Associate Finance Manager, Inventory Accounting
Heredia, Heredia, CR
hace 6 días

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Position Summary :

The inventory accounting team is part of the Finance Operations Group, who support the divisional business units in a variety of complex accounting areas, including inventory accounting, enterprise accounting, product costing, master data stewardship, planning & reporting, finance systems, and other complex accounting areas.

The Associate Finance Manager will be responsible for overseeing the team executing the transactional accounting processes, for nominated divisions, to ensure the financial statements are complete, accurate and in compliance with Stryker accounting policies.

They will also work closely with the Senior Finance Manager in communicating with the business units on resolving any operational challenges, continuous improvement to the inventory processes and supporting project work that may arise from time to time.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Build, manage and develop team of accounting professionals, including setting of annual objectives and completion of the team annual reviews.
  • Calculate, reconcile, and analyze Inventory and Inventory reserves for period close.
  • Prepare the more complex month end journal entries, review and approve those journals completed by the team members.
  • Ensure all Inventory reports generated by SAP are accurate, complete, and reconcile to the General Ledger.
  • Support SAP system configuration, testing and wave deployments.
  • Prepare the more complex accounting reconciliations, review and approve reconciliations completed by the team members in accordance with Stryker policies.
  • Review and approval all DAR requests.
  • Maintain process documentation (DTP’s) and narratives ensuring they are kept up to date.
  • Support external and internal audits, ensuring all requests are completed in a timely manner, any findings are appropriately challenged, and management actions plans completed.
  • Partner with the Senior Manager in developing strong communication channels with the business units, scoping and implementation of any reporting requirements (SAP BW), and executing any inventory related projects.
  • including future transitions)

  • Partner with Senior Manager & local supply planning team to drive accurate FG supply forecasts and collaborate on inventory reduction programs
  • Ensure all internal controls and other compliance requirements are discharged..
  • Perform ad-hoc analysis and special projects as requested from time to time.
  • Education & Special Trainings

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Business-Related Field : Required
  • Experience researching and applying GAAP : Preferred
  • Qualifications & Experience

  • 6+ years’ experience in Audit, Accounting, or Finance (must have)
  • Inventory / Manufacturing experience (must have)
  • Proficiency with Excel (must have)
  • Proficiency with SAP S4 Hana and SAP BW (must have)
  • Ability to interpret and analyze data accurately and efficiently
  • Fluency in English required
  • Strong ability to coordinate action across dispersed workforce and highly matrixed organization
  • Strong written and verbal skills enabling effective communication with all levels of management
  • Effective problem-solving skills
  • Our benefits

  • Our total rewards offering varies by country but often includes bonuses; commissions; healthcare; insurance benefits; retirement programs;
  • stock based plans; paid time off plans; family and parenting leaves; tuition reimbursement; wellness programs; onsite fitness centers and cafeterias;
  • discount purchase programs; and service and performance awards not to mention various social and recreational activities.

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