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FP&A Analyst in Amsterdam at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 2/9/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Amsterdam
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    2/9/2019
  • Job ID:
    R409559

Job Description

The Job's Mission

  • The department is positioned at the center of the European matrix-organization, coordinating and aligning divisions and countries to meet all reporting requirements with the right quality and within the agreed deadlines. The FP&A department supports the TOM divisions with meaningful and actionable analysis.
  • The FP&A analyst will be responsible for supporting the financial reporting and projection process, delivering the necessary insights to the senior management on the performance of the divisions supported in the Europe area.
  • The role will need to coordinate with various stakeholders in a matrix organization, including  divisional finance, as well as Stryker local finance, European Financial Shared Service Center and the FP&A team.
  • The tasks will include FP&A activities covering reporting of results (month-end-close and dashboard), planning and forecasting preparation, sales reporting, cost reporting.
  • In addition, the FP&A analyst will work as a referent to maintain and develop the existing internal process and reporting tools.

This role reports to the FP&A Manager and requires a strong partnership with the finance teams across our regions and divisions.

Key Activities & Accountabilities  

Communication

  • Effectively communicates relevant information to stakeholders
  • Resolves and/or escalates issues in a timely fashion
  • Understands how to communicate difficult/sensitive information tactfully

Cross functional focus

  • Influence personnel without having direct reporting authority over them
  • Strong liaison between the SSC, Country Finance teams, FP&A Europe team and Divisional Finance leaders
  • Be a pro-active and engaging team member of the FP&A Europe team
  • Capable of balancing various responsibilities

Financial close / Projection and Budgeting process

  • Assist the senior FP&A analyst in the coordination of the monthly, quarterly and yearly closing process including all elements that are part of it (eg. consolidation, analysis, monthly review calls, accounting checks, quarterly closing schedules, commentary files)
  • Assist the senior FP&A analyst in the coordination of the projection and budgeting process including all elements that are part of it (eg. calendar, preparing templates and sending out guidance, loading data, reviewing data, preparing commentary files)
  • Act as liaison between Country Finance, divisional finance leaders, European Finance Management and the Corporate office
  • Help ensure we hit all Corporate and divisional deadlines
  • Play an active role in improving processes and system flow and assist in leading process improvement projects relating to the financial close
  • Act as backup for the FP&A team members during their absence

FP&A reporting

  • Standardize and adjust reporting to follow Stryker changes such as P/V analysis, sales reporting, review files for countries, review files for divisions, load files
  • Support the CTG team in delivering financial performance analysis and maintaining trackers
  • Responsible for preparing and submitting the weekly sales reporting, D-1 sales reporting and D+1 sales reporting
  • Undertake ad hoc analysis and project work as required by the business to support key decisions
  • Prepare and communicate the P/V analysis on a monthly basis

HFM

  • European center of excellence with regards to all systems used for FP&A owned reporting processes (HFM - Helios, Hyperion Planning – Apollo, FDMEE)
  • Manage changes in HFM - Helios, Hyperion Planning – Apollo, FDMEE

Others

  • Work on ad-hoc analysis and special projects as requested

Education

  • Degree in Finance /Business related subjects
  • Fluent spoken and written English. Any other European language is a plus
  • An accounting qualification (e.g. ACA, CPA, CIMA or ACCA) is preferred
  • COGNOS, Power BI, Danube, Oracle systems, and HFM knowledge is a big plus
  • Excel strong skills

Experience

  • 1 to 3 years of relevant working experience in a finance function preferably in a matrixed international company (preferably American or Multinational company) with complex reporting practices and with exposure to various reporting systems and an understanding of how these tie in to the business.

Competencies

  • Strong communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills, attention to detail and ability to communicate complicated issues effectively
  • Demonstrated ability to perform consistently under varying business pressure as well as ability to adapt to a quickly changing environment
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects that will significantly impact the business
  • Demonstrated ability to work across levels within the organization
  • Team player, ability to foster strong relationships with others
  • Strong understanding of information systems and experience in dealing  with important volume of data
  • Commercial focus and Financial acumen
  • Financial management skills
  • Ability to resolve conflicts
  • Computer or technical knowledge
  • Effective problem solving skills
  • Demonstrate ability to organize and develop processes & analytics tools

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: None

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