Accounting & Tax Specialist

Category:  Finance

Manila, National Capital Region, PH


Are you a finance professional with strong accounting and tax knowledge? Are you looking for an opportunity to work in a global healthcare company? Novo Nordisk is seeking a Tax and Accounting Specialist to join our team in the Philippines. If you are detail-oriented, have a strong understanding of internal controls, and are ready to make a difference in the world, read on and apply today for a life-changing career.

About the department

As a Tax and Accounting Specialist, you will be an integral part of the Accounting & Tax Center of Excellence (COE), focusing on managing accounting and tax requirements specific to the Philippines. You will be joining a team devoted to ensuring accurate financial reporting and compliance with regulatory standards. With Novo Nordisk, you will have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of millions of patients worldwide.


The position
As a Tax and Accounting Specialist at Novo Nordisk, you will perform the following (but not limited to) duties and responsibilities:

  • Ensure accurate financial reporting according to corporate and local accounting guidelines.
  • Maintain compliance with Novo Nordisk values and local laws.
  • Prepare and submit Statutory Withholding Taxes and Value Added Tax Reports in a timely manner.
  • Assist in securing a strong financial control environment through efficient internal controls and procedures.
  • Support the Accounting and Tax Manager with any tax-related matters.
  • Contribute to the COE team’s success through knowledge sharing and engagement.
  • Drive standardization and efficiency across processes.
  • Provide ad hoc support to local accounting and tax functions.

To be successful in this role, you should have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy or a related field.
  • Strong accounting and/or tax knowledge with at least 3 years of relevant experience.
  • Hands-on experience with month-end reporting, local statutory reporting, and tax submissions to local authorities.
  • Strong teamwork skills and the ability to collaborate effectively.
  • Proficiency in SAP, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint (advantageous).
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.


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 energize us to perform our best at work. Ultimately, life is why we’re all here - to ensure that people can lead a life independent of chronic disease.
Upload your CV to our online career page (click on Apply and follow the instructions).

6 June 2024


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.