Senior Controller

Posted 03 Feb 2020

Rockville, Maryland - United States

Req Id 202499


A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 56,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

The Sr Controller position is responsible for analysis of the P&L and Balance Sheet within the Process Solutions Services Business Unit of Process Solutions. As an integral part of the Controlling Finance team, this position will collaborate with the Head of PSS Controlling in providing financial support to the PSS UK and Singapore businesses. 


The ideal candidate is a highly proactive self-starter with a strong technical accounting background, problem solving skills, attention to detail and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with ambiguous situations. This role has regular interaction with various business functions and levels of management within the company and requires strong interpersonal and communication skills. Additionally, as PSS is a high growth service business, experience in Biotech services as well as supporting a high growth investment business is ideal.     


Business Partnering:

  • Partner for UK Operations and Singapore Operations businesses o provide detailed insight into spending.
  • Provides all necessary financial detail and analysis.


Reporting and Closing:

  • Responsible for Capital Reporting.
  • Creates management reporting including commentary comparing actuals versus forecast and prior year.  Responsible to highlight areas of concerns to business partners and Controller.
  • Creates spending reports to assist management in controlling cost.
  • Participates in month end close, preparing journal entries, accruals. 



  • Tracks and maintains active headcount, understanding open positions and providing the financial impact of hiring lags or investments.
  • Tracks and maintains cost center reporting – proactively communicating risks.


Forecasting and Planning:

  • Responsible for forecast, planning, and variance analysis, and challenges organizational inputs. 


Process Excellence:

  • Demonstrates functional excellence in positional responsibilities.
  • Documents financial processes and uses tools and methodologies to improve processes, eliminate waste and create value for the business and the finance function.


Internal Controls:

  • Maintains the appropriate environment of internal financial controls in all aspects of the business unit to ensure that financial statements are free from material error.
  • Ensures the consistent implementation of the accounting policies, with particular attention to areas requiring judgment and estimation.



  • Works and manages effectively across the company’s matrix organization. Promotes effective lateral communication and coordination across groups.


Knowledge, Skills, Education & Competencies

  • Advanced analytical skills, particularly with forecasting and reporting.  Seeks to understand issues at a deeper or broader level.
  • Experience with enterprise general ledger systems performing journal entries and reconciling accounts.
  • Develops productive cross-functional working relationships.
  • Change Agent - recommends and implements continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Business Insight - Understands his/her contribution to the overall finance function, business or business process has advanced analytical skills, particularly with forecasting and reporting.
  • Decision Making - Takes responsibility and initiative to act and think independently
  • Exceptional Excel and Power Point Skills.
  • Degree in accounting/finance with at least five to eight years relevant accounting, budgeting, GL, and financial planning experience

What we offer: With us, there are always opportunities to break new ground. We empower you to fulfil your ambitions, and our diverse businesses offer various career moves to seek new horizons. We trust you with responsibility early on and support you to draw your own career map that is responsive to your aspirations and priorities in life. Join us and bring your curiosity to life!

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The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, transgender status, marital status, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to their Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because they made a good faith report of discrimination.

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