Sr. Director, Finance

Category:  Finance

Beijing, Beijing, CN


As a finance professional in Novo Nordisk, we are business partners to the LoB. We work together with the business to drive growth and ensure the proper resource allocation. Meanwhile, we also make efforts to ensure the compliance of our financial statements. Simplicity is a key mind-set in our department, and we always embrace innovative and digital ways to get things done smarter and faster. Welcome to join Finance department.


Key responsibilities


1.    Team direction setting, team priority management and culture management (30%)

2.    Routine business management (70%)

(1)    Finance Reporting Team: ensure finance operation house in order (10%)

(2)    Operation Excellence Team: drive the operation excellence by process standardization & optimization, digitalization (RPA, Power BI, Chatbot, etc.), and automation (20%)

(3)    Distribution Audit Team: Maintain an effective distributor audit function to ensure the reasonableness of distribution fees in China, and excellent finance partnering (10%)

(4)    Expense Monitoring & Payroll Team: Maintain an effective compliance function to ensure business ethics (“BE”) compliance on expense reimbursements in China & timely and accurate payroll pay-out (10%)

(5)    Sarbox and internal Control Team: Ensure Sarbox compliance and internal control design and execution effective by Region China (5%)

(6)    Tax/Customs Team: Maintain an effective tax/customs function to assure value creation, risk management and compliance (15%)




  • Knowledge, skills and experience
  • Professional financial qualification, i.e. ACCA, CIMA, CFA, or CPA qualification
  • Comprehensive Pharma business understanding
  • Strategic thinking and forward looking thinking
  • Take the ownership and proactive
  • Drive the impact
  • Strong leadership by setting the vision/mission, coaching and developing the team and the people
  • Education
  • Relevant graduate level degree, e.g. economics, business administration
  • Fluency in both written & spoken English.
  • Experience
  • Min 10 years in Finance position.
  • Min 5 years in a people management position

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.