Finance Team Leader P2P in Amsterdam at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 10/1/2018

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Job Description

As the Team Leader Finance – Purchase to Pay (P2P) your role is to ensure the accuracy, reliability and integrity of the Purchase to Pay processes and related accounts.

Your mission is the responsibility to establish and implement an effective system of internal controls and to ensure compliance with Stryker policies and procedures and any applicable laws and regulations. In this role you also support the needs of the business by providing analysis and insight into P2P related financial trends as well risks and opportunities that may have an impact on financial and operational performance. And finally, you work with the business and other functions within the Finance organization as well as stakeholders in the P2P process to identify opportunities to improve the process and to manage cost.

You report to the Senior Manager Purchase to Pay (P2P) Europe and be part of the European Financial Shared Service Center.

The Europe Financial Shared Service Center (EFSSC) is the preferred business partner to support Stryker’s mission, vision and values in Stryker Europe. This will require Finance to focus on providing financial services and support, deliver value added finance service to support the business at Stryker Europe. It is Finance’s responsibility to assist the business in taking unnecessary costs out of its healthcare delivery system, achieve better economies of scale in the utilization of resources and leverage activities across functions and geographies to improve efficiency and effectiveness. Finance will be a best in class function, comprised of ethical, talented and engaged people, with efficient processes and effective controls that support our functions and customers. 

Key Activities & Accountabilities
You as the Team Leader Finance - P2P perform advanced-level and managerial responsibilities as required to support the needs of the business.

Your responsibilities are related to:

  • Shared Services
  • Ownership on AP, T&E and Meeting Cards;
  • People Management 
  • Internal Controls and Compliance 
  • VAT

On request we can send you a full job description.

Other Essential Duties 
The following outlines additional duties of the Team Leader Finance - P2P that ensures the financial accounting and reporting function is meeting and exceeding the needs of the business.

  • Supports staff resource planning, organizing, and monitoring of key processes, including assisting in hiring, training, and evaluating staff, and taking effective actions to address performance matters
  • Supports processes related to the identification and evaluation of the organization’s risk areas and provides significant input to the development annual business plans
  • Ensures critical business processes are well documented and communicated to facilitate effective and efficient execution
  • Develops and maintains productive team-oriented client, staff, and management relationships through individual contacts and group meetings
  • Pursues professional development opportunities, including external and internal training and professional association memberships, and shares information gained with co-workers.
  • Represents the function on organizational project teams, at management and board meetings, and with external organizations
  • Performs related work as assigned by management

Education and experience

  • Master or Bachelor degree in Finance / Accounting
  • Fluent in English
  • Minimum 5+ years relevant (Accounting, Accounts Payable, Shared Service) working experience in a multinational (preferably US based) company.
  • 2 to 3 year experience in leading a large team (8+)
  • Familiar with USGAAP, Sarbanes Oxley Act
  • Familiar with Oracle and Hyperion (preferable)
  • Should have the ability to see the ‘big picture’ and yet able to resolve day to day issues if required
  • Has a strong knowledge of front-end AP systems and all financial processes
  • Shared Service experience


  • Ability to establish and communicate priorities
  • Ability to organize resources to achieve objectives
  • High level of honesty, integrity, commitment and responsibility
  • Ability to manage and motivate
  • Accustomed to working under pressure and with deadlines
  • Able to effectively communicate at all levels of the organization
  • Able to resolve problems and conflicts and a professional and tactful manner
  • Able to identify and implement innovative solutions to meet business requirements

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: Up to 25%


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