Finance Team Lead - Maternity Cover

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Job Description


Profound Change Requires Boldness. Johnson & Johnson is the largest and most broadly-based healthcare company in the world. We’re producing life-changing breakthroughs every day and have been for the last 130 years. The combination of new technologies and your expertise enables amazing things to happen. Teams from J&J’s consumer business are creating digital tools to help people track the health of their skin. Those working in medical devices are 3-D printing artificial joints personalized for each patient, while researchers in pharmaceuticals use AI to discover lifesaving drugs. Imagine what the rest of our team of 134,000 people at 260 companies in more than 60 countries across the world is accomplishing. We redefine what it means to be a big company in today’s world.

Finance Team Lead EMEA is accountable for their activities in addition to deliver accurate and timely financial information from the point of transaction through to financial close (period, quarter, and annual) in accordance with corporate reporting, regulatory and US GAAP requirements for the Commissionaire entities. The individual will participate in exception management and continuous improvement activities, as a part of day to day work efforts leading a general accounting team in accordance with the global, regional and country specific ATR process standards.


Key responsibilities:

Responsible for US GAAP accounts preparation and month end close

  • Responsible for completing close or VAT reporting activities as assigned. 

  • Responsible for overseen the Month end close process including payroll accounting, close governance and associated corporate reporting for the Commissionaire entities.

  • Coordinate between internal and external ATR teams, business units, and functional areas to ensure smooth month end close

  • Review European month end financials to ensure accuracy and completeness.

  • Participation in Monthly Product line review calls with business units.

  • Actively lead the accounting processes for all areas within the EMEA region to ensure accuracy & correctness of month end accounts.

  • Ensure all intercompany cross-charges are accurately processed in line with legal agreements.

  • Responsible to review & approve the netting payments.

  • Responsibility for ensuring the accuracy of cost allocations and revaluations

  • Responsible for review of balance sheet account reconciliations and Journal entries

  • Co-ordinate the payment runs process.

Ensuring the integrity of internal financial controls and compliance with policies

  • Ensure that the ATR team is fully trained on the WWP’s

  • Monitor compliance of our accounting processes and procedures with the WWP’s.

  • Drive projects to identify and close any gaps and ensure alignment of the JNJ policies.

  • Ensures that good accounting practices (US GAAP) and corporate internal policies are followed.

  • Responsible to ensure all areas under responsibility are in compliance with SOX requirements.

Management of the day to day activities of the Internal and External ATR teams

  • Continue to strive for process improvements and implementation of best practice.

  • Implement staff induction, training and development initiatives.

  • Responsible for team motivation and enhanced performance.

  • Evaluate and meet with team on a regular basis and initiate organizational changes and staff recruitment where necessary

  • Monitor agreed performance measures, CPI’S & KPIs.

Internal & External Audits 

  • Active participation in all internal and external audits.

  • Responsible for ensuring that information is prepared in the correct format, reconciled and provided on a timely basis to the auditors.

  • Co-ordinate the audit process to ensure that the audit is as efficient as possible and that queries are resolved in an effective manner.

Projects & Other Responsibilities
  • Participate and assist in the co-ordination of SSC & worldwide accounting projects and other initiatives                           

  • Continue to strive for process improvements and implementation of best practice.

  • Involvement in future business projects and integration of new business as required.

  • Qualified Accountant (ACCA, ACA, CPA or CIMA)
  • 3-5 years’ experience supporting multi-country/ jurisdictional delivery in a complex regulatory and accounting environment,
  • 1-3 years in a shared services role with full P&L\Balance Sheet accountability for a Division/ Business unit or country
  • 1-3 years team lead experience, mentoring and developing teams,
  • SAP, BW experience, preferred.


Preferred Experience

  • Experience managing across internal and 3rd party outsource teams,
  • Demonstrated capability to understand accounting outcomes and explain accounting treatment.


Minimum Language Skills: English required

What type of mark will you make?
Your rare talents and perspectives can make a vital contribution to improve the lives of people everywhere. At Johnson & Johnson, our company's ethical character is defined by our people. We strive to attract people with strong, positive values and we develop, reinforce and reward those values. If our ethos is aligned to your values, then this could be the best career move you'll make. Johnson & Johnson is a supporter of equal opportunities and is a proud member of Disability Confident.

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AMO Ireland (Ireland Branch) - USD Entities (8142)
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