Senior Financial Accountant (Accounting to Reporting) - German language is a plus
Internal Number: R456651
Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and, together with our customers, is driven to make healthcare better. We offer innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes.
We are proud to be named the #5 World’s Best Workplaces and a Best Workplace for Diversity by Fortune Magazine. Learn more about our award-winning organization by visiting stryker.com
Why finance at Stryker?
Are you looking for a profitable and growing company with a great culture and reputation?Stryker is the only company with 40 consecutive years of sales growth and was recently named the #5 Best Workplace in the WORLD by Fortune! Here, you will have many opportunities to learn and grow as we offer development opportunities unique for each employees needs including training, certifications, mentorship, leadership programs, tuition reimbursement, one-on-one coaching and more!
The Job's Mission:
The mission of the Senior Financial Accountant - Accounting to Reporting (A2R) is to ensure the accuracy, reliability and integrity of the company's books, records and financial reports (local and USGAAP).
Key Activities & Accountabilities
The responsibilities of the Senior Financial Accountant include but are not limited to the following:
Leads the accounting activities including the preparation, maintenance and reconciliation of general ledger accounts for your entities. Takes ownership of the entities within your scope
Prepares, records and reports accounting transactions and ensures accuracy and compliance with accepted accounting policies and principles
Responsible for the Accounting and Reporting process (ERP, Hyperion)
Prepares and review balance sheet reconciliations in compliance with corporate policies
Reviews the reports and journal entries prepared by the Financial Accountants
Maintains and performs an effective system of Internal Controls (SOX)
Lead and coordinate audit queries (external, internal)
Leads discussions and collaboration with relevant stakeholders and Local Finance Teams to ensure accuracy and timeliness of information
Supports local taxation compliance (including VAT, etc.)
Takes initiative and leads in the documentation of accounting projects and drives them to completion
Identify and implement process improvements
Team support for the region from operational point of view
Support the manager regarding hiring process
Coaching team members
Drive standardization initiatives
Education & Experience
Fluency in English is mandatory. Fluency in German is a nice to have
Minimum Bachelor/HBO in Accounting or equivalent certification
Minimum 5 years of experience in an accounting position (e.g., GL, A2R)
Strong Excel skills
Experience in ERP systems
Familiar with US-GAAP, Sarbanes Oxley Act
Accustomed to working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment (Shared Service experience is preferred)
Energetic, flexible, collaborative and proactive
Able to effectively interact with all levels within the company
Stryker is one of the world's leading medical technology companies and, together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better. The Company offers a diverse array of innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes. Stryker is active in over 100 countries around the world.
Together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better.
At Stryker, quality is first in everything we do. We are driven to make healthcare better for our customers by
providing innovative products and services that meet regulatory requirements through our effective quality system.
The Company was founded in 1941 by Dr. Homer Stryker and incorporated in 1946 as the Orthopedic Frame Company. In 1964, the Company’s name was changed to Stryker Corporation.
• $13.6 billion in annual sales in 2018; annual revenue has grown for 39 straight years
• 17.1% CAGR (compound annual growth rate) in sales over 39 years
• ~36,000 employees globally in 2018
• 43 manufacturing and research & development locat...ions worldwide
• Included in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index
• Ranked # 233 on Fortune Magazine’s “FORTUNE 500” list for 2019
• Ranked # 3 on Fortune Magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” list for the “Medical Equipment” industry for 2019
• Ranked # 11 on Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list (U.S.) for 2019
• Spent $862 million on R&D in 2018
• 7,784 patents owned globally in 2018
• Initial public offering of stock was in 1979
• Listed on the New York Stock Exchange under ticker SYK