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Job ID :
57754BR
Location :
US - Massachusetts - Waltham
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Job Description

How you’ll make an impact
When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work that supports a powerful mission. With revenues of $20 billion and a track record of stability and consistent growth, we’re uniquely able to give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

What you’ll do
As a Manager of Technical Accounting you will work closely with the Senior Director, Technical Accounting in addressing technical accounting issues including revenue recognition, inventory, long-lived assets, transaction structuring, accounting for treasury, real estate and restructuring transactions, adoption of new standards, acquisition accounting, due diligence, and support of finance operations in application of US GAAP. Other responsibilities include drafting quarterly hot topic newsletters for the broader finance team, periodic site visits to conduct operational reviews and training field personnel in revenue recognition and other US GAAP developments. In addition you will assist in the following areas:

  • Controllership
    • Assist in developing/deploying training materials for field finance team
    • Assist in drafting quarterly newsletter for world-wide finance team and coordinate distribution
    • Assist in responding to questions relating to Approval Authority Matrix
    • Coordinate distribution of and assist in reviewing representation letters
  • Accounting Principles
    • Track field inquiries to help identify clarifications to accounting policies and emerging business issues
    • Research accounting issues and transactions
    • Assist with analysis and implementation of new accounting pronouncements including project management responsibilities
  • New Lease Standard
    • Assist in analysis and project management required for transition to new standard
  • Consultations
    • Gather facts relating to field inquiries re: application of GAAP and assist with responses
      • Revenue recognition, cost accounting, license agreements, general inquiries
    • Draft memoranda where necessary
  • M&A (in collaboration with Finance Director; Acquisitions/Divestitures)
    • Assist with opening balance sheet
  • Financial Reporting
    • Support external reporting effort during quarterly close
  • FP&A
    • Support FP&A in matters requiring technical expertise or collaborative effort
  • Other teams
    • Collaborate on ad hoc projects with other functional teams, including:
      • Treasury
      • Real Estate
      • Operations
      • Legal

How you’ll get here

  • Bachelors degree in Accounting
  • Certified Public Accountant (current active or inactive license)
  • 5+ years of either relevant public accounting (working with life sciences or technology companies) or public company experience in technical accounting
  • In-depth understanding of US GAAP
  • Strong project management skills
  • Experience with complex, multinational enterprises preferred
  • Excel expertise with advanced knowledge of pivots, charts, and formulas
  • Ability to develop high levels of credibility and forge strong professional relationships with peers, and upper management
  • Self-motivated with a bias for action
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Experience with Hyperion or other financial databases preferred.


At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 65,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. 


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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