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Senior Finance Manager, Inventory Accounting (R458416)





Flower Mound, Texas, United States

COVID-19 vaccination requirements

Stryker is driven to work together with our customers to make healthcare better. In order to fulfill our commitment as a federal contractor, while focusing on the health and safety of our employees and those that we serve, COVID-19 vaccines will be required for all Stryker US employees effective January 4, 2022, as well as all new US employees joining our company. Fully vaccinated persons are those who are >=14 days post-completion of the primary series of an FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccine. If you are applying to a sales and field role which requires access to customer accounts as a function of your job, you may be required, depending on customer requirements, to obtain the COVID-19 vaccination before the January 4 effective date of Stryker's vaccine policy. For more information, please visit our COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements FAQs page.

Why join Stryker?

We are proud to be named one the World’s Best Workplaces and a Best Workplace for Diversity by Fortune Magazine! Learn more about our award-winning organization by visiting

Our benefits include 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.

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! 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

Collaborative partner. Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships, influence and partner with business leaders in multiple functional areas

Action oriented. Takes action to improve organizational capabilities, processes, products or services

Effective communicators. Can analyze and synthesize data/information for insights and communicate them in a consumable way for decision making

What You Will Do

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 Senior 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 Finance Director 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.

  • Sets direction as key member of the inventory accounting leadership team

  • Direct oversight of team providing technical assistance, and employee development which includes hiring, communicating company policies, coaching, and counseling, administering performance appraisals, and enforcing company policies through appropriate disciplinary measures.

  • Directly responsible for accurate and timely completion of monthly, quarterly, and annual closing process including journal entry reviews, postings, blackline account reconciliations and explanations of aged balances.

  • Maintain balance sheet accounts associated with inventory to include gross and net accounts and complete balance sheet reconciliations in accordance Stryker policies

  • Analyzes financial statements and reports for monthly and quarterly financial reporting, tax reports, and other internal and external reports as required.

  • Lead the accurate and timely delivery of financial results with high-quality, concise narratives of significant variances including underlying drivers

  • Lead and provide monthly analyses and concisely communicate results to senior management, executives, and project teams.

  • Maintain an environment of strong collaboration with commercial partners and provide financial partnership to the business and provide visibility to key metrics and trends to drive performance improvements and standardization.

  • Act as Subject Matter Expert and provide technical expertise and advice on financial issues to functional or operational area managers to help them manage their financial responsibilities.

  • Ensure that adequate internal financial controls exist and are adhered to. Maintain up-to-date process documentation and coordinate with Internal and externals auditors

  • Oversight and accountability for special projects from inception to execution

  • Performs other duties as assigned by management.

What You Need

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Business-Related Field required

  • 10+ years progressive Finance / Accounting experience with expertise in US GAAP required

  • Demonstrated experience in supply chain, inventory, standard costing, cost accounting required

  • MBA/CPA preferred

  • Experience in US multinational Med Tech company strongly preferred

  • Experience of working in SAP/Oracle preferred

  • Bilingual (English & Spanish/Portuguese) preferred

  • Strong ability to coordinate action across dispersed workforce and highly matrixed organization

  • Demonstrated strategic thinking and leadership experience with an emphasis on relationship management with all levels within an organization of comparable size and structure

  • Demonstrated experience leading multi-discipline, high-performance work teams/groups and managing resources to meet organizational goals across multiple projects

  • Superior oral, written, presentation and interpersonal communication skills; ability to effectively exercise tact, discretion, judgment, and diplomacy when interacting and/ or negotiating with internal and external customers, and senior management, and ability to communicate with others in antagonistic situations using appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to reduce tension or conflict and maintain professionalism in accordance with corporate standards

  • High level of PC skills required. The successful candidate must be proficient with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and PowerPoint packages.

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About Stryker

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and, together with our customers, is driven to make healthcare better. We offer innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes.

We are proud to be named one of the World’s Best Workplaces and a Best Workplace for Diversity by Fortune Magazine! Learn more about our award-winning organization by visiting