Staff Accountant I at Cochlear

Posted in Other 8 days ago.

Location: Lone Tree, Colorado

Job Description:

Staff Accountant I

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 Staff Accountant I in our Americas head office based in Lone Tree, CO.

To be successful in this role you'll be able to you'll work collaboratively with a including Sales Operations, ProCare & Recipient Services, Logistics and other accounting team members to assist in the completion of key tasks, such as: inventory management, returns, billings, and reporting; completion of related inventory journal entries and reconciliations; upgrade reporting; as well as assisting with monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting requirements, vendor management and other ad hoc reporting requests.

Key Responsibilities

  • Process return material authorizations (RMA) and any related billing of backup inventory, consignment, or field stock

  • Maintain close working relationships with customer service, receiving team, and field representatives in Cochlear product return and management, including tracking reschedule cases and upholding the current return policy

  • Process credits and inventory write-offs on approved cases

  • Complete entry level journal entries and reconciliations monthly

  • Complete monthly upgrade reporting, upgrade presentation slides, and inventory slides

  • Complete vendor management setups, including maintenance of W9s and ACH Forms, and supporting PO related questions

  • Produce ad-hoc 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 or Business Administration

  • Proficient knowledge and experience using Microsoft Excel for extracting and analyzing financial data

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, communication, problem solving, organization reasoning, relating to others, procedures, and processes to customers (whether internal or external).

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 addition to the opportunity to develop your knowledge and grow professionally, we offer competitive wages and benefits. The Target Pay Rate for this position is $24-$25/hour, plus an annual 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 law. In 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.