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.
This 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 the divisional finance, sales & marketing teams, 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, and a day-to-day support to the Finance Directors of the divisions, Sales & Marketing functions.
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 and the European Financial Shared Service Center.
Key Activities & Accountabilities
Effectively communicates relevant information to stakeholders
Delivers engaging, informative, well-organized presentations
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 divisional responsibilities
Provide European management with reporting and analysis
Support divisional Finance Directors on a wide range of finance inquiries (such as P&L analysis, KPI reporting, Business reviews, pricing analysis, tender analysis, monthly reporting pack, trend analysis, PV analysis, sales reporting) and ensured they are delivered timely and with accuracy
Support Divisional Finance Directors during Budget and Projection exercises
Standardize European reporting to the maximum extend possible
Focus on continuous improvements in efficiency and quality projects
Help divisional finance leads in providing meaningful analysis to the business
Be able to work with multiple departments (Marketing / Supply Chain / sales force.)
Build effective relationships with Stryker Finance, Divisional Finance, Regional Marketing, Sales leadership and country teams.
Capable of explaining complicated financial information to non financials
Undertake adhoc analysis and projects as required by the business to support key decisions
Act as backup for the Divisional Finance Directors during their absence
Act as backup for the FP&A team members during their absence
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
5+ 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.
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
Work From Home: No
Travel Percentage: None