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Internal Auditor in Amsterdam at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 3/8/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Amsterdam
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    3/8/2019
  • Job ID:
    R407152

Job Description

Analyze and evaluate the performance of the organization's financial, operational, and managerial processes systems to identify risks, areas for improvement, and to ensure that the organization complies with all relevant regulations, laws, and standards. Collect, examine, analyze, and verify information about the organization's systems and processes by reviewing manuals, policies, reports, financial statements, and other written materials, and by interviewing organizational members where required. Identify, analyze, and document aspects of the organization's systems and processes that do not comply with regulations, laws, and standards or do not comply with the organization's policies and operating procedures. Develop recommendations for changes to processes and systems that will minimize risk, improve performance and productivity, and ensure that the organization complies with all relevant regulations, laws, and standards. Contribute to the preparation of audit reports that accurately document the audit process and its findings.

This is an individual contributor role that requires the use of judgement in applying professional expertise and is expected to work independently with minimal supervision. Roles typically require a university degree or an extensive amount of practical knowledge gained through experience. Job requires an understanding and application of procedures and concepts of own discipline. The job requires attention to detail in making evaluative judgements based on the analysis of factual information. This job typically requires a degree or equivalent and a minimum of 2 or more years experience.

Internal Audit is searching for a internal Auditor to compliment the European team located in the Netherlands (Amsterdam). The Internal Auditor is responsible for assisting the effective planning and execution of operational and financial audits as well as special projects and/or Stryker initiatives. In this capacity, the Auditor will be expected to independently assess risks, develop audit work programs, and conduct and document procedures in accordance with professional standards. The Auditor will provide supervision and coaching to audit staff and/or external resources assigned to the engagement. In addition, the Senior will be expected to demonstrate and apply technical competency with respect to US GAAP (or similar Accounting Principles), Sarbanes-Oxley requirements, COSO framework of internal controls and the IIA Professional Auditing Standards. This position provides visibility to Stryker operations, regular interaction with personnel from various disciplines/functional areas, and exposure to division and corporate management. 

Internal Audit is looking for a more experienced senior with a passion for auditing and travelling. As the position will be in Amsterdam the team member will be required to travel for work and perform audits abroad (approximately 25% travel). 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include:

•         Function as experienced senior auditor, providing high quality, professional execution of IA engagements from beginning to end

•         Assist in planning procedures, such as: determining audit scope, required resources, engagement budget and preparation of client document request list

•         Work with engagement team to adhere to project deadlines and engagement budget

•         Clear communication to auditees regarding audit approach, project status, findings and recommendations to ensure efficiency and strong business partnership

•         Plan, perform and document testing procedures in accordance with professional audit standards and Stryker Internal Audit Policies

•         Supervise and provide appropriate direction and coaching to staff and external resources regarding accounting matters, auditing methodology and evaluation of risks/controls

•         Conduct audit interviews with Company personnel and management and document business processes, risks and controls within assigned areas.

•         Assist with the preparation of audit reports and communication of findings to management

•         Assist with tracking and monitoring of management's actions plans and remediation

•         Demonstrate networking skills and the ability to develop and sustain effective working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders within the company

•         Represent the department in a way that promotes a positive image of Internal Audit at Stryker

•         Contributes to IA's positive and engaging working environment

•         Perform and utilize data analytics tools and techniques

Minimum requirements:

•         Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Accounting or Finance Required

•         CPA or other equivalent certification is preferred 

•         1+ years of accounting, audit or other relevant industry experience

•         Public accounting/auditing experience is preferred

•         Highly proficient computer skills, including proficiency with Excel, Word and Powerpoint.

•         Strong verbal and written communication skills, including active listening and presentation skills

•         Strong analytical and problem-solving ability

•         Ability to quickly understand and assess complex business processes and identify accounting/compliance issues

•         Strong ability to build relationships and promote customer-focused solutions

•         Strong time and project management skills

•         Demonstrates unquestionable integrity and professionalism

•         Positive attitude, desire to learn, self-motivated and effective teamplayer

•         Enjoy travelling and perform work in multiple locations

•         Expresses a "can do" attitude and is comfortable driving process improvements and change

Work From Home: Yes

Travel Percentage: Up to 25%

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