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Lead Technical Accounting Analyst in Flower Mound, TX at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 2/4/2019

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Job Description

Stryker is implementing a transformative program focused on optimizing the Finance function to support business growth and functional scalability.  The Center of Excellence (COE) for the Americas region will focus on supporting countries and product divisions in the region in a variety of specialized finance and accounting areas, including:  leases, inventory, planning and reporting, finance systems, and other complex accounting areas.  

In the early stages of building out the COE, the Lead Technical Accounting Analyst will focus on establishing processes and controls around ASC 842 – Lease Accounting. Working closely with divisions and Global Real Estate, the position will be responsible for reconciling contract data from the Nakisa lease accounting application and ensuring accurate financial reporting for lease-related accounts and metrics.  The Lead Technical Accounting Analyst will work with Corporate Worldwide Reporting to ensure external reporting requirements are met.  As processes are established, additional divisions will be onboarded as part of the Americas COE, and this position will play a key role in leading the transition.  As the COE continues its expansion into other accounting/finance areas, the Lead Technical Accounting Analyst will have the opportunity to assist in a variety of projects and complex accounting topics.

The ideal candidate for this role will have a background in technical accounting/GAAP, coupled with the ability and desire to apply the concepts to “hands-on,” operational processes

Responsibilities will evolve as this new function is established. 

Short-term focus-Leases:

  • Partnering with divisions to develop process for reconciling lease expense in Nakisa to GL.
  • Establishing internal controls around lease accounting processes
  • Designing, stream-lining and documenting efficient operating processes for new function

Ongoing responsibilities-Leases:

  • Maintaining Nakisa for new leases, modifications and terminations
  • Assisting divisions with proper lease classification
  • Reporting ROU assets and Lease Liabilities for accurate balance sheet reporting - monthly
  • Reconciling lease expense in Nakisa SLAN to GL - monthly

Additional responsibilities/projects

  • Technical accounting research (revenue recognition, purchase accounting, etc.)
  • Special projects as COE expands into other areas


  • Bachelor's Degree: Required
  • CPA:  Preferred


  • Experience researching and applying GAAP:  Preferred
  • 5+ years experience in Audit, Accounting, or Finance
  • Big 4 experience preferred
  • Proficiency with Excel
  • Ability to interpret and analyze data accurately and efficiently
  • Fluency in English required
  • Strong ability to coordinate action across dispersed workforce and highly matrixed organization
  • Strong written and verbal skills enabling effective communication with all levels of management
  • Effective problem-solving skills


Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: Up to 25%

Stryker Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Stryker is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability.

Stryker Corporation will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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