Accountant - Johannesburg in Johannesburg at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 9/25/2019

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Job Mission

This role supports the Finance Manager in the analysis and reporting of South Africa financial accounts. The role further supports the responsible business units (cost centres) with detailed analysis of their related performance.

Ensure that Stryker’s Compliance and Ethics program is followed at all times and that there is strict adherence to the Code of Conduct in all interactions

Responsible for providing regular feedback on performance of cost centre and allocated business units.

Identification of cost saving opportunities and driving these through the business by implementing/monitoring operational initiatives.

Performance of month end close processes with adherence to reporting deadlines and assisting Finance Management with related tasks

Reconciling key Balance Sheet accounts using Blackline Reconciliation Software including substantiating the balance through support or calculation, identifying reconciling items, timely clearance of reconciling items

Prepare daily sales reports and monthly sales representatives commission calculations

Analysis and Reconciliation of Intercompany, marketing recharges and transfer price adjustments.

Preparation of quarterly forecasts & annual budgets for responsible cost centres/ business units.

Reviewing and approving invoices on BPO ( Validity and GL coding)

Prepare monthly cost Centre reporting to the business (BU P/L) & presentation of such.

Closely working with Forex exchange in order to make Intercompany payments monthly.

Perform adhoc queries as requested by Management and the business

Identification of cost saving opportunities and driving these through the business by implementing/monitoring operational initiatives.

Population of payroll input data, and validation of data through inspection of supporting detail to ensure accuracy and completeness of all Payroll processing.

Bank/Audit liaison to internal and external providers, includes preparation/collation of supporting documentation and schedules, including strict adherence to population/extraction of Client Assistance Schedule as provided by external auditors.

Liaison with outsource accounting partner, responsible for deliverable of PTP, RTR & OTC towers ensuring compliance by CapGemini with monthly finance reporting calendar and submission of quality deliverable.

Adhoc tasks/assignments/projects as required by the Finance Manager/Director.

Preparation of month end inventory gross and reverse reporting in HFM, and providing analysis and insight into movements month on month.

Support of preparation of all CER’s.

Close collaboration with other team members and training on the job for rotation of current and new tasks.

Academic qualifications / degree & relevant prior experience:

Key talents /strengths for the role:

Degree/Diploma holder in Accounting or Finance

At least 3 years accounting experience

Knowledgeable in SA GAAP / IFRS (US GAAP also preferred)

Proficient with ERPs (MFG Pro would be advantageous and HFM)

Advanced user of Microsoft Excel (pivot tables, lookup formulas, etc.)

Resourceful self-starter requiring minimal supervision to meet tight deadlines

Detail oriented and analytical

Willingness to learn and grow

Good interpersonal skills

Able to communicate at all levels both verbally and in writing

Focus on continuous improvement

Can work within a changing/ growing business

Proficient in both spoken & written English

Deadline driven

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: 0%

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