Finance Manager

Stryker - Kalamazoo, MI3.9

The Finance Manager manages, prepares, administers, and directs the control of the budget. Manages the activities of the financial analyst staff. Reviews and approves recommendations for financial planning and control, providing relevant fiscal information to executive management team. Monitors division and department adherence to approved budget. Selects, develops, and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.

What you will do

Assist in all financial related matters related to establishing and scaling the North American Buying Center (NoABC)
Perform economic evaluations prior to transitioning product into the NoABC and present results to Senior Leadership
Support SAP system configuration, testing, and wave deployments on behalf of NoABC; establish proper profit and cost center structures for each Division transferring into NoABC; assist in scoping and implementation of required reporting from SAP
Support integration projects for business transfers into NoABC – includes workstream meetings, systems and inventory cutovers, standard cost updates, inventory adjustments, etc.
Provide resource management awareness to business functions assigned and ensure functional activities and financial commitments are aligned
Provide timely explanations of department operating expense variances between actual results and forecasts/budget both verbally and in periodic reports
As requested, perform ad-hoc analysis and perform special projects for Senior Leadership
Perform financial review of all CER and DAR requests
Identify and modify internal financial infrastructure to align with organizational changes, as needed
Prepare month-end journal entries and formulate required accruals in accordance with GAAP
Maintain balance sheet accounts associated with the NoABC to include gross and net accounts and complete balance sheet reconciliations in accordance Stryker policies
Lead and manage the annual budgeting process and monthly financial projection process for the Buying Centers
Ensure all Company policies are adhered to within the NoABC. Responsible for complying with Sarbanes-Oxley and all other applicable financial laws and regulations, company policies and corrective actions
Manage capital appropriation process including, but not limited to, cash flow forecasting, policy administration, and fixed asset controls
Partner with local supply planning team to drive accurate FG supply forecasts and collaborate on inventory reduction programs
Provide business unit daily/weekly/monthly reporting as needed
Support the Direct Spend Optimization (DSO) program as needed
Responsible for the setting of standard costs for all products in the NoABC as prescribed by the standard cost policy
Analyze the COGS to COGS and report results to Senior Leadership
What you need

Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) in Accounting or equivalent
7+ years manufacturing accounting experience
Working knowledge of forecasting and financial reports
Demonstrated ability to interpret economic conditions and anticipate the impact on the organization
Working knowledge of data collection, data analysis, evaluation, and scientific method
Ability to work with all levels of management
Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills ; able to manage priorities and workflow
Commitment to excellence and high standards
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Proficient in major general ledger packages, Excel, Word and Access
Ability to accurately complete detailed financial reports, calculate figures and amounts, and analyze statistical and financial data
Technical proficiency in SAP
CPA preferred
Work From Home: No
Travel Percentage: Up to 25%
Stryker Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Stryker is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability.
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