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Vice President, Corporate Controller in Westborough, Massachusetts at Pall

Date Posted: 4/12/2019

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Job ID: PAL003069

About Us

Pall Corporation is a global leader in high-tech filtration, separation, and purification, serving the diverse needs of customers across the broad spectrum of life sciences and industry.

Pall Life Sciences provides cutting-edge products and services to meet the demanding needs of customers discovering, developing and producing biotech drugs, vaccines, cell therapies and classic pharmaceuticals. Pall offers advanced medical technologies, which are often a patient’s last line of defense from dangerous pathogens. Pall’s food and beverage products provide critical protection from contaminants during various manufacturing steps.

Pall Industrial serves a diverse range of customers in the microelectronics, aerospace, fuels, petrochemical, chemical, automotive, and power generation industries. Pall is a key supplier to the innovative and demanding semiconductor and consumer electronics industries, and provides filtration products used in critical applications on commercial and military aerospace vehicles. Pall products are key to the reliability of industrial equipment. Pall’s engineered solutions help municipal and industrial customers address mounting water quality, scarcity and demand issues, and help energy companies maximize production and develop commercially successful next generation fuels.

Headquartered in Port Washington, New York, Pall has offices and plants throughout the world.

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Pall generates approximately $3 billion in worldwide sales and is part of the Life Sciences operating companies of Danaher Corporation (Corporate), a publicly listed company with a market capitalization in excess of $60 billion.  The Corporate Controller is responsible for providing global leadership, strategic insight, and oversight for all accounting and associated reporting activities for the Pall operating company (OpCo). Additionally, the Company Controller coordinates and consolidates the financial planning and reporting activities across the organization.  He/she is a member of the finance leadership team and the main person responsible for all technical (policies and procedures), reporting (processes, systems, and timeline) and compliance (audit and balance sheet reviews) aspects.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Primary accounting expert and leader, overseeing all OpCo accounting policies and procedures for a global business with revenues above $4B.
  • Evaluates alternatives, recommends and implements appropriate global accounting policy in the context of a publically listed SEC registrant independently and also in consultation with Corporate accounting and finance leadership, as necessary.
  • Provides accounting, finance and associated reporting leadership and expertise to high impact cross-functional projects (e.g., operations, commercial, shared services). Directs the resolution of complex or unusual business challenges.
  • Champions continuous improvement initiatives to enhance internal controls over financial reporting as well as budget and forecast accuracy on a consolidated basis.
  • Provides leadership and strategic insight on accounting and compliance in highly complex, global environments and directs global associates with respect to specific higher risk and judgmental areas of accounting and reporting.
  • Assesses and manages high risk, complex compliance environments to drive necessary change and improvement across OpCo.
  • Provides direct oversight to the corporate accounting team including all general ledger, cash management and revenue recognition activities.
  • Leads team responsible for Global Sarbanes Oxley compliance in accordance with parent company requirements.
  • Manages external and internal auditor relationships to facilitate completion of audit procedures in a timely and efficient manner. Leads, motivates and develops talent within the organization including, but not limited to, immediate direct reports by coaching, counseling, engaging, and evaluating associate performance.
  • Directs the activities of finance business partners supporting global functional leaders.
  • Identifies opportunities and drives projects to improve business processes and business support.
  • Establishes, implements, manages and monitors critical accounting and reporting processes and associated metrics. Protects assets by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing internal controls.
  • Supports Executive Leadership with special assignments, initiatives, and ad hoc reporting requirements.
  • Sets standards and drives financial compliance across the entire OpCo.
  • Influences Corporate and OpCo Leaders, and external business and industry leaders.
  • Ability to travel up to 20% of the time 

Job Requirements


Minimum Qualifications


Knowledge: Knowledge of financial accounting for complex multinational organization; strong strategic business acumen; change management and continuous improvement champion;

  • Skills: Strong interpersonal skills and ability to influence through creating followership; exceptional team leadership skills and ability to develop, engage, and evaluate team members
  • Certifications: CPA and MBA preferred
  • Education and Experience: Bachelor degree in accounting or finance with 15+ years’ experience; experience includes 7+ years managing people
    • Minimum of 5 years “Big firm” public accounting 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 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.
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