Tax & Accounting Manager

Category:  Finance

North Sydney, New South Wales, AU


Are you an experienced Tax and Accounting Manager looking for a new challenge? Do you want to be part of a global healthcare company with a 100-year legacy of driving change to defeat serious chronic diseases? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as a Tax and Accounting Manager at Novo Nordisk Australia. Apply today for a life-changing career.

About the department
Novo Nordisk Oceania is a dynamic and high-performing team devoted to improving the lives of patients living with diabetes, obesity, and other serious chronic diseases. Our brand-new modern head office is in North Sydney, and we employ approximately 250 talented professionals across various functions. 

Reporting to the Senior Director of Finance & Operations, you'll join a passionate and very high-performing team with a strong culture of business partnering focused on improving the lives of patients living with diabetes, obesity, and other serious chronic diseases.


The position
As a Tax and Accounting Manager, you will be in charge of managing the provision of accurate financial information to Novo Nordisk stakeholders ensuring compliance with the relevant external standards and legislation, manage the payroll process with both People & Organization (P&O) stakeholders as well as the third party/externals and liable for the Internal Controls Framework for Australia (AU) and New Zealand (NZ) and any financial/tax related audit processes.

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • Responsibility of all internal and external accounting and tax reporting, including but not limited to, month-end, year-end, transfer pricing, local statutory, to stakeholders in HQ, region, external authorities in AU and NZ, etc.
  • Drive continuous development of a high performing accounting and tax team and function.
  • Act as a business partner by providing a financial and compliance perspective to cross-functional projects, and by providing guidance, insights and support to business units on their department level budgets.
  • Maintain House In Order by reviewing and updating the Internal Control Questionnaire for AU and NZ ongoingly to mitigate risks, and drive any financial audits both internally and externally.
  • Contribute with strong leadership to the Oceania Leadership Forum, Oceania F&O Management, and APAC Accounting and Tax function. 
  • Advisor to the Senior Director Finance and Operations on all accounting and tax matters.
  • Drive ongoing process improvement and utilisation of shared service center.



  • A degree in business, finance, or economics, with CPA/CA or foreign equivalent.
  • Strong experience within a financial accounting or controlling role, and with experience using Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) tools.
  • Knowledge of Financial Accounting Standards (IFRS), Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and relevant legislation are required.
  • Experience in leading and motivating a team are essential.
  • Must either be an Australian Citizen or have a current residency Visa to live and work in Australia.


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.


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


We will review your applications as you apply!


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.