Intuitive Surgical Careers

Senior Analyst, Corporate Accounting

US-CA-Sunnyvale, California
Finance and Accounting

Job Description

Job: Finance and Accounting
Primary Location: United States-California-Sunnyvale-US-CA-Sunnyvale
Schedule: Full-time
Requisition ID: 181120


Company Description:

Who is Intuitive Surgical? The numbers tell an amazing story. Learn more about our company.

Joining Intuitive Surgical means joining a team dedicated to using technology to benefit patients by improving surgical efficacy and decreasing surgical invasiveness, with patient safety as our highest priority.



Intuitive Surgical, a leader in robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery is looking for a strong candidate to join a very exciting high-tech company that is well positioned for growth.

Are you looking for the next great challenge in your career? Are you looking for a position that will help you learn about the operational aspects of accounting and also a path to grow within a company? If so, this might be the perfect opportunity for you, because we’re seeking a motivated and driven Senior Analyst to join a great group of individuals on our Corporate Accounting team. As the Senior Analyst, Corporate Accounting, you will have a great visibility into our domestic and international operations and help the Corporate Accounting team drive world-class financial reporting by monitoring worldwide activity and compliance with company accounting policies.

At Intuitive Surgical, you will share in a commitment to excellence by partnering with managers and executive leadership. The accounting and finance organization is focused on driving continuous improvement and working towards becoming a world-class finance organization. We do this by hiring quality individuals with integrity, personal accountability, teamwork, excellence, and proactive thinking. If you exemplify our values and want to be part of a company committed to making a difference in people’s lives, this is the role for you.

This is a great time to join the Company as we have several interesting projects underway to that are in line with the Company’s future growth that offers rich opportunity for professional development.


Role and Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Corporate Accounting Team and other accounting and finance departments in implementing strong processes, systems, and procedures to drive efficiencies and high-quality financial reporting.
  • Collaborate cross functionally with other teams (IT, accounting and finance, etc.) in system and process implementation projects.  Provide system change requirements,  conduct system change blueprint, IT testing, and resolve any issues related to the projects. As a representative of the Corporate Accounting team, provide clear communication to the implementation team on critical path, potential areas of risk related to the accounting, and project status.
  • Actively identify opportunities for process improvement or operational automation in existing system infrastructure. As a representative of the Corporate Accounting team, provide clear communication to the implementation team on critical path, potential areas of risk related to the accounting, and project status.
  • Responsible, together with the Corporate Accounting department ensure that we meet our month-end/quarter-end close and deadlines.
  • Support close activities including journal entries, account reconciliations, management reporting, supplemental monthly reporting schedules and balance sheet/income statement variance analysis.
  • Responsible for intercompany eliminations and consolidations and review international entities’ flux analysis.
  • Support internal and external audit requests and SOX testing requests timely and accurately.
  • Comply with internal controls as well as update process documentation when needed.
  • Ensure compliance with corporate accounting policies, procedures and controls for assigned areas.
  • Actively coordinate and communicate with the accounting/finance teams of the Company’s foreign subsidiaries, or outside service providers, throughout the monthly close process.
  • Interface with external auditors of the foreign subsidiaries for statutory audit and other local requirements.

Skills/Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree is Accounting/Finance
  • 3+ years of public accounting experience and/or 4+ years of industry experience in related fields (experience in Corporate Accounting preferred).
  • Detail oriented, organized, motivated and able to function in a fast paced environment, especially during quarter-end reporting periods.
  • Knowledge of SAP (or other large ERP), Hyperion, and EDW is preferred.
  • Strong fundamental accounting knowledge.
  • Excellent communication and project management skills.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to handle ambiguity effectively and oversee multiple projects at once.
  • Advanced Excel skills.


We are an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disabled employer.

We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in accordance with fair chance laws.