Bruker Corporation

  • Senior Corporate Accountant - Life Sciences

    Job Locations US-MA-Billerica
    Posted Date 5 months ago(7/17/2018 4:54 PM)
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    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    As one of the world’s leading analytical instrumentation companies, Bruker covers a broad spectrum of advanced solutions in all fields of research and development. All our systems and instruments are designed to improve safety of products, accelerate time-to-market and support industries in successfully enhancing quality of life. We’ve been driving innovation in analytical instrumentation for 50 years now. Today, worldwide more than 6,000 employees are working on this permanent challenge, at over 70 locations on all continents.


    New opportunity for a Senior Corporate Accountant to join the Accounting Operations Team based in Billerica, MA.

    This is a full-time regular position reporting to the Director of Accounting Operations.


    This role includes global coordination and preparation of the Company’s internal financial reports and preparation of consolidated financial statements with related analyses. Externally reported financial statements and disclosures are prepared in compliance with GAAP, SEC regulations, and company policies and procedures.  The role interacts effectively with Global Finance teams to provide guidance on accounting and financial reporting matters. 



    Key member of the Finance team working to streamline and shorten the close and reporting cycle and harmonize global processes throughout the regional finance organization.

    Become a vital contributor to the monthly and quarterly closing and consolidation process. Identify ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of consolidation and external financial reporting and lead process improvement initiatives.


    • Consolidation of the worldwide financial statements and other operating data for actual, budget, and forecast purposes. Maintain the consolidation working papers, and the adjusting and elimination entries. Analyze monthly business unit financial statements and other related correspondence included in consolidated financial data. 
    • Work closely with the Business, Global Financial Services, Treasury, Tax, and Financial Reporting and Planning functions to ensure the quality, accuracy and consistency of the financial data reported in the general ledger and consolidation system. 
    • Coordinate and prepare the financial and statistical data utilized in the: Annual Report; SEC 10-Q and 10-K filings, cash flow statements, quarterly Board of Directors package, flux analyses and financial reports to shareholders and investors; and monthly financial reporting package.
    • Work effectively across the company’s functional organizations. Promote effective lateral communication and coordination across groups, both internal and external to the Finance function, to improve efficiency and achieve desired results. 
    • Ensure that all reports comply with applicable FASB and SEC regulations, professional standards, and organization policies. Prepare and assist with applicable government reports.
    • Assist in the quarterly and annual audit of the consolidated financial information with the external auditors.
    • Research and resolve various accounting and SEC reporting issues and questions that arise at the corporate and group levels.
    • Conduct financial studies and analyses as requested by management and further improve the quality of information collected in the month-end closing process.
    • Perform other duties as required.


    • Bachelors’ Degree in Accounting or Finance required.  CPA or Master Degree preferred.
    • Minimum 5 – 7 years of related experience specifically with multi-tiered consolidations.
    • Expert current knowledge of US GAAP accounting and auditing standards, regulatory requirements, and company accounting policies and practices. 
    • Strong business analysis, financial planning and reporting skills with ability to generate business insights that add measurable value. Knowledge of current trends in finance and functional best-practices related to position responsibilities.
    • Excellent workload prioritization, resource management, and project management skills. Develops and manages processes that are effective and efficient.
    • Excellent verbal, written, computer, technical, and proposal communication and presentation skills, including fluent English, advanced MS Office Suite proficiency.
    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a matrix environment, and capable of gaining commitment and coordinated action for initiatives.
    • Maintain effective working relationships across the company, at divisional, functional, and corporate levels
    • Proven adaptive capability and demonstrated familiarity with organizational change.
    • Operates at the highest standards of business ethics, honesty, and personal integrity.
    • Experience with consolidated financial systems preferred (BPC, Hyperion, Cognos), both internal and external financial reporting and consolidated financial analysis.
    • Excellent verbal, written, computer, and interpersonal communication and presentation skills.
    • Valid Driver License in good standing, issued by resident state required.
    • U.S. Citizenship or U.S. Permanent Resident status required.
    • Maintain a valid passport with flexibility for domestic and international travel.


    May be required to pass security clearance investigation.Bruker Corporation offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package including medical, dental, 401(k), paid vacation, holidays, and tuition assistance (as applicable).


    Bruker is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.


    Certain positions at Bruker require compliance with export control laws and as a result, all interviewed candidates for all positions will be screened pre-interview to determine their eligibility in light of export control restrictions.  


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