Cost Accountant
Danaher - Sunnyvale, CA

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OPCO Description

Molecular Devices, LLC provides one of the widest ranges of bioanalytical systems for life science and drug discovery research available from a single supplier. Our systems are built on proprietary technology platforms that deliver high performance, flexibility, and reliability. By joining Molecular Devices, you will work with best-in-class people who share a common purpose - to be our customers' first choice for innovative systems, tools, and support that advance both basic and applied life science discovery.


Support daily transaction activities for both the Manufacturing Operations and Service teams, including performing weekly cycle counts in the warehouse

Perform month end close activities associated with the Cost Accounting function, including spending and variance analyses, Gross Margin analyses, journal entries and balance sheet reconciliations

Monthly preparation of royalty summaries for open license agreements

Quarterly and Annual audit requirements

Drive annual cost roll process across worldwide manufacturing sites

Adhoc analyses as required based on business activities

Process and procedure documentation preparation and updates


BS in Finance and Accounting

8 years experience in a detailed manufacturing cost accounting environment

Oracle R12 (Noetix) query writing and Hyperion modeling experience required

Advanced skills in Excel, Access database, Hyperion and Oracle 11i required

Personal Characteristics

§ Results oriented – has track record for delivery results, takes ownership and is accountable

§ Self motivated – embraces and thrives on challenge

§ Multi-tasker - ability to manage multiple priorities at all times, communicate schedules and deliverable targets, and meet deadlines

§ 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

Danaher Overview

Molecular Devices is part of the Life Sciences & Diagnostics segment of Danaher Corporation. Danaher is a science and technology leader that designs, manufactures, and markets innovative products and services to professional, medical, industrial, and commercial customers. Our premier brands are among the most highly recognized in each of the markets we serve. The Danaher Business System provides a foundation to our 59,000 associates around the world, serving customers in more than 125 countries. In 2011, we generated $16.1 billion of revenue. For more information please visit our website:



Molecular Devices

Job Function


Finance / Accounting

Primary Location


North America-United States-CA-Sunnyvale






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