Stryker Financial Specialist - Accounts Payable (German) in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Requisition ID 22955BR

Job Title Financial Specialist - Accounts Payable (German)

Group Corporate

Division Corporate

Business Unit Europe

Business Function Finance

Country NETHERLANDS

City Amsterdam

Employment Category Full Time

Percent Travel Required Up to 10%

Shift 1st

About Stryker

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better. The Company offers a diverse array of innovative medical technologies, including reconstructive, medical and surgical, and neurotechnology and spine products to help people lead more active and more satisfying lives. Stryker products and services are available in over 100 countries. All 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.

Job Description / Information

The Financial Specialist - Accounts Payable performs responsibilities related to the processing and payment of vendor invoices. These responsibilities include but are not limited to the following. Note that responsibilities may be added or removed as deemed necessary based on the needs of the business.

Shared Services

  • Support a Shared Service mindset within the department

  • Support a continuous process improvement focus

Accounts Payable

  • Ensure all invoices are posted in a timely manner

  • Ensure appropriate approvals for disbursements are obtained prior to making payments

  • Ensure transactions are posted to the correct accounts and accurately reflect the business purpose of the transaction

  • Ensure invoices are paid on time

  • Ensure all transactions are appropriately documented before authorizing payment

  • Ensure all disbursements are in compliance with local policies, laws and regulations

  • Ensure expense claims are processed and paid timely

  • Work closely with the team to resolve issues and to identify and correct root causes of errors within the department

  • Liaise with relevant parties (buyers, requestors and suppliers, etc.) to resolve critical invoice discrepancies.

  • Ensures all transactions are in compliance with US and local GAAP

  • Maintains documentation to support account balances in a manner that facilitates the efficient review and audit of books and records

  • Ensures an accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year end close

  • Collaborates with the other departments (eg Accounting & Reporting) to support overall goals and objectives

  • Works with the internal and external stakeholders (eg. external and internal auditors) to ensure clean audits

  • Avoids legal challenges by understanding current and proposed legislation, enforcing accounting regulations and recommending new procedures

  • Protects organization's value by keeping information confidential

VAT and Intrastat Accounting

  • Ensure VAT and intrastat transactions are properly accounted for and recorded

  • Identify and communicate any issues that may indicate and increased risk to the business

Internal Controls and Compliance

  • Ensures all core processes are documented with risk and control points clearly identified

  • Ensures proper segregation of duties and delegated authorities are maintained and monitored

  • Ensures an efficient and effective system of internal controls to maintain compliance with SOX 404, anti-corruption / anti-bribery laws and regulation, Stryker policies and procedures and any other relevant laws and regulations

  • Maintain books and records to facilitate the efficient review of transactions and financial reports

  • Ensure regular monitoring of the effectiveness of internal controls and compliance processes

  • Proactively identify and report any compliance issues or emerging risks and development and implement mitigation plans. This includes compliance around HCP transactions.

Minimum Qualifications

Education

  • Degree in Business and Administration or Accounting preferred

  • Fluent in English and a 2nd main language

  • Familiar with USGAAP and Sarbanes Oxley Act

  • Familiar with Oracle

Experience

  • Minimum experience of 1 to 3 years relevant working experience in Accounting, Accounts payable or Shared services

Competencies

  • Ability to establish and communicate priorities

  • High level of honesty, integrity, commitment and responsibility

  • Accustomed to working under pressure and with deadlines

  • Able to resolve problems and conflicts and a professional and tactful manner

  • German language

All 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