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Financial Accountant in Cork at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 11/23/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Cork
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    11/23/2018
  • Job ID:
    R405605

Job Description

Position Summary

The suitable candidate will join our expanding international finance function in Cork, Ireland to assist directly with all accounting and taxation reporting aspects for European operations and will need to have strong technical and statutory compliance experience.

This role reports directly to our Senior Director, Controller, Global Quality and Operations, and is an excellent opportunity to join an expanding US Multinational.

Your key responsibilities

  • Design and implement new procedures along with re-engineering processes to drive continuous improvement and ensure processes meet business objectives as efficiently as possible. Lead projects to drive any such improvements.
  • Provide intelligent and creative solutions for tax and accounting issues both reactively and proactively and presenting solutions to complex technical issues.
  • Monitor and drive accountability for all tax and financial compliance requirements across a number of sites in different locations.
  • Interact with our external tax advisors and finance teams to achieve the highest possible compliance for our Irish operations.
  • Liaise with our external auditors and produce complex financial statements for our European operations in a timely manner.
  • Preparation of Corporate financial and tax packages.
  • Assist in the cost accounting and inventory management for our European operations.
  • Actively drive process improvements supported by robust and concise documentation.
  • Ensuring all SOX and internal audit controls are adhered.
  • Lead technical accounting projects and new system implementations.
  • Participate in delivery of and development of finance training for cross functional teams.
  • Liaise and interact with our European Finance Shared Service team.
  • Ad hoc reporting and other duties as may be agreed from time to time.
  • Business travel may be required on an ad hoc basis.

What are we looking for?

  • Hold a recognized professional accounting qualification.
  • Hold a recognised professional Tax qualification would be an advantage.
  • Experience working in a SOX404 environment with Detailed IFRS / US GAAP knowledge.
  • 2 years of relevant working experience in a finance function in matrixed international company with complex reporting practices or a recently qualified ‘Big 4’ candidate.
  • Hardworking and self-motivated with the ability to work independently with cross functional teams, capable of handling multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously.
  • Strong technical and analytical skills to deliver accurate, quality financial analysis.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills with cross-functional teams and multi-task, attention to detail and ability to communicate complicated issues effectively.
  • Team player and collaborator.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, experience with ERP systems or Hyperion Financial Management an advantage

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: Up to 25%

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