Internal Controls Associate Manager in Amsterdam at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 6/15/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Job's Mission

Reporting to the Internal Controls Senior Manager Shared Services Europe, the Internal Controls Associate Manager will be responsible for implementing and overseeing the auditing and compliance programs relevant to the processes managed at the EFSSC including SOX. Conducts and coordinates reviews of key controls, operating procedures, and asses compliance with policies and regulations.

Compiles and issues reports detailing conclusions and providing recommendations for improvements. And acts as a backup for the Internal Controls & MDM Senior Manager on a need by basis.

Key Activities & Accountabilities

The Internal Controls Associate Manager responsibilities included but are not limited to

  • Develop, implement and maintain an appropriate compliance framework, reports and KPI’s
  • Drives standardization and continuous improvement by partnering with cross functional teams within and outside the EFSSC
  • Designs and effectively implements a quality and compliance annual plan which includes communication, testing of key business processes, self-assessment and risk management, amongst others
  • Compiles and issues effective reports detailing conclusions and providing improvement recommendations
  • Presents testing results, recommendations and shares best practices in a clear and concise manner
  • Creates and maintains internal processes’ and controls’ documentation
  • Identifies, develops and delivers the Internal Controls relevant training
  • Acts as Subject Matter Expert on the Corporate Finance Policies applicable to EFSSC
  • Ensures that the relevant policies are followed and embedded into day to day operations (processes, guidelines, memoranda)  
  • Serves as escalation point for Internal Controls related matters i.e fraud investigations
  • Works closely with the different Compliance and Training Functions
  • Maintain objectivity, independence, and due professional care consistent with Stryker and external standards


  • Manages and acts as first line of contact for Internal and External Audits
  • Coordinates audit preparation, questions and follow up
  • Ensures audit objectives are timely, efficiently and effectively achieved
  • Helps to develop management actions plans that address Audit observations
  • Follows up on the implementation of the agreed action plan with the EFSSC teams

People Management

  • Leads and develops the team
  • Works with direct reports to establish goals and objectives for each year, monitor and advise on the progress to enhance the professional development of staff
  • Drives improvements in employee engagement (Q12)
  • 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 together with the manager identifies skill gaps and training requirements
  • Takes necessary steps to address issues that may impact performance
  • Handles personnel issues relating to staff conflicts, absenteeism, etc.
  • As required, become involved in relevant personnel matters including recruitment, termination and counseling


  • Bachelor or master’s degree in finance
  • Professional certification in Audit (CIA or equivalent) highly preferred
  • Fluent in English any other European language is a plus
  • Familiar with USGAAP and Sarbanes Oxley Act
  • Familiar with Oracle, Blackline and Hyperion (preferable)


  • A combined professional experience of 7 years is required in the areas of audit, internal controls or accounting
  • Managerial experience (preferable)
  • Audit experience (preferable)


  • Ability to manage and motivate
  • Ability to establish and communicate priorities
  • Ability to organize resources to achieve objectives
  • Ability to resolve conflicts in a professional manner
  • High level of honesty, integrity, commitment and responsibility
  • Able to effectively communicate at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to work with peers and management to achieve objectives
  • Accustomed to working under pressure and with competing priorities

Work From Home: Occasional

Travel Percentage: 10%

Join our talent network

Joining our talent network will enhance your job search and application process. Whether you choose to apply or just leave your information, we look forward to staying connected to you.

Join Our Team