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Intercompany Accounts Payable Specialist in Amsterdam at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 4/6/2019

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"The Intercompany Accounts Payable Specialist is responsible for the day-to-day administration of (inventory) related intercompany transactions. These responsibilities include but are not limited to the following.  Shared Services
  • Support a Shared Service mindset within the department
  • Support a continuous process improvement focus
  • Keeps in touch with the rest of the Accounting & Reporting teams and helps out where necessary, without losing sight of his or her own priorities.
 Accounting and Reporting (Intercompany)
  • Supports month-end processes to ensure an accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year end close
  • Prepare intercompany reconciliations on a monthly base (and fulfills related documentation obligations
  • Maintains documentation to support account balances in a manner that facilitates the efficient review and audit of books and records
  • Reviewing ageing of intercompany balances, and resolving issues relating to these.
  • Involvement in netting process, including recording of netting settlement, follow-up on netting related queries.
  • Prepares intercompany cross charges between Stryker legal entities and interacts with local finance in the process.
  • Performs all accounting, reporting, matching, closing, documentation and reconciliation related processes in an accurate, reliable and timely manner, while pro-actively seeking ways to improve these processes’ efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Ensures all transactions are in compliance with US and local GAAP and are posted in a timely manner.  
  • Ensures all financial transactions are properly recorded with sufficient documentation to support the business purpose of the transactions
  • Gains a thorough understanding of Stryker’s general ledger structure
  • Gains a thorough understanding of the SOx Act and Stryker’s internal control policies, and performs all documentation and reconciliation requirements in line with those policies.
  Internal Controls
  • Responsible for ensuring that Corporate policies concerning compliance are adhered to.
  • Ensure accounting books and records comply with Corporate accounting policies, Sarbanes Oxley, US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and local equivalent laws
  • Protects the organization’s value by keeping information confidential.
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 medical technologies, including Reconstructive, Medical and Surgical, and Neuro Technology and Spine products to help people lead a more active and more satisfying lives. Stryker’s products and services are available in over 100 countries.  Over the last number of years, we have made significant investments throughout its extensive manufacturing facilities across Europe. It has also invested in building a regional support structure in the Netherlands with the creation of a European Regional Head Office, expansion of the Regional Distribution Centre, and building of the European Finance Shared Service Centre (EFSSC) in Amsterdam. This is an exciting opportunity for a high-reaching Financial professional looking to make a difference, through the development of this new internal organization. The environment is one that is fast paced and dynamic.   Our offer:If you’re a results-driven person looking to make a difference in the world, consider why Stryker may be right for you:
  • This role is based in our newly established offices in Amsterdam
  • 40 working hours/week
  • Competitive salary depending on experience with 10% bonus opportunity
  • 8,5 % holiday allowance
  • 27 holidays per year on full time basis
  • Travel allowance
  • Subsidized lunch
  • Collective Health insurance available through Stryker with OHRA
  • Free Accidental Death & Disability Insurance for all employees
  • Free insurances for long term disability
  • Discount on gym membership and bicycle
  • Meaningful innovation, growth and opportunities
  • International working environment (30 + nationalities)
  • Dynamic and fast paced work environment
  • Social Committee activities: Holiday party, free gym classes on site, monthly after work drinks, free fruit, foosball table etc
  • Fortune named Stryker a 2017 World’s Best Workplace and great place to work for the Netherlands 2018 
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Limited experience in Accounts Payable or Jr. (GL) Accountant position
  • Fluent spoken and written English. German would be beneficial
  • Familiar with USGAAP and Sarbanes Oxley Act (preferable)
  • Energetic, flexible, collaborative and proactive
  • High level of honesty, integrity, commitment and responsibility
  • Accustomed to working under pressure and with deadlines
  • Team Player
  • Preferable living in the Amsterdam area

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: None


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