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Senior Financial Accountant in Amsterdam at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 12/1/2018

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Job Description

As the Senior Financial Lead Accountant you are a key member of the Accounting to Reporting (A2R) team in the European Finance Shared Service Centre (EFSSC). 

In addition to A2R activities, the EFSSC is servicing Purchase to Pay, Master Data, Intercompany, Internal Controls and VAT services with in total about 140 FTEs. The EFSSC is the preferred business partner to support Stryker’s mission and vision for the European business. 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.

Your main accountabilities will be:

  • Leading the Accounting and Reporting for your entity
  • Accurate and Complete Financial Accounting and Reporting, including all Financial Close activities
  • Being an active member of the A2R Team
  • Actively support the Shared Service vision in Stryker
  • A Continuous Improvement mindset
  • Implement and maintain an effective system of Internal Controls, including Internal/External audit support
  • Full Compliance with generally accepted accounting principles, Stryker policies and procedures and any applicable laws and regulations
  • Support the business

The role is reporting to the Manager A2R in the EFSSC.   

Our offer: If you’re a results-driven person looking to make a difference in the world, consider why Stryker may be right for you:

  • This role is based in our newly established offices in Amsterdam;
  • 40 working hours/week;
  • Competitive salary depending on experience with 10% bonus opportunity
  • 8,5 % holiday allowance
  • 27 holidays per year on full time basis;
  • Travel allowance
  • Subsidized lunch
  • Collective Health insurance available through Stryker with OHRA
  • Free Accidental Death & Disability Insurance for all employees
  • Free insurances for long term disability
  • Discount on gym membership and bicycle
  • Meaningful innovation, growth and opportunities
  • International working environment (30+ nationalities);
  • Dynamic and fast paced work environment;
  • Social Committee activities: Holiday party, free gym classes on site, monthly after work drinks, free fruit, foosball table etc
  • Fortune named Stryker a 2017 World’s Best Workplace and Great Place to Work for the Netherlands 2018

What we are looking for:

      • Bachelor or Master Degree in Accounting
      • Minimum of 4 to 5 years of experience in a (Senior) Accounting or audit role in a multinational (preferably US based) or an Auditing company (one of the big four).
      • Fluent spoken and written English and a good level of another European language
      • Shared Service experience is preferred
      • Professional certification in accounting (CPA or equivalent) or actively studying for it
      • Familiar with USGAAP, Sarbanes Oxley Act
      • Knowledge and hands on experience with Oracle and Hyperion is an advantage
      • Energetic, flexible, collaborative and proactive
      • High level of honesty, integrity, commitment and responsibility
      • Accustomed to working under pressure and with deadlines
      • Team player
      • Preferable living in the Amsterdam area

      Work From Home: No

      Travel Percentage: Up to 25%


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