Senior Cost Accountant

Molecular Devices

Molecular Devices

Accounting & Finance
Connecticut, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024

Find what drives you on a team with a more than 75-year history of discovery, determination, and innovation. As a global leader in high-tech filtration, separation, and purification, Pall Corporation thrives on helping our customers solve their toughest challenges. Our products serve diverse, global customer needs across a wide range of applications to advance health, safety and environmentally responsible technologies. For the exponentially curious, Pall is a place you can thrive and amplify your impact on the world.

Pall is one of 10 Life Sciences companies of Danaher. Together, we accelerate the discovery, development and delivery of solutions that safeguard and improve human health.

Learn about the Danaher Business System which makes everything possible.

The Senior Cost Accountant is responsible for preparing monthly, quarterly, and yearly financial documents with supporting schedules for Finance and Operations as well as Site Operations and Corporate Finance/Shared Services. This is an outstanding opportunity to be influential and own the financial affairs of the manufacturing site. This position allows for fast career progression and opportunity for growth across the Danaher family of companies. Does this sound appealing? If so, read on.

This position is part of the Finance & Accounting Team and will be located on-site in Putnam, Connecticut.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Partner with the Plant Controller to provide pertinent data to establish operational and financial goal alignment and accountability. This position will be an innovative on-site leader who continually strives for commitment to improvement and excellence in financial reporting.

  • Verify, analyze, present/translate the daily/weekly/monthly financial results to site operational team and value stream.

  • Contribute to operational improvement ideation, inspire team involvement, and independently lead projects utilizing our Danaher Business System (Six Sigma / Lean) methodology to achieve improvements in operational cost structure, ensure financial controls, and accuracy in reporting and SAP processes.

  • Coordinate and prepare the budget/forecast process for site including analysis of the variances to ensure adherence to Pall policies and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for all functions within the trial balance. Accountable for the completeness and accuracy of internal/external audit of the financial documents and communicate internal controls for the site.

  • Partner with Operations to implement standard costing for existing and new products by maintaining a high-level operational understanding of the value streams within the site and all financial components.

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting.

  • 8+ years of professional experience working in a manufacturing / plant-based work environment.

  • Solid understanding of finance, SOX (Sarbanes-Oxley), accounting, budgeting, cost control principles, and reporting systems.

  • Strong leadership and communication skills with the ability to support and collaborate with manufacturing site-based colleagues including the Plant Manager.

Travel, Motor Vehicle Record & Physical/Environment Requirements:

  • Ability to travel – <10% to Pall sites or locations per business needs.

It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience in:

  • CPA / CMA preferred.


Pall Corporation, a Danaher company, offers a broad array of comprehensive, competitive benefit programs that add value to our lives. Whether it’s a health care program or paid time off, our programs contribute to life beyond the job. Check out our benefits at

The salary range for this role is $100,000 - $110,000. This is the range that we in good faith believe is the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in the future.

This job is also eligible for bonus/incentive pay.

We offer comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law.

At Danaher we bring together science, technology and operational capabilities to accelerate the real-life impact of tomorrow’s science and technology. We partner with customers across the globe to help them solve their most complex challenges, architecting solutions that bring the power of science to life. Our global teams are pioneering what’s next across Life Sciences, Diagnostics, Biotechnology and beyond. For more information, visit

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.

The EEO posters are available here.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at to request accommodation.