports by coaching, counselling, and evaluating associate performance.
  • Interfaces with external and internal auditors to ensure support is provided to facilitate completion of audit procedures in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Identifies, recommends and actively participates in business process improvement opportunities.
  • Protects assets by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing internal controls.
  • Supports Senior Leadership with ad hoc financial reporting requests and compliance matters.

Job Requirements



  • Bachelor’s degree with 14+ years of experience, experience includes 4+ years managing people
  • Certifications: CPA required
  • Knowledge of financial accounting for complex multinational organization; strong business acumen
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to influence; strong team leadership skills and ability to develop and evaluate team


  • Minimum of 5 years “Big firm” public accounting experience preferred

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 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% over 20 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.