Financial Analyst, Finance & Accounting Rotational (FAR) Program in Kalamazoo, MI at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 9/20/2020

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What you get out of the FAR program

Stryker, a global leader in medical technology takes great pride in their people, and that’s why we are looking to expand our talent. As a result, we are looking for the best and brightest graduates to strengthen our team and drive our business going forward. Stryker FAR analysts will have the opportunity to:

  •  Apply finance and accounting principles in a fast-paced and growing industry setting over three one-year rotations including a geographic relocation
  • Obtain structured development through exposure job shadows, plant visits, product showcases, formal training, volunteer opportunities and personal coaching
  • Develop meaningful relationships with senior leadership
  • Get global exposure to business partners from around the world
  • Build technical, leadership and systems capabilities at an accelerated pace
  • Be a part of an innovative team and culture

Who we want

Self-starters.  Individuals who seek out the challenging projects and work to find just the right solutions.

Teammates.  Partners who listen to ideas, share thoughts and work together to move the business forward.

Charismatic networkers. Relationship-savvy people who intentionally build connections with both internal partners and external contacts.

Strategic thinkers. Analysts who propose innovative ideas and consistently exceed their performance objectives.

Customer-oriented achievers. Individuals with an unparalleled work ethic and customer-focused attitude who bring value to their partnerships.

Game changers. Persistent people who will stop at nothing to live out Stryker’s mission to make healthcare better.

FAR Analysts will have the chance to help shape their own unique career path by gaining experience in three or more of the following areas:  

  • General Accounting
  • Enterprise and Divisional Financial Planning and Analysis
  • Treasury
  • Internal Audit
  • SEC External Reporting
  • Cost Accounting
  • Division Accounting & Finance

Majors Targeted: Finance, Accounting, or other business related degree



•Currently working on completion of Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent, completion date between December 2020 or July 2021
•Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on 4.0 grade point average scale
•Must be eligible to work on a permanent basis in the United States during and after your rotations
•Ability to temporarily relocate to a different state within the United States for a rotational assignment. Placement location is at Stryker’s discretion.
•Committed to minimum of one geographic relocation
•Committed to pursue a certified designation (CPA or CMA)


•Concentration in Accounting, Finance or Economics
•Masters in Accounting
•Academic excellence in Financial Acumen – Demonstrates a strong understanding of financial concepts
•History of leadership experience – Participation in on-campus or off-campus leadership activities including volunteerism, service in an executive board of a student organization, etc.
•Internship experience – either at Stryker or another company in a finance/accounting capacity
•Process improvement – Able to develop and document work processes. Able to drive harmonization of processes and pursue continuous improvement
•Systems expertise – demonstrated proficiency in applications such as Access, PowerBI, Tableau, SAP certification, etc.


•Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills and ability to manage priorities and workflow
•Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work under constantly changing priorities
•Ability to exercise independent judgment
•Proficiency in basic computer programs: Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint
•Proven leadership and business acumen skills
•Proven ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines
•Strong interpersonal skills

Work From Home: Occasional

Travel Percentage: Up to 25%

Stryker Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Stryker is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability.

Stryker Corporation will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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