Finance Staff, Koriyama Factory

Category:  Business Support & Administration

Koriyama, Fukushima, JP


Are you a detail-oriented finance professional? Do you flourish in a fast-paced environment? We are seeking a Finance Staff member to join our dynamic Finance team in Koriyama factory at Novo Nordisk. If you possess strong English skills rooted in your finance background or if you are interested in starting your profession in the financial operations area for a rewarding career, then read on and apply today for a life-changing opportunity.


About the department
At Novo Nordisk we are experiencing a rapid growth in sales over the recent years and along with the wide range of new products to be launched, we are re-enforcing our production capability world-wide. As our Koriyama Factory (KFA) is on the largest scale projects of the factory expansion (expanding the building, not just the equipment), expected to business prospection by HQ. 
The Finance department at Novo Nordisk plays a crucial role in managing the financial and accounting operations of the organization. Our team is focused on ensuring accurate financial reporting, maintaining compliance with regulatory standards, and aiding in the overall financial health of the factory. We work collaboratively across departments and locations globally to drive financial excellence and contribute to the success of Novo Nordisk.


The position
As a member of our Finance Staff, you will have an excellent opportunity to gain a wide range of experience in finance operations. You'll collaborate with local and global teams based on your accounting and financing knowledge and experience. This opportunity is also open to anyone from recent graduates to junior professionals with strong English skills and knowledge, allowing them to start off a new career in financing/accounting and also gain experience with the SAP system. You will work in a self-sufficient environment, managing tasks independently with limited instruction.
You will have the following responsibilities:

  • Driving month-end and year-end closing tasks, including goods-in-transit, work-in-process, and First In, First Out (FIFO). This involves creating vouchers, requesting postings, and reviewing/correcting/confirming the results of postings
  • Manage internal controls for production variances, purchases, price differences, scraps, and inventory reconciliation. Additionally, conduct annual inventory counts
  • Improving and maintaining finance processes by working with colleagues at other sites.
  • Prepare monthly financial reports, create and obtain approval for budgets three times per year, and correspond with audits and inspections conducted by the Taxation Bureau.
  • Assist with the registrations and demolitions of fixed assets, as well as running daily costings and AB (Anchor Budget) costings.



  • Bachelor’s degree or above (finance, accounting, or a related field is preferred).
  • Fluent in writing and speaking English/Japanese, with strong communication and collaboration skills.
  • Strong knowledge of financial operations and accounting principles, as well as experience in month-end and year-end closing processes preferred.
  • Proficiency in financial reporting and budgeting. Experience with internal controls and compliance standards is a plus.
  • Excellent attention to detail and logical skills, having an ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.

Working at Novo Nordisk
We are a proud life-science company, and life is our reason to exist. We’re inspired by life in all its forms and shapes, ups and downs, opportunities and challenges. For employees at Novo Nordisk, life means many things – from the building blocks of life that form the basis of ground-breaking scientific research, to our rich personal lives that motivate and energise us to perform our best at work. Ultimately, life is why we’re all here - to ensure that people can lead a life free of chronic disease.


Upload your CV to our online career page (click on Apply and follow the instructions).
Until the completion of recruitment. Applications will be screened on an ongoing basis, so you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.


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.