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Accounting Associate Manager
location iconLocations: Warszawa
level iconLevel: manager/director
time iconWorking hours: Full time
Accounting Associate Manager

Accounting Associate Manager


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. Our total rewards offering includes but is not limited to:

  • Employee health insurance, plus additional health insurance – both eligible from your first day of employment
  • Group life insurance and retirement benefits
  • Sports card
  • Social benefits fund – this includes holiday subsidy
  • Tuition reimbursement and access to online platforms with business courses
  • Length of service awards (eligible at 5 years of employment)
  • Corrective eyewear refund
  • Lunch allowance

The Associate Manager performs managerial responsibilities as required to support the needs of the business. These responsibilities include but are not limited to the following. Note that responsibilities may be added or removed as deemed necessary.

Accounting and Reporting

  • Owns accounting and reporting for assigned set of books of entities
  • Maintains a thorough understanding of the financial reporting and general ledger structure
  • Ensure accounts are properly reconciled with documentation to support account balances in accordance with Stryker’s corporate finance policies
  • Ensures and maintains documentation to support account balances and transactions in a manner that facilitates the efficient review and audit of books and records
  • Acts as escalation point for the accounting team and local business partners
  • Coordinates with internal and external auditors to ensure audit objectives are efficiently and effectively achieved
  • Responds to inquiries regarding accounting requests
  • Implements action plans resulting from audits and/or process simplication and standardization

Month-end and Year-end Close

  • Leads team of accountants to timely completion of the closing schedule
  • Ensures financial information is reviewed to identify any issues that would impact the accuracy and reliability of financial information presented
  • Reviews financial reports according to Divisional and Corporate reporting requirements

Balance Sheet Reviews

  • Perform regular reviews of balance sheet accounts to ensure the accounts are properly stated
  • Take necessary actions if material over/understatements are identified
  • Reports findings and recommendations and ensure corrective actions are taken as necessary

Internal Controls and Compliance

  • Owns risk and control matrix for assigned area
  • Ensures all core processes are documented with risk and control points clearly identified
  • Ensures proper segregation of duties and delegated authorities are maintained and monitored
  • Ensures an efficient and effective system of internal controls to maintain compliance with SOX 404, anti-corruption / anti-bribery laws and regulation, Stryker policies and procedures and any other relevant laws and regulations
  • Ensures regular monitoring of the effectiveness of internal controls and compliance processes
  • Proactively identify and report any compliance issues or emerging risks and development and implement mitigation plans

People Management

  • Manages and supervises staff of professionals, including senior accountants and accountants to ensure all financial reporting deadlines are met
  • Ensures teams work in line with established company HR and recruitment guidelines
  • Works with each direct report to establish goals and objectives for each year and monitor and advise on the progress to enhance the professional development of staff
  • Makes self-available as coach / mentor in assisting direct reports to develop in their positions
  • Delegates tasks to direct reports in line with skill, knowledge and ability and where necessary identify skill gaps and training requirements
  • Ensures staff has access to appropriate training for new and existing staff as needed
  • Maintain regular communications on performance and development
  • Handles personnel issues relating to staff conflicts, absenteeism, performance issues, etc.\
  • As required, become involved in relevant personnel matters including recruitment, termination and counseling

Other Essential Duties

The following outlines additional duties of the Associate Manager that ensures the financial accounting and reporting function is meeting and exceeding the needs of the business. These duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Supports staff resource planning, organizing, and monitoring of key processes, including assisting in hiring, training, and evaluating staff, and taking effective actions to address performance matters
  • Supports critical business processes are well documented and communicated to facilitate effective and efficient execution
  • Pursues professional development opportunities, including external and internal training and professional association memberships, and shares information gained with co-workers.

Key requirements

  • Degree in Business and Administration
  • Professional certification in accounting (CPA or equivalent)
  • Fluent in English, other language is a plus
  • Familiar with Sarbanes Oxley Act and/or other internal control concepts
  • Knowledge of US GAAP would be an advantage
  • Familiar with Oracle, Hyperion and SAP (preferable)


  • Minimum managerial experience up to 2 years in a supervisory role in a multinational (preferably US based) or an auditing company (one of the big four).


  • Ability to establish and communicate priorities
  • Ability to organize resources to achieve objectives
  • High level of honesty, integrity, commitment and responsibility
  • Ability to manage and motivate
  • Accustomed to working under pressure and with deadlines
  • Able to resolve problems and conflicts in a professional and tactful manner

About Stryker

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and, together with our customers, is driven to make healthcare better.

The company offers innovative products and services in Medical and Surgical, Neurotechnology, Orthopedics, and Spine that help improve patient and healthcare outcomes. Alongside its customers around the world, Stryker impacts more than 100 million patients annually.

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