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Financial Accountant

Westport, Ireland
General Accounting

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1905719167W

Job Description

Financial Accountant (F&D/Inventory)

(Fixed term contract) (16 months)
The F&D Inventory Accountant is responsible for supporting all F&D Inventory accounting processes that are required to transform data into information for reporting purposes, through effective, efficient and regulatory (SOX) compliant finance processes, and in accordance with US GAAP.  
Key responsibilities include:
  • Deliver guidance, insight, and technical expertise as it relates to F&D, Manufacturing and Inventory accounting.
  • Month-end analysis of F&D inventory related transactions
  • Review standard costs and actual costs for manufactured goods and purchased goods
  • Support legal entities as assigned to gain a full understanding of J&J Surgical Vision operations.
    Essential Functions
    1. Utilize advanced finance and accounting experience to deliver individually assigned work load, support fellow team members, 3rd party outsource teams, and direct supervisor to perform more complex accounting processes and transactions over the course of the reporting period, including but not limited to:
  • Journal entry, review and approval
  • Maintain month-end balances for Inventory
  • Prepare / review month-end reports related to shrinkage & spoilage, goods in Transit, purchase price variance,  consignment inventory, profit in inventory, manual inventory, landed costs.
  • Facilitate and perform period close activities
  • Perform variance analyses and reconciliations, as required.
  • Monitor and correct complex data and information errors
  • Identify and resolve exceptions
  • Address questions from plant controller’s supply chain group
    Coach/ support fellow team members (internal J&J and outsource) to handle complex issues/ exceptions
    2.  As an individual contributor and team member; develop and deliver process documentation, training content, and super user support for F&D manufacturing accounting, and other complex accounting activities, as requested, including but not limited to:
  • General accounting
  • Fixed Asset accounting Incl Placed Equipment
  • Close and consolidations
  • Inter-Company transactions and allocations
  • Chart of accounts management
  • SOX compliance, internal controls
    3. Participate in process improvement reviews with team (internal and 3rd party outsourced) as a part of ongoing exception management and continuous improvement activities:
  • Evaluate exceptions to process, quality, and service delivery commitments by category.
  • Perform root cause analysis for more complex exceptions.
  • Identify risks/opportunities to revenues, cost, profitability and propose appropriate actions.
  • Investigate outstanding reconciliations and associated variances.
  • Address and eliminate data integrity and quality issues over time.
    4. Support data integrity and preparation of financial information to ensure completeness, accuracy, timeliness and accessibility of financial information.
  • Sustain minimum effective controls in compliance with SOX, US GAAP.
  • Preparation of information for both External & Internal Audits.
  • Participate in training and professional development activities to continue to develop Finance capabilities and professional expertise.
  • Properly utilize the J&J standard chart of accounts, sustaining the agreed data definitions and usage.
    Position Accountabilities / Scope
    Develop and deliver process documentation, training content, and super user support as requested for special projects and continuous improvement work efforts.  Coach and mentoring peers, 3rd party outsource service provider staff, and less experienced team members to perform effectively in their role.


Minimum Education
  • Bachelor’s Degree in finance and accounting, preferred
  • Qualified Accountant – CPA, ACA, ACCA, CIMA 
    Minimum Experience
  • 3-5 years of general accounting experience in a complex global Shared Services environment
  • 3 years’ experience in inventory/manufacturing accounting
  • Demonstrated capability to understand accounting outcomes and explain accounting treatment under US Gaap.

Johnson & Johnson are an equal opportunity employer.

Primary Location
AMO Ireland (Ireland Branch) - USD Entities (8142)
Job Function
General Accounting
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