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Principal Cost Accountant

Shelton, Connecticut

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

Success Profile

We have found that the following traits and attributes help lead to a successful future in finance at PerkinElmer.

  • Analytical
  • Detail-oriented
  • Entrepreneurial
  • Leadership
  • Team player
  • Influential

Our Culture

  • People

    Driving increased awareness on employee expectations, prioritizing career development and developing a deeper talent pipeline

  • Value Creation

    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

  • Finance Community

    Increasing the Finance community camaraderie, developing a “One Team” culture and engaging employees through more than just work

Employee Quote

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.

Christian Borelli, Financial Analyst, Corporate FP∓A


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Paid Holidays and
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Location(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. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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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