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Cluster Finance Manager (m/f) DACH (Maternity leave cover)

Norderstedt, Germany
General Accounting

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1805682814W

JNJ Global Business Services is the Johnson & Johnson Shared Service Center in Europe, delivering compliant financial services to J&J affiliates across the EMEA region. Forming an integral part of the Account To Report (A2R) department, this position of Country Finance Manager is responsible for the accuracy of Trial Balance numbers for a given country. Key tasks for this role are to ensure transparency of actual figures for DACH (Germany, Austria & Switzerland) J&J Hospital Medical Devices (HMD) team, assure correctness of reported numbers in BRAVO on timely basis and be the main contact person to the local team. This position also ensures that accurate Legal Entity US GAAP reporting is provided to the Country Tax Centre within given timelines.

Process responsibilities:
  • “Face” to DACH J&J HMD controlling team, Business partner with local market team -> make Actual figures transparent for markets, support local affiliate as appropriate
  • Foster an environment of teamwork, innovation, process improvement across GS & JC Governance Model: part of the monthly operational & quarterly tactical governance bodies
  • Primary contact for escalation
  • Ensures all financial reporting deadlines are met
  • Oversight of non-GS-owned MRCs impacting Legal Entity
  • Co-ordination & monitoring of the completion of the closing calendar
  • “Ownership” of country trial balances
  • Financial Review of the Trial Balance (during closing) with Local Finance
  • Overall coordination of the completion of BS Reconciliations for the whole MRC
  • Work closely with GS to ensure clear understanding of postings and any BvA variances
  • First level BvA review
  • Approval of BRAVO Submissions and responding to related questions from Corporate Liaison with other CoE / Local Finance entities (i.e. CTC Payroll CoE, FPA COE)
  • Ownership of A2R related SOX key controls for LE / MRC in scope
  • Approvals (Non-Standard Payments)
  • Contact for local statutory liaison; responsibility for local statutory compliance/reporting
  • Oversight of accurate and timely Legal Entity US GAAP reporting to local Country Tax Centre
  • Projects (provide insights into local market specifics)

People Management:

  • Management and Leadership of 3 local GS A2R Analysts, 2 based at Hamburg and 1 at Austria

  • Circa 30% (Mainly to Prague and the DACH Region)

Compliance Statement:


Key role for compliance (all approvals for respective cluster/country are done by this position)

  • Ensure strong internal controls are in place, in order to achieve “adequate” internal and external audit ratings.
  • Accurate and timely month-end reporting. Meet all corporate and regional deadlines.
Scope of Role:


“Face” to the markets (First level contact); Business partnering with markets, ensures accuracy of cluster/country Trial Balances (“Ownership” of Trial Balances).



  • University degree (graduate / post grad). Fully qualified accountant or an international qualified accountant with 5-10 years post qualified financial experience


  • Fluent English, confidence in presenting to Senior Management in English
  • German preferred but not required


Experience Required:

  • Local market experience with European J&J companies
  • 5-10 Years job experience in different Finance functions
  • US GAAP reporting experience


Skills & Competencies:

  • Ability to multi-task, work under pressure, meet deadlines and be able to thrive
  • in a fast- paced work environment.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills required.
  • Proven business partnering skills (with local EMEA markets)
  • Solid US GAAP accounting knowledge
  • Solid local GAAP knowledge (Understanding of different requirements for US and local GAAP)

Following skills and competencies should be shown in this role:


-             Results & Performance Driven:

o    Takes personal responsibility for delivering results

o    Takes action and makes decisions that successfully build customer value

o    Eagerly accepts stretch goals

-             Sense of Urgency:

o    Quickly assimilates and digests information

o    Demonstrates a clear bias for action on priorities

-             Strategic Thinking & Big Picture Orientation:

o    Demonstrates understanding of Johnson & Johnson’s and the local operating company’s strategy and business model

-             Intellectual Curiosity:

o    Works to keep updated on the industry trends

o    Seeks opportunities to learn and grow professionally

-             Collaboration & Teaming:

o    Builds strong, productive relationships

o    Develops business and personal relationships with people from other areas of the organisation

o    Demonstrates ability to work with teams and individuals

-             Self Awareness & Adaptability:

o    Actively seeks feedback

o    Appreciates and uses constructive criticism

o    Bounces back quickly from disappointments and mistakes; learns and moves on quickly

o    Demonstrates awareness of how his/her actions or interactions impact others

o    Listens effectively and remains open to other’s ideas

Contributes to teamwork across the organisation
Primary Location
Germany-Schleswig Holstein-Norderstedt
Johnson&Johnson Med GmbH (7930)
Job Function
General Accounting
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