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Senior Accountant

Company: Green Job Crawler
Location: Sterling
Posted on: February 14, 2020

Job Description:

OTT HydroMet delivers valuable insights for experts in water and weather applications. Proudly formed from seven strong brands: OTT, Lufft, Kipp & Zonen, SUTRON, ADCON, HYDROLAB and MeteoStar, OTT HydroMet offers the combined strength and expertise of leaders in the water quality, quantity, surface weather, solar radiation measurement and telemetry fields with over 500 years of combined experience. OTT HydroMet, as part of the Water Platform, is a proud Danaher company. If you thrive in making a positive impact on the world in a high-expectations environment where challenging the status quo and driving continuous improvement is the way of life - then we are the company for you. We are seeking a Senior Accountant for our US Hydromet location who is passionate about continuous process improvement, eager to work in a diverse, global team, and ready to grow and thrive in a dynamic environment. Make a difference - join us and contribute to our important work helping protect lives and the environment. POSITION SUMMARY This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic, world-class organization with significant opportunities for personal growth. The critical overall goals of this position are to ensure proper oversight, transparency, and accounting over the Companys project business, assist the US Controller in maintaining revenue recognition controls and perform general accounting duties as described in more detail below. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Project Accounting + Oversee the Companys project accounting to ensure proper treatment of multiple element arrangements, proper timing and value of revenue recognition, and proper classification and accounting of advanced customer receipts (milestone billings). + Provide visibility and proper accounting controls over project WIP valuations and project margins. Ensure project leaders have clear cost targets and visibility to spending against targets. + Participate in monthly P&L forecast to inform timing and value of project revenue recognition and margins. + Manage transactional activity in the local ERP to ensure projects are properly closed and accounted for in the sub and general ledgers. + Partner with Sales and Project leaders to influence negotiations of large contracts, drawing particular attention to critical rev rec milestones. Advise potential contract amendments. General Accounting + Participate in the month-end and year-end close processes, ensuring reported balances comply with requirements under US GAAP and the Danaher Accounting Policy. + Particpate in the monthly reconciliation process, ensuring reconciliations are complete and accurate and properly documented with electronic audit evidence. Ensure balance sheet risk is communicated, transparent and minimized. + Generate daily customer invoices, ensuring revenue is only recognized in accordance with agreed-upon INCO delivery terms. + Administer and manage the Companys US Bank credit card program. + Maintain the fixed asset sub and general ledgers. Support capital expenditure proposals by analyzing proposed projects for NPV, ROI and payback period. Evaluate proposals in light of business strategy, and recommend go or no-go. + Support SOX and other internal control processes by enforcing local policies. + Participate in annual balance sheet reviews of OTT and other Water Quality Group entities. Process Improvement + Utilize DBS to drive continuous improvement within Finance & Accounting. + Participate in business improvement initiatives impacting margins, DSO, DPO & costs + Challenge existing processes, systems and reports to drive improved business performance CRITICAL COMPETENCIES Charts The Course + Utilizes critical thinking to eliminate complexity in our local processes. Streamlines internal value streams to maximize our return on time. + Effectively copes with change and deals with ambiguity present over extended periods of time. + Doesnt let perfect get in the way of better unafraid to innovate and fail, with the ultimate ability to learn from mistakes to drive process improvement. + Prioritizes quickly to focus on the critical few to drive positive results. + Willing and able to move out of ones comfort zone and not afraid of standing alone. + Does not accept that the long-standing way of doing business is the only way. QUALIFICATIONS + Bachelors degree or international equivalent in accounting is required. + Minimum of 2 years experience in project accounting (POC and/or Completed Contract) required. + A Minimum of 2 years experience in an international matrix organization is strongly preferred. + Knowledge and experience with SOX controls are strongly preferred. + CPA or CMA is strongly preferred. Audit background is strongly preferred. + Minimum 2 years experience with AR and/or AP is a plus. + Experience in a changing/fast-growing environment is a plus. + Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel is a plus. + Experience with BAAN, Infor-LN, HFM, LucaNet, or similar software is a plus. + Experience with BlackLine is a plus. + Excellent oral and written communication skills are a plus. Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The EEO is the Law poster is available here.

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