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

IRL - Financial Accountant - Normal

Posted Jul 8, 2020
Job ID: JJJP00002616
9 months
(Jul 27, 2020 - Apr 26, 2021)
37.5 hrs/week
Payrate range

Financial Accountant

Johnson & Johnson Worksense (via Randstad Sourceright) is responsible for finding, engaging and contracting talent for the Johnson & Johnson contingent workforce.


We are currently recruiting for a Financial Accountant to join our contingent workforce at the AMO site, based in Westport, Co. Mayo. This will initially be a 9 month contract opportunity.

As a Financial Accountant, you will be responsible for delivering accurate and timely financial information from the point of transaction through to financial close and periodic external reporting (monthly, quarterly, and annually). 

The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of general accounting experience, and hold a professional accounting qualification (CPA, ACA, ACCA, CIMA).

What will a Financial Accountant do?

Be responsible for delivery of the general accounting processes and activities of the Shared Service organisation including individual, shared service and outsourced activities. Activities will include:

  • Journal entry Preparation
  • Balance Sheet Reconciliation Preparation
  • VAT/Vies/Intrastat reporting requirements
  • Facilitate and perform period close activities
  • Perform variance analyses and reconciliations, as required
  • Monitor and correct more complex data and information errors
  • Coach/ support fellow team members (internal and outsourced) to handle more complex issues/ exceptions

As an individual contributor and team member; you will develop and deliver process documentation, training content, and super user support for more complex accounting activities, including but not limited to:

  • General accounting
  • VAT accounting
  • Close and consolidations
  • Fixed assets, capital project accounting
  • Inter-Company transactions and allocation
  • SOX compliance, internal controls

You will participate in process improvement reviews across Business Unit Finance, Global Service and outsourced teams as a part of continuous improvement activities such as:

  • Support development of clearly defined, achievable team and individual goals.
  • Capture and review scorecard KPI and measurement outcomes on a daily, weekly, and period basis.
  • Perform root cause analysis for more complex exceptions.
  • Investigate outstanding reconciliations and associated variances.

Support data integrity and preparation of financial information to ensure completeness, accuracy, timeliness and accessibility of financial information:

  • Sustain minimum effective controls in compliance with SOX, World Wide Procedures, US GAAP and any other accounting pronouncements and policies required.
  • Preparation of information for both External & Internal Audits.

What does the ideal candidate look like?

  • Bachelor’s Degree in finance and accounting, preferred
  • Qualified Accountant – CPA, ACA, ACCA, CIMA
  • 3-5 years of general accounting experience in a complex global Shared Services environment
  • Demonstrated capability to understand accounting outcomes and explain US GAAP accounting treatment, utilizing excellent English language skills
  • Demonstrated capability of completing VAT reporting requirements
  • SAP or other ERP System experience
  • Process excellence experience

About Johnson & Johnson:

Caring for the world one person at a time inspires and unites the people of Johnson & Johnson. We embrace research and science – bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people. Our employees at more than 230 Johnson & Johnson operating companies work with partners in health care to touch the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world.

Johnson & Johnson Vision is committed to improving and restoring sight for patients worldwide. Since debuting the world’s first disposable soft contact lens in 1987, it has been helping patients see better through their world-leading ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses portfolio. In 2017, Johnson & Johnson invested further in eye health by expanding into cataract surgery, laser refractive surgery (LASIK) and consumer eye health. Serving more than 60 million patients a day across 103 countries, Johnson & Johnson Vision is committed to helping more people in more places improve or restore their sight.

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