J&J Family of Companies Senior Financial Analyst in Leiden, Netherlands

Within the Janssen R&D organization, the Therapeutic Area Infectious Diseases and Vaccines (TA IDV) aims to be a transformational medical innovator by discovering, developing and making available prophylactic and therapeutic medicines that address key unmet needs in infectious diseases in the developed and the developing world. The finance team is very connected throughout the organization to drive value and deliver on its financial commitments. Our organization has a vacancy in its financial department for a Senior Financial Analyst position based in Leiden, The Netherlands.

The Senior Financial Analyst will be responsible for providing financial leadership, support, and analysis to several key early and late stage development compounds within the Vaccines. The position is responsible for all financial aspects related to the projects and functional budgets for their assigned compounds.

Business partnering; focused on portfolio/compound support for compounds within area of responsibility and business partnering entails following activities:

  • Understand R&D development plans and challenge when appropriate

  • proactively partner with Compound Development Teams (CDT) and Project Management Teams (PMT) to align financial targets, analyze the value of project investments, address business issues, manage all aspects of financial updates

  • Create and maintain compound/portfolio valuations. Convey correct understanding of assumptions and sensitivity impacts

  • Perform budget updates during major forecast cycles and quarterly latest thinking

  • Provide business stakeholders with appropriate understanding on overall budgetary situation and other finance related topics

Extended business partnering to support 3rd party business deals:

  • pipeline valuation models for their compounds, which includes partnering with CDT/PMT, Commercial, Global Strategic Marketing, Operations and Tax

  • support of Cross-Pharmaceutical Portfolio Reviews and ad-hoc valuation support to key stakeholders across the Pharmaceutical R&D, Operations, and Strategic Marketing organizations

  • In case of Business Development (BD) opportunities, provide R&D cost simulations towards L&A finance in close partnership with various business functions..

Drive accurate and timely reporting

  • Perform accruals quarterly (e.g. mismatched activity, contractual obligations, etc.)

  • Prepare funding requests / reports with external partners as needed

Actively participate in global R&D finance projects

  • Be at the forefront of adopting new processes and tools, being developed within the global finance and supporting functions

The ability to challenge business assumptions, develop alternative scenarios, and educate business partners on financial issues and concepts will be required. The candidate must demonstrate strong financial leadership by providing recommendations for improving the value of the financial information supplied to upper management, providing guidance to business partners, and managing the process for all development forecast and worldwide valuation updates for his/her compounds.



  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, preferably with a major in Accounting or Finance

  • A minimum of three years finance or related business experience

  • Possess excellent analytical (MS Excel), conceptual, communication and interpersonal skills

  • The ability to think creatively and work in a team environment

  • The ability to effectively take on leadership roles in various functions

  • Must work well in a dynamic environment and be able to recommend and implement process improvements, work independently and handle multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Experience in the pharmaceutical, medical device, or consumer products industries as well as public accounting is a plus

Leadership Behaviors of importance in this role


  • Cultivate strong relationships with Janssen R&D partners

  • Influence business partners on how best to financially manage their portfolios

  • Close partnership with business partners to understand and implement key financial concepts


  • Find new ways to improve business processes to drive more value and efficiency

  • Open mindset with innovative thinking


  • Constantly grow science and vaccine knowledge to better support business


  • Deliver high quality and accurate service to the business partners


  • Demonstrate and Inspire the behaviors that reinforce our Credo

What’s in it for you…?

“Caring for the world, one person at a time…”

As an employee we consider you as our most valuable asset. We take your career seriously.

As part of a global team in an innovative environment your development is key and our day-to-day responsibility.

Through e-university, on the job training, various projects and programs, we ensure your personal growth

Primary Location

Netherlands-South Holland-Leiden


Janssen Vaccines & Prevention BV (8852)

Job Function

Planning & Analysis

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