Count Me In®

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Stephen D. Rivera, CPA, CGMA, Vice President of the Global Technical Accounting Advisory Services & Policy group at Johnson & Johnson, joined Count Me In to talk about the value of authentic leadership, particularly in a time of crisis. Steve provides guidance for all of J&J's business transactions relating to their pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and consumers segments. On the morning of J&J's announcement for a lead vaccine candidate for COVID-19, Steve explained how accounting and finance leaders can remain true to their philosophies and continue to follow the organizational mission or credo to make sure business succeeds while ensuring the well-being of their teams. He is a hands-on, personable leader who is highly interactive cross-functionally, so he shares how he has been able to adapt to these new working environments and keep the transparency with his group. Steve is passionate about diversity and inclusiveness and highlights how this organizational dedication and existing team composition has allowed J&J to work at the frontline of this crisis. For a true, passionate, and heartfelt discussion about the leadership needed in today's accounting and finance world, download and listen to Steve Rivera now!

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FEI Article: Sincerity, Authenticity and Collaboration in Finance: A Q&A with Johnson & Johnson’s Stephen Rivera -


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IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) brings you the latest perspectives and learnings on all things affecting the accounting and finance world, as told by the experts working in the field and the thought leaders shaping the profession. Listen in to gain valuable insight and be included in the future of accounting and finance!