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Director, Accounting (M&A, Technical/Policy, Financial Reporting) in Flower Mound, TX at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 1/9/2019

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Job Description

The Director, Accounting (Mergers & Acquisitions, Technical/Policy, Financial Reporting) will report to the Assistant Controller and will be responsible for supporting Stryker’s accounting and finance organization to help ensure compliance with U.S. GAAP, as well as adherence to Stryker’s global accounting policies. This person will work closely with members of Stryker’s global accounting and finance organization, the broader finance organization, Stryker’s finance and training team, and the business in supporting Stryker’s initiatives in the overall training and related communication of the applicable accounting guidance. This person will also be responsible for the preparation, communication and adherence of Stryker’s global accounting policies. This person will be the primary contact person for all business development activities, including the documentation of such transactions, and the coordination and follow-up with Stryker’s third party valuation firm. This is a management level role.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist Stryker’s various business development and divisional finance teams with merger and acquisition (M&A) activities (including due diligence, deal model review, valuation, purchase price accounting and related documentation of such transactions).
  • Documenting, researching and resolving technical accounting issues in accordance with U.S. GAAP
  • Preparing, updating and ensuring adherence of Stryker’s global accounting policies.
  • Consider implication of new accounting pronouncements on Stryker’s current accounting policies.
  • Monitoring and communicating relevant information regarding new and emerging accounting standards; and assistance in implementing new standards as appropriate.
  • Periodic training to update Stryker’s global finance and accounting teams on new and emerging accounting standards
  • Collaborate with Stryker’s external auditors on technical accounting topics, new accounting pronouncements, and their respective impact and application.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in Business with a concentration in Accounting
  • Active CPA required
  • A combined 12+ years of experience is required (preferably at least 8+ years of experience with a Big 4 public accounting firm and additional 4+ years at a global Fortune 500 company, preferably in the medical device and/or life sciences industries is desired).
  • Substantial experience in and working knowledge of authoritative U.S. GAAP technical accounting research and application
  • Strong analytical, problem solving skills and collaborative skills
  • Must be able to make judgment calls regarding the resolution of issues
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; proficient in technical accounting writing ability
  • Ability to multi-task on competing and deadline sensitive priorities
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels in the organization.
  • Strong organizational skills and process orientated.
  • Ability to effectively manage direct report team members and collaborate multi-functional dotted-line

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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