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R2R Process Optimization Manager in Kalamazoo, MI at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 11/25/2018

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    Kalamazoo, MI
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Job Description

As a member of the Finance One team, the Record to Report Process Improvement Lead will act a subject matter expert for the record to record process and work with a global cross functional team to:

  • Complete end to end process review across Stryker’s Local business markets and Shared Service Centers, identifying areas for standardization.
  • Identify and work with key stakeholders in accounting and reporting to understand issues and find ‘best practice’ outcomes
  • Partner with Accelerate to ensure SAP, Blackline JE, other adjacent solutions align with global processes
  • Work as the subject matter expert to create training material on ideal processes within the R2R cycle
  • Partner with stakeholders to develop and issue new Finance Policy for R2R process
  • Identify collections targets and other KPIs, establish a robust monitoring process, and proactively identify areas of continuous improvement
  • Act as the Subject Matter Expert for Record to Report processes
  • Finalize pre-requisites for establishing new and global closing calendar for close process
  • Detail perimeter between local, shared services, and center of excellence organizations and push for more simplified and restrictive corporate policies to provide better conditions for SAP implementation
  • Develop improvement projects / ideas for processes linked to Record to Report


•         Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in accounting, business or finance required

•         CPA / MBA preferred

Qualifications & experience:

  • 5-7 years of relevant working experience in international company (preferably American or Multinational company)
  • Previous experience in Accounting and Reporting is preferred
  • Fluency in English required
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Excellent stakeholder management
  • Competent in Microsoft Office, advanced Excel skills (v-lookup, pivot table etc.) 
  • Ability to work independently, capable of handling multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously
  • Strong ability to coordinate action across dispersed workforce
  • Strong written and verbal skills enabling effective communication with all levels of management
  • Demonstration of effective leadership, interpersonal, and strategic planning skills necessary to interact and influence senior management in both Finance and the business
  • Ability to create a highly energized environment of exceptional performance, shared accountability, and personnel excellence, with a commitment to coaching and developing others into leadership roles
  • Effective problem-solving skills
  • ERP technology experience an advantage, including ERP implementations

Physical & mental requirements:

Ability to travel domestically and internationally for business meetings, workshops and leadership meetings, as needed

Work From Home: Yes

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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