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Finance Director – North America

Danaher Group

This is a Full-time position in Loveland, CO posted April 2, 2021.

From the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Danaher and its  operating companies  have been in the fight, innovating solutions for testing, treatment, and vaccine development. As our teams have been dedicated to this important work, there’s nothing more essential to us than their safety and well-being. We are more committed than ever to our shared purpose—Helping Realize Life’s Potential—and growing our team remains critical. We are hiring for roles across the company and around the world. 

Learn more about Danaher’s response to the pandemic here .

Hach Location Loveland, Colorado, United States of America Category Finance & Accounting Job Id R1133802

The Finance Director North America (NAM) is responsible for directing the forecasting, budgeting and financial analysis in North America. The position is further responsible for providing financial leadership, guidance and assistance to all functional leaders and locations. This includes conducting financial and business analyses to identify potential problems and recommended solutions, preparing/supporting the development of annual strategic plans and financial budgets, as well as driving working capital and productivity improvements.


  • Work closely with functional and business unit leaders in conducting detailed financial and business analyses to identify potential problems, determine root causes and recommend appropriate solutions
  • Develop and maintain forecasting processes that accurately predict future performance and motivate actions to insure it hits agreed-upon target
  • Develop and maintain functional and business unit reporting processes that accurately describe the performance of key business and financial parameters
  • Lead financial portion of the strategic planning process, ensure that results from initiative are properly scoped, presented, tracked and reported
  • Generate the annual financial budget
  • Submission of accurate financial statements that are in compliance with US GAAP and DHR accounting practices
  • Drive the use of DBS and continuous improvement within the NAM Finance Organization

Internal Control Systems

  • Collaborates with the Accounting and Controllership team to develop and maintain appropriate internal controls

People Development/Process Improvement

  • Develop financial personnel to grow professionally, ensuring sufficient opportunities are created to enable career development within Hach and across Danaher
  • Contributes to improving transactional and closing processes from a time, accuracy and productivity perspective

Working Capital Reduction

  • Provide leadership, direction and processes to global operating unit leaders to drive significant WC improvements
  • Monitor Working Capital improvement results and, where appropriate, insure that effective countermeasures are developed and implemented
  • Accurate and timely consolidation and analysis of NAM operating unit actual results and variance to forecast/budget
  • Minimize surprises through effective prevention and early communication


  • Assist in the financial evaluation of potential acquisition targets
  • Lead financial due diligence for target acquisitions
  • Assist the integration process for “back office” functions


  • Reports to the Hach VP Finance, CFO
  • Direct a small Financial Planning and Analysis team
  • Partners with Hach Group Finance and Water Quality Finance leadership


  • Ability to prioritize on a real time basis
  • Be able to have influence peers, subordinates and superiors
  • Analyze complicated issues and boil down to the key points, develop action plans and implement
  • Must have strong managerial courage – ability to make the tough decision and to not be overly sensitive (thick-skinned), be able to effectively play catch ball (idea/issue back and forth discussion) and think on their feet
  • Will display and operate in a way that never compromises Ethics and integrity, and will be non-political in all dealings and operate with very high levels of transparency


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting
  • CPA/MBA preferred
  • 5 to 10 years of increasing responsibility in various accounting and finance roles
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage financial activities in a global and matrix organization
  • Ability to effectively partner and influence senior level cross-functional teams
  • Ability to drive alignment and trade-off decisions across the organization
  • Experience in implementation of financial accounting systems is a plus
  • Strong analytical/problem solving skills, strategic thinking and a command of the details
  • Guide, motivate, and develop direct and indirect teams
  • Ability to deal with conflict, and manage expectations
  • Ability to work independently and solve complex problems
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience with Oracle, HFM, OneStream, and similar software a plus
  • Accepts and embraces a stretch culture environment with a positive can-do attitude

What makes this opportunity great? Let us tell you…

You help us ensuring water quality for people around the world!

You work in a collaborative culture that values a diverse set of backgrounds and perspectives while emphasizing teamwork and a good sense of partnership

Development and Career Opportunities within Danaher

Our team of associates is passionate about achieving great results for our customers

Ability to fully use your breadth and depth of experience; no pigeonhole here!

And there is a lot of great work happening; it is always busy.

Diversity & Inclusion

At Danaher, we are dedicated to building and sustaining a truly diverse and inclusive culture. These are not just words on a page—Diversity and Inclusion is a top priority for the company, and it ties deeply to each of our core values.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available here .

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Category Finance & Accounting Posted Date 03/03/2021

Location Loveland, Colorado, United States of America Category Finance & Accounting Posted Date 03/03/2021

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