My challenging, fast-paced job

In our My Career column, Ann Marie Daly, tells us about her position as Senior Manager, Statutory Reporting UK, Johnson & Johnson
My challenging, fast-paced job
My Career: Ann Marie Daly, Senior Manager, Statutory Reporting UK & Ireland, Johnson and Johnson

Name: Ann Marie Daly.

Age: 37.

Lives: Clonakilty, County Cork.

Job title: Senior Manager. Statutory Reporting UK & Ireland, Johnson & Johnson

Salary bracket: Competitive salary with pension, bonus, healthcare.

Education background: Bachelor of Business Studies, IFRS Diploma.

Hobbies: Running, swimming.

Describe your job in five words: Challenging, interesting, teamwork, collaborative, fast-paced.

Describe yourself in five words: Professional, motivated, reliable, supportive of your team.

Personality needed for this kind of work? You need to be confident and have pride in your work. You must motivate and support your team.

How long are you doing this job? Five years.

How did you get this job? I completed a Bachelor of Business Studies degree in Cork IT in 2003.

I joined a small accounting practice as a trainee accountant and completed my Chartered Accounting exams and contract in this practice.

Once qualified, I joined Deloitte in Cork as a Senior Auditor and worked on various audits and projects.

I joined DePuy Ireland (Cork subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson) in 2007 as a financial analyst. I progressed through various roles including management accounting and senior analyst, and moved to the Johnson & Johnson Ireland regional tax centre five years ago as a manager. I was promoted to my current role as Senior Manager approximately three years ago.

Do you need particular qualifications or experience? Yes, an accounting qualification is required due to the technical side of the role. Financial reporting experience would benefit.

Describe a day at work: I work directly with my statutory reporting team and manage the statutory financial statements preparation. This involves ensuring the data is received in from the finance teams, my team prepares the statutory accounts, and we manage the audit of these accounts. I am also regularly involved in various tax projects and we ensure any impact of financial accounting standard changes or updates is fully assessed and implemented.

How many hours do you work a week? 40-50.

What do you wear to work? Business casual is the dress code at the location I am based in.

Is your industry male or female dominated? A healthy mix. Johnson & Johnson is an organisation that supports a diverse culture.

Does this affect you in any particular way? J&J has a diversity program in place that supports people from all walks of life.

Is your job stressful? How? Rate it on a scale of 1-10: 6.

Do you work with others or on your own? I work as part of a regional tax centre for Ireland. I have two direct reports, one working in Cork and one in the UK.

When do you plan to retire or give up working? If I win the Euromillions or at 65!

Best bits: My team are excellent and great to work with.

Worst bits: Deadlines can be challenging. Ensuring a work/life balance is key.

I am very fortunate that my team and my manager support a healthy work/life balance so I spend good quality time with my family.

Advice to those who want your job? Having a good support structure in your personal life will enable you to progress as far as you wish in your career.

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