Financial Planning Analyst

Category:  Finance

Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, MY


Are you motivated by the opportunity to be part of an international team that wants to set new standards?  Do you have a sharp mind and the ability to influence business decisions through insightful data analysis? Then apply now for a Financial Planning Analyst role at Novo Nordisk Malaysia.


About the Department

Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with nearly 100 years of innovation and supervision in diabetes care. This heritage has given us experience and capabilities that also enable us to help people living with obesity, hemophilia, growth disorders, and other serious chronic diseases.

Headquartered in Denmark, Novo Nordisk employs over 45,000 people in 80 countries and markets its products in more than 170 countries


The Position

The role is expected to assist in the area of financial planning and analysis, which will involve preparing for periodic budgeting exercises, cost controlling, budget forecasting, and the preparation of reports.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Financial management, planning, and reporting: Coordinate and manage the preparation of the budget (RE & AB), outlook/forecast, and report variances. Appropriately flag deviations from expectations and identify corrective action where appropriate, oversee for month-end process and monthly reporting, conduct variance study to show how the budget and/or rolling forecast compares against actual performance, monitor functional spending, and assist cost center owners with cost tracking, issue resolutions and variance inspection for budgets and forecasts, and drive the implementation of PowerBI for reporting.
  • Financial Business partnering: Keep management teams informed about the financial development and prepare proposals of preventive and corrective actions if necessary to keep targets and requirements, identify when financial data and market study can help a strategic discussion and serve as a tool for efficient stance taking, ensure alignment between strategy and financial resource allocation, and be a visible financial business partner, take initiative to question business cases, operational procedures, and strategic conclusions.
  • Drive departmental and cross-functional projects: Identify opportunities to simplify and align processes and evaluate the potential for offshoring.
  • Contribute to a high-performing team: Ensure a high level of engagement in the team., contribute to a positive and attractive working environment within F&O (Finance & Operations) Team and affiliate. Also, act as a sparring partner to F&O Colleagues.



  • Financial/Business degree or professional qualifications, with a minimum of 3-5 years of experience in the study & planning of tasks (Financial forecasting, budget planning, cost saving, etc.)
  • Global MNC experience (Matrix org structure) is preferred with openness to healthcare and FMCG industries in general
  • Proficiency in SAP BW experience, Power BI, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Good command of English (both written and oral)
  • Strong logical and problem-solving skills


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.



Please send your CV online (click on Apply and follow the instructions). 



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.