Stryker Junior Financial Accountant in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Requisition ID 30883BR

Job Title Junior Financial Accountant

Group Corporate

Division Corporate

Business Unit Europe

Business Function Finance


City Amsterdam

Employment Category Full Time

Percent Travel Required None

Shift 1st

About Stryker

Stryker is one of the world's leading medical technology companies and, together with its customers, is driven to make healthcare better. The company offers innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes. More information is available at All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We are an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability.

Job Description / Information

In this role you support the Financial (Senior) Accountants in the team and you will perform accounting and reporting activities with primary focus on delivering accurate and complete financial accounting, including all financial close activities. Your main accountabilities will be:

  • Being an active member of A2R Team

  • Actively support the Shared Service vision in Stryker

  • Support a Continuous Improvement mindset

  • Accurate and Complete Financial Accounting and Reporting, including all Financial Close activities

  • Support an effective system of Internal Controls, including Internal/External audits

  • Full Compliance with generally accepted accounting principles, Stryker policies and procedures and any applicable laws and regulations

  • Support the business

The Junior Financial Accountant is 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.

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

The Company:

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 Neuro Technology and Spine products to help people lead a more active and more satisfying lives.

Stryker’s products and services are available in over 100 countries.

Over the last number of years, we have made significant investments throughout its extensive manufacturing facilities across Europe. It has also invested in building a regional support structure in the Netherlands with the creation of a European Regional Head Office, expansion of the Regional Distribution Centre, and building of the European Finance Shared Service Centre (EFSSC) in Amsterdam. This is an exciting opportunity for a high-reaching Financial professional looking to make a difference, through the development of this new internal organization. The environment is one that is fast paced and dynamic.

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

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor or Master Degree combined with 1 to 3 years of experience in a (GL) Accountant position or an audit firm (big four).

  • Fluent spoken and written English. Any other European language is a plus.

  • Familiar with USGAAP and Sarbanes Oxley Act (preferable)

  • 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

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