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Thermo Fisher Scientific Division Controller in Hillsboro, Oregon

When you're part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you'll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you'll be supported in achieving your career goals.

How will you make an impact?

The Division Controller will lead a team of 5 direct reports in North America and Europe with matrix reporting structure to provide leadership to other regional shared services controllership and accounting teams globally.

What will you do?

  • Effectively build, lead and manage a high-performing team that leverages world class tools and processes to drive profitable growth in an adequately controlled environment and in compliance with company policy

  • Drives the development and execution of strategies to improve controllership efficiencies, effectiveness, and scalability, including the development and execution of policy, process, and system changes

  • Collaborate with Corporate technical accounting teams to perform technical accounting research on complex issues to ensure proper accounting treatment

  • Provide guidance and approval on large or complex transactions/agreements/deals to ensure compliance with US GAAP and company policies, with clear communication on business implication

  • Collaborate closely with Corporate Global Business Services team to develop and optimize regional/country shared service strategy to drive operational and platform efficiency

  • Effectively manage division month end close process and ERP systems across regions/sites/entities to ensure accurate and timely results that are in accordance with US GAAP and the Thermo Fisher accounting policy

  • Effectively manage and continuously improve efficiency and data integrity of Division ERP/financial reporting systems across regions/sites/entities

  • Provide leadership and oversight of the work performed by the accounting teams supporting division in regional and country shared services centers and ensure adequate control, consistency in policy application, and continuous improvement in operational efficiency

  • Identify and lead cross functional initiatives to drive process improvement and improve Division/Group scalability

How will you get here?


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance and CA/CPA or equivalent designation


  • 10 years of progressive accounting/finance leadership experience with a combination of public accounting and industry experience

  • Experience in leading a diverse global financial month-end close in an accurate and timely manner while maintaining a strong control environment

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Strong leadership skills with demonstrated success in attracting, recruiting, retaining, developing, coaching, and inspiring a global team with high-potential talents

  • Strong knowledge of U.S. GAAP with demonstrated advanced accounting and technical skills including experience with complex revenue arrangements

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills with ability to confidently present complex information to all levels of the organization are required.

  • Ability to thrive in a large, fast-pace, matrixed, international organization and proven history of leading cross functional/country teams to build organizational relationships with customers, peers and operating partners across functions & geographies.

  • Prior experience and expertise in working with financial software such as SAP, Hyperion Financial Management and Hyperion Enterprise

  • Ability to drive continuous improvement with a successful track record of optimizing processes with excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to set appropriate priorities with multiple projects and execute them successfully

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 75,000 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.

Apply today!

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, veteran status, age or disability status.