Senior Financial Accountant

    • Amsterdam, Netherlands

Job Description

Senior Financial Accountant: Do you Thrive in a Challenging environment?

In our world class Financial Shared Service Center, we strive for delivering excellent customer service to our internal and external partners. Daily we are responsible for Stryker´s European Business Services serving more than 20 countries.

  • Do you want to be part of a driven and multicultural working environment?
  • Do you want to join a company which improves people´s lives on a daily basis?
  • Do you feel thrilled by overcoming challenge?
  • Can you manage multiple priorities at the same time?

Yes? So, we probably have a career opportunity for you!

Your key Responsibilities

The responsibilities of the Senior Financial Accountant include but are not limited to the following:
  • Leads the accounting activities including the preparation, maintenance and reconciliation of general ledger accounts for your entities
  • Prepares, records, analyzes and reports accounting transactions and ensures accuracy and compliance with accepted accounting policies and principles.
  • Reviews the reports and journal entries prepared by the GL Accountant.
  • Maintains and performs an effective system of Internal Controls (SOX)
  • Liaises with internal and external auditors and supports preparation of statutory financial statements
  • Leads discussions and collaboration with relevant stakeholders and Local Finance Teams to ensure accuracy and timeliness of information
  • Supports local taxation compliance (including VAT, statistical filings, etc.)
  • Takes initiative and leads in the documentation of accounting projects and drives them to completion

What are we looking for?
  • Minimum Bachelor/HBO in Accounting or equivalent certification
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in a similar accounting or audit role
  • Shared Service experience is preferred
  • Good understanding of US GAAP (or IFRS)
  • Familiar with Sarbanes Oxley Act
  • Strong excel skills, and analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Experience in ERP systems
  • Stakeholder management, able effectively communicate on all levels within the company
  • Energetic, flexible, collaborative and proactive

Valuable Competencies:
  • Experience in a multinational firm is a plus
  • Energetic, collaborative and proactive
  • Is a team player and is willing to help and support as needed
  • High level of honesty, commitment and responsibility
  • German speaking is a plus


Work From Home: Not available

Travel Percentage: 0%


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