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Financial Analyst
Company: Beckman Coulter Life Sciences
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 01/24/2022
Expire Date: 02/23/2022
Job Categories: Accounting/Auditing, Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical, Computers, Software, Finance/Economics, Financial Services, Healthcare, Other, Information Technology, Manufacturing and Production, Executive Management
Job Description
Financial Analyst

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences mission is to empower those seeking answers to lifes most important scientific and healthcare questions. With a legacy spanning 80+ years, we have long been a trusted partner to our customers, who are working to transform science and healthcare with the next groundbreaking discovery. As part of our team of more than 2,900 associates across 130 countries, youll help drive our vision of accelerating answersand our commitment to excellence.

Beckman Coulter Life Sciences is proud to work alongside a community of nine fellow Danaher Life Sciences companies. Together, were pioneering the future of science and medicine, developing products that enable researchers in the fight to save lives.

The Financial Analyst, Procurement is a detailed, hands-on role reporting to the Director of Procurement but also supporting the Finance Organization. This is a hybrid, full time position. This position is responsible for managing raw material costs including Purchase Price Variance forecasting, reporting and analysis. It also coordinates the annual material standard setting process with Finance.

The Financial Analyst, Procurement is a member of the Procurement team responsible for driving material savings objectives and partners with Finance for forecasting and reporting.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepares monthly Purchase Price Variance forecasts for the Indianapolis location and assists in global PPV forecasting. Partners with Commodity Managers to identify and analyze PPV trends and opportunities
  • Provides ongoing analysis of PPV identifying major PPV drivers and tracking PPV savings by project
  • Is the PPV/cost expert for Procurement including understanding foreign currency exchange impact and issues, unit of measure conversion, project savings and cost changes.
  • Reviews Invoice Price Variance and assists in resolving invoice issues and correcting list prices.
  • Coordinates annual standard setting process for raw material with Finance. Assists in preparing files to be reviewed by the Commodity Managers and in providing guidance. Reviews data with Commodity Managers to ensure all Finance guidelines are adhered to. Analyzes the year-over-year standard to standard impact to material cost.
  • Updates standards for purchased Finished Goods partnering with Finance and the Commodity Managers to determine the costs and analyze the impact.
  • Assist with special projects as required.


  • B.S. in Accounting, Finance, Economics, or Business Administration or similar field required; MBA, CMA or CPA a plus.
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience in finance and accounting with increasing levels of responsibility and emphasis on forecasting, planning and analysis.
  • Demonstrated skills in preparing forecasts and producing accurate financial and operational metrics.
  • Cost accounting knowledge and familiarity with Oracle manufacturing systems is desired.
  • Detail oriented with the ability to prioritize multiple tasks and projects and complete assignments quickly and accurately.
  • Strong to advanced MS Excel skills (financial modeling, pivot tables etc.) as well as proficiency with other Microsoft Office applications (Word, PowerPoint) required.


It will be a mixture of work from home and work in the office as needed.

When you join us, youll also be joining Danahers global organization, where 69,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, youll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System tools and the stability of a tested organization.

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 applyassistance@danaher.com to request accommodation.

If youve ever wondered whats within you, theres no better time to find out.

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