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Senior Accountant

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Work type: Permanent
Location: Denver, Colorado, Lone Tree, Colorado
Categories: Finance, North America, Individual Contributor

Senior Accountant

Change people’s lives and love what you do!  Cochlear is the most recognized brand in hearing health care.

Human needs have always been our inspiration, ever since Professor Graeme Clark set out to create the first multi-channel cochlear implant because he saw his father struggle with hearing loss. We always start with people in mind – thinking about their needs.

For this reason, our products, services, and support will continue to evolve and improve. We are by our customers’ side through the entire hearing journey, so they can experience a life full of hearing. Our employees tell us that the number one reason they enjoy working for Cochlear is the opportunity to make a difference to people’s lives and working in an organization where they can be part of bringing the mission to life each day.

About the role

In order to help Cochlear continue to grow and service our customers, we are recruiting for a Senior Accountant in our Americas head office based in Lone Tree, CO.

To be successful in this role you’ll be able to fully understand revenue and COGS and can provide analysis on all income statement accounts rolling into gross margin. You’ll work collaboratively with a variety of subject matter experts including the Financial Planning and Analysis team, Customer Service, Logistics, and other global counterparts to assist in the completion of key tasks and projects. This technical role is responsible for the reconciliation and reporting of all sales and COGS working closely with the Finance and Sales Operations teams to ensure the reporting is accurately presented.

Key Responsibilities

  • Account for and reconciles all sales, COGS (and related balance sheet accounts whose activity impact gross margin) rolling up to the gross margin line of the P&L including multiple revenue streams, general COGS, and warranty expense.
  • Facilitate revenue recognition for right of return as well as revenue recognition as it relates to new product launches and programs
  • Responsible for understanding and executing updates in accounting guidance with respect to gross margin related accounts.
  • Maintain close working relationships with customer service, marketing, sales operations, the field sales team and corporate finance with respect to all areas of gross margin.
  • Prepare sales and COGS reports, including a multi-dimensional sales and COGS tool, as well as a breakout of warranty and other key business areas. 
  • Assist in preparing consolidation financial pack including all COGS and Sales related schedules along with explanation of variances.
  • Meet all deadlines related to reporting outside of the department and ensuring the accuracy and completeness of the reporting.
  • Produce ad-hoc and as needed or requested reports on these areas to help customer service, marketing, sales operations, and the field drive business and understand results.

Key Requirements

To add value to Cochlear in this role you'll be able to meet and demonstrate the following knowledge, skills, and abilities in your application and at interview:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting with 3-5 years progressive accounting experience – OR - 
  • Master’s degree with two or more years of progressive public accounting experience, including financial analysis. 
  • Achieved knowledge and understanding of generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Basic knowledge of computer technology in its application to financial accounting and control.
  • Experience with revenue recognition, sales reporting, and COGS accounting

Physical & Mental Demands

The physical and mental demands described below are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the individual is regularly required to be in a stationary (seated/standing) position; utilize business technology for work product delivery, communicate orally and in writing with others internal or external to the organization, utilize problem solving/critical thinking skills to discern and convey information.

While performing the duties of this job, the individual is regularly required to utilize comprehension, critical thinking, communication, problem solving, organization reasoning, relating to others and discernment of items such as product specifications, procedures and processes to customers (whether internal or external).  Influence, organization/classification of information and planning are also required. 

The work environment is a combination of an office and home/office environment and are representative of those individual encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.


Regular business hours. In order to complete reporting requirements, there will be some evening and weekend hours required to ensure all deadlines related to financial reporting are met.

In addition to the opportunity to develop your knowledge and grow professionally, we offer competitive wages and benefits.  The Target Salary Range for this role is $75,000-$83,000, as well as a bonus of 4% of base salary.

The overall benefit program includes medical, dental, vision, life and disability, pet insurance, 401K Matching, PTO (vacation, holidays, floating holidays, sick and volunteer time off), tuition reimbursement, transportation supplementation, maternity and paternity leave, and wellness programs.

Apply now by completing your application form online. Applicants must meet the job specific application criteria to be considered. Visit our careers site at to learn more.  

Cochlear Americas is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer and provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local lawIn addition, Cochlear will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.  If you require accommodation with completing the online application, please contact us via web or phone at 303-264-2549.

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