Finance Manager - Johannesburg in Johannesburg at Stryker Corporation

掲載日付: 12/4/2019


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Financial Manager

The Job’s Mission

The Finance Manager is responsible for managing the accounting operations within South Africa. This includes reviewing operational activity, preparing and critically evaluating projections, budgeting and planning and actual reporting. Furthermore the Finance Manager need to maintain an adequate system of accounting records, install a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the company's reported financial results, and ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles or international financial reporting standards and Stryker policies.

Within his role he is also responsible to assist the business in leverage activities across functions to improve efficiency and effectiveness and manage the working capital.

Key Activities & Accountability

  • Lead the preparation of the financial reporting package ensuring timely and accurate:
    • Sales and gross margin reporting
    • Calculation of inventory and debtors reserves as well as monthly accruals
    • Payroll processing and accounting
    • General ledger and cost centre maintenance
    • Completion of the month-end close checklist and quarterly U.S. SEC reporting packages
  • Lead and supervise the Finance team
  • Coordinate accurate budgeting and forecasting process on full financial package. Lead discussions on planning/forecasting of sales, operating income, cash flow, DSO, and DII and communicate regularly with Business Unit leaders to understand the business and actual variances
  • Review P&L to ensure expenses conform to approved budgets/forecasts and work with the Finance Director to proactively manage profitability
  • Perform inventory analysis to reduce write-downs and maximise return on capital employed with close collaboration with Operations
  • Manage debtors and collections function, initiating campaigns to minimise DSO and reduce aged debt
  • Review and sign off of monthly balance sheet account reconciliations, ensuring all reconciling items are valid and cleared in a timely manner and suspense account balances are kept to a minimum at all times
  • Define and document all Finance processes and procedures (P2P, Q2C, A2R) ensuring narratives, walkthroughs, and desktop procedures are complete and accurate
  • Actively participate in initiatives to standardise and simplify accounting activities in the Division
  • T&E Expense review (for compliance requirements and adherence with policy) and payment authorisation
  • As the primary contact, coordinate internal and external audits, such as tax, statutory, SOX, Compliance, etc.
  • Support on any ad hoc request from Finance Director and/or Business
  • Close collaboration with business for business support (Power BI, other reports, commissions, margins, contracts, pricing, etc.)


  • Degree holder in finance or accounting
  • Qualified CA/CPA or equivalent
  • Solid understanding of SA GAAP, US GAAP
  • Strong skills in MS Office suite of products (advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel required)


  • Accounting experience of increasing responsibility over a course of 4+ years with MNC
  • Knowledgeable in major accounting/financial applications and systems (such as Hyperion, MFG/Pro, SAP or other ERP systems)


  • High ethical standards and integrity
  • Ability to interact, influence and partner with Senior Management.
  • Excellent communication skills with proficiency in spoken and written English.
  • Excellent project/change management skills
  • High motivation to continuously improve
  • Able to lead a team to work under tight deadlines.
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Good presenting and reporting skills

Work From Home: Occasional

Travel Percentage: 0%


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