Senior Cost Accountant and Inventory Supervisor in Kalamazoo, MI at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 9/28/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Senior Inventory Accountant is the primary cost accounting contact to help drive improvement in business performance mainly in costs, margins, inventory control and compliance for its products, facilities and processes.
The Senior Inventory Accountant is responsible for the daily support and management of the Finance group, and for ensuring the timely provision of Finance support to the Operations Director, local Team Leaders to allow for effective planning and control of the business.

What you will do

  • Oversee the inventory accounting function including monthly account reconciliations, journal entries, and financial reporting results (ex. margin, balances, inventory adjustments)
  • Prepare and/or review monthly account reconciliations for balance sheet accounts ensuring financial records are maintained in compliance with company policy.
  • Perform review of manufacturing variances and help to driven corrective action where required.
  • Perform review of inventory reserve calculations.
  • Participate in the development of Operations Budgets and Forecasts.
  • Lead and participate in cross-functional and cross divisional process improvement initiatives.
  • Reconcile inventory related general ledger balance sheet accounts on a timely basis.
  • Perform analysis of custom products and new products costs and contribution margin.
  • Drive process changes in the Finance area to ensure the provision of information to key business owners is more efficient
  • Manage annual cost standards update process in timely and effective manner.
  • Participate in Sarbanes Oxley and other financial audits; prepare appropriate reports and documentation to ensure compliance with regulations.
  • Ensure that adequate internal financial controls exist and are adhered to within the facility
  • Review, investigate, and resolve accounting errors, discrepancies, and reconciling items.
  • Maintain a perpetual inventory for finished goods and reconcile this perpetual to production, shipping, and returns on a monthly basis.
  • Assist in or lead special projects as necessary.
  • The successful candidate will be customer focused and act as a liaison between Finance and Manufacturing
  • Perform other duties as assigned

What you need

  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, Finance or equivalent discipline is required.
  • CPA or CPA candidate preferred
  • 3+ years of progressive accounting experience, preferred experience within cost/inventory accounting strongly preferred
  • Strong understanding of inventory accounting controls, adherence to GAAP for inventory
  • Advanced experience with Excel, JD Edwards, Data Warehouse Reporting software

Work From Home: Regularly scheduled days

Travel Percentage: 10%

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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