This position leads continuous improvement initiatives, ensuring Hach maintains world-class financial processes and controls through examination and evaluation of internal control for business processes.
Findings will be communicated to management with his / her recommendations for improvements and through partnership with the regional Finance team, process improvement will be realized.
This is a high-visibility role, working closely with Hach senior leaders and business unit managers, as well as parent company (Danaher) personnel.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Design and perform and / or direct annual audits and balance sheet reviews for Hach regional locations
Review and perform periodic self-assessments of business processes to identify potential risks / control weaknesses and improvement opportunities.
Design and align on actions to mitigate those risks / control weaknesses for effective and efficient business processes and work with country finance leaders for timely execution of those
Implement best-in-class financial processes and controls across Hach’s operations
Provide support and follow-up on the closure of audit issues, including monthly updates with Country Controllers and Country Managers
Review business units’ Anti-Corruption Self Assessments and actively work with Hach’s Legal Department to develop ACP policies and programs
Drive global financial compliance activities with Country Controllers and Hach Corporate team
Drive the implementation of new accounting policies and standards, review and implementation of country level revenue recognition policies in the region.
Be the go-to team member for technical accounting questions for the region.
Execute special projects as may be required such as investigations etc.
Provide periodic training, guidance and education to finance and cross functional teams on compliance activities like updated corporate policies, revenue recognition memos etc.
Drives the use of DBS / Lean Management Tools and continuous improvement within the Finance organization and the business
Challenges existing processes, systems, reports, data analysis and outputs and implements necessary changes to create a best in class control environment
Reports to the Hach Global Controller
Partners with Regional and Operating Company leadership and with Regional Finance and Accounting teams
9+ years’ experience in audit / control advisory experience, or equivalent
Experience with a Big 4 accounting firm, or equivalent, a plus
Strong in general accounting, auditing and financial analysis; ability to implement best-in-class practices
Strong understanding of SOX Compliance
Knowledge of Accounting Standards & US GAAP
Strong interpersonal skills; able to serve as a business partner
Proficiency in financial analysis; able to identify variations and trends that indicate possible exposures and the need for countermeasures
Ability to write in a clear, concise, organized, and convincing manner for the intended audience. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients and customers
Ability to work independently with minimum supervision, as well as in a team environment. Ability to adapt to a dynamic and changing work environment and work in cross-functional teams.
Analytical / problem solving : Excellent organizational, consultative, analytical and problem-solving skills. Detail Oriented.
Self-Management : Strong leadership / management skills with the ability to influence others. Results-oriented.
Demonstrated ability to build productive relationships with all levels of management.
Willingness to travel (20% - 30% of the time)