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Senior Finance Manager - A&D, Accounting & Tax Reporting


The Johnson & Johnson Worldwide Consolidations Group is recruiting for a Senior Finance Manager - A&D, Accounting & Tax Reporting position. The position will be based in New Brunswick, NJ and is expected to spend significant time in Raritan, NJ. The position will report to the Finance Director for Tax and Governmental Reporting / WW Consolidations in the Corporate Controller’s Group.
Caring for the world, one person at a time has inspired and united the people of Johnson & Johnson for over 125 years. We embrace research and science -- bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people. Employees of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies work with partners in health care to touch the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world.
With approximately $71.9 billion in 2016 sales, Johnson & Johnson is the world's most comprehensive and broadly based manufacturer of health care products, as well as a provider of related services, for the consumer, pharmaceutical, and medical devices and diagnostics markets. There are more than 250 Johnson & Johnson operating companies employing approximately 126,400 people and with products touching the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world.
This Senior Finance Manager - A&D, Accounting & Tax Reporting will be advising the Johnson & Johnson Acquisitions and Divestitures team supporting the Company’s strategic initiatives related to possible future divestitures/spin-offs or acquisitions. This support will be related to technical accounting and process matters related to the preparation of carve-out financial statements, accounting technical memos and write-ups, deal accounting matters and SEC regulations on reporting for Rule 3-05 and Article 11.
Additionally, this position will be responsible for the coordination, reporting and of the Enterprise’s consolidated quarterly and annual tax provision under ASC 740. In this area of responsibility, the individual will closely partner with the tax department to consolidate the provision and incorporate ongoing business events into the Enterprise’s financial results. He/she will be required to analyze and provide leadership in the development of the Enterprise’s effective tax rate. Additionally, he/she will also be responsible for providing leadership in coordinating and developing the forecasted provision as part of the Enterprise’s regular forecast update process. The forecast is utilized for the estimated annual effective tax rate, and is used by senior management as the basis to strategic financial guidance to external investment community and for the Enterprise’s Long-Range Financial Plan.He/she will report through the Corporate Controller’s Office in New Brunswick, NJ, but may expect to spend significant time in Raritan, NJ supporting the Acquisition & Divestiture team. As a result, this role provides critical thought leadership to projects that are strategic importance to the Enterprise. He/she will be required to provide framing and communicate complex technical accounting areas of accounting and reporting to individuals at all levels within the organization, including senior finance leadership, and develop operational feasible outcomes. The role requires the individual to work independently and be able to proactively identify or anticipate issues and offer possible solutions and alternatives. This position requires a highly motivated individual with strong analytical skills, intellectual curiosity and proven leadership skills. Specific Job responsibilities include: • Provide technical U.S. GAAP and SEC support and guidance for accounting issues in the preparation of financial statements and the consolidated tax provision• Provide updates and application advisement related to new GAAP, IFRS standards as well as SEC feedback • Prepare and review U.S GAAP and SEC S-X compliant financial statements. • Provide regular project updates and explanation of complex technical accounting matters to leadership• Point of contact for external auditors on all accounting issues related to acquisitions and divestitures and collaborate with the Tax Group related to tax accounting matters. • Working with the Corporate Financial Compliance & Procedures team, drive resolution on technical accounting issues or questions consistent with J&J practices and policies and US GAAP• Periodically provide coaching and training to individuals and global organizations on technical requirements as needed• Interact and frame technical accounting matters with external auditors, consultants and internal stakeholders on acquisition and divestment matters both verbally and in writing with framing to understand global and strategic importance• Prepare and review the Company’s consolidated tax footnote for the 10-Q and 10-K• Responsible for the coordination and reporting of the Company’s consolidated quarterly and annual tax provision under ASC 740. • Partners cross - functionally with the tax department to consolidate the provision and incorporate ongoing business events into the Enterprise’s financial results• Responsible for tax accounting impact of all Corporate consolidating adjustments. • Analyze and provide leadership in the forecasting of the tax provision as part of the Company’s regular forecast update process, which is used for the estimated annual effective tax rate, and is used as the basis to strategic financial guidance to external investment community and for the Enterprise’s Long-Range Financial Plan. • Develop, maintain and revise, when necessary, the Corporate Controller’s Group policy on Accounting for Income Taxes• Ad hoc project work for the Corporate Controllers division
Qualifications
  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree with an accounting major is required
  • A minimum of 8 years of finance / accounting experience is required OR a minimum of 6 years of Big 4 public accounting experience is required
  • A CPA is required
  • Prior experience working on worldwide project team including Company and 3rd party participants is preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership and influencing outcomes with peers, management and 3rd parties strongly preferred
  • Strong analytical experience to quickly review and assess gaps in accounting / theories required
  • SEC Reporting experience preferred.
  • Tax provision consolidation experience is preferred
  • Must possess a working knowledge of U.S. generally accepted accounting principles
  • Previous people management experience preferred
  • Strong analytical skills with ability to translate insights into opportunities are required as are solid framing and communication skills
  • Strong financial analysis skills are required, as well as the ability to partner with people at all levels of the organization and the proven ability to lead and collaborate in a matrixed environment
  • Prior audit experience of public entities is preferred
  • This position is primarily located in New Brunswick and Raritan, NJ with potential global travel depending on projects

Primary Location
United States-New Jersey-New Brunswick
Organization
Johnson & Johnson (6067)
Job Function
Finance
Requisition ID
6829170727