Technical Accounting Advisor

Category:  Finance

Bagsværd, Capital Region of Denmark, DK


Are you an ambitious IFRS specialist, who is motivated by solving complex accounting issues while taking a fresh perspective on business partnering for the global organisation? Do you thrive a fast-paced environment and at the same time understand when in-depth investigation and interpretation is required?


Our team partners with all parts of the organisation including senior management, so we need a colleague with excellent people and communication skills. Apply now for a life-changing career!


The position

You will work as in-house expert and business partner on accounting issues guiding financial managers throughout the world and ensure cross-functional control and compliance with relevant standards. In addition to that, you will:


  • Be involved in optimisation of reporting processes
  • Participate in or be the project manager of cross-functional projects such as business development activities in close cooperation with other finance units throughout our global organisation
  • Together with the team, contribute to the preparation of external financial reporting on a quarterly and annual basis, including ensuring efficient and accurate financial reporting in accordance with Novo Nordisk's accounting policy and IFRS.
  • Maintain the accounting manual and assessing impact from new IFRSs and implementing these into corporate accounting policies is done in close dialogue with operational units requiring a strong business understanding in our team.


Because we aim to be true business partners by linking finance with business development, we expect you to invest significant time and effort in understanding the business environment in which Novo Nordisk operates.



We are looking for an experienced auditor or financial controller with solid knowledge of IFRS and preferable 4 - 8 years’ experience in a similar position or as an auditor dealing with IFRS compliance matters. Preferably, as the ideal candidate, you also:

  • Hold a Master's degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or similar
  • Have an inspiring and engaging personality showing strong responsibility for your tasks and projects
  • Have a great sense of team spirit and you enjoy interacting with colleagues at all levels, but you are also not afraid to lead the way
  • Excel in rethinking assignments and enjoy challenging the present as opposed to continuing in the same manner previously applied
  • Are fluent in written and spoken English


Combined with your strong communication- and analytical skills and good sense of humour, these traits allow you to contribute proactively to our team with ideas and initiatives. In addition, you are also ready to invest both time and effort in your personal and professional development. The perfect candidate strives to develop a financial career within our global organisation.


About the department

Consolidated reporting comprises approx. twenty employees, divided into five teams; Team Consolidation, ESG Reporting, M&A Finance, Internal Controls and Team External Financial Reporting. You will as part of Team External Financial Reporting be part of a dynamic team of 6 technical accounting experts, which is responsible for delivering high-quality financial reporting to top management and external stakeholders.


The department ensures that the Novo Nordisk group accounting policies and practices are implemented and followed. We are the Centre of Excellence within accounting in compliance with IFRS, consolidation and closing processes, ESG reporting, production and inventory valuation, M&A PPA and finance integration, preparation of the Novo Nordisk Annual Report, Quarterly Company Announcements and US Form 20-F filing. The goal for the department is to “be ahead of compliance” by proactively be in the forefront of all changes in the accounting environment as well as in the business of Novo Nordisk.


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 Director of Consolidated Reporting, Tobias Brun Hanse at +45 3075 7880.



10 December 2023.


Please note, we will invite candidates for interviews on an ongoing basis and conclude the recruitment process when the right candidate has been found. You do not need to attach a cover letter to your application, but please include a few sentences about why you are applying in your resume or CV. To ensure an efficient and fair recruitment process, please refrain from adding a photo in your CV.

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.