Senior Accountant General Ledger

Johnson & Johnson
Full-time  •   Prague
Seniority: Mid level

Johnson & Johnson Global Services, the global shared services organization supporting the businesses of Johnson & Johnson, performs select functional work in a consistent manner across regions and sectors using simplified, standardized end-to-end processes and state-of-the-art technology. The vision of Johnson & Johnson Global Services is “to be trusted business partners who deliver increasing value by creating and sustaining globally standard world-class services that enable the power of Johnson & Johnson.” 

There are more than 2,000 employees in Human Resources, Finance and Procurement who work for Johnson & Johnson Global Services in key service centers located in Manila, Suzhou, Prague, Bogota and Tampa, as well as in local country-based hubs.

 senior Accountant General Ledger

Location: Prague

Contract: Full-time, permanent

We are looking for a Senior Accountant General Ledger (GL) for Synthes. YOU will be performing independently recurring accounting tasks of medium or high complexity. You need to possess good knowledge of general accounting methods and business requirements. You will be working on the diligent execution of compliance controls and reports. You will work independently to understand and resolve process gaps in areas of responsibility. You will be suggesting and implementing improved processes. Furthermore, you will support the Finance Manager, Senior Finance Manager, and SFA in statutory. 

The responsibilities &he impact YOU will have:

  • Independent preparation of recurring, complex accounting entries. For example fixed assets, tax postings, SBC, FAS87, Inpats, equity clearing, accruals with many business partners.

  • Control of accounts vs budget/expectations. Anticipation on questions from Controlling and Reporting.

  • Independent preparation of recurring, complex accounting entries. For example fixed assets, tax postings, SBC, FAS87, Inpats, equity clearing, accruals with many business partners.

  • Control of accounts vs budget/expectations. Anticipates questions from Controlling and Reporting.

  • Responsibility for balance sheet reconciliations of medium or high complexity and other SOX controls and documentation.

  • Internal and external Audit Support.

  • Colleagues coaching and limited people management (if applicable external Partners). Otherwise, high expectations towards professional behavior and team collaboration. For example continuous development in finance and personal skills (on the job, online and in the classroom setting).

  • Leadership or supports smaller projects in Shared Finance. The expectation is that the senior accountant can drive at least one major improvement project by a year.

  • Connecting with business partners in various channels and understanding their demands.

We would love to hear from YOU, if you have:

  • University/Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent

  • Existing or willing to obtain recognized accounting qualifications such as CPA (Certified Public Accountant), CMA (Certified Management Accountant) or CIA (Corporate Internal Audit) Constant on-job education with financial training.

  • Minimum 4 to 6 years of applicable finance, accounting experience.

  • Good communication, ongoing development in project leadership and interpersonal skills

  • Stress resistance, flexibility and a sense of priority to handle tasks and deadlines

  • “Can do” attitude: ability to manage complex and ambiguous situations

  • Strong business acumen, Strong Customer orientation, Project management capabilities

  • Strong teamwork attributes in a virtual/remote environment

  • Proactivity: Ability to look ahead and anticipate

  • Process oriented, strong analytical skills

  • Advanced Excel skills and working knowledge of other MS Office applications (Outlook, PowerPoint, Word) required

  • SAP knowledge (FI/CO)

  • Fluent in English. German or French would be an asset

This is what awaits YOU at J&J:

  • An opportunity to be part of a global market leader.

  • A dynamic and inspiring working environment.

  • Many opportunities to work on challenging projects and assignments.

  • An opportunity to participate in employee engagement activities on a voluntary basis based on individual preference

  • Possibilities for further personal as well as professional development.

  • Many employees benefits:

    • 5 weeks of vacation, home office, flexible working hours, sick days

    • Meal vouchers, Cafeteria, referral award, life and accident insurance, MultiSport card

    • Contribution for: Prague public transportation, language study, illness leave, pension contribution,

    • Refreshment in the workplace, company gym, free sports activities, corporate events 

Employee benefits are regulated by an internal policy that contains full details regarding the entitlement and conditions for the benefits.

For more than 130 years, diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) have been part of our cultural fabric at Johnson & Johnson and woven into how we do business every day. Our commitment to respect the dignity and diversity of all is embedded in our Credo.

We know that the success of our business depends on having the best talent in a workforce that reflects the diverse markets we serve around the world and an inclusive culture that values different perspectives and life experiences

That is why we in Johnson & Johnson are working to create an inclusive environment where diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences are valued and each and every one of our people feels that they belong and can reach their potential. No matter who they are.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Johnson & Johnson means “You Belong”!


Job position benefits

Budget for personal development and growth Company events and teambuilding Home office Caffeteria Courses and training Company recreational facilities Extra holidays Meal vouchers or meal contributions Flexible working time Retirement or life insurance contributions Bonuses

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