Why finance at Stryker?
Are you looking for a profitable and growing company with a great culture and reputation? Stryker is the only company with 40 consecutive years of sales growth and was recently named one of the Best Workplace in the WORLD by Fortune! Here, you will have many opportunities to learn and grow as we offer development opportunities unique for each employees needs including training, certifications, mentorship, leadership programs, tuition reimbursement, one-on-one coaching and more!
Who We Want :
Dedicated achievers. People who thrive in a fast-paced environment and will stop at nothing to ensure a project is complete and meets regulations and expectations.
Analytical problem solvers. People who go beyond just fixing to identify root causes, evaluate optimal solutions, and recommend comprehensive upgrades to prevent future issues.
Goal-oriented : Keeping the customer and requirements squarely in focus, people who deliver safe and robust solutions.
Detail-oriented process improvers. Critical thinkers who naturally see opportunities to develop and optimize work processes finding ways to simplify, standardize and automate.
What you will do :
The General Accountant will be primarily responsible for executing account reconciliations and monthly closing activities related to assigned entities in Stryker’s newly created Costa Rica Shared Service Center and additional support required per ad-hoc request.
Perform Account Reconciliation for assigned entities.
Investigate and resolve unsupported balances.
Provide support to businesses on requests related to journal / recon backups.
Escalate any unusual activity or aged items to management which enables a proactive response to potential risks and related losses.
Financial Statement analysis.
Prepare journal entries calculations.
Perform month-end closing process and any request as necessary
Comply with Corporate accounting policies, and US and local GAAP.
Performs other related work to the accounting cycle.
What you need?
Education & special training :
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business or related field
MS Office Suite
Intermediate excel level (pivot table, formulas, charts)
Fluent in spoken and written English and Spanish.
SAP, Oracle, or QAD systems knowledge is a big plus
Qualifications & experience :
2-3 years of relevant working experience in a finance / accounting function in a matrixed international company (preferably an American or Multinational company) with complex reporting practices and with exposure to various reporting systems
Experience of working in a shared service center across a global / large organization will be an added advantage
Physical & mental requirements :
Ability to work well with cross-functional teams and multi-task
Versatile, motivated, creative, intellectually curious, a good communicator and collaborator
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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