Accountant in Heredia at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 3/7/2020

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Job Description

Position summary:

The General Accountant will be primarily responsible for executing account reconciliations and monthly closing activities related to assigned entities in Stryker’s newly created Costa Rica Shared Service Center and additional support required per ad-hoc request.

Essential duties & responsibilities:

  • Perform Account Reconciliation for assigned entities.
  • Investigate and resolve unsupported balances.
  • Provide support to business on request related to journal/recon backups.
  • Escalate any unusual activity or aged items to management which enables a proactive response to potential risks and related losses.
  • Financial Statement analysis.
  • Prepare journal entries calculations.
  • Perform month end closing process and any request as necessary
  • Comply with Corporate accounting policies, US and local GAAP.
  • Performs other related work to accounting cycle.

Education & special training's:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business or related field
  • MS Office Suite
  • Intermediate excel level (pivot table, formulas, charts)
  • Fluent spoken and written English and Spanish.
  • SAP, Oracle or QAD systems knowledge is a big plus

Qualifications & experience:

  • 2-3 years of relevant working experience in a finance/accounting function in matrixed international company (preferably American or Multinational company) with complex reporting practices and with exposure to various reporting systems
  • Experience of working in a shared service center across a global /large organization will be an added advantage

Physical & mental requirements:

  • Ability to work well with cross-functional teams and multi-task
  • Versatile, motivated, creative, intellectually curious, a good communicator and collaborator
  • Demonstrated ability to perform consistently under varying business pressure as well as ability to adapt to a quickly changing environment
  • Computer or technical knowledge
  • Effective problem-solving skills

Work From Home: Not available

Travel Percentage: 10%

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