B. Braun

Supv, Financial Accounting

US-PA-Bethlehem
Requisition ID
2017-11484
Company
B. Braun Medical Inc
# of Openings
1
Category
Finance
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Shift
8 am to 5 pm
Site
Corporate/Sales/ B. Braun of Canada/ BIS/ CeGat

Overview

With a nationwide sales team and several manufacturing locations, B. Braun Medical has become a leading full-line supplier of healthcare products and services in the U.S. The company is committed to delivering innovative products and services with unmatched quality, superior technology, and cost-effectiveness, while maintaining environmental responsibility. Through its "Sharing Expertise®" initiative, B. Braun promotes best practices for continuous improvement of healthcare products and services. B. Braun employs over 4,500 people in the USA. B. Braun Medical Inc. began its operations in the USA in 1957. Initially, the company manufactured and sold disposable plastic syringes. During the 1980s and early 1990s, the company undertook several expansions and enlarged its product line of disposable medical devices. With the acquisition of McGaw, Inc. in 1997, including Central Admixture Pharmacy Services, Inc. (CAPS®), B. Braun dramatically broadened its product lines and services to U.S. customers.

 

U.S. Facilities and Operations:

 

Supporting product sales are a network of nationwide marketing and manufacturing locations. Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is home to the U.S. Corporate Headquarters along with the marketing offices of the Hospital, Outpatient Markets (OPM), Renal Therapies, Vascular Interventional, International, and OEM Divisions. Central Admixture Pharmacy Services, Inc. (CAPS®) is also managed from this location. The nearby Allentown, Pennsylvania, facility manufactures Needle-free products, IV Safety Catheters, Anesthesia Systems, Introducers, Pharmacy Admixture products. Vascular products including Right Heart Catheters and Interventional Accessories are also manufactured in Allentown. The Irvine, California facility produces IV Solutions, Basic and Specialty Nutrition, Drug Delivery, and BTC products. Infusion Pump Systems are manufactured in Carrollton, Texas and IV administration and IV and Irrigation sets are produced in the Dominican Republic.

Responsibilities

Position Summary:

 

This position assists with the management of the company’s financial reporting, cash flow forecasting, key debt agreement compliance, and other accounting requirements to provide support to the Corporate VP of Accounting and CFO. 

 

Responsibilities: Essential Duties

 

  • Perform cash flow forecasting based on underlying projections and knowledge of the organization.
  • Track key treasury metrics (including LIBOR, bond rates, CPI, exchange rates, effective interest rates, Accounts Payable DSO, discounts taken/lost, etc.).
  • Monitor and report compliance with debt agreements and support the organization’s relationship with key banking and credit institutions
  • Investigate and resolve management questions and other business needs.
  • Assist with preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements and reports while demonstrating a high level of dedication to meeting financial reporting deadlines and overall ability to complete assignments in an independent and prudent manner.
  • Support annual reporting, including assisting external auditors and answering auditor inquiries.
  • Assist with implementation of emerging guidance and changing regulations, as needed.
  • Assist with implementing and updating company accounting policies, as needed.
  • Supervise, monitor, lead, and support accounting team.
  • Create and post various other general ledger journal entries and analyze/reconcile/review various general ledger work papers to the general ledger.
  • Maintain/develop expertise over SAP accounting systems and other key modules of the organization’s operations that have a material effect on the accounting results.
  • Assist with other accounting activities including disbursement review, lease accounting, unclaimed property tracking, and completion of mandatory U.S. government surveys.

Expertise: Knowledge & Skills

  • Understanding of accounting fundamentals (US GAAP, IAS).
  • SAP Financial Systems and strong computer skills.
  • Microsoft Applications: Excel (advanced knowledge preferred), Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of department and company policies and procedures.
  • Professional/effective communication skills (verbal/written).
  • Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize/manage multiple tasks.
  • Flexibility in meeting business and auditor requests.
  • Ability to work within a cross-functional team setting as well as independently.
  • Proactive problem-solver, requiring little supervision.

Qualifications

Expertise: Qualifications - Experience/Training/Education/Etc.

 

Required:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Active CPA License (or re-activation in progress)
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience in public accounting (preferably with ‘Big 4’ firm)
  • At least 7 years of experience in financial analysis/accounting

Desired:

  • 3 years industry (preferably manufacturing) experience
  • Understanding of International Financial Reporting Standards

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to handle or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

 

 

Braun offers an excellent benefits package, which includes healthcare, a 401(k) plan, and tuition reimbursement. To learn more about B. Braun and our safety healthcare products or view a listing of our employment opportunities, please visit us on the internet at www.bbraunusa.com Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities /Women/ Veterans/Disabled.

Through its “Sharing Expertise®” initiative, B. Braun promotes best practices for continuous improvement of healthcare products and services.

Other

Responsibilities: Other Duties:

The preceding functions have been provided as examples of the types of work performed by employees assigned to this position. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed in this description are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

Physical Demands:

  • Physical presence is required during the accounting close, annual reporting, and audit.

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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