Principal Cost Accountant
As a member of the Global Finance team, you’ll be on the forefront of key finance initiatives and gain exposure to a wide array of financial responsibilities. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to roll up your sleeves and join a team committed to driving value at a $3 billion global leader on the front lines of making our world a safer place. It takes strategic thinking and a drive for high performance, process simplification and financial accuracy. But if you can bring that, you can help make a real impact.
- Full Time
- Minimal Travel
We have found that the following traits and attributes help lead to a successful future in finance at PerkinElmer.
- Team player
Driving increased awareness on employee expectations, prioritizing career development and developing a deeper talent pipeline
Responsible for building a training library to further develop, expand and refine our financial skillsets and leadership capabilities
Technology & Process
Developing the desired technology roadmap for finance to streamline processes, enhance financial analysis and drive company results
Increasing the Finance community camaraderie, developing a “One Team” culture and engaging employees through more than just work
I never thought I would learn as much as I have over the past year. I attribute this to my peers and senior leadership, without whom would not have been possible. I’m so grateful to be working in a company with a culture that promotes career development and collaboration.
*Rewards may differ based on the location.
Medical, Dental and Vision
Dependent Care FSA
Health and Wellness Programs
Paid Holidays and
Life and Disability
ResponsibilitiesLocation(s) Shelton, Connecticut Status Regular Job ID JR-023410
Imagine a world where you could detect health issues sooner to treat them more effectively. Where food and water are always safe, even in remote corners of the earth. And where scientific and medical research are enhanced to solve the greatest challenges of our times. At PerkinElmer, we imagine this world every day. Then, we innovate and collaborate to make it happen everywhere.
Our dedicated team of about 14,000 employees worldwide, pioneers scientific technologies for better detection, imaging, and informatics to help our customers work to create healthier families, improve the quality of life, and sustain the well-being and longevity of people globally.
If you are seeking a meaningful, impactful, and stimulating career, look no further.
As an integral member of the Global Operations Finance team, the Principal Cost Accountant and Inventory Management will be responsible for developing and driving insights and analytics for the Operations Financial Planning and Analysis group and working closely with our manufacturing sites around the world. This role will engage directly with the business unit teams to deliver actionable reporting that will help drive overall performance.
Partnering with the Director of Global Inventory and Corporate Financial Planning and Analysis to report and analyze global inventory
Developing and maintaining all cost accounting for US non-manufacturing Other Cost of Goods Sold (OCOGS) activities
Standardizing Global Operations finance processes to include (but not limited to): reporting practices, cost accounting, and product costing.
Leading and supporting the teams’ inventory and non-manufacturing Annual Operating Plan (AOP) process
Collaborating with team members, business partners, and the controllership organization to ensure that financial procedures and methods are followed properly
Reporting to local/global management of any factors which may potentially endanger integrity and/or may have impact of achieving pre-defined organizational goals
Coordinating with other functions to ensure goal alignment within PerkinElmer (e.g. Corporate FP&A, Inventory, Global Ops US sites: Shelton, Boston, Hopkinton, non-manufacturing).
Engaging team members for collaboration with key internal stakeholders (local/global).
Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities of this job at any time.
Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Accounting or Finance with 8+ years’ experience in Finance or Master’s degree in Business Management, Accounting or Finance with 4+ years’ experience.
Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Accounting or Finance with 5+ years’ experience in corporate finance for a multi-national, matrixed organization
Experience in manufacturing environment is strongly preferred
Possesses a strong sense of ethics and high level of integrity
Strategic thinker, self-starter with strong sense of ownership, bias for action and results, always driving improvements, simplification & transparency
Ability to prioritize, manage expectations, and deliver on commitments
Ability to communicate, partner, and influence both cross-functionally and in a matrixed environment across all levels of the organization
Executive presence and ability to work closely with the senior leadership team in a fast-paced environment
Must be an analytical thinker with excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to adapt to changing priorities and deadlines
High attention to detail and accuracy of information
Familiarity with Netsuite, HFM, Essbase, TIBCO Spotfire, Salesforce and OpenAir a plus
PerkinElmer is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, or veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law. PerkinElmer is committed to a culturally diverse workforce.
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