Senior Manager, Technical Accounting and Policy - 29242BR - EN in Kalamazoo, MI at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 6/10/2018

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Job Description

The Senior Manager, Technical Accounting and Policy will report to the Assistant Controller and will be responsible for supporting Stryker’s accounting and finance organization to help ensure compliance with U.S. GAAP, as well as adherence to Stryker’s global accounting policies. This person will work closely with members of Stryker’s global accounting and finance organization,the broader finance organization, Stryker’s finance and training team; and the business in supporting Stryker’s initiatives; overall training and related communication of the applicable accounting guidance. This person will also be responsible for the preparation, communication and adherence of Stryker’s global accounting policies. This person will be the primary contact person for all business development activities, including the documentation of such transactions, and the coordination and follow-up with Stryker’s third party valuation firm.

This is an individual contributor role.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities: (Detailed Description)

• Documenting, researching and resolving technical accounting issues in accordance with U.S. GAAP

• Preparing, updating and ensuring adherence of Stryker’s global accounting policies.

• Consider implication of new accounting pronouncements on Stryker’s current accounting policies.

• Monitoring and communicating relevant information regarding new and emerging accounting standards; and assistance in implementing new standards as appropriate.

• Periodic training to update Stryker’s global finance and accounting teams on new and emerging accounting standards

• Collaborate with Stryker’s external auditors on technical accounting topics, new accounting pronouncements, and their respective impact and application.

• Assist Stryker’s various business development and divisional finance teams with merger and acquisition (M&A) activities (including due diligence, deal model review, valuation, purchase price accounting and related documentation of such transactions).

Job Requirements

Education & Special Trainings:

• Bachelor degree in Business with a concentration in Accounting

• Active CPA required

• A combined 9+ years of experience is required (preferably at least 5+ years of experience with a Big 4 public
accounting firm and additional 4+ years at a global Fortune 500 company, preferably in the medical device and/or life sciences industries is desired).

Qualifications & Experience:

• Substantial experience in and working knowledge of authoritative U.S. GAAP technical accounting
research and application

• Strong analytical, problem solving skills and collaborative skills

• Must be able to make judgment calls regarding the resolution of issues

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills; proficient in technical accounting writing ability

• Ability to multi-task on competing and deadline sensitive priorities

• Ability to work effectively with all levels in the organization.

• Strong organizational skills and process orientated

Physical & Mental Requirements:

• Must be able to review printed materials

• Must be able to communicate with large groups of people, both domestically and internationally

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