Senior GL Accountant

York, England, gb
Company: Cepheid
Category: Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Published on 2021-07-31 06:07:38

Cepheid is a leading molecular diagnostics company that is dedicated to improving healthcare by developing, manufacturing, and marketing accurate yet easy-to-use molecular systems and tests. We develop and manufacture diagnostics tests that improve patient outcome all over the world.

We are currently seeking our next star to join us in the role as senior GL accountant in supporting the Accounting Manager activities, including Month End, Quarter End and Year End tasks for one or more specific entities. Project Management with a focus on the set-up of accounting processes for new entities.

Position Summary:

  • Establishes and maintains the general accounting reporting and practices for the organization.

  • Compiles and analyzes financial information to prepare and/or review necessary journal entries for properly stated ledgers and financial statements in accordance with regulations (e.g., GAAP) and company policy.

  • May perform bookkeeping or account management duties. Includes accounts payable, cost accounting, cash management and Controllers responsible for only accounting.


  • Journal Entries preparation Reconciliations of accounts

  • Prepare flux analysis and comment on variances

  • Support the external provider with the preparation of Statutory Accounts

  • Dealing with the Internal (SOX) and External Audits Responsible for equity grant accounting, payroll booking & related activities

  • Support global projects VAT and Tax preparation Fixed Assets accounting

  • Support US GAAP reporting and SOX compliance

  • Support the monthly close in accordance with US GAAP while ensuring proper maintenance of statutory financials. This includes interfacing with Corporate Accounting, with external accounting firms and the external auditors.

  • Support the EMEA Finance strategy of Operational Excellence and Continuous process Improvement

  • All tasks must be strictly performed within the International, Corporate and legal deadlines.


  • Complete all assigned and required training satisfactorily and on time
  • Ensure your associates attend and complete all required trainings satisfactorily and on time.


    ​Education and Experience (in years):

  • Bachelor’s degree with 5+ years of related work experience OR

  • Master’s degree in field with 3+ years of related work experience.

  • Audit firm experience a plus

  • Knowledge and skills:

  • Fluent in English and Swedish

  • SAP experience a plus

  • Microsoft Excel advanced user a plus

  • Knowledge of US GAAP is a plus

  • Accuracy - Attention to Detail

  • Teamwork – Good communication skills

  • Ability to work in an International environment

  • When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 69,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful tools and the stability of a tested organization.

    At Danaher, we value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve.Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.

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