Stryker FP&A Analyst in Amsterdam, United States

The Job's Mission

The department is positioned at the center of the European matrix-organization, coordinating and aligning divisions and countries to meet all reporting requirements with the right quality and within the agreed deadlines. The FP&A department supports the TOM divisions with meaningful and actionable analysis.

The FP&A analyst will be responsible for supporting the financial reporting and projection process, delivering the necessary insights to the senior management on the performance of the divisions supported in the Europe area.

The role will need to coordinate with various stakeholders in a matrix organization, including divisional finance, as well as Stryker local finance, European Financial Shared Service Center and the FP&A team.

The tasks will include FP&A activities covering reporting of results (month-end-close and dashboard), planning and forecasting preparation, sales reporting, cost reporting.

In addition, the FP&A analyst will work as a referent to maintain and develop the existing internal process and reporting tools.

This role reports to the FP&A Manager and requires a strong partnership with the finance teams across our regions and divisions.

Key Activities & Accountabilities

Communication

  • Effectively communicates relevant information to stakeholders

  • Resolves and/or escalates issues in a timely fashion

  • Understands how to communicate difficult/sensitive information tactfully

Cross functional focus

  • Influence personnel without having direct reporting authority over them

  • Strong liaison between the SSC, Country Finance teams, FP&A Europe team and Divisional Finance leaders

  • Be a pro-active and engaging team member of the FP&A Europe team

  • Capable of balancing various responsibilities

Financial close / Projection and Budgeting process

  • Assist the senior FP&A analyst in the coordination of the monthly, quarterly and yearly closing process including all elements that are part of it (eg. consolidation, analysis, monthly review calls, accounting checks, quarterly closing schedules, commentary files)

  • Assist the senior FP&A analyst in the coordination of the projection and budgeting process including all elements that are part of it (eg. calendar, preparing templates and sending out guidance, loading data, reviewing data, preparing commentary files)

  • Act as liaison between Country Finance, divisional finance leaders, European Finance Management and the Corporate office

  • Help ensure we hit all Corporate and divisional deadlines

  • Play an active role in improving processes and system flow and assist in leading process improvement projects relating to the financial close

  • Act as backup for the FP&A team members during their absence

FP&A reporting

  • Standardize and adjust reporting to follow Stryker changes such as P/V analysis, sales reporting, review files for countries, review files for divisions, load files

  • Support the CTG team in delivering financial performance analysis and maintaining trackers

  • Responsible for preparing and submitting the weekly sales reporting, D-1 sales reporting and D+1 sales reporting

  • Undertake ad hoc analysis and project work as required by the business to support key decisions

  • Prepare and communicate the P/V analysis on a monthly basis

HFM

  • European center of excellence with regards to all systems used for FP&A owned reporting processes (HFM - Helios, Hyperion Planning – Apollo, FDMEE)

  • Manage changes in HFM - Helios, Hyperion Planning – Apollo, FDMEE

Others

  • Work on ad-hoc analysis and special projects as requested

Education

Degree in Finance /Business related subjects

Fluent spoken and written English. Any other European language is a plus

An accounting qualification (e.g. ACA, CPA, CIMA or ACCA) is preferred

COGNOS, Power BI, Danube, Oracle systems, and HFM knowledge is a big plus

Excel strong skills

Experience

1 to 3 years of relevant working experience in a finance function preferably in a matrixed international company (preferably American or Multinational company) with complex reporting practices and with exposure to various reporting systems and an understanding of how these tie in to the business.

Competencies

Strong communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills, attention to detail and ability to communicate complicated issues effectively

Demonstrated ability to perform consistently under varying business pressure as well as ability to adapt to a quickly changing environment

Demonstrated ability to manage projects that will significantly impact the business

Demonstrated ability to work across levels within the organization

Team player, ability to foster strong relationships with others

Strong understanding of information systems and experience in dealing with important volume of data

Commercial focus and Financial acumen

Financial management skills

Ability to resolve conflicts

Computer or technical knowledge

Effective problem solving skills

Demonstrate ability to organize and develop processes & analytics tools

Your Customers/Suppliers & Your Position in the Organisation

Key Suppliers Immediate Supervisor Key Customers

European Country

Finance Directors

FP&A Manager

European Country

Finance Directors

European Divisional

Finance Directors

Your position

European Divisional

Finance Directors

Junior FP&A Analyst

European Financial

Shared Service center

Director FP&A

Immediate

Subordinates

N/A

Corporate

(Reporting & FP&A)

FP&A team

HR

US divisions

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Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: None

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