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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Plant Controller - IDS in Baltimore, Maryland

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Job Description

In this highly visible role, the Controller provides Financial/Accounting support for the BD IDS business, specifically US Media Reagent Manufacturing out of the 250 Schilling Plant, Cockeysville, MD. This includes providing financial support and leadership to Finance and Operations leaders, playing a key role in establishing and achieving financial objectives and formulating and executing Operations strategies.

You will be responsible for maintaining accounting and reporting procedures resulting in accurate product costs and manufacturing performance reporting and ensures product inventories and manufacturing assets are adequately safeguarded and financial reporting. You will occasionally interact with Global Marketing, Research and Development, and other General & Administrative functions. Drives change, as needed, to ensure compliance to GAAP/SOX, reviewing and delivering recommendations for continuous improvement, and clearly communicating relevant fiscal information to executive management. you will manage a Sparks based staff. Position requires limited domestic travel.

You will be responsible for all financial activities associated with the US based IDS Plated Media and Liquid Media manufacturing plants, and reporting to the Associate Director – Operations Finance.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Oversees all planning, reporting, and analysis of Standard Product Costing, Manufacturing Variances, Inventory and its component parts. Including:

  • Developing standard costs

  • Maintaining fixed assets

  • Ensuring reserves are calculated appropriately

  • Ensuring manufacturing performance is accurately reported

  • Partners with the Manufacturing Directors and Plant ESC to optimize finance related operational decisions, ensure appropriate financial/accounting rigor, introduce process discipline as needed, and safeguard company assets.

  • Drives continuous financial improvement through Gross Profit analysis, Inventory analysis, New Product and Discontinuance Analysis, and Spending analysis.

  • Ensures that financial reports and records are prepared in compliance with US GAAP and BD financial policies.

  • Ensures that financial controls are maintained and that the requirements of the Sarbanes/Oxley Act are met.

  • Assists both internal and external auditors with their periodic review of the BD Diagnostic Systems financial records. Is further responsible for the implementation of agreed upon recommendations, related to areas of responsibility, resulting from the audit findings.

  • Performs other related duties and assignments as required

Minimum qualifications

Education & Experience

  • Requires 7+ years of relevant progressive accounting / finance experience in a manufacturing environment: manufacturing operations, product costing, manufacturing variances and inventory control, financial analysis, and budgeting & forecasting experience required.

  • Requires a Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance. A CPA, MBA, or CMA is preferred.

  • Proven ability to lead and serve as an effective team member in a large organization including planning, developing, organizing, directing, managing, and evaluating personnel

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Possess a track record demonstrating the management of increasing levels of responsibility, successful business partnering at a senior level, and leading cross-functional teams.

  • Demonstrated ability to improve controls and influence decisions through accounting knowledge and data driven financial analysis.

  • Must be highly proficient with Microsoft Excel (pivot tables, macros, VLOOKUPS, etc.)

  • ERP experience is necessary; specifically, SAP experience is preferred.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to communicate well with management of all levels.

  • Knowledge of corporate accounting policies and procedures.

  • Self-driven, proactive and seeks continuous improvement.

  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced, matrixed, challenging environment with strong attention to detail.

  • Should be well organized and possess good analytical and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to lead projects

  • Audit experience preferred, and knowledge of SOX controls.

BD and Covid-19: To ensure the safety of our associates, BD supports remote work where possible. This position is based in the listed location, but is temporarily remote-based due to Covid-19. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the candidate reporting to work at the site if/when associates are requested to return to the workplace.

Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status.

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Primary Work LocationUSA MD - Sparks - 7 Loveton Circle

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Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status.

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