Sr. Corporate Finance Manager - G&A and Consolidations in Sunnyvale, California at Cepheid

Date Posted: 7/15/2019

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Job ID: CEP003677

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).



    The Sr. Corporate Finance Manager is a key member of the Global Finance team, manages 1 Sr. Financial Analyst, and is responsible for timely and accurate budget submissions, financial forecasts, month-end close, management (internal) and corporate reporting as well the integrity of finance systems and processes.

    Additionally, the role partners with the leadership teams in Finance, HR, IT and Facilities in supporting sound business decision making by providing insightful financial analysis and recommendations to leadership, meaningful and accurate forecasting and explaining business results.

    A strong team player, the owner of this role brings business acumen, analytical power and a results and process improvement oriented mentality. Strong sense of integrity, good communication skills, great attention to detail and a proven ability to work with senior leadership across a worldwide organization are a must.

    This role will be instrumental in improving the management and corporate reporting processes, systems and analytics for their business partners, senior management at Cepheid and Danaher corporate.


    - Compiles the monthly forecasting and annual budgeting process, including the maintenance of the close/forecast and budget calendars.

    -  Consolidation and reporting of worldwide results.

    - Works with all business functions to analyze actual results versus expectations and build accurate future expectations.

    - Publishes monthly standard business performance reports and ad hoc analysis.

    - Defines and implements standard work processes to gain efficient and accurate financial reporting.

    - Performs financial results analysis to identify variations and trends that indicate possible exposures.

    - Provide leadership to improve global financial results in the areas of responsibility.

    - Successfully maintain key financial reporting applications and lead process improvement implementations.

    - Preparation, analysis and distribution of Danaher Corporate and internal management reports, including the Responsibility P&L, HC reporting, monthly Flash, Opex Flux analyses, working capital and the operating review package, with Level 1 KPIs and Core Value Drivers.

    - Design financial models and analyze historical, current, and projected financial data for use in planning, forecasting, and management decision making.

    - Coordinate monthly forecast of financial statements and statistics with various business functions for timely submission to Danaher Corporate (Forecasts, Budgets, Proforma and Strategic Plan).

    - Develop a regular cadence with business partners to review monthly actuals, analyzing forecast variances, update forecast, identifying trends and providing recommendations to drive forecast execution and accuracy. Deliver monthly reporting of headcount and spending.

    - Create, track and evaluate key business performance indicators.

    - Preparation of Consolidated Headcount and Capital Expenditures forecast for submission to Danaher Corporate.

    - Identify cost savings and process improvement opportunities and drive implementation.

    - Interface with the Accounting in support of general financial reporting requirements. Provide in-depth analytical support in annual audit of key business areas.

    - Full Balance Sheet forecasting.

    - Manage, coach and develop the Sr. Financial Analyst.

    - Drive focus with the direct report and with the global FP&A team by maintaining proper financial procedures, structure and controls (month-end close, accruals, etc).

    - Partner with the Tax team on Legal Entity EBT (earnings before tax) forecast submissions to Danaher corporate.

    - Create and maintain an environment of personal accountability that encourages ownership of issues and excellence in service.

    - Engage with the broader FP&A and Accounting community by initiating and supporting continuous process improvements including business systems and process improvement projects.

Job Requirements



  • Goal/results oriented team player with demonstrated success working effectively across all levels within the organization
  • Strong hands-on ERP, Data Warehouse and Consolidations & Reporting tool experience and business analysis (SAP, BPC, BW, Hyperion HFM experience preferred).
  • Advanced knowledge of financial and accounting theory as well as financial and statistical modeling techniques.
  • Experience managing and developing others, recognizes and develops talent – enjoys mentoring.
  • Strong team player with demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks in fast paced environment.
  • Proven experience working with confidential or sensitive information
  • Results oriented – has track record for delivery results, takes ownership and is accountable
  • Stretch oriented – embraces and thrives on challenge
  • Continuous improvement oriented – participates in Kaizens, has familiarity with lean principles and how to apply them to Finance value streams
  • Customer Service oriented – high sense of urgency
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office, including fluency with Excel Pivot Tables, macros and function formulas.
  • Bachelor's in Accounting, Finance, or related area required. MBA a plus.
  • Strong managerial, planning, organization and project management skills.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • At least 9 years of experience

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.