Senior GL Accountant in Sunnyvale, California at Cepheid

Date Posted: 5/14/2018

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Job Description

Job ID: CEP001074

About Us

At Cepheid, we are passionate about improving healthcare through faster, more accurate diagnostic tests. With our GeneXpert® System, we’ve taken the most sophisticated molecular technology and packaged it into an automated, easy-to-use format that has quickly become the platform of choice worldwide. From the largest laboratories to small physician offices, our game-changing solution delivers critical answers when clinicians and patients need them most. Through strong molecular biology capabilities and ongoing product innovation, we are focused on developing tests for healthcare-associated infections, sexual health, critical infectious disease, virology, and oncology applications. Come join our vision for a better way and help make life better for us all! For more details, visit us at or follow us on Twitter (@CepheidNews).


Job Summary

The Senior GL Accountant reports into the Accounting Manager. This position will be responsible for tracking all cash account activity, maintaining prepaid and intangible schedules and recording accurate monthly amortization, and maintaining deferred rent schedules and reporting monthly deferred rent amortization. The ideal candidate would have extensive experience in general ledger accounting with a firm emphasis on attention to detail. This role requires the candidate to have good technical skills and practice analytical thinking. You will need to have the ability to effectively communicate your work clearly with various groups.

Job Responsibilities

  • Actively participate in the monthly close process, including working independently on preparing journal entries, monthly accruals, and account reconciliations for assigned areas of responsibility

  • Track all daily cash account activity and investigate and resolve any discrepancies. Record required journal entries and perform monthly reconciliations. 

  • Maintain prepaid, intangible and non-current schedules and record accurate monthly amortization.

  • Responsible for updating and maintaining accurate deferred rent schedules and recording monthly deferred rent amortization.

  • Responsible for ensuring completeness of Month end JE listing and Balance Sheet reconciliations.

  • Assist  Manager in the preparation for audits including verification of transactions; ensure adequate documentation and preparation of schedules

  • Assist with special projects related to year-end reporting and tax etc.

  • Extract and prepare ad hoc reports for management as needed.

  • Demonstrate and maintain a positive customer service focus to both internal and external customers.

  • Ensure SOX compliance by adhering to internal control requirements, and maintaining updated documentation

Job Requirements


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required, CPA a plus
  • 5+ years of accountant/analyst experience
  • Strong verbal and written skills along with solid interpersonal skills
  • Excellent analytical & problem-solving skills including knowledge of GAAP and sound understanding of financial statement mechanics.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy is a must
  • Ability to multi-task and thrive in a fast-paced growing environment
  • Ability to understand issues, demonstrate resourcefulness and pro-actively resolve problems and manage multiple projects in a timely manner.
  • Strong analytical & problem-solving skills to research and resolve inquiries and respond in a timely manner.
  • Solid organizational skills: task prioritization and effective time management.
  • Proficient in Excel with advanced experience using Functions, Pivot tables and V-Lookups
  • SAP and BPC experience preferred.

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 62,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $16.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #133 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,300% 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.