Johnson & Johnson Careers

[Finance]GS Cluster Finance Manager (Accounting Manager)

Chiyoda, Japan
General Accounting

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1905749902W

<Organization Background>

Japan LGS Finance

J&J (Japan) Local Global Service Finance, Accounting & Reporting (LGS-ATR) is a cross-sector function department which supports financial accounting and reporting for all business sectors operating in Japan (Pharm, Medical, VisionCare, Consumer).

LGS-ATR consists of three teams by business sector, led by three cluster finance managers.

As the primary responsibility, LGS ATR delivers compliant, accurate, and timely accounting and reporting, including designing and implementing new accounting processes, providing business with analysis and insights in financial information.

LGS-ATR works closely with other finance functions and local business, in collaboration with shared service centers in Suzhou (RGS) and Manila (GGS).


<Position Overview>

Cluster Finance Manager – Medical Japan

Reporting to Japan LGS Country Lead, Cluster Finance Manager of Medical Japan is responsible for overall management & control of accounting, closing and reporting of Medical Device Japan, which has multiple franchise businesses with different characteristic and business natures as well as multiple legal entities.


  Job Description

Ø  Lead and develop Medical Device business supporting team, reporting to Japan LGS Lead.

Ø  Play a role of cluster finance manager; assuring compliant and accurate financial reporting as “manager-in-charge” and supporting the sector finance director as the first and primary contact of Global Service Finance, and providing valuable information and solution to drive their business.

Ø  Control accounting and reporting activities for Medical Device based on US GAAP.

Ø  Responsible for timely and accurate monthly/quarterly/annual cooperate reporting.

Ø  Coordinate and support the external/internal audit.

Ø  Addressing new transactions and issues in Medical Device business accounting & reporting, collaborating with other finance functions inside and outside the local country organization (Invoice-to-Cash team, Procurement, Tax, Payroll, ATR in Manila and Suzhou), while maintaining high standard of compliance.

Ø  Review and approve key accounting processes (i.e., journal entries) and internal control activities (i.e., balance sheet reconciliations)

Ø  Responsible for Revenue accounting – account for appropriate & compliant revenue accounting as a main person in charge. (build-up an operational process when a new sal model is established, perform reserve calculation analysis, review journal entries & calculation documents, etc.)

Ø  Monitor operations of a support vendor in Time & Expense process support and lead quality and process improvements that bring better quality support to the Japan enterprise business users. Supervise one local dedicated professional who directly reports to this position.

Ø  Drive process improvement to increase efficiency & productivity with related departments (Other finance functions, Supply-Chain, IT, Commercial team etc.)

Ø  Supervise and support development of staff under this position for their work skills, work-life balance, and their further career development.

Ø  Contribute to team/people development and continuous improvements of LGS-ATR team, leading some of the LGS-ATR team initiatives.




Ø  Has a strong sense of accountability/responsibility.

Ø  Proactive communication, able to have strong partnership with stakeholders in various functions and countries.

Ø  Challenges status-quo, look for opportunities of improvement.

Ø  Self-motivated, energetic and keen to learn new skills.

Ø  Team-oriented. Energetic to motivate people and encourage people to develop.

<Experiences and Skills >

Ø  7-10 years working experience in US GAAP based accounting and closing reporting.

Ø  2-3 years supervisory/team management experience.

Ø  Fluent in Japanese, English at business level is required.

Ø  Proficient in SAP. Strong SAP knowledge as a Finance user is preferred.

Ø  Proficient in Microsoft Office.


Ø  Finance degree/certification preferably with CPA

Ø  Experience in audit firm

Primary Location
Johnson & Johnson K.K. (8235)
Job Function
General Accounting
Requisition ID