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Staff Accountant

WET Labs • US-Nationwide

Posted 27 days ago

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Job Description

Job ID: WET000083

About Us

A wholly owned subsidiary of Danaher Corporation (NYSE: DHR), WET Labs ( is a national corporation headquartered in Philomath, Oregon.

WET Labs is dedicated to developing and manufacturing underwater instrumentation to detect vital biological, chemical and geological parameters and processes of the earth's oceans, lakes and streams. Our leading edge underwater sensors include fluorometers, transmissometers, scattering sensors, and spectrophotometers that reliably provide accurate data about the Inherent Optical Properties of the aquatic environment. We offer an entrepreneurial environment that is team-centered, customer-driven, quality-focused, and growth-oriented. Working at WET Labs/Danaher gives you access to a robust career development process and challenging "stretch" opportunities.


Under the direction and supervision of the Controller, the Staff Accountant maintains the general ledger and coordinates the maintenance of all sub-ledgers, including Cash, Payroll, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, Fixed Assets, and Inventory.  The Staff Accountant reports directly to the Controller and is responsible for the following:
Essential Functions (specific duties may vary by location):
  • Responsible for month end closing:
    • Process monthly journal entries.
    • Create and maintain documentation for all monthly closing accounting entries.
    • Process all monthly reporting out of the general ledger, including Balance Sheet and Income Statement.
    • Perform monthly reconciliation of balance sheet accounts to support schedules, and analysis of balance sheet accounts.
    • Ensure accuracy of A/R and A/P sub-ledgers through both reconciliation as well as account analysis.
    • Ensure complete accuracy of the trial balance, income statement, and balance sheet.
    • Prepare Monthly Actual to Budget variance analysis.
    • Perform analysis of any unusual variances in all accounts from historical run rates.
    • Perform analysis of any variances to budget, forecast, and prior year results.
    • Prepare monthly STATS reporting.
    • Perform other month end close processes as needed.
  • Prepare Quarterly STATS reporting.
  • Import and export associate payroll data. Reconcile payroll accounts.
  • Prepare and submit monthly state and/or federal taxes:  state business and occupation tax, property tax, income tax, payroll tax, etc.
  • Perform credit card reconciliations
  • Ensure that sales/product costing is completed and analyzed on a weekly (or bi-weekly) basis.
  • Ensure that account sub-ledgers are reconciled and analyzed on a weekly (or bi-weekly) basis
  • Prepare all documentation for internal audit, including account reconciliations, preparation of monthly close binders, process narratives, and account analyses.
  • Ensure GAAP compliance.
  • Participate in SOX and associated/related compliance/internal-control efforts.
  • Assist other accounting staff, as needed, in performing accounting functions and maintaining effective accounting processes.
  • Perform ad hoc reporting, as assigned.
  • Maintain fixed asset sub-ledger and prepare book and tax depreciation entries for all assets.
  • Perform additional tasks as assigned.
  • Position will require working on weekend during month-end close.

WET Labs is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Requirements


  • Minimum of two (2) years professional accounting experience, preferably a manufacturing environment
  • Bachelors Degree in accounting, finance, or related field
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills
  • Proficient in Oracle ERP
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite {expert in Excel}
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to operate effectively in a team environment.
  • Deadline-oriented with strong attention to detail and organizational skills

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 67,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $18.3B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 1,200% over 20 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We’re innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you’ll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.
Job ID: WET000083
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