Johnson & Johnson Careers

Financial Systems and Strategy Lead

Maidenhead, United Kingdom

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1805686742W

Role: Financial Systems & Strategy Lead

Location: Maidenhead, UK

GCF: 26


The Financial Systems & Strategy Lead role focuses on driving continuous improvements in both Finance Systems and Finance Processes by leveraging the capabilities of the ERP and local reporting tools. This includes coordinating, supporting, and leading projects and/or phases of projects as well as collaborative efforts with other areas of the enterprise. The Lead role may also manage direct report(s) and supports the teams’ efforts toward various aspects of the overall operation of Financial Systems.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

• Lead and manage the delivery of the systems module within projects and enhancements to support continuous improvements as well as enterprise projects and initiatives
• Support system enhancements and project implementations through translated requirements, documentation, gap analysis, optimal solution design and hypercare
• Manage and prioritize the project and enhancement portfolio discussion with key stakeholders, ensuring that the Cost vs Business Benefit adds value and is aligned with global strategy
• Provide leadership and support to local team members
• Review and approve test scripts associated with enhancement and project initiatives
• Participate and contribute expertise to pre-project planning/strategy sessions
• Challenge master data and business processes to ensure adherence to global standards and end-state design
• Explore new solutions and feasibility based on existing systems capabilities and user requirements
• Provide financial business process and system expertise/guidance to global business partners
• Support the triage process and ensure appropriate disposition of issues, following up to conclusion of all systems constraints
• Analyze and challenge existing processes to facilitate transfer from legacy process to new process
• Support the deployment of new functionality, including integration of purchased tools, through hypercare
• Understand and meet all IT release deadlines
• Communicate financial business processes and system solutions to peers across regions and platforms
• Create training documentation and/or conduct system training for business partners on all implemented tools
• Strictly comply with all compliance and business policies including SOX cycles, SOPs, internal & external audit requirements, and system security protocols. Ensure strong internal controls are in place to achieve “Adequate” internal and external audit rating
• Assist with Manager responsibilities, as requested ensuring that the Team Manager is aligned on priorities, progress and challenges – escalating appropriately when required
• Where applicable manage direct reports through utilization of leadership imperatives, 5 conversations and development discussions.


• A recognized accountancy qualification (e.g. ACA, CIMA, ACCA) is required with a minimum of 5 years of applicable work experience
• Minimum of 3 years’ strong transactional experience with SAP ERP system. A SAP FICO certification is preferred
• Working knowledge of reporting tools like SAP BI, TM1, Tableau, Cognos, SQL, Cliq, and Alteryx is desirable
• Experience in supporting business applications such as Ariba, Concur, Blackline, and High Radius is helpful
• Strong understanding of financial business processes and reporting in areas such as A2R, R2R, P2P, and I2C
• Experience with system enhancement process, project implementation, and testing protocol
• Experience with global collaboration, operating model strategy and system implementation
• A solid understanding of accounting principles and practices
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
• Strong analytical, problem solving and team building skills, attention to details, ability to prioritize and plan effectively, initiative to follow through on directives, and knowledge and sensitivity to global partners/cultures/norms
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Advanced framing skills for presentation & communication at all levels of the organization
• This position may require up to 10% travel, domestic or international

Primary Location
United Kingdom-England-Maidenhead
J&J Consumer Services EMAE., Ltd (8675)
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