General Ledger Accountant

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Employer: Johnson & Johnson
  • Accounting - Finance
  • Job type: full-time
    Job level: 1 - 5 years of experience
  • Abroad
  • Updated at: 01.12.2016
    Short company description

    The Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies in the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) region operate in 13 countries spanning from the Baltics to the Balkans. J&J Family in this region represent our Medical Devices, Pharmaceuticals and Consumer business segments. Our business segments offer a broad portfolio of products that improve well-being and quality of life, impacting the lives of more than 120 million people in our region. In some countries, Johnson & Johnson runs centers for Clinical Research and Development that develop innovative products and solutions for a number of disease and therapeutic areas.


    Partially qualified or fully qualified accountant with 1-3 years financial / general accounting experience
    Fluent English
    Other language is an advantage
    Experience in General Accounting
    Good technical accounting background
    Knowledge of SAP and Excel
    Attention to detail and ability to maintain a high level of accuracy in preparing and entering financial information.
    Customer focused; able to build effective partnerships with internal customers and work as part of a team.
    Effective organizational and time management skills.
    Demonstrates a strong work ethic, respect, and cultural sensitivity and awareness.
    Highly motivated and proactive
    Strong interpersonal & communication skills with an ability to work with people at different levels and in remote locations
    Strong Attention to detail
    Methodical approach with a commitment to accuracy & timeliness of analysis
    Strong continuous improvement mindset
    Ability to work in a complex environment


    Responsible for fixed asset accounting and related compliance controls. Preparation of accurate balance sheet and reconciliations and for providing fixed asset information
    Independent ownership of month-end closing activities for country in scope
    Solid understanding of inter-departmental and cross-team dependencies
    Responsible for the accuracy of General Ledger accounting entries and Reconciliations in accordance with GAAP, Compliance, Internal Audit and SOX requirements;
    Responsible for a number of specific accounting processes within General Ledger, working closely with the local teams as needed to ensure accurate and timely completion
    Supporting the senior accountant to ensure accurate reporting of inventory and owning a number of inventory related tasks and journals
    Build a strong awareness of the local business and building relationships with local teams.
    Prepare monthly and quarterly account reconciliations of all related General Ledger accounts
    Perform ongoing investigation and effective resolution of accounting and technical errors
    Demonstrate an active ownership of General Ledger activities for assigned company code(s)
    Maintain an effective internal control framework around General Ledger, closing and financial reporting activities;
    Manage ad hoc one-time requests, participates in projects as/when required