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Associate Finance Manager - R&D in Mahwah, NJ at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 3/6/2019

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    Mahwah, NJ
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Job Description

This role provides a unique opportunity to work closely with the Mako robotics and core R&D teams in the Joint Replacement Division as a business partner and build relationships with internal customers. The primary responsibilities include providing financial guidance, ensuring budgets meet the organization’s financial targets, and analyzing business problems/scenarios and recommending solutions.  This role offers an excellent opportunity to add value, and join a highly competitive team with a focus in reporting and analytics to drive strategic business decisions.

Who we want

  • Hard-working winners. Confident, competitive and results-oriented finance professionals who create a track record of success.
  • Dedicated achievers. People who thrive when working within high performance teams. Dynamic relationship skills enabling them to secure buy-in, cooperation, and loyalty.
  • Organized self-starters. Finance professionals who work well individually as well as within a team. Ensuring that the control basics are flawlessly and timely executed, maximizing time to focus on additional value add initiatives.
  • Mission-driven finance professionals. Dedicated professionals to the purpose of supporting our organization that changes people’s lives and makes healthcare better.
  • Relationship-builders. People who create genuine, trusting relationships with internal team members, business partners, and leadership.
  • Business Professionals. People who want to understand not just finance, but also how the business works.

You have these qualities

  • A precise attention to detail
  • The ability to learn quickly, define problems, and understand the big picture
  • The desire to take on difficult challenges and find creative solutions 
  • You can tell a story across all mediums that is clear and well thought out. You have an ability to influence business partners at all levels in the organization
  • You like change and a fast paced environment; you are calm, patient, and level-headed
  • You look for opportunities to develop others and pass on what you know
  • You are self-motivated and have a high degree of intellectual curiosity
  • You love breaking down complex activities into simple and repeatable processes that maximize automation
  • You enjoy working with great people

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide financial guidance and assistance to every level of business function(s) assigned.
  • Ensure budgets and forecasts meet organization's financial targets.
  • Recommend and follow through on appropriate corrective action.
  • Manage multiple projects' financial performance against plan, ensuring accuracy, communication to leadership of performance and appropriate revisions to plan.
  • Provide resource management awareness to business functions assigned and ensure functional activities and financial commitments are aligned.
  • Provide timely explanations of department operating expense variances between actual results and forecasts/budget both verbally and in periodic reports.
  • Perform ad-hoc analysis and perform special projects for executive management.
  • Perform financial review of all CER and DAR requests.
  • Identify and modify internal financial infrastructure to align with organizational changes, as needed.
  • Assist in the preparation of and explanation of the P&L to management. 
  • Prepare month-end journal entries and formulate required accruals in accordance with GAAP.
  • Maintain balance sheet accounts associated with business unit assigned (e.g., prepaid maintenance contracts) and complete balance sheet reconciliations in accordance with prescribed format and timelines.
  • Effectively navigate multiple software systems (e.g., Hyperion Enterprise, Cognos, HFM and Oracle responsibilities, for example) to address inquiries, generate reporting, investigate and identify issues as well as formulate corrective actions.
  • Serve as “stand-in” for Director when business scheduling conflicts arise.

What you need

  • 7+ years of experience in a financial environment, and/or diversified accounting experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and/or Finance.
  • Prefer CPA, CFA and/or Master's Degree in Business Administration or Finance. 
  • 1-3 years of experience providing direct finance support to a business function
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Demonstrated applied knowledge of Hyperion Enterprise or HFM and Oracle
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple tasks, financial project management and prioritize workload
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and within a team
  • Demonstrated ability to accurately analyze financial statements/other data in a fast-paced, customer-focused environment
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively organize, communicate (both verbally and in writing), and present financial information and recommendations
  • Demonstrated ability to provide internal customer service and partner/influence business leaders

What We Offer

  • A culture driven to achieve our mission and deliver remarkable results
  • Coworkers committed to collaboration and winning the right way
  • Quality products that improve the lives of our customers and patients
  • Ability to discover your strengths, follow your passion and own your own career

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: Up to 25%

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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