Stryker Financial Clerk - Accounts Payable - German speaking in Amsterdam Zuidoost, Netherlands
Requisition ID 22150BR
Job Title Financial Clerk - Accounts Payable - German speaking
Business Unit Europe
Business Function Finance
City Amsterdam Zuidoost
Employment Category Full Time
Percent Travel Required None
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 Job's Mission
Within the Shared Service organization and reporting to the Team Leader Finance - Purchase to Pay, the mission of the Financial Clerk - Accounts Payable is to ensure the accuracy, reliability and integrity of the Accounts Payable processes and related accounts. Within this mission is the responsibility to support and implement an effective system of internal controls and to ensure compliance with Stryker policies and procedures and any applicable laws and regulations, including generally accepted accounting principles. Finally, the expectation of this role is to work with the business and other functions within the Finance organization as well as stakeholders in the Purchase-to-Pay process to identify opportunities to improve the process.
Key Activities & Accountabilities
The Financial Clerk - 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.
Support a Shared Service mindset within the department
Support a continuous process improvement focus
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.
Degree in Business and Administration or Accounting preferred
Some relevant working experience in Financial Administration / Accounts payable - relevant internships are also very valuable to us. We are open to candidates who are at the start of their career.
Full Professional proficiency in German and in English
Familiar with Oracle or an other ERP / Finance administration software
- 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
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