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Danaher Corporation Staff Accountant I in Torrance, California

Establishes and maintains the general accounting reporting and practices for the organization. Compiles and analyzes financial information to prepare necessary journal entries for properly stated ledgers and financial statements in accordance with regulations (e.g., GAAP)


  • Performs month-end close including general ledger journal entries and account reconciliations in conformance with SOX and GAAP

  • Reviews and processes Intercompany/Intracompany transactions and completes reconciliations

  • Performs travel and expense journal entries and accruals

  • Takes ownership and serves as Fixed Asset Coordinator

  • Actively participates in variance analyses activities and preparation of statistics during month & quarter- end close process

  • Analyzes information by developing spreadsheet reports; verifying information

  • Thinks through and analyzes complex problems, challenges and drives to root cause

  • Answers accounting and financial questions by researching and interpreting data

  • Supports internal auditors with requests

  • Protects organization's value by keeping information confidential

  • Maintains financial security by ensuring strong internal controls

  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities internal and external; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations

  • Performs Ad hoc reporting and other month-end tasks and duties as assigned


  • BS degree in accounting or related field

  • A minimum of 3-5 years of experience in a staff accountant or similar role

  • Proficient in Excel – Pivot Tables / V-lookup

  • Knowledge of Accounting, SFAS Rules, Reporting Skills, & SOX

  • Microsoft AX experience a plus

  • Sense of urgency and attention to deadlines and details; is committed to excellence and understands how daily work impacts the customer

  • Prioritizes effectively, acts with speed and agility as new information emerges

  • Committed to continuous improvement

  • Motivated by the challenge of new work; comfortable with ambiguity; proactively seeks answers

  • Uses language and behavior that consistently reflects respect and value for diverse backgrounds; experiences and perspectives

  • Builds productive relationships with coworkers and supervisor

  • Conveys a professional demeanor in any situation

  • Seeks or provides help when needed and is open to new challenges

  • Team player and works collaboratively across the business for maximum impact

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.