Financial Specialist - Corporate Card and Employee Expenses in Amsterdam at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 7/29/2018

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Job Description

As the Financial Specialist - Corporate Cards and Employee Expenses you ensure employee expense claims are processed accurately, and paid timely. In addition, in this role you will support the Corporate Card Program providing procedural guidance and technical assistance to employees. Perform audits of corporate card transactions and expense reports to ensure proper card usage. Elevate issues to management. The expectation of this role is to work with the employees and across functions within the Finance organization as well as stakeholders in the Purchase-to-Pay process to identify opportunities to improve the process.

Your responsibilities: Corporate Card and Travel & Expense

  • Ensure employee expense claims are processed accurately and paid timely
  • Audit expense reports as per Travel & Expense policy
  • Perform daily card administration such as card issuance / closures, card suspensions, program training, system management, and user data base tracking
  • Serve as the primary liaison between Stryker divisions, cardholders, and card providers.
  • Audit cardholder statements utilizing risk analysis data and security assessment materials to ensure proper card usage in accordance with policy
  • Monitor corporate card activity and usage patterns; investigates unusual patterns or anomalies, and determine and / or recommend appropriate action
  • Ensure corporate card program is in compliance with SOX controls
  • Collect, analyze, and recommend action on corporate card program metrics
  • Propose policy and procedural changes as part of the continuous quality improvement initiative for the card program
  • Remain current on card provider system updates and enhancements
  • Develop and deliver training program for Stryker employees regarding use and processes of the program
  • Work closely with the team to resolve issues and to identify and correct root causes of errors within the department
  • Ensures an accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year end close
  • Works with the internal and external stakeholders (eg. external and internal auditors) to ensure clean audits
  • Protects organization's value by keeping information confidential


  • Bachelor degree in Business and Administration or Accounting
  • Minimum experience of 3 to 5 years relevant working experience in Accounting, Accounts payable
  • Minimum experience of 1 year working with Corporate Card and Employee expense auditing and processing
  • Fluent in English
  • Experience working with Concur
  • Familiar with USGAAP and Sarbanes Oxley Act
  • Familiar with Oracle
  • Advanced communication skills with tactful information exchange and solid sense of diplomacy
  • High level of honesty, integrity, commitment and responsibility
  • Accustomed to working under pressure and with deadlines
  • Able to resolve problems and conflicts and a professional and tactful manner

Our offer:

If you’re a results-driven person looking to make a difference in the world, consider why Stryker may be right for you:

  • This role is based in our newly established offices in Amsterdam;
  • 40 working hours/week;
  • Competitive salary depending on experience with 10% bonus opportunity
  • 8,5 % holiday allowance
  • 27 holidays per year on full time basis;
  • Travel allowance
  • Subsidized lunch
  • Collective Health insurance available through Stryker with OHRA
  • Free Accidental Death & Disability Insurance for all employees
  • Free insurances for long term disability
  • Discount on gym membership and bicycle
  • Meaningful innovation, growth and opportunities
  • International working environment (30+ nationalities);
  • Dynamic and fast paced work environment;
  • Social Committee activities: Holiday party, free gym classes on site, monthly after work drinks, free fruit, foosball table etc
  • Fortune named Stryker a 2017 World’s Best Workplace

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: None


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