Global Services EMEA (Europe, Middle East, & Africa) is the Johnson & Johnson finance center in Europe, delivering compliant financial services to Johnson & Johnson affiliates across the EMEA region. Global Services EMEA is recruiting for a Finance Analyst within the Legal Entity (LE) Accounting team, located in Prague.
The Legal Entity Accounting team members are experienced finance professionals who are responsible for accounting for direct tax, statutory accounting, statutory and legal reporting, and the coordination of the preparation of the local statutory financial statements with a 3rd party supplier. The team ensures compliance with the local authorities and external and internal reporting requirements.
LE Accounting Finance Analyst will work within a team responsible for the end-to-end process, as described above, for Johnson & Johnson affiliates in the EMEA region. You will work closely with the Senior Finance Analysts and Managers to record tax entries, conduct reconciliations, prepare internal and external reporting, and improve processes and efficiency.
This position provides a complex overview of the assigned Legal Entities’ reporting requirements, offers exposure throughout the organization, and provides significant opportunities for professional growth in finance and accounting.
- Leading a team of up to 4 analysts and junior analysts, including controls and review of the team’s work.
- Calculation and recording of quarterly tax provisions, including an annual tax true-up.
- Recording of deferred tax
- Preparation and control of internal reporting for group purposes
- Account reconciliations for all direct-tax related balance sheet accounts
- Supporting the external statutory audits (PwC) and preparation of the local statutory financial statements by a 3rd party service provider for the entities in your scope.
- Communication with external service providers and the J&J business unit finance team related to audits and statutory accounting.
- Coordinating the data & information flows between the 3rd party service provider, Johnson & Johnson corporate tax teams, and global services accounting teams
- Ensuring consistent processes to deliver data for local statutory financial statements
- Taking part in projects to participate in establishing new processes for simplification, standardization, and automation within an international environment.
- Communication with Johnson & Johnson Country Tax Centers (CTCs) in local markets
- Working with other team members on business and financial system issues so that overall control is maintained.
- University degree, with a minimum of 4 years' financial experience. A fully qualified accountant or an internationally qualified accountant equivalent is an advantage.
Experience and Skills:
- Previous job experience in one of the Big 4 or other audit companies is welcomed
- Previous leadership experience is welcomed.
- Understanding of the financial reporting and general ledger structure
- Knowledge of processes related to statutory accounting and preparation of financial statements is an advantage
- Knowledge of US GAAP, IFRS, or other local GAAPs is a plus
- Understanding of the audit process and ability to liaise with the auditors
- Appreciation of local GAAP differences and adjustments from US GAAP
- Experience and skills working with SAP and Excel.
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
- Proven business partnering skills
- Ability to multi-task, work under pressure, meet deadlines and be able to thrive in a fast-paced, matrix work environment
- Fluent English
- Other languages of EMEA countries preferred but not required
- Up to 10% to local countries
Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.