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Senior Accountant, General Accounting

Manila, Philippines
General Accounting

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1805630156W

Job Title: Sr. Accountant, General Accounting

Job Level: Sr. Accountant, Service Delivery

Organization: Johnson & Johnson Global Finance Services – Asia Pacific (Manila)

Work Location: Paranaque City, Philippines, Manila



The Sr. Accountant, General Accounting is responsible for performing all general accounting and inter-company transactions and reconciliations for specific business sector(s) and countries serviced by Global Finance Services - Asia Pacific (Manila) in J&J.



General Accounting

Perform day-to-day posting of general ledger entries

Perform allocations, record accruals / prepayments, process reversals

Perform period end closing activities and liaising with other teams as required


Inter-company (IC)

·         Invoice inter-company transactions

·         Participate in IC reporting and IC closes

·         Prepare IC netting information and initiate wire transfers

·         Respond to escalated IC queries and issues

·         Provide direction in relation to J&J’s IC policy with respect to the policy’s guidelines and requirements for use, which involves independent judgment and analytical skills with regards to the Policy

·         Review IC invoices and requests for invoices for compliance with J&J corporate policies using independent judgment to assure adherence to the policy

·         Voucher, maintain and manage IC payables for all J&J entities that are customers of J&J GFS – Asia Pacific (Manila)

·         Work closely with required parties to research and resolve differences with IC accounts


Reporting & Consolidation

·         Standard cost maintenance

·         Compute inventory valuation and adjustments

·         Prepare necessary reports and reconcile accounts

·         Perform tax processing tasks as required


Fixed Assets

·         Maintain CAR

·         Capitalize fixed assets and process asset movements

·         Complete FA postings and depreciation

·         Prepare reports and reconcile accounts for analysis and approval

·         Ensure the Fixed Asset master data reflects the information provided by the business.

·         Provide the business with required information for physical inventory and respond to inquiries

·         Run Fixed Assets reports when required

·         Ensure recording of all supporting documentation

·         Ensure book values are reconciled with tax values


Customer Service

·         Deliver service excellence and maximize customer service and satisfaction

·         Develop effective working relationships with key stakeholders (external / internal customers, co-workers)

·         Maintain professional attitude during service delivery and resolution of issues

·         Ensure that service levels and targets are met as per Service Level Agreements

·         Perform problem tracking and ensure that issues are properly documented, prioritized, tracked, and resolved within the Service Level Agreements (SLA)

·         Ensure proper and timely escalation of issues so that they are resolved to meet internal and external expectations

·         Use a considerable amount of discretion in escalating issues to appropriate parties – co-workers, team leads and process managers


Continuous Improvement

·         Identify opportunities for continuous process improvement and innovate solutions so the team can operate in an efficient and cost effective manner

·         Work with Team Leader in driving and implementing continuous improvement initiatives at the team level


Audit and Compliance

·         Comply with J&J related policies and procedures i.e. Worldwide Procedure (WWP), Internal Control Handbook (ICH), global process and any legal and regulatory requirement that J&J is obliged to adhere to


Team Performance

·         Act as deputy to the Team Leader when required

·         Contribute to team effort and assist co-workers as needed to balance workloads

·         Help to create a work atmosphere conducive to a high degree of integrity and teamwork

·         Work both independently and as a team member

·         Cross train with other processors to provide backup and knowledge of other business areas – act as a resource to more junior team members where applicable


·         University degree in finance related field or equivalent

·         Professional certification (e.g. CPA) preferred

·         Minimum 3 years accounting experience required, with 2 years spent in general accounting; fixed assets or inter-company experience preferred

·         Experience in shared services center of a multinational corporation desirable

·         Ability to read, write and speak English



Corporate values

·         Demonstrates traits and behaviours in line with J&J Credo


Professional competencies

·         Strong team working and relationship building skills

·         Excellent communication and interpersonal skills for daily operations and interfacing with internal and external customers

·         Ability to read, understand, verbally exchange information and compose written material for business purposes in English and ideally in local language (country XX)

·         Ability to express ideas and information in an organized and logical manner

·         Flexibility to adapt to needs of diverse cultures and business disciplines

·         Good analytical competencies

·         Ability to prioritize own workload

·         Ability to work and communicate with management on resolutions of issues or decision making

·         Ability to provide work leadership within the team with a defined area of responsibility


Functional competencies

·         Excellent data entry and processing skills with an eye for detail and accuracy

·         Proven knowledge of general accounting concepts, rules and legal requirements

·         Project management and implementation skills

  • Ability to use computer applications as required – Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook) and working-knowledge of SAP required

Primary Location
Philippines-National Capital-Manila
Johnson & Johnson International (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. - ROHQ
Job Function
General Accounting
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