Controller and Director, Finance in San Jose, CA at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 11/8/2019

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Job Description


This critical role for Stryker's $2B Endoscopy Division located in San Jose CA , will work closely with the business and business finance leaders to establish, direct, coordinate, and administer a plan for the control of financial operations; provide management with financial analyses for timely and effective decision making; provide data for and/or assist in establishing major economic objectives and policies for the company; and prepare reports that outline the company's financial position in areas of income, expenses, and earnings based on past, present, and future operations. Review, analyze, and interpret all financial and budgetary reports making recommendations to management; direct preparation of budgets and financial forecasts. Leads a team of 30+.


  • Manages all financial operations functions including  but not limited to accounts receivable,  data analytics, demand planning, accounts payable, sales operations, consolidations, general accounting, financial compliance, and divisional integrated business planning.
  • Plays a leading role  in  company strategic planning process. Coordinates strategic planning financial forecasts and partners with other functional directors to deliver a comprehensive strategic plan, annually. Develops and maintains a thorough understanding of market dynamics by studying competitors, customers, industry trends, and analyst reports from the investment community.
  • Interfaces with Senior leadership throughout the corporation and represents division on critical cross-functional projects.
  • Initiates and leads major initiatives in the division including but not limited to ERP implementations, FP&A technical solutions.
  • Reviews, evaluates and implements accounting systems, policies, and procedures.
  • Prepares and presents performance measurement reports reflecting service and efficiency levels of financial operations.
  • Prepares and presents financial statements and related reports including but not limited to balance sheets, income statements, cash-flow reports, budgets, and variance analysis.
  • Supervises monthly balancing of books and monthly account reviews; prepares and presents monthly financial statements.
  • Directs budget preparation, reviews budget proposals, and prepares necessary supporting documentation and justification for proposed budgets
  • Coordinates annual independent audit and preparation of annual tax documents.
  • Provides management with timely reviews of organization's financial status and progress.
  • Ensures compliance with statutory property tax reporting.
  • Monitors receivables to ensure credit risk is mitigated.
  • Directs the analysis of sales territory performance and the implementation of annual sales quotas.
  • Develops, analyzes, and implements incentive compensation programs to increase division’s revenue and profit growth.
  • Develops, analyzes, and implements sales reporting strategies.
  • Oversees divisional demand planning; helps to develop strategies and ensure implementation.
  • Hires, trains, supervises, motivates, and develops accounting and finance managers; manages schedules and workflow.


  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) or equivalent.
  • Prefer CPA with 2-5 years of Big 4 public accounting experience.
  • 10+ years related experience and/or training (overall).
  • Working knowledge of forecasting and financial reports.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret economic conditions and anticipate the impact on the organization.
  • Basic competence in duties and tasks of supervised employees.
  • Working knowledge of data collection, data analysis, evaluation, and scientific method.
  • Ability to work with all levels of management.
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills; able to manage priorities and workflow.
  • Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm. 
  • Proven leadership and business acumen skills
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and develop a team.
  • Commitment to excellence and high standards.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient in major general ledger packages, Excel, Word and Access.
  • Ability to accurately complete detailed financial reports, calculate figures and amounts, and analyze statistical and financial data.


  • Sets direction.  An innovator who defines ways to create value and deliver on Stryker’s mission and strategic imperatives.
  • Builds organizational capability.  A strategic executive who continuously breaks down barriers, identifying new and more effective ways to accomplish tasks and goals.
  • Inspires others.  A genuine, relationship-focused leader who connects, collaborates and fosters an inclusive environment of enthusiasm, trust and pride. He/she makes others want to follow, building momentum for action and positively influencing outcomes.
  • Champions talent development.  A manager who focuses on maximizing the ability, potential and contributions of themselves and others.   Fosters an environment where people can excel through developing, coaching and rewarding performance.
  • Delivers results.  A driven player/coach who sets high goals for personal achievement and organizational success.  He/she measures success against the best internal and external benchmarks.

Work From Home: Occasional

Travel Percentage: 20%

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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