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Associate Manager Accouting to Reporting (German speaking) in Amsterdam at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 1/29/2019

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Job Description

The Associate Manager A2R performs managerial responsibilities as required to support the needs of the business.  These responsibilities include but are not limited to the following. Note that responsibilities may be added or removed as deemed necessary.

Shared Services

  • Creates a Shared Service mindset within the department
  • Delivers a continuous process improvement focus
  • People management

Accounting and Reporting

  • Maintains a thorough understanding of the financial reporting and general ledger structure
  • Ensures all transactions are in compliance with US and local GAAP and are posted in a timely manner
  • Ensure accounts are properly reconciled with documentation to support account balances
  • Maintains documentation to support account balances in a manner that facilitates the efficient review and audit of books and records
  • Ensures all financial transactions are properly recorded with sufficient documentation to support the business purpose of the transactions
  • Ensures an accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year end close
  • Collaborates with the other finance managers to support overall goals and objectives
  • Responds to inquiries regarding accounting requests
  • Works with the internal and external stakeholders to ensure a clean audit
  • Assist in development and implementation of new procedures and features to enhance the workflow of the department
  • Supports internal stakeholders with special projects and workflow process improvements
  • Achieves accounting operational objectives by contributing accounting information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews
  • Prepares and completes action plans and implements those plans to enable the business to achieve its objectives
  • Corresponds with the senior management regarding any financial decisions that are made
  • Coordinates with internal and external auditors to ensure audit objectives are efficiently and effectively achieved
  • Avoids legal challenges by understanding current and proposed legislation, enforcing accounting regulations and recommending new procedures
  • Protects organization's value by keeping information confidential

Month-end and Year-end Close

  • Prepares financial reports to satisfy Division and Corporate reporting requirements
  • Ensures financial information is reviewed to identify any issues that would impact the accuracy and reliability of financial information presented

Balance Sheet and P&L Reviews

  • Perform regular reviews of balance sheet accounts to ensure the accounts are properly stated
  • Take necessary actions if material over/understatements are identified
  • Perform regular reviews of P&L accounts to identify any trends, errors or omissions
  • Report findings and recommendations and ensure corrective actions are taken as necessary

Inter-Company and Support of Other Stryker Divisions and functions

  • Ensure inter-company transactions are properly recorded
  • Manage and track transactions related to other Stryker Divisions and functions (e.g. IT) to ensure financial results will be accurately and timely reported
  • Ensure there is visibility to specific issues, trends, etc. that have impacts to financial results

Fixed Assets

  • Ensure fixed asset expenditures are supported by an approved CER with sufficient detail to support the business case
  • Ensure fixed assets are properly accounted for and depreciated in accordance with Corporate policy
  • Ensure fixed assets are properly tracked through regular asset verification processes
  • Manage the approval and accounting for the retirement and disposition of fixed assets

VAT and Intrastat Accounting

  • Monitor transactions and account balances to ensure they are in line with expectations
  • Identify and communicate any issues that may indicate and increased risk to the business

Internal Controls and Compliance

  • Ensures all core processes are documented with risk and control points clearly identified
  • Ensures proper segregation of duties and delegated authorities are maintained and monitored
  • Ensures an efficient and effective system of internal controls to maintain compliance with SOX 404, anti-corruption / anti-bribery laws and regulation, Stryker policies and procedures and any other relevant laws and regulations
  • Maintain books and records to facilitate the efficient review of transactions and financial reports
  • Ensure regular monitoring of the effectiveness of internal controls and compliance processes
  • Proactively identify and report any compliance issues or emerging risks and development and implement mitigation plans

People Management

  • Supervises staff to ensure all financial reporting deadlines are met
  • Ensure roles and responsibilities are clearly communicated and documented
  • Works with each direct report to establish goals and objectives for each year and monitor and advise on the progress to enhance the professional development of staff
  • Monitors and analyzes department work to develop more efficient procedures and use of resources while maintaining a high level of accuracy
  • Makes self available as coach / mentor in assisting direct reports to develop in their positions
  • Ensures that relevant information is communicated to direct reports enabling them to effectively carry out their functions
  • Delegates tasks to direct reports in line with skill, knowledge and ability and where necessary identify skill gaps and training requirements
  • Advises staff regarding the handling of non-routine reporting transactions
  • Provides training to new and existing staff as needed
  • Maintain regular communications on performance and development
  • Take necessary steps to address issues that may impact performance
  • Handles personnel issues relating to staff conflicts, absenteeism, performance issues, etc.\
  • As required, become involved in relevant personnel matters including recruitment, termination and counseling

Other Essential Duties

The following outlines additional duties of the Associate Manager A2R that ensures the financial accounting and reporting function is meeting and exceeding the needs of the business. These duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Supports staff resource planning, organizing, and monitoring of key processes, including assisting in hiring, training, and evaluating staff, and taking effective actions to address performance matters
  • Supports critical business processes are well documented and communicated to facilitate effective and efficient execution
  • Pursues professional development opportunities, including external and internal training and professional association memberships, and shares information gained with co-workers.
  • Supports A2R on organizational project teams, at management and board meetings, and with external organizations
  • Performs related work as assigned by management

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: Up to 25%


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