Stryker Senior Financial Accountant in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Requisition ID 28587BR

Job Title Senior Financial Accountant

Group Corporate

Division Corporate

Business Unit Europe

Business Function Finance


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 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

The Senior Financial Accountant in the Accounting to Report (A2R) team is a key person 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.

In the role of Senior Financial Accountant you are a senior member of the Accounting to Reporting Team and you will perform advanced level of accounting and reporting responsibilities with primary focus on full accounting ownership and delivering a quality service to our (internal) 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 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;

  • Competative salary 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: monthly after work drinks, holiday party, free gym classes on site, free fruit, foosball table etc.

  • Fortune named Stryker a 2017 World’s Best Workplaceand great place to work for the Netherlands 2018

Minimum Qualifications


  • 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). Any Shared Service experience is preferred

  • Professional certification in accounting (CPA or equivalent) or actively studying for it

  • Fluent in English

  • Familiar with USGAAP, Sarbanes Oxley Act

  • Energetic, flexible, collaborative and proactive

  • High level of honesty, integrity, commitment and responsibility

  • Accustomed to working under pressure and with deadlines

  • Team player

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