Senior Financial Analyst in Brea, California at Beckman Coulter Diagnostics

Date Posted: 8/13/2018

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Job ID: BEC011222

About Us

At Beckman Coulter, we are dedicated to advancing and optimizing the laboratory. For more than 80 years, we have been a trusted partner for laboratory professionals, helping to advance scientific research and patient care. We do challenging work on a global scale, and are invested in growing our associates’ careers. We embrace continuous improvement, and are passionate about moving science and healthcare forward.

We have a vital role at Beckman Coulter: our focus on innovation, reliability and efficiency has led us to become the partner of choice for clinical, research and industrial customers all over the world.

Beckman Coulter is a Danaher company, operating in two industries: Diagnostics and Life Sciences. 


Beckman Coulter develops, manufactures and markets products that simplify, automate and innovate complex biomedical testing. Our diagnostic systems are found in hospitals and other critical care settings around the world and 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. Beckman Coulter is an operating company of Danaher Corporation.

Beckman Coulter offers a broad array of comprehensive, competitive benefit programs that add value to associates and their family’s 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.

The North American Commercial Operations Finance team is seeking a Sr. Financial Analyst to partner with the sales team to grow revenue, win profitable, strategic business and achieve financial targets. The candidate will be responsible for supporting field sales personnel with profitability analysis, deal structure, pricing impacts and general business support activities to drive profitable growth. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support Field Sales with providing financial support and profit review of customer deals (Competitive and Base Business Protection)

  • Develop / maintain process measurement for pricing, provide insight on pricing opportunities and impacts to sales & finance management teams.

  • Integrates research, information, and trends into solutions to enhance the financial analytics to support the forecast. 

  • Data mining / mapping, connecting data in disparate systems, analysis and interpretation to support business decision(s).

  • Support various projects including interactions with NACO finance/accounting teams, Sales Ops and Commercial Sales teams. 

  • Takes initiative and partners with various functions in the organization to resolve issues, enhance systems, business processes as well as integrating research, information, and trends into solutions using DBS tools.

  • Provide financial support on special projects as prioritized by senior management

  • Cross-Train on key responsibilities with team members

  • Other projects and analyses as needed.

The candidate will have the opportunity to develop within a growing organization through challenging assignments in a team environment, and be actively engaged and have the ability to participate in special assignments designed to gather data and ultimately improve operational efficiencies.

The ideal candidate should be highly scalable, possess excellent analytical and communication skills, show strong financial systems knowledge and have the ability to work with a sense of focused urgency in a challenging and dynamic environment.

Job Requirements


  • Accounting and/or Finance Bachelor’s degree.

  • Prior successful experience and demonstrated comfort with supporting Sales organization and profitability analytics

  • Experience with data trends and able to manage large databases of information including data mining & mapping

  • Adept at utilizing computer productivity software gathering data from multiple sources and working with management to develop helpful reports

  • Excellent presentation, communication (both oral and written) and interpersonal skills.

  • Candidate must be detail oriented with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and projects and complete assignments quickly and accurately.

  • Must possess a high degree of initiative and resourcefulness in completing work assignments with limited guidance in a fast paced, ever-changing environment.

  • Strong to advanced MS Excel and Access skills as well as proficiency with all other Microsoft Office applications (Word and PowerPoint) required.

  • Previous experience with SAP/EPM, Oracle, OBIEE a plus.

If you believe your education and experience are in line with the position description and qualifications referred to above, and are motivated, energetic, and looking for a new and exciting opportunity, please submit your resume.

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.