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Job ID :
66332BR
Location :
Costa Rica - Lagunilla
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Job Description

This role will be responsible for managing a team responsible for General Accounting activities inclusive of General Ledger, Chart of Accounts, Intercompany, Financial Reporting, Fixed Assets, Month end and Quarter end close, and Balance Sheet Reconciliations for business units supported by the NA Finance SSC. The objective of this role is to support the Manager of General Accounting and lead a General Accounting team to partner with the Thermo Scientific Finance organization in North America as well as other areas of Thermo Fisher Scientific to ensure that business objectives are sufficiently met.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support the Manager of General Accounting to ensure all deliverables are successfully achieved including operational performance, people management, and adherence to compliance requirements
  • Serve as an independent contributor for a component of the General Accounting function inclusive of General Ledger, Fixed Assets, Intercompany, Reconciliations, Month End and Quarter End Close, Statutory & Financial Reporting, and US GAAP General Ledger reporting
  • Assist the Manager of General Accounting as needed; participate in or lead special projects that require creative and analytical skills
  • Provide guidance to the GA accountants as needed
  • Understand the functionality, interfaces, and interdependencies of Thermo Fisher’s financial processes and systems; ensure the existence of adequate internal controls where necessary
  • Help drive the US GAAP reporting process through to timely & accurate submission
  • Provide insight to management on business performance through metrics within GL processes
  • Monitor and control activities related to GA processing system(s) to assure correct accounting reporting and system controls
  • Prepare reports of findings and recommendations to NA SSC leadership
  • Monitor the execution of period end financial close activities and meet all related deadlines
  • Prepare monthly journal entries as needed and serve as a SME to other GA colleagues
  • Facilitate quarterly Balance Sheet review meetings with sites
  • Handle accounting policy and procedure inquiries and ad hoc reporting and analysis requests; provide periodic customer / center training
  • Ensure customer needs and relationships are fulfilled and enhanced through proactive involvement and interaction
  • Develop and assist in automating processes utilizing innovative technical and processing solutions
  • Maintain complete and accurate standard operating procedures and support control documentation requirements (SOX) where required
  • Experience with SAP, JDE, Oracle preferred
  • Fluency in English Required

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelors’ Degree in Accounting or Finance, and CPA preferred
  • Minimum of 4 years of technical accounting required with practical experience of US GAAP and Statutory Accounting. Public accounting experience strongly preferred.
  • 2+ Supervisory experience required
  • Intercompany experience is desired
  • Strong organizational skills required to coordinate and manage multiple cross divisional work process and projects
  • Strong written and verbal skills enabling effective communication with management
  • Ability to operate independently and remain focused through change or uncertainty, and capable of handling multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously
  • Ability to analytically review and challenge statutory financial statements to ensure completeness, accuracy, adherence to accounting standards etc.
  • Demonstrated commitment to education and professional development
  • Proficiency in PC skills (MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint) required
  • Experience with JDE, SAP, Oracle preferred
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical thinking, and organizational skills

Non-Negotiable Hiring Criteria:

  • 4+ years of related-business experience; prior experience in Shared Services preferred
  • Minimum 2 years of management and supervisory experience
  • Proficiency in PC skills (MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Fluency in English

This position has not been approved for Relocation Assistance.
Residence Card will be required if you are not a Costa Rica citizen




Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.
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