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The General Accounting Managerwill be responsible for America US GAAP accounting and reconciliation processin Stryker’s newly created Costa Rica Finance Shared Service Center. This position will
Work with the Migration Team on the transition of all in-scope activities from the Americas region to Costa Rica
Lead, manage, and develop the General Accounting team within the broader Record to Report team
Maintain an effective system of internal controls and to ensure compliance with Stryker policies and procedures and any applicable laws and regulations
Who we Want :
Leader. Provide overall management and leadership to team of HR professionals.
Problem Solver. Analyzes root causes of work environment issues; manages interventions and solutions in collaboration and cooperation with key stakeholders.
Demonstrated conflict resolution skills.
Consultant. Strong facilitation, consulting, relationship-building, influence, negotiation skills, and project management skills.
Analytically driven and oriented. Demonstrated business and analytical ability with a proven ability to build relationships and influence different groups.
What you will do :
Assist in the recruiting, interviewing, hiring and development of newly created team
Lead and develop a team who assures the highest levels of customer satisfaction by meeting or exceeding customer expectations with accounting adherence to US GAAP as well as qualitative and timely account reconciliations
Play a key role in the work migration activities from other Stryker locations, including knowledge transfer and documentation activities
Collaborate with other Share Service teams to deliver quality results
Provide day to day technical leadership while performing escalated of complex accounting duties
Assist production of complete and accurate entity financial statements
Promote continue improvement initiatives with R2R space with particular focus on accounting simplification and standardization opportunities
Ensures critical business processes are well documented and communicated to facilitate effective and efficient execution.
Develop, measure and distribute result and efficiency drive metrics / KPI’s
Develops and maintains productive team-oriented staff, and manages relationships with internal Stryker customers
Work with Internal and external audit teams to review and enforce policies
Comply with Corporate accounting policies, US and local GAAP
Performs other related work as assigned by management
What you need
Education & special trainings :
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business or related field
MS Office Suite
Fluent spoken and written English and Spanish. Portuguese is a plus
SAP, Oracle or QAD systemsknowledge is a big plus
7 plus years of relevant working experience in a finance function in matrixed international company (preferably American or Multinational company) with complex reporting practices and with exposure to various reporting systems
US GAAP accounting expertise
CPA or other accounting certification required
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