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Senior Finance Analyst in Venlo at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 5/6/2019

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Job Description

Key Activities & Accountabilities: The Senior Financial Analyst, Finance Operations performs advanced-level analytical responsibilities as required to support and provide guidance to the business.


  • Calculate, validate and report on all inventory processes including E&O, DAR, Cycle Counts, UPI, FIFO, Instrumentation, WIP, Demo, GIT, Loaner Repair, Revaluation and Royalty.
  • Assist in the preparation of financial statements for the ELC entity
  • Prepare IPE tests for all processes at period close
  • Prepare Journals and collaborate with the SSC in doing so.
  • Prepare Balance Sheet reconciliations
  • Review P&L and Balance Sheet information and identify errors or exceptions

Reporting & Analysis

  • Analyze consigned inventory levels and financial performance across the operations function.
  • Analyze Inventory and Inventory adjustments, provide information to facilitate business reviews and set requirements from a finance perspective.
  • Analyze and communicate key business drivers to enable function business leaders to effectively manage their P&L and provide recommendations.
  • Provide analysis and insights into variances between actual and expected financial results
  • Proactively communicate changes or issues that may have a financial impact.
  • Pro-actively set-up trend analysis, KPIs and dashboards to provide to European management.
  • Respond to ad-hoc questions and requests for analysis by European management, Country Finance teams and Divisional Finance leads


Financial Close, Projection and Budgeting Cycle

  • Interface with Functional Leaders and Divisional Finance Leads regarding Actuals, Budgets, Forecasts and other financial reporting matters.
  • Assist in the planning process including preparing forecast models, consolidations and coordination of projection calls and preparation of commentary.
  • Provide analysis and insights to establish accurate forecasts and budgets
  • Help ensure the accuracy and completeness of the European figures
  • Ensure we hit all Corporate/divisional deadlines; while ensuring there is overall consistency
  • Play an active role in improving processes


Internal Control

  • Work with operations and supply chain to establish and implement efficient and harmonized inventory processes and ensure that all core processes are documented in the approved format in line with internal and external audit expectations.
  • Support in maintaining and delivering documentation to both internal and external auditors, making sure that we adhere to our internal control framework.


  • Preferably Master Degree in Business Administration or equivalent
  • Familiar with US GAAP and Sarbanes Oxley
  • Fluent in English
  • Familiar with Oracle and Hyperion
  • Strong Excel skills, PowerBi/PowerQuery is a plus


  • 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 work across levels within the organization
  • Strong analytic skills


  • 3+ years of relevant working experience in finance/accounting, preferably in an international organization with complex reporting practices and with exposure to various reporting systems.

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: None

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