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 stryker.com
The Accounts Payable Team Lead will be responsible for activities related to the processing and payment of supplier invoices in Stryker's newly created Costa Rica Shared Service Center. This role will be a senior member of the team that has had previous experience in leading teams.
This is a Shared Services role related to standing up the Finance One optimization program.
Essential duties & responsibilities:
Ensure all invoices are accurately and efficiently processed by staff throughout the month utilizing Oracle and SAP
Liaise with relevant parties (buyers, requestors and suppliers, etc.) to resolve critical issues preventing invoices to be processed
Research and resolve supplier disputes and issues. Resolution to include root cause analysis and proactive steps to mitigate future issues.
Review supplier master data request changes prior to entering in the system.
Comply with all internal control procedures to ensure accurate financial records, particularly in relation to Corporate Delegation of Authority policy.
Adhere to contractual payment terms to ensure smooth operation of the business while maximizing cash flow.
Weekly payment runs. Processing of electronic and wire batches from ERP system.
Ensuring that all manual payments are correctly processed and in respect of given deadlines and compliance (proper backup, valid supporting documentation and sufficient approval is in place for all payments)
Daily and accurate reporting of all activities performed.
Assist in month end accruals
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
Performs other related work as assigned by management
Education & special trainings:
Bachelor's Degree in accounting, Business or related field
MS Office Suite
Fluent spoken and written English. Any other language is a plus
Oracle and SAP systems knowledge is a big plus
Qualifications & experience:
6-8 years of relevant working experience in a finance function in matrixed international company (preferably American or Multinational company) with complex reporting practices and with exposure to various reporting systems
Stryker is one of the world's leading medical technology companies and, together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better. The Company offers a diverse array of innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes. Stryker is active in over 100 countries around the world.
Together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better.
At Stryker, quality is first in everything we do. We are driven to make healthcare better for our customers by
providing innovative products and services that meet regulatory requirements through our effective quality system.
The Company was founded in 1941 by Dr. Homer Stryker and incorporated in 1946 as the Orthopedic Frame Company. In 1964, the Company’s name was changed to Stryker Corporation.
• $13.6 billion in annual sales in 2018; annual revenue has grown for 39 straight years
• 17.1% CAGR (compound annual growth rate) in sales over 39 years
• ~36,000 employees globally in 2018
• 43 manufacturing and research & development locat...ions worldwide
• Included in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index
• Ranked # 233 on Fortune Magazine’s “FORTUNE 500” list for 2019
• Ranked # 3 on Fortune Magazine’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” list for the “Medical Equipment” industry for 2019
• Ranked # 11 on Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list (U.S.) for 2019
• Spent $862 million on R&D in 2018
• 7,784 patents owned globally in 2018
• Initial public offering of stock was in 1979
• Listed on the New York Stock Exchange under ticker SYK