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Chief Accountant, A2R

Requistion ID:  1838

Kraków, Małopolskie, PL

Date:  29-Apr-2021

We are Lundbeck – a global pharmaceutical company highly committed to improving the quality of life of people suffering from brain diseases. As a part of our strategy, in March 2014, we established Lundbeck Group Business Services in Kraków to help Lundbeck employees globally focus their specialized skills on providing innovative treatments. 

Purpose of the role

The main purpose of the role is to act as an independent accounting expert ensuring the delivery of all compliance & reporting processes for assigned entities. The person is fully responsible for the completeness and accuracy of accounting records and for timely and correct reporting of accounting figures for assigned entity(ies), including group and local compliance.

Main responsibilities and tasks


  • Performing compliance & reporting tasks in line with defined processes and work instructions
  • Executing Period-End tasks for assigned unit(s), performing reconciliation and clearing of accounts, reporting actuals in reporting systems on timely manner and meeting quality targets
  • Acting as subject matter expert for end-to end statutory processes, e.g. indirect tax filings, statutory financial statement preparation, direct tax, driving all statutory processes for assigned business area as per agreed timelines and scope, coordinating audit process for assigned entities
  • Providing support to Financial Controller in the assigned controlling tasks
  • Performing Internal Controls defined for Compliance & Reporting
  • Proactively assisting Financial Controller to identify any areas of improvement to help maximizing the efficiency and effectiveness of the processes, participating in the implementation of improvement initiatives
  • Being owner of relationship with External Service Providers e.g. tax advisors
  • Being responsible for maintaining process documentation for assigned entities


Our preferred candidate has the following personal and professional qualifications


  • Master’s degree in Finance/Accounting
  • English at B2/C1 (another European language is welcome)
  • Minimum 5+ years of overall combined accounting and finance experience
  • Strong GL accounting knowledge including IFRS knowledge
  • Experience with preparing financial statements under IFRS and/or local standards
  • Relevant practical tax experience (indirect, direct taxes)
  • Knowledge of SAP and MS Office
  • ACCA/CIMA is an advantage
  • Strong communication skills
  • Mature attitude towards challenges and problem solving
  • Being able to work independently and able to determine information needed to resolve more complex issues, manage pressure effectively and cope well with setbacks
  • Taking ownership of assigned responsibilities, including self-development/research need to execute the same
  • Being able to work to tight deadlines and with switching priorities
  • Being proactive and creative in terms of improving ways of working
  • Team player


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.

If you are interested in this job offer, we encourage you to send your application as soon as possible by using the Apply button.

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.