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The Accounts Payable Analyst will be responsible for activities related to disbursements made to Stryker’s Suppliers and maintain a close relationship with Internal Customer’s to ensure that payments are made timely and accurately.
This role will be executed in Stryker’s Costa Rica Shared Service Center.
This is a Shared Services role related to standing up the Finance One optimization program.
Essential duties & responsibilities :
Analyze payment proposals and obtain approvals to proceed with payments following guidelines, SOX requirements and company policies.
Investigate, troubleshoot and resolve any issues associated with payments : rejections, system issues, payment remittances, Supplier / Stryker Internal questions related to payments, etc.
Performs root cause analysis using Stryker’s process improvement methodology to resolve payment improvements
Execute payment runs following a predefined schedule for the different divisions of Stryker that may include checks, ACH’s, Wires.
Responsible for posting of wires in ledger accounts.
Responsible to comply with necessary paperwork according to procedures and compliance requirements.
Responsible for the creation of supplier’s bank templates and submission of payments into bank platforms.
Meet with key stakeholders and conduct follow-up tasks, communicate opportunities for improvement, and agree with action plans.
Liaise with relevant parties (Treasury, GL Team, Others) to ensure payments are done accurate.
Maintains documentation to support AP transactions that facilitates the efficient review and audit of books and records.
Prepare weekly and / or monthly reports related to payments.
Notify changes in process that may alter desktop procedures.
Comply with all internal control procedures to ensure accurate financial records, particularly in relation to Corporate Delegation of Authority policy.
Supports the Audit trials (external and internal)
Perform month-end activities, such as reports required by Division.
Performs other related work as assigned by management related to providing support to AP Operations.
Education & special trainings :
Associates Degree in Accounting, Business or at least two years of equivalent studies towards a College degree in a related field
MS Office Suite
Fluent spoken and written English. Any other language is a plus
ERP systems such as Oracle and SAP systems knowledge is a big plus
Qualifications & experience :
3-5 years of relevant working experience in a finance function ideally with experience performing accounts payable and payment responsibilities in matrixed international company (preferably American or Multinational company) with complex reporting practices and with exposure to various reporting systems.
Physical & mental requirements :
Ability to work well with cross-functional teams, multi-task and meet deadlines consistently
Good communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills, attention to detail and ability to communicate complicated issues effectively
Demonstrated ability to perform consistently under varying business pressure as well as ability to adapt to a quickly changing environment
Computer or technical knowledge
Effective problem-solving skills
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