Randstad, as the EMEA Johnson & Johnson talent acquisition partner, is responsible for finding and contracting talent for the contingent roles at Johnson & Johnson. If you are selected for a role you will be engaged or employed by one of the Randstad recruitment companies in EMEA and will not be an employee of Johnson & Johnson.

Johnson & Johnson

Finance Manager - Pinewood

Posted Apr 21, 2021
Job ID: JJJP00006339
1 year
(May 17, 2021 - May 16, 2022)
40 hrs/week
Payrate range
40 - 55 £/hr

Cluster Finance Manager - Pinewood Wokingham (remote working to begin with then 2 to 3 days a week in the office)

The Company:

Johnson & Johnson is the world's most comprehensive and broadly-based healthcare Company, touching the lives of nearly a billion people every day. Our Family of Companies throughout the world compete in consumer, pharmaceutical and medical devices & diagnostics markets and have the skills and resources to tackle the world's most pressing health issues.

Johnson & Johnson Global Services, the global shared services organization supporting the businesses of Johnson & Johnson employs more than 2000 employees in key service centres across the globe in Human Resources, Finance and Procurement. 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.

The Role:

We are looking for a Face of Global Services and Financial Accounting Lead for the Business Unit and FP&A CoE (US GAAP). The successful candidate will be a member of the local Financial Directors’s leadership team. 

You will be accountable to ensure timely, compliant and accurate completion of activities supporting financial close and reporting, including:

  • Review of actuals for accuracy and reasonableness based on business and finance knowledge
  • Leading end-to-end close process in accordance with Standard Integrated Close Calendar
  • Responsible for coordinating and facilitating pre-close meetings, quarterly balance sheet reviews and financial statement reviews:
  • BVA creation, alignment and coordination for commentary and approval
  • Leading the review process to ensure that the quarterly variance commentary vs. forecast and prior year appropriately reflects the results and that the financial results are accurately reflected for BVA
  • Responsible for executing BRAVO approval for 'actuals' submissions and second level journal approvals.
  • Foster an environment of teamwork, innovation and sharing of ideas
  • Influence and work closely with BUF and A2R colleagues to work on joint goals and objectives
  • Lead, be part of GS process improvement and other projects
  • Provide support to resolve escalated A2R issues
  • Ensure strong internal controls are in place, in order to achieve “adequate” internal and external audit ratings.

Experience Required: 


  • Fully qualified accountant or an international qualified accountant equivalent, with a minimum of 5- 10 years post qualified financial experience


  • Fluent English, confidence in presenting to Senior Management in English
  • Other languages of EMEA countries preferred but not required

Other Experience Required: 

  • 5 – 10 years job experience in different Finance Functions
  • US GAAP reporting experience

Skills & Competencies:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, supervisory and customer service skills required.
  • Proven business partnering skills
  • Ability to multitask, work under pressure, meet deadlines and be able to thrive in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Solid US GAAP accounting knowledge
  • Strong analytical skills


  • Up to 30% to local markets
  • Within the J&J Leadership skills definition following skills and competencies should be shown in this role:
  • Results & Performance Driven:
  • Takes personal responsibility for delivering results
  • Eagerly accepts stretch goals

Sense of Urgency:

  • Quickly assimilates and digests information
  • Demonstrates a clear bias for action on priorities
  • Strategic Thinking & Big Picture Orientation:
  • Demonstrates understanding of Johnson & Johnson’s and the local operating company’s business model

Intellectual Curiosity:

  • Works to keep updated on the industry trends
  • Seeks opportunities to learn and grow professionally
  • Organisation & Talent Development:
  • Shows an appreciation for the talent and potential in others
  • Accepts responsibility for and learns from his/her own mistakes
  • Works effectively with people that have diverse styles, talents, and ideas

Collaboration & Teaming:

  • Builds strong, productive relationships
  • Develops business and personal relationships with people from other areas of the organisation
  • Demonstrates ability to work with teams and individual

In Return:

In return for this role you will receive a very competitive day/hourly rate. A minimum 12 month contract & an opportunity to work with a Global Leader within the Pharmaceutical sector, Johnson & Johnson. 

Please note: Hourly rate will depend on how you are paid for this role.

Up to £55 per hour/£412 per day for Umbrella or up to £44 per hour/£330 per day PAYE

Based on a 7.5 hour working day

If you are interested in this role please apply now, or for more information contact Tabitha.Crabtree@randstadsourceright.co.uk

Please Note: Applications for this role will close Friday so be quick! 

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