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Director of Global Accounting

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OraSure Technologies

Job Description

The OraSure family of companies empowers the global community to improve health and wellness by providing access to accurate, essential information. Our ability to positively affect change is powered by the innovative tools, services and diagnostics we deliver to the market.
Together with its wholly owned subsidiaries, DNA Genotek, Diversigen, and Novosanis, the OraSure family of companies provides its customers with end-to-end solutions that encompass tools, services, and diagnostics. Our teams play a role in empowering people to discover healthier lives by creating effortless tests, collection kits, and services.
It’s first-to-market, innovative products include rapid tests for the detection of antibodies to HIV and Hepatitis C (HCV) on the OraQuick® platform; sample self-collection and stabilization products for molecular applications; and oral fluid laboratory tests for detecting various drugs of abuse.
Overview Here at the OraSure family of companies our innovative sampling tools, services and diagnostics unlock access to accurate, essential information that advances global health and well-being. Our products include molecular sampling kits for the genome and microbiome, cutting-edge services and analytics, rapid diagnostics for infectious disease, and tests for substance abuse.
The Director of Global Accounting manages and coordinates activities of the Global Cost Accounting, Global Fixed Assets, and Global Accounts Payable groups to ensure the integrity of corporate financial statements.

Snapshot of Responsibilities

  • Manage and supervise a team to ensure they learn and develop their ability to analyze financial statements and financial statement accounts to ensure the accuracy of inventory and cost of goods sold
  • Manages SAP costing systems for all operations including global entities to ensure completeness and integrity of all costing and inventory valuation data, which includes, but may not be all inclusive:
  • Manage the calculation and maintenance of standard costs for all locations;
  • Manage inventory accounting including reserve calculation and scrap analysis;
  • Manages month-end actual costing data including cost of goods sold and inventory valuation for all locations;
  • Act as the accounting lead in the annual physical inventory process;
  • Investigate manufacturing variances and implements corrective action;
  • Participate in the calculation of burden rates and sets up expense budgets for manufacturing and service departments;
  • Checks and clears data and labor and material costs burden and expense items, inventory, and profit and loss adjustments.
  • Participate in the budget and forecasts of the operations group
  • Participate in or prepares cost estimates of new or specialized products for establishing selling prices and production forecasts.
  • Identifies, coordinates and reviews cost accounting projects
  • Provides accounting direction to global operations team regarding inventory capitalization, expense (accrual) timing and recognition, etc.
  • Provides Sarbanes-Oxley direction to global operations team regarding new/existing procedure compliance.
  • Develops and implements automated systems for cost accounting to maximize the efficiency of the department and accuracy of information.
  • Fixed Assets
  • Manage Senior Accountant or Staff Accountant responsible for fixed asset accounting providing guidance on accounting questions and SAP configuration/transactions when needed
  • Accounts Payable
  • Manage the Accounts Payable team to ensure proper accounting for Accounts Payable invoices and relate expenses
  • Other
  • Review and manage, assigned financial close activities, general ledger journal entries, journal entry review of entries prepared by direct reports, and reconciliations
  • Manage global prepaids, accruals, Concur, payroll and any other expense processes that may be assigned
  • Serve as Subject Matter Expert for SAP (Finance/Controlling, Fixed Asset, and Accounts Payable) modules including personnel SAP access changes
  • Participate in the teams to facilitate integration of new companies or product lines into SAP

What You Bring

  • 4 year College Degree in Accounting or related field preferred.
  • 10 to 15 years of accounting experience, including experience in a leadership capacity
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment, preferred
  • Experience with managing inventory and costing in SAP, preferred
  • Knowledge of Windows environment, preferably Microsoft Office Products.
  • Ability to create and use Spreadsheets Excel is essential.
  • Experience with SAP Software is essential.
The OraSure family of companies encourages applications from all qualified candidates who represent the full diversity of the communities in which we operate. We apply a rigorous, consistent, and equitable standard to the assessment of all candidates, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, age, religion, veteran status or any other protected characteristic. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where all employees are welcomed and belong. What we have to offer: - Tiered Medical PPO, EPO, Vision and Dental coverage - Disability and Life Insurance Benefits - Generous 401K plan and company-matching contributions - Highly competitive paid time-off - Maternity Leave and Parental Leave Coverage - Employee Referral Program – you may be eligible for a cash bonus if your referrals are hired - Employee Assistance Program - Employee Service Recognition - Job-related Training Programs - Ability to participate in Teams, Committees, Events and Clubs - Depending on the role you may be eligible to work in a hybrid environment or fully remotely - Free Onsite Parking Please note, the above applies to full-time permanent positions.
Culture, People & Community
The OraSure family of companies recognizes that the long-term health of our business is directly connected to the health of the planet, local communities and the OraSure family of companies employees.
- LIVE IT Committee – committed to creating an environment that embodies our values - All Means U: Employee Committee on Belonging hosts various events across all company locations such as monthly book club and mentorship program - Wellness Committee empowers colleagues to make critical decisions to improve and protect health - Sustainability Committee aims to minimize impact on the environment - Social Committee who organize and run events for both remote and onsite employees, to create connection and community
At the OraSure family of companies, we have a clear vision; cultivate an environment of equal employment opportunity where we do not tolerate discrimination or allow the harassment of employees or applicants on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law with regard to any employment practices.
The OraSure family of companies aims to create and foster workplaces that reflects and contributes to the global communities in which we do business and the customers and partners we serve. This includes all communities impacted by our corporate presence. As part of this commitment, the OraSure family of companies and its subsidiaries will ensure employees and applicants are provided reasonable accommodation per request. If you require disability-related accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Rebecca Zeleney at [email protected]. The OraSure family of companies will consult with all applicants who request disability-related accommodation during the recruitment process to ensure that the accommodation provided takes into account the applicant's individual accessibility needs.

Advice from our career coach

As a Director of Global Accounting at the OraSure family of companies, the successful applicant should have a strong background in accounting with leadership experience, particularly in a manufacturing environment. Proficiency in SAP software, including managing inventory and costing, is essential. Here are some tips to stand out as an applicant:

  • Highlight your experience in managing inventory and costing in a manufacturing environment, preferably using SAP.
  • Showcase your leadership skills and ability to manage and supervise a team effectively.
  • Demonstrate your proficiency in financial statement analysis and your ability to ensure the accuracy of inventory and cost of goods sold.
  • Emphasize your experience with cost accounting projects and implementing automated systems for cost accounting.
  • Highlight any experience with fixed asset accounting and managing accounts payable teams.
  • Mention any relevant certifications or training in SAP software or accounting.

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Jun 5, 2024


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