Thermo Fisher Scientific Assistant Controller in Greenville, North Carolina

Job Description

When you join us at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll be part of a smart, driven team that shares your passion for exploration and discovery. With revenues of $22 billion and the largest investment in R&D in the industry, we give our people the resources and opportunities to make significant contributions to the world.

How Will You Make an Impact?

The Assistant Controller is the primary support role to the controller in the management and oversight of all compliance and accounting activities at Greenville, NC site. Will assist in the development of a team of three and will be the primary contact for the global business services group and will assess their quality of work. Will assist in providing financial analysis and recommendations to support development of the company’s overall business strategy and act as a key financial partner to Senior Leadership.

What will you do?

  • The role is responsible for coordinating and assisting in all month end close activities, compliance, financial analysis, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable and financial reporting

  • Will manage journal entries, reconciliations, standard setting and the annual close.

  • Work closely with business segment Finance Directors, Controller and key business Leaders to drive financial objectives and support growth.

  • Will 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.

  • Participate in installation and maintenance of a proper control environment and culture to limit business risk and exposures.

  • Will assist in the development of department members to be key leaders within the organization.

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

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

  • Maintain accuracy of standard costs and allocation model

  • Will be involved in the development of the Annual Operating Plan with a key focus on Depreciation, Capex Spend, Balance Sheet and Spending

How will you get there?


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

CPA is a strong plus


  • Strong experience with month end close activities, compliance, financial analysis, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable and financial reporting

  • Strong analytical and financial modeling skills with the ability to quickly grasp and apply analytical concepts.

  • Extensive experience in a manufacturing environment

  • High Proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint

  • Hyperion/HFM/SAP/Cognos experience a plus

  • Cost Accounting experience preferred

  • Experience with the valuation and reporting of operational excellence initiatives.

  • Proactive communicator with excellent verbal and written skills.

  • Must be capable of building strong relationships with colleagues

  • Maintain the highest standards of accuracy and precision; detail-oriented, highly-organized and resourceful

  • Exceptional work ethic, team mentality, positive attitude, highly-driven, self-motivated, and excellent business partnering skills

  • Excellent problem-solving skills

  • Ability to work independently as well as part of an extended, cross-functional team

  • Ability to travel up to 20% on an annual basis

This position has been approved for relocation assistance.

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Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.