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Assistant Controller

Company: Bruker
Location: Billerica
Posted on: May 26, 2023

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Assistant Controller

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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 60 years now. Today, worldwide more than 7,500 employees are working on this permanent challenge, at over 90 locations on all continents.


New opportunity with the Bruker Corporate Finance Team for an Assistant Corporate Controller. Will serve as a key member of the Controllership Team and assist the Corporate Controller with responsibility for leadership and overall execution in managing the External and Internal Financial Reporting, Technical Accounting, Internal Controls, Revenue Recognition and Consolidation functions of the Company.

  • Maintain thorough and current understanding of US GAAP: remains current with emerging accounting, reporting and disclosure standards. Implements new accounting pronouncements as necessary.
  • Assist in maintaining oversight of internal controls program to ensure effectively designed and operating internal controls over financial reporting.
  • Involvement in overseeing revenue recognition group and initiate process changes to improve the accuracy of revenue recognition.
  • Closely interact with Global Controlling Finance Teams, Regional Shared Services Centers, Treasury, Tax, Financial Reporting and Planning Teams, including cross functional teams outside of finance and accounting including Corporate HR, IT, Internal Audit, external auditors and third-party consultants to ensure the quality, accuracy and consistency of the financial data reported in the general ledger and consolidation systems.
  • Assist global finance teams with acquisition accounting, post-acquisition integration including implementation of financial systems and provide training and guidance on Corporate Accounting Policies including internal controls compliance requirements.
  • Assist with initiating and implementing process changes to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the Corporate Accounting and Finance functions.
  • Assist with coordinating, facilitating and submission of relevant audit support documentation to external auditors as it relates to the completion of quarterly reviews and annual audits of the Company's consolidated financial statements.
  • Provide input to the Company's chart of accounts including reporting hierarchies to support proper management and external SEC reporting requirements.
  • Assist with maintenance of a clear, well-coordinated and efficient closing process.
  • Assist with preparing the annual 10K, quarterly 10Qs and reviewing the Company's consolidated financial statements to ensure compliance with US GAAP and Corporate Accounting policies.
  • Assist with preparation of presentation materials for the executive management or Board of Directors.
  • Management responsibilities including professional development, performance appraisals using the finance competency model, and employee counseling.
  • Assigns project work and reviews workload for direct reports.
  • Manage staff by establishing goals that will increase knowledge and skill levels, and by delegating tasks commensurate with skill level.
  • Continuously maintains a high-performing team and actively develops and mentors direct reports and contributes to the development of future finance leaders.
  • Perform other duties as required.


    • Bachelor Degree in Accounting or Finance required. Master Degree preferred. CPA with 8-10+ years progressive accounting and finance work experience in public accounting (with big 4 preferred)
    • Minimum 10 years work experience leading a corporate accounting function which includes directing monthly close process for a US based publicly traded company with global manufacturing operations, including minimum of 5+ years work experience in a management position
    • Demonstrated experience using a large-scale ERP System and financial consolidation system required
    • Experience leading dynamic and solid-growth environments with varying business requirements
    • Proven ability to research and evaluate complex accounting transactions and issues to determine proper accounting treatment and disclosure.
    • Extensive knowledge of US GAAP including revenue recognition with strong knowledge and understanding of SOX compliance
    • Demonstrated ability of working closely and effectively with business leaders on accounting policies, technical accounting topics, and related application and implementation
    • Viewed as a trusted advisor and reliable partner
    • Experience in managing relationships with external auditors
    • Demonstrated record of driving process improvement in the corporate accounting function
    • Demonstrates sound judgment on highly complex and high impact decisions
    • Proven ability to assess, organize, plan and execute projects from conceptualization through implementation across multiple internal and external reporting and organization lines
    • Possesses the behavioral attributes such as teamwork, customer-orientation, communication with impact, leading people, developing people, strategic orientation, results orientation, and change & innovation.
    • Ability to satisfactorily complete position training requirements
    • 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 a federal contractor and subject to Executive Order 14042. Under Executive Order 14042, all employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (with limited exceptions for those employees who are unable to be vaccinated due to a medical condition or a sincerely held religious belief). You will need to provide proof of vaccination by submitting a copy of your CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card to Bruker, or obtain a religious or medical exemption, as a condition of employment. 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.

Keywords: Bruker, Billerica , Assistant Controller, Accounting, Auditing , Billerica, Massachusetts

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