Thermo Fisher Scientific Accounting Manager – Revenue Recognition in Carlsbad, California

Job Description


Apply, enforce and execute company revenue recognition policy as it relates to the performance of revenue accounting.

Establish controls necessary to ensure that revenue forecasts, deferred revenue balances and revenue accounting execution are compliant with company policy and GAAP.

Stay current on evolving Accounting Standards pronouncements and updates under prevailing regulatory bodies (FASB, SEC).

Participate in systems upgrades and enhancements.

Manage the day-to-day activities of the North American revenue accounting function, which is responsible for the revenue recognition of approximately 6 legal entities in multiple ERPs.

Lead a team of 3-4 accountants; review work and conduct goal setting and performance evaluations while also ensuring that the timeliness, accuracy, and completeness of monthly close activities in accordance with reporting deadlines.


Bachelor’s degree in Financing, Accounting, Commerce or related field of study plus 6 years of financing, accounting or related experience.

Must have experience or knowledge of:

CPA licensed;

Revenue accounting principles;

Capital equipment;

Multiple element arrangements;

Experience assessing accounting treatment for complex sales contracts, collaboration agreements and licensing agreements; and

End-to-end process orientation.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.