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Thermo Fisher Scientific Controller in Greenville, North Carolina

How will you make an impact?

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of more than $20 billion and approximately 65,000 employees globally. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics, deliver medicines to market and increase laboratory productivity. Through our premier brands - Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services - we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive services.

What will you do?

The Controller is the key player in the management and oversight of all compliance and accounting activities at Greenville site. The role is responsible for all month end close activities, compliance, financial analysis, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable and financial reporting. This person will also be in charge of managing and developing a team of three, as well as overseeing the activities performed by shared services for the site. Demonstrated analytical, forecasting and financial modelling skills, with the ability to translate complex situations into information that will support the profitability and growth of the business is required.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a professional who thrives in a busy work place, and is well-versed in working closely with senior management.

The position will report to the Sr. Director of Finance for Greenville. In addition to the above, this role is also key in the development and tracking of Key Performance Indicators (KPI) and related operational analysis and other areas as required. The candidate will also provide financial analysis and recommendations to support development of the company's overall business strategy, acting as a true business partner to the site leadership.

Essential Functions:

  • Works closely with business segment Finance Directors and key business Leaders to drive financial objectives and support

  • Manage the month end accounting close, ensuring accurate and timely results that are in accordance with US GAAP and the Thermo Fisher accounting policy

  • Review and analyze internal financial data to identify issues, opportunities and trends to provide business owners and senior leaders with financial analysis input that will drive decision making including project profitability, productivity analysis, and return on investment

  • Collaborate on major investment proposals to ensure timely execution of the strategy and limitation of risk associated with delay or lack of investment.

  • Install and maintain a proper control environment and culture to limit business risk and exposures.

  • Ensure proper communication between Corporate, BU and Site financial communities.

  • Leadership of people to implement change, understand consequences and obtain commitment through coaching, training, and clear objective setting to meet the site's short term needs and long term ambition. Develop department members to be key leaders within the organization. Build and sustain employee engagement by creating a culture of efficient execution and an environment in which individuals and teams can excel and continuously improve.

  • Collaborate with Global Business Services and the Corporate Accounting and FP&A functions

  • Protects assets by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing internal controls

  • Maintains accuracy of standard costs

How will you get here?

Education Requirements:

BS/BA in Accounting/Finance. Master's Degree Preferred

CPA required


8-10 years of related experience with success in a manufacturing environment


Equivalent combinations of education, training, and relevant work experience may be considered.

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.