Thermo Fisher Scientific Financial Analyst II in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Job Description

At Thermo Fisher Scientific, each one of our 65,000 extraordinary minds has a unique story to tell. Join us and contribute to our singular mission—enabling our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer.

When you’re part of the team at Thermo Fisher Scientific, you’ll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you’ll be supported in achieving your career goals.

Position Summary

This position is responsible for financial analysis supporting the Kalamazoo location. Responsibilities include monthly, quarterly, and annual FP&A activities, labor analysis, account reconciliations, month end process improvement, and streamlining processes related to Payroll (JEs, benefit analysis/tracking, accruals, commissions, etc.)

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities will Fall into (2) Categories:

Financial Analysis and General Ledger Accounting:

  • Preparation of monthly and yearly forecasts/budgets

  • Partner with manufacturing and other functional areas to develop and track operational performance

  • Help drive analysis and understanding of labor variances

  • Document processes to help streamline activities

  • Develop, produce, and distribute reporting tools to help enhance business partnering

  • Perform reporting activities on labor, margins, revenue, absorption, and other metrics

  • Ensure integrity and accuracy of general ledger accounting

  • Perform balance sheet reconciliations in accordance with company policies


  • Systematically streamline and document processes

  • Responsible for collecting, validating, processing, and reconciling biweekly payroll for 250+ employees according to company’s payroll process policy and guidelines and state labor laws (MD, MA, and CA)

  • Responsible for the coordination efforts between Payroll, Human Resources, Corporate, and other department to ensure proper information flow and maintain employee data in systems

  • Prepare and enter payroll journal entries using bank statements and ADP reports, reconciling systems with reports

  • Calculate fringe allocation entries across departments

  • Calculate paid time off (PTO), bonus, and commission accruals according to company policy and complete monthly account reconciliations

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance

  • 0 to 3 years’ experience

  • Understanding of GAAP

  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Excel

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced user of Microsoft Excel (PowerPivot, VBA)

  • Manufacturing experience preferred

  • MBA, MSA, CPA, or CMA

  • Familiarity with J.D. Edwards

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE: TMO) is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of more than $20 billion and approximately 65,000 employees globally. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics, deliver medicines to market and increase laboratory productivity. Through our premier brands – Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and Unity Lab Services – we offer an unmatched combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and comprehensive services.

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.