Supervisor, Accounting

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Accounting & Finance, People & HR, Operations
Lagunilla, Heredia, Costa Rica
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024

Work Schedule

Standard (Mon-Fri)

Environmental Conditions


Job Description

Position Summary:

The Supervisor, Accounting works under the direction of their immediate manager to ensure accurate financial statements and ensure all deliverables align with regulatory guidance and professional standards. This role supervises a team of employees, their work planification and evaluation. Also, manage strategies to achieve the company goals.
This position has the responsibility to make decisions related to compensation evaluating the performance of the employees through our PMD Tool and have monthly 1:1s with the direct reports. Administrative and other people management tasks are also part of the responsibilities of this role.

Main Responsibilities:

• Lead and ensure the fulfillment of departmental and organizational objectives successfully, focusing on the operational execution, development and correct guidance of the team.
• Oversee daily operational work through meetings, audits, reports, and internal controls.
• Perform administrative tasks related to the personnel in charge in accordance with the established policies and procedures, such as assistance control, vacation, and performance plans.
• Evaluate and approve team tasks as reconciliations, manual journal entries, reports, ad hoc requests from external and internal customers and other calculations.
• Support weekly and monthly reporting cadence and ad-hoc reports – including exec level reports & presentations.
• Provide support to team members, through advice on difficult scenarios and critical issues, by internal or external clients.
• Investigate, analyze, and address difficult problems that arise with customers to identify the root cause, ensuring that these are resolved completely, timely manner and avoid similar cases, in turn establishing internal controls based on these cases.
• Maintain involvement and communication by telephone, email, chat or meetings with clients involved in the processes.
• Participate in Kaizen events of the "Practical Process Improvement" (PPI) department to develop a continuous improvement behavior in employees.
• Lead the process of internal and external audits, maintaining the controls of the complete and accurate operating procedures, as well as serving as a point of contact to provide the information requested by the auditors.
• Identify strategies to increase employees' engagement, involvement, and happiness.
• Provide support and any other request that is required by the company's needs.


Basic Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree related with the position or 6 years of confirmed experience in accounting/finance.
• 2 years of experience in leadership positions.
• Shared Service Centers experience.
• B2+ English Level.
• MS Office: Word, Power Point, Outlook - Excel intermediate/advance.
• ERPs experience (Oracle, SAP, JDEdwards, Mainframe).
• Experience in Blackline or Hyperion (plus).
• Experience in bank platforms (plus).
• Experience in SOX Compliance (plus).


Put the customer first.

Own your results.
Find a better way every day.
Develop successful teams.
Build successful work environments.

Move strategy to action.
Attention to detail.
Presentation skills.
Pro activeness.
Drives engagement.
Customer management.
Leadership skills.