Intercompany Accountant - 24765BR - EN in Amsterdam at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 3/13/2018

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Intercompany Accountant

The Intercompany Accountant is part of the intercompany team. This team ensures the accuracy, reliability and integrity of the company’s books and records and financial reports.

The intercompany team is part of the Europe Finance Shared Service Center and will be the preferred business partner to support Stryker’s mission, vision and promise in Stryker Europe. This will require Finance to focus on the basics of providing financial services and support, deliver value added finance service and support to 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.

This includes ensuring the basics are in place and operational for maintaining accurate and adequate books and records in accordance with local and US generally accepted accounting principles, actual reporting as necessary for the business, adhere an effective system of internal controls and ensure compliance with Stryker policies and procedures and any applicable laws and regulations.

Key Activities & Accountabilities

As the intercompany accountant you are responsible for the day-to-day administration of (inventory) related intercompany transactions.

Shared Services
  • Support a Shared Service mindset within the department
  • Support a continuous process improvement focus
  • Keeps in touch with the rest of the Accounting & Reporting teams and helps out where necessary, without losing sight of his or her own priorities.

Accounting and Reporting (Intercompany)
  • Supports month-end processes to ensure an accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year end close
  • Prepare intercompany reconciliations on a monthly base (and fulfills related documentation obligations
  • Maintains documentation to support account balances in a manner that facilitates the efficient review and audit of books and records
  • Reviewing ageing of intercompany balances, and resolving issues relating to these.
  • Involvement in netting process, including recording of netting settlement, follow-up on netting related queries.
  • Prepares intercompany cross charges between Stryker legal entities and interacts with local finance in the process.
  • Performs all accounting, reporting, matching, closing, documentation and reconciliation related processes in an accurate, reliable and timely manner, while pro-actively seeking ways to improve these processes’ efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Ensures all transactions are in compliance with US and local GAAP and are posted in a timely manner.
  • Ensures all financial transactions are properly recorded with sufficient documentation to support the business purpose of the transactions
  • Gains a thorough understanding of Stryker’s general ledger structure
  • Gains a thorough understanding of the SOx Act and Stryker’s internal control policies, and performs all documentation and reconciliation requirements in line with those policies.
  • Supplies both internal and external auditors with reliable information.

Internal Controls
  • Responsible for ensuring that Corporate policies concerning compliance are adhered to.
  • Ensure accounting books and records comply with Corporate accounting policies, Sarbanes Oxley, US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and local equivalent laws
  • Protects the organization’s value by keeping information confidential.

Job Requirements

  • A Bachelor or Master degree in Finance / Accounting
  • Fluent spoken and written English.
  • Familiar with USGAAP and Sarbanes Oxley Act (preferable)
  • Familiar with Oracle and Hyperion (preferable)

  • 3 – 5 year experience in a (GL) Accountant position or an audit firm (big four).
  • Knowledge and hands-on experience with ERP systems (preferably Oracle).
  • Advanced Excel skills

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Accurate work method
  • High level of honesty, integrity, commitment and responsibility
  • Accustomed to working under pressure and with deadlines
  • Able to resolve problems and conflicts in a professional and tactful manner
  • Team player with great communication skills.


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