J&J Family of Companies Compliance Specialist in Manila, Philippines

Compliance Specialist

Consumer Asia-Pacific, Regional Finance Compliance Team

Role Profile

  • Job Title: Compliance Specialist

  • Job Level: 24

  • Organization: Johnson & Johnson, Consumer Asia-Pacific

  • Work Location: Paranaque, Philippines

  • Work Pattern: 8 hours/day, 5 days/week

  • Travel Requirements: 20-40% travel expected


The compliance specialist is responsible for driving a steady state compliance model in One SEA countries and for being a main support for User Access and Segregation of Duties controls

Reporting relationship

Reports directly to:

  • Regional Consumer Asia-Pacific Financial Compliance Director (Manila)

Principal Accountabilities

Compliance Management (Consultancy, Advisory and SOX governance)

Support the Compliance Director to enable formation of an effective and accountable SOX core team; Help drive compliance culture in all local operating companies

  • Effectiveness: Ensure effective internal controls are in place

  • Awareness: Elevate internal control awareness throughout the entire organization

  • Ownership: Implement strong management within each company where financial integrity and compliance are not only a finance role, but also everyone´s responsibility

  • Accountability: Identify and hold individuals accountable for internal controls and SOX compliance

  • Competency/training: Ensure that all employees are trained on compliance standards relevant to their jobs

Support initiatives related to SOX compliance and internal controls:

  • Value Creation: Build, improve and strengthen competencies of country SOX champions, enabling them to lead the SOX core team with a deep understanding of their roles and responsibilities in driving steady state compliance environments in their organizations. Link risk with critical business requirements

  • Service Delivery Model: Execute the Compliance Roadmap (model) for aligned SOX/ compliance strategy

  • Compliance Program: Understand SOX requirements and SOX core team R&R in the design of an effective SOX/ compliance program

  • Risk Mitigation: Implement effective, independent, and timely risk assessment and mitigation

Drive communications for any updates in compliance and control environment

User Access and Segregation of Duties (UA SOD)

  • Responsible for performing UA SOD controls and compliance activities including but not limited to access review and segregation of duties preventive and detective controls (Pharm- ERP system and non-ERP systems like Omnisuite for all 22 One SEA Affiliates and ARIBA for 7 Affiliates)

  • Main support for the UA SOD scope in CIA audits (Pharma and Vision Care sectors)

  • Responsible for SOX/Compliance mentorship deployment (ie DCM walkthroughs to Affiliates) and new projects (ie GRC implementation)


  • At least University degree in finance related field or equivalent with professional certification (e.g. CPA)

  • At least 1-2 years work experience with a comprehensive understanding of SOX and compliance, internal risk assessment and critical business processes

  • Experience in a multinational corporation desirable

  • Excellent communication skills (read, write, speak English fluently)

  • With Sense of Urgency, Independent and Driven

  • Experience in audit/finance is strongly considered

Professional competencies

  • Able to lead development of compliance strategies that drives compliant “steady state” environment

  • Anticipates adjustment of goals with changing circumstances

  • Demonstrate strong creative ability, and challenges conventional ideas and processes to seek more valuable and improved methods

  • Facilitate continuous improvement and creativity by applying best practices, cultivating the right environment and team mindset, and designing programs and other tools

  • Demonstrate ability to maintain and broaden a wide network of long term relationships/ alliances within and across the organization

  • Excellent communications and social skills – able to deliver effective communications to a wide range of audiences, including executives at a higher level and/or large groups of people

Functional Competencies

  • Demonstrates significant GAAP knowledge and extensive business experience with minimal supervision necessary

  • Sought out by others for guidance and direction on SOX/ compliance/ finance/ accounting concepts

  • Demonstrates understanding of J&J and the local operating companies’ strategy, business model & business processed

Additional information

The above information are not necessarily a comprehensive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (i.e., emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs, or technological developments).

Primary Location

Philippines-National Capital-Manila


Johnson & Johnson International (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. - ROHQ

Job Function

Internal Audit

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