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Compliance Controller

Requistion ID:  549

Copenhagen, N/A, DK

Date:  09-Sep-2019

Group Compliance Controller / Internal Control Specialist


Group Compliance Controller to Group Finance in Lundbeck

This is a unique opportunity for an internal control specialist or internal/external auditor, who wants to drive operational and financial compliance reviews in a business partner and trusted advisor approach and pro-actively help improving our internal risk-control-framework. This role brings global exposure with close interaction to headquarters as well as Lundbeck’s global regional businesses.

We are looking for an ambitious and experienced candidate ideally with either big four experience or audit / internal control experience from an international company to support Lundbeck Group’s financial compliance team ensuring quality over financial reporting.


The role will be an integral part of Group Finance to increase assurance over financial controls globally. The candidate is part of the Financial Compliance team and reports to the Head of the department. Working out of Copenhagen, the role must expect 8-10 weeks of travelling per year.


We offer

We offer an exciting and attractive career in an ambitious environment with the possibility of continuous professional and personal development. The position is an empowered role, being the focal point for internal control and compliance review area within Financial Compliance and ERM.


Location – Valby

Your job and key responsibilities

As Group Compliance Controller, your primary focus areas are:

  • Lead and/or actively participate in cross functional internal control projects that require development of controls within areas of the business utilizing effective project management skills.


  • Lead and/or actively participate in testing of internal controls for various processes/areas across the enterprise in areas of A/P, A/R, etc. This includes planning, execution, documenting work performed as well as identifying risks, control issues, improvements needed and assessing remediation plans for appropriateness.


  • Lead and/or actively participate in planning, analyzing and executing financial, compliance and operational reviews in a team. Develop individual audit plans and planning documentation specific to engagement needs. Manage all phases of internal assurance engagements, including coordination with functional senior management and report writing.


Other responsibilities include:

  • Reviewing and documenting financial and operational processes, and report to the regions and Group Finance Senior Management.
  • Preparing memorandums to e.g. the Audit Committee and external auditors regarding specific accounting issues.
  • Supporting in the external financial reporting to ensure compliance with IFRS.
  • Continuously developing knowledge of IFRS and keep up to date on developments within IFRS.



Ideally, you have an academic degree as M.Sc. in Auditing, combined with 3-5 years of practical experience from external and/or internal auditing. You are used to planning and executing own reviews and audits in an international audit firm and/or from an international company listed on the stock exchange. You have experience with IFRS, and a strong outset in auditing or internal control, you have specialized in financial compliance, internal control, risk assurance, and possibly forensic accounting. It is an advantage that you know SAP or are used to working with other ERP systems.


You are structured, proactive, and communicative and perform in a dynamic environment, where there is a need for precision and attention to detail, while maintaining the overview of things.

In all areas the candidate may be exposed to different cultures and business practices in various locations and partners.


You are fluent in English, both in writing and orally, and are comfortable working in the MS Office Suite.


If this sounds interesting, join us, and you’ll have a significant role in Lundbeck’s financial strategy execution program. 


Contact information

For more information please contact Gregor Schmidt, Head of Financial Compliance and ERM from Lundbeck at +45 30 83 63 41. Please send us your application and CV to mark your application “LS2019”.


Your application

We are in an ongoing review of applications.



Lundbeck is a global pharmaceutical company specialized in brain diseases. For more than 70 years, we have been at the forefront of neuroscience research. We are tirelessly dedicated to restoring brain health, so every person can be their best.

An estimated 700 million people worldwide are living with brain diseases and far too many suffer due to inadequate treatment, discrimination, a reduced number of working days, early retirement and other unnecessary consequences. Every day, we strive for improved treatment and a better life for people living with brain diseases – we call this Progress in Mind.

Our approximately 5,000 employees in more than 50 countries are engaged in the entire value chain throughout research, development, production, marketing and sales. Our pipeline consists of several late-stage development programs and our products are available in more than 100 countries. Our research center is based in Denmark and our production facilities are located in Denmark, France and Italy. Lundbeck generated revenue of DKK 18.1 billion in 2018 (EUR 2.4 billion; USD 2.8 billion).

For additional information, we encourage you to visit our corporate site and connect with us on Twitter at @Lundbeck and via LinkedIn.