Accountant in Johannesburg at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 9/25/2018

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Job Description

Performs a variety of general accounting support tasks in an accounting department. Verifies accuracy of invoices and other accounting documents or records including detailing financial business transactions (e.g., invoice approvals, disbursements, expense vouchers, and wire payments). Provides customer service support to internal clients, suppliers, and customers. Enters data into computer system using defined computer programs; compiles data and prepares a variety of reports. May reconcile bank and financial statements/reports. I

This position requires knowledge that is acquired through experience, specialized education or training. The role has clearly defined procedures and tasks as well as defined guidelines to aid in decision making. Technical knowledge required is limited to the tasks performed in own discipline area and is considered basic. The tasks are generally routine and manual. The job is expected to follow detailed and defined rules / instructions and to make simple judgement in straightforward situations. Typically requires selecting between solutions already established. This job typically requires no experience.

Main objective / purpose of the role:

To support the Senior Accountant, Finance Manager and Finance Director with the general accounting and reporting activity

  • To be aware of and to support continuously the development and implementation of the company quality system
  • To be aware on the company’s procedures, to spread them within the company

Key responsibilities / outputs and its respective activities


  • 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 the reporting of daily and monthly accounting transactions, preparations of journals and journal bookings
  • Alignment with local IRFS and US GAAP
  • Involvement in Amex, Nedfleet and Concur related transactions and discussions
  • General accounting analysis and ad hoc reporting as required by Senior Accountant, Finance Manager and Director
  • Supporting the group monthly closing process
  • Preparation of the balance sheet reconciliation process in Black Line including completion and review of various reconciliations for assigned accounts.
  • Intercompany reconciliation for  management reporting – end of each month collect confirmation from IC suppliers and customers and prepare and document with evidence intercompany transactions and amounts to be reconcile
  • Tax and VAT activities and queries with SARS
  • Support on the internal and external audit
  • Perform ad hoc requests and queries as requested by Management, the business, regional and corporate team
  • Close collaboration with any stakeholders
  • Support FP&A with month end reporting, projections and budgets
  • HFM loads

Functional Knowledge / Talents

Academic qualifications / degree & relevant prior experience:

Key talents /strengths for the role:

  • Degree holder in Accounting or Finance
  • At least 1 years post qualified accounting experience
  • Knowledgeable in SA GAAP / IFRS (US GAAP also preferred)
  • High Level of competence on Microsoft Package
  • Proficient with ERPs (MFG Pro would be advantageous)
  • 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 progressive/ growing business
  • Proficient in both spoken & written English

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: None


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