External Reporting Specialist, IFRS

Category:  Finance

Bagsværd, Capital Region of Denmark, DK


Are you motivated by solving complex accounting issues with your IFRS expertise, while taking a fresh perspective on business partnering for the global organisation? Would you like to join a dynamic and diverse team in a fast-growing company where your input and insights are expected and valued?


If yes, then you are the IFRS Specialist that we are looking for to help us drive innovation in external reporting. Apply now for a life-changing career!


At Novo Nordisk your skills, dedication and ambition help us change lives for the better. In exchange, we offer you an opportunity to work with extraordinary talent and benefit from a range of possibilities for professional and personal development.


The position

Together with the team, you will be responsible to:

  • prepare the annual report and quarterly announcements of the Novo Nordisk Group and maintain the high quality
  • be actively involved in cross-functional projects to provide accounting guidance to the business on significant and unusual business transactions
  • take part in the optimising the reporting process and the internal controls over same
  • be involved in assessing how new or amended IFRS accounting standards impact our external accounting policies and the Novo Nordisk Accounting Manual
  • take part in preparing material for the Audit Committee as well as external and internal auditors



To thrive in this role, you hold a Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or similar, and have preferably at least 4-8 years of experience from a similar position or as an auditor working with IFRS reporting and consolidated financials.


Furthermore, the ideal candidate:

  • Excel at challenging existing routines and rethinking how we take responsibility for a continued high quality in our external reporting
  • Bring a strong sense of responsibility for tasks and projects
  • Enjoy interacting with colleagues at all levels, but also not be afraid to lead the way
  • Have knowledge and keen interest in IFRS accounting standards, either at a specialist level or with a solid foundation that we can build on together
  • Experience or interest in digitalisation of data and processes will be an advantage as strategic initiatives is a priority in the organisation.
  • Be fluent in written and spoken English

Our team partners with all parts of the organisation to find solutions to complex accounting issues, so we need a colleague with excellent people and communication skills.


About the team

You will be part of the External Reporting team, a dynamic team of 6 specialists within external financial reporting which is responsible for delivering high-quality financial reporting to top management and external stakeholders.


The team is part of a larger department which is also responsible for the closing of consolidated financials, M&A Finance and integration, as well as the external ESG reporting.


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.



For further information, please contact Head of External Reporting, Michael Hansen at +45-30756362.



29 February 2024.


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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.