As a part of Morgan McKinley’s ongoing commitment to be your Career Partner, Morgan McKinley’s Tokyo Finance and Accounting team hosted a networking / recruiting event on Wednesday, November 7.
Invites went out to bilingual finance and accounting professionals in Tokyo and also to Finance Directors and CFOs from Johnson & Johnson.
The purpose of the event was to allow finance and accounting professionals to hear first-hand from various finance teams at Johnson & Johnson. Roughly 40 people attended overall. Attendees came from a wide range of backgrounds, including retail, pharmaceuticals, consulting, and financial services. The event was open to professionals working at a Senior Analyst level through to Director level professionals.
Johnson & Johnson brought 6 Finance Directors, including 2 CFOs to the event. The Finance Directors and CFOs from Johnson & Johnson prepared topics of conversation and made themselves available to speak to attendees directly regarding finance and accounting opportunities at Johnson & Johnson and other topics.
The event consisted of a panel discussion followed by networking over food and drinks. While the exact contents of the discussions are exclusive to those who were able to attend, I can provide a summary of what information was shared below.
The panel discussion provided an environment for finance representatives from Johnson & Johnson to speak about various ongoing topics at the company. Topics included but were not limited to:
Growth and stability of Johnson & Johnson, in Japan and globally
Work-life balance at Johnson & Johnson and opportunities for internal transfer
Future of Johnson & Johnson, including ventures into M&A
How accounting at healthcare companies is different from accounting at other industries
Structure of finance teams at Johnson & Johnson
Current trends regarding commitment to talent development
After the panel discussions, participants had the opportunity to network directly with various Finance Directors across all of the Johnson & Johnson businesses (Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, Vision Care and Consumer). This allowed finance professionals to informally speak one-on-one about specific questions they had about employment opportunities at Johnson & Johnson. Most attendees were interested in Financial Planning & Analysis roles but there was also a strong interest for Financial Controlling, Tax, and also M&A positions.
As topics of conversation, Johnson & Johnson shared details regarding its planned hiring trends are for the end of 2018 through 2019, expectations of daily work at Johnson & Johnson, and some perks of working at one of the world’s largest producers of medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and consumer goods.
Johnson & Johnson began business in Japan in 1958. Within Japan, Johnson & Johnson has three distribution centers, two plants, one science center, and one HQ office, which is located in Nishikanda in Tokyo.
Johnson & Johnson has a number of business units. Each of these business units operates independently, but also works within the Johnson & Johnson family to provide the best services and products to its customers. These business units can be identified as:
Between these business units and seven different locations in Japan, there are a significant amount of job opportunities for finance professionals at Johnson & Johnson within Japan. If you would like to learn more about FP&A, Tax, Financial Control, or other finance positions at Johnson & Johnson, reach out to me directly with any questions.
More Networking Opportunities from Morgan McKinley
We at Morgan McKinley pride ourselves on being able to coordinate and host these events with some of the most well-known companies worldwide, such as Johnson & Johnson, in order to provide exclusive insight and connect you to the directly to the companies that interest you the most.
Morgan McKinley has hosted a number of different events in the past, with various themes, such as “Women in Finance Positions in Japan”, “Value of a US CPA Certification in Japan” , and “Sake Tasting with CFOS”. Morgan McKinley will hold more recruiting event like these in the future. We are constantly taking feedback from attendees in order to improve events for Finance & Accounting professionals in Japan in an effort to be the best possible Career Partner for you.
If there is a specific company you are interested in networking with, do not hesitate to reach out to me or one of the other qualified consultants on the Finance and Accounting team in the Tokyo office at Morgan McKinley. What topic do you want to hear about in regards to finance and accounting job market in Japan? Which CFO do you want to speak to? Which company do you want to network with? We would be happy to hear your feedback in order to be your best Career Partner.
Please stay tuned for information about additional events in the future. We hope to see you at the next event!
Do you have any questions about events hosted by Morgan McKinley, Johnson & Johnson, or other finance and accounting career opportunities in Tokyo? Reach out to me directly and I will be happy to share our insights with you.