Senior Cost Accountant

Job Posted 8/23/2023
Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.
5731 W. Las Positas Blvd
Irvine, CA 92618
United States
Category BioTech
Job Description

As a Senior Cost Accounting Analyst, you’ll play a key role on Bio-Rad's Global Supply Chain Finance team. You’ll work on Manufacturing FP&A activities and serve as a liaison between the Irvine Manufacturing team and finance. In this highly visible and motivated team, you'll partner with functional and business leaders to prepare budgets, forecasts, financial analysis, reporting and provide ad hoc analysis to support decision making as needed. You’ll be expected to have in-depth knowledge of your customer business unit or function in order to provide cost accounting responsibilities and provide accurate forecast. You should have a strong analytical background with strict attention to detail. You are a highly motivated, technically proficient person with a strong sense of ownership and business ethics to deliver quality work on a daily basis. You’ll also share your financial expertise to guide entry level staff and drive process improvements within the Global Finance Group. This role is based in Irvine and is hybrid on-site. 

How You’ll Make An Impact: 

  • Position Bio-Rad for future success by leading and supporting our manufacturing functional teams in cost analysis and operating budget and forecast processes to ensure our financial stability. 

  • Build strong relationships with manufacturing partners, acting as a trusted subject matter expert and yielding your influence to engage management and stakeholders to create alignment between the business and finance. 

  • Transform the way we tackle obstacles by identifying process improvement opportunities, developing solution options, and implementing approved plans.

What You Bring: 

  • Education: B.S./B.A. in Accounting, Finance or related field. An advanced degree is a plus. 

  • Work Experience: At least 8 years’ of experience in public accounting or corporate finance supporting SG&A, R&D, consolidations, commercial (sales), or supply chain · Experience with Enterprise Level Accounting and Planning software, Essbase and SAP, and PowerBI (or related). 

  • Passion for building strong relationships with finance and non-finance business partners. 

  • Technical profiency providing accurate forecasts, translating GAAP terms for non-accounting partners, and using Excel (PivotTables, Sumifs, Sumproduct). 

  • Strong leadership, analytical and communication skills and a hands-on, detail-oriented approach, with an eagerness to take ownership, influence business partners, and make an immediate impact in a dynamic environment.

Total Rewards Package: At Bio-Rad, we’re empowered by our purpose and recognize that our employees are as well. That’s why we offer a competitive and comprehensive Total Rewards Program that provides value, quality, and inclusivity while satisfying the diverse needs of our evolving workforce. Bio-Rad's robust offerings serve to enrich the overall health, wealth, and wellbeing of our employees and their families through the various stages of an employee’s work and life cycle.


Benefits: We’re proud to offer a variety of options, including competitive medical plans for you and your family, free HSA funds, a new fertility offering with stipend, group life and disability,  paid parental leave, 401k plus profit sharing, an employee stock purchase program, a new upgraded and streamlined mental health platform, extensive learning and development opportunities, education benefits, student debt relief program, pet insurance, wellness challenges and support, paid time off, Employee Resource Groups (ERG’s), and more! 


Compensation: The estimated base salary range for this position is $99,700 to $137,100 at the time of posting. Actual compensation will be provided in writing at the time of offer, if applicable, and is based on several factors we believe fairly and accurately impact compensation, including geographic location, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities, and other job permitted factors. This position is eligible for a variable annual bonus, which is dependent upon achievement of your individual objectives and Company performance.


Who We Are: For 70 years, Bio-Rad has focused on advancing the discovery process and transforming the fields of science and healthcare. As one of the top five life science companies, we are a global leader in developing, manufacturing, and marketing a broad range of high-quality research and clinical diagnostic products. We help people everywhere live longer, healthier lives. Recently voted a Best Place to Work, Bio-Rad offers a unique employee experience with collaborative teams that span the globe. Here, you are supported by leadership to build your career and are empowered to drive change that makes an impact you can see.  


EEO Statement: Bio-Rad is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and we welcome candidates of all backgrounds. Veterans, people with disabilities, and people of all races, ethnicities, genders, ages, and orientations are encouraged to apply.  


Agency Non-Solicitation: Bio-Rad does not accept agency resumes, unless the agency has been authorized by a Bio-Rad Recruiting Representative. Please do not submit resumes unless authorized to do so. Bio-Rad will not pay for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.