Senior Financial Accountant (Australia)

Job Description

Title: Senior Financial Accountant (Australia)

Company Name: Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd

Vacancy: 3

Job Location: Australia, New South Wales, Sydney, North Shore & Northern Beaches, northsydney

Employment Status: Full Time

This exciting opportunity has become available for an experienced senior financial professional with a true passion to drive business partnering to the next level in our high performing and growing organisation.

 

About the department

The Novo Nordisk Oceania affiliate, covering Australia and New Zealand, is a growing and dynamic organisation within a mature pharma market environment, with passionate and committed employees.  Our purpose is to drive change to defeat diabetes and other serious chronic diseases, such as obesity and rare blood and endocrine disorders.  We do so by pioneering scientific breakthroughs, expanding access to our medicines, and working to prevent and ultimately cure diabetes.

 

The position

Located at our brand new head office in North Sydney and reporting to the Accounting Manager, the successful candidate will be the key driver for the Australian entity.  This role will see you being a business partner to all areas of the organisation across accounting and providing Financial, Tax and Management reporting to internal and external customers.

 

Other key responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Ensuring a transparent financial reporting/monitoring and planning process (Revised estimates (RE), Anchor Budget (AB), medium term planning (MTP)) for the affiliate;
  • Being a strong business partner and liaising with various Business Units;
  • Managing the month-end and year-end process for Australia;
  • Tracking of changes in national legislation, NN policies and Financial Accounting Standards (IFRS) and ensuring local staff and LWPs are updated accordingly;
  • Reporting to local management, regional and global management and Australian authorities;
  • Continuously developing the financial reporting and planning processes to streamline and simplify information handling;
  • Developing financial performance measurement and reporting systems to meet the changing requirements of the business;
  • Ensuring accruals and prepayments are processed correctly on a monthly basis;
  • Preparing Financial Statements, GST, FBT and Income Tax return;
  • Ensuring timely and accurate balance sheet reconciliations;
  • Driving monthly Minimum Controls as per global Internal Control Questionnaire;
  • Liaising with external auditors;
  • Contributing a financial perspective to cross-functional projects;
  • Performing ad-hoc financial analysis and completing Finance local and regional projects;
  • Managing cash forecasting and dividend calculation for Australia;
  • Being the Local Due Diligence Responsible to ensure compliance with the Third Party Representative requirements.

 

Qualifications & Requirements

  • CPA or CA qualified, with a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or any related field.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in a similar business partnering role.
  • A proven successful track record in a similar senior level role from the Big4 Accounting Firms in Australia, or with solid experience within the Pharma industry is preferred.
  • Solid understanding of Australian International Financial Reporting Standards and tax legislations and rulings.
  • Experienced in business reporting.
  • Ideally have advanced skills in Microsoft Excel.
  • Experienced user of SAP FI, CO and BW modules is desirable.
  • Fluent English communication skills.
  • You must either be an Australian Citizen or have a current residency visa to live and work in Australia.

 

If you are passionate about numbers, commercial optimisation and data insights, and want to be in a role where you are able to have a real impact on business performance, and become a trusted adviser, then this may be the role for you.

 

Working at Novo Nordisk

At Novo Nordisk we recognise that it is no longer good enough to aspire to be the best company in the world. We need to aspire to be the best company for the world and we know that this is only possible with talented employees with diverse perspectives, backgrounds and cultures. We are therefore committed to creating an inclusive culture that celebrates the diversity of our employees, the patients we serve and the communities we operate in. 
 
We commit to an inclusive recruitment process and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants. We are happy to discuss flexible working, depending on the role and subject to business needs.

 

Application Deadline

We will review applications as they are received so don’t hesitate to apply!

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