Chief Accountant

Category:  Finance

Almaty, Almaty Province, KZ


Are you driven, determined and want to take the next step in your career ? This is the role for you. Great career progression opportunities await the right person in this exciting Chief Accountant job.


The position

As Chief Accountant, you will be leading the overall accounting and financial reporting function. You will be the first point of contact for accounting matters for Line of Business, as well as in charge of preparation and following procedures, guidelines, rules, norms for accounting and bookkeeping and tax reports in accordance with Novo Nordisk policies, accounting manuals and local legislation. You will be acting as a Business partner to Finance and Operations Head CEM and Line of Business, being a role model of Novo Nordisk Way.

As the Chief Accountant, you will primarily be responsible for development and maintenance of local accounting and statutory policies/procedures in line with group accounting policies. To attain this, you will cover the following:

  • Accounting, preparation and submission of financial statements in accordance with Group accounting policy. Manage timely, accurate and timely month-end, quarter-end and year-end financial closing process with limited adjustments after closing; standardize the closing process.
  • Manage and ensure a consistent and complete reconciliation process of all balance sheet accounts on a monthly/quarterly basis; ensure effective monthly intercompany reconciliation process.
  • Manage tax requirements and tax declarations, ensure books’ accuracy by setting up and maintaining an effective system of internal controls over financial and statutory reporting. You will be overall responsible for delivering timely and high-quality Annual Questionnaire (package) and year-end closing processes in cooperation with GBS India and external service providers, as well as responsible for delivering timely and high-quality external reporting (statutory Financial statements, VAT, CIT and other tax reporting, statistical reporting). Ensure timely tax payments.
  • Communicate effectively with statutory authorities, banks, external auditors and consultants. Single point of contract for accounting for GBS India.
  • Automation of financial and statutory accounting. Support for company projects aimed at improving reporting and consolidation processes.



For this role we are looking for a team player, with a “can do” attitude, willing to pro-actively and openly communicate with the other members of the team and different stakeholders, able to work with multiple tasks, and able to work in dynamic and changing environment. You are also able to perform under strict deadlines and you are comfortable taking on new responsibilities.

Other important requirements include:

  • You hold an academic degree in Finance or Accounting, a master’s degree, as well as a Certification in Accounting, like ACCA / CPA, etc. is considered as a plus.
  • You have experience and knowledge of IFRS, profound knowledge of general accounting principles and general tax matters and strong knowledge of SAP.
  • You possess minimum of 10 years’ experience in reputable audit and accounting function (local accounting office + multinational environment), and at least 3 years of working experience in a similar position (Chief Accountant / Deputy Chief Accountant / Supervisor of Accounting). Experience from pharmaceutical company will be considered as a plus.
  • You have excellent analytical skills, you are detail oriented, quality, process and results driven, with high level accounting and statutory expertise.
  • Furthermore, you have fluency in spoken and written English, have strong communication skills, demonstrating a high ethical approach in your personal and business life.


About the department

You will join a team of Finance and Operations Department responsible for business in CIS Emerging Markets (CEM): Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Mongolia. You will report to the Finance and Operations Head CEM and be located in Almaty.


Working at Novo Nordisk

At Novo Nordisk, we don’t wait for change. We drive it. We’re a dynamic company in an even more dynamic industry, and we know that what got us to where we are today is not necessarily what will make us successful in the future. We embrace the spirit of experimentation, striving for excellence without fixating on perfection. We never shy away from opportunities to develop, we seize them. From research and development, through to manufacturing, marketing and sales – we’re all working to move the needle on patient care.

We commit to an inclusive recruitment process and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants. 


At Novo Nordisk we recognize 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 communities we operate in. Together, we’re life changing.