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Business Area Financial Controller, A2R

Requistion ID:  1429

Kraków, N/A, PL

Date:  28-Oct-2020

We are Lundbeck – a global pharmaceutical company based in Copenhagen, Denmark, tirelessly dedicated to restoring brain health, so every person can be their best. In March 2014, we established Lundbeck Group Business Services in Kraków to help Lundbeck employees globally focus their specialized skills on providing innovative treatments to people suffering from brain diseases. We do that by delivering best-in-class business services in the following areas: Accounting and Reporting, Procurement and Finance Operations, IT and Business Process & System Support, and Human Resources.


Purpose of the role


The main purpose of the role is to assure the delivery of all accounting, controlling, compliance, financial and tax reporting processes in scope. Business Area Financial Controller, A2R is a pivotal role in ensuring appropriate quality and stimulating cooperation across teams, processes, systems and functions. The role concentrates approximately 70% of time on delivering of accounting, financial and tax reporting activities and 30% on financial controlling.


Your job and key responsibilities


  • Being responsible for all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring quality and compliance with appropriate GAAP standards (IFRS & local GAAP) and regulatory requirements in assigned Business Area which consists of few counties
  • Managing daily tasks of the team assigned, deciding and initiating relevant operational actions, while consulting tactical and strategic decisions with the Finance Team Manager, A2R
  • Acting as an internal expert for respective GBS Teams (e.g. AR, S2P)
  • Acting as a key contact and main business partner to Finance Directors, HQ and other stakeholders in own LoB
  • Supporting Finance Director in budgeting and forecasting process, performing ad-hoc analysis for decision makingBeing responsible for executing internal controls for assigned Business Area, reporting incompliance and risks to the Finance Team Manager, A2R
  • Supporting the Finance Team Manager, A2R in terms of knowledge management, best practices and competencies development (incl. development plans for the team)
  • Supporting resource and productivity analysis (incl. recruitment)
  • Excelling the process in scope together with the Team Manager to develop effective ways of working and optimal processes
  • Being responsible for selected internal key performance indicators for Business Area like timeliness and quality
  • Coordinating and leading projects/improvement initiatives/migrations, etc.


Our preferred candidate has the following personal and professional qualifications


  • Minimum 5+ years of overall combined accounting and finance experience
  • University degree in Accounting/Finance or equivalent
  • Accounting qualification preferred (ACCA, CPA, CIMA)
  • Sound knowledge of International Accounting Standards and Taxation
  • Experience with preparing financial statements under IFRS and local standards
  • Experience in financial controlling and business partnering preferred
  • Experience in tax accounting and reporting
  • Experience in audit considered an asset
  • Knowledge of SAP, BW/BI (e.g. AfO), MS Office
  • English at C1 (another European language is welcome)
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Mature attitude towards challenges and problem solving - being able to work with limited guidance and able to determine information needed to resolve more complex issues, manage pressure effectively and cope well with setbacks
  • Being able to work to tight deadlines and with switching priorities
  • Proactive and creative in terms of improving ways of working
  • Keen analytic, organization and problem-solving skills which allows for data interpretation versus simple reporting
  • Experience in effectively communicating key data
  • Ability and desire to translate complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels including finance and non-finance managers
  • Taking ownership of assigned responsibilities
  • Showing leadership skills


We offer


A unique chance to develop your career in a global, pharmaceutical company while working on complex processes in an amazing working environment. There are wide possibilities of career development options within Lundbeck organization, including professional training, talent programs as well as international assignments. We are focused on people in everything we do, thus if you are looking for an intimate working environment, meaningful work and inspiring purpose in your professional life – this is the place for you.


Please be informed that we will contact selected candidates who will meet our selection criteria.

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.
Millions of people worldwide live 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.
Read more at www.lundbeck.com/global/about-us/progress-in-mind
Our approximately 5,800 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 R&D programs, and our products are available in more than 100 countries. We have research centers in Denmark and the US, and our production facilities are located in Denmark, France, and Italy. Lundbeck generated revenue of DKK 17 billion in 2019 (EUR 2.3 billion; USD 2.6 billion).

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