Manager Commercial A2R (RHQ/ELC)) in Amsterdam at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 11/2/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Key Activities & Accountabilities

The Manager Accounting & Reporting performs advanced-level and 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.

Accounting and Reporting

  • Owns accounting and reporting for assigned set of books and complex entities
  • 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 in accordance with Stryker’s corporate finance policies
  • Ensures and maintains documentation to support account balances and transactions in a manner that facilitates the efficient review and audit of books and records
  • Acts as escalation point for the accounting team and local business partners and manages issues to resolution
  • Corresponds with the senior management regarding any financial decisions that are made
  • Leads internal and external audits to ensure audit objectives are efficiently and effectively achieved
  • Develops action plans that ensures timely follow up of any audit points
  • Drives continued simplification of accounting operations and standardizes processes in close collaboration with peers

Month-end and Year-end Close

  • Leads team of accountants to timely completion of the closing schedule
  • Ensures financial information is reviewed to identify any issues that would impact the accuracy and reliability of financial information presented
  • Reviews financial reports according to Divisional and Corporate reporting requirements

Balance Sheet Reviews

  • Perform regular reviews of balance sheet accounts to ensure the accounts are properly stated
  • Take necessary actions if material over/understatements are identified
  • Reports findings and recommendations and ensure corrective actions are taken as necessary

Internal Controls and Compliance

  • Owns risk and control matrix for assigned area
  • 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
  • Ensures 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

  • Manages and supervises staff of professionals, including senior accountants, accountants and finance supervisors to ensure all financial reporting deadlines are met
  • Ensures teams work in line with established company HR and recruitment guidelines
  • 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
  • Makes self-available as coach / mentor in assisting direct reports to develop in their positions
  • Delegates tasks to direct reports in line with skill, knowledge and ability and where necessary identify skill gaps and training requirements
  • Ensures staff has access to appropriate training for new and existing staff as needed
  • Maintain regular communications on performance and development
  • 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 Manager Accounting & Reporting 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:

  • Ensures the strategy of the department is effectively implemented by ensuring consistent communication, reinforcement and management of defined objectives
  • Acts as back up and representative for Senior Manager A2R on a need by basis.
  • 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
  • Ensures critical business processes are well documented and communicated to facilitate effective and efficient execution
  • Develops and maintains productive team-oriented client, staff, and management relationships through individual contacts and group meetings
  • Pursues professional development opportunities, including external and internal training and professional association memberships, and shares information gained with co-workers
  • Acts as a trainer for the teams on technical accounting topics and/or internal control concepts


  • Degree in Business and Administration
  • Professional certification in accounting (CPA or equivalent) highly preferred
  • Fluent in English, other language is a plus
  • Strong knowledge of USGAAP,
  • Good knowledge with Sarbanes Oxley Act and/or internal control concepts
  • Good working knowledge of Oracle, SAP, MfgPro and Hyperion (preferable)


Minimum experience of 3 to 5 years in an Accounting Manager or equivalent position in a multinational (preferably US based) or an auditing company (one of the big four).


  • Proven leadership with the ability to lead large teams
  • Shared Service experience (preferred)
  • Ability to establish and communicate priorities
  • Ability to organize resources to achieve objectives
  • High level of honesty, integrity, commitment and responsibility
  • Ability to manage and motivate
  • Accustomed to working under pressure and with deadlines
  • Able to effectively communicate at all levels of the organization
  • Able to resolve problems and conflicts and a professional and tactful manner
  • Able to identify and implement innovative solutions to meet business requirements

Work From Home: Occasional

Travel Percentage: 20%

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