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Financial Compliance Auditor (Internal Auditor)

Requistion ID:  1643

Kraków, Małopolskie, PL

Date:  09-Feb-2021

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.

Purpose of the role

This is a unique opportunity for an internal control specialist and internal/external auditor, who wants to drive operational and financial compliance reviews with a business partner and trusted advisor approach and pro-actively help improving our internal risk-control-framework for our Corporate Financial Compliance area.

The main purpose of the role is to:
•    Support in the execution of the global strategy by supporting the establishment of a Financial Compliance Team in Krakow
•    Protect and enable Lundbeck by securing a high level of financial compliance globally
•    Safeguard Lundbeck’s financial assets against intentional and non-intentional errors and fraud

•    Support in performing financial compliance reviews, improving the effectiveness of the organization’s internal controls and financial compliance

Corporate Financial Compliance will have a pivotal role in evaluating and improving the effectiveness of the organization’s financial risk management, financial compliance, internal controls and governance processes.

Your job and key responsibilities


  • Assist the Team Manager in continuously improving processes, providing insights into potentials for standardization and automation of processes to enable scalability 
  • Assist the Team Manager in optimizing and strengthening internal controls and processes in the Group
  • Support the team and ensure high quality of deliverables with strong focus on process excellence


Financial Compliance Reviews

  • Participate in planning and executing financial compliance reviews. Execute on audit plans ensuring evaluation of compliance with group and local policies, procedures, external laws and regulations, and review of financial and operational information
  • Prepare timely and high-quality reports for presentation to relevant local management

Internal Control Framework

  • Assist Team Manager in executing and developing the Internal Control Framework plan. Monitor the Internal Control Framework and perform desktop reviews
  • Ensure that the Internal Control Framework operates effectively, including testing of the operating effectiveness of the framework


Ad-hoc tasks

  • Support ad-hoc requests from Senior Management and other internal and external stakeholders and customers
  • Review and document financial and operational processes and report to the local management and Group Finance Senior Management
  • Contribute to the management of the Authorization & Signing Policy, including periodic updates, assisting in ad-hoc requests
  • Support external financial reporting to ensure compliance with IFRS. Continuously develop and update knowledge of IFRS


3-5 travel weeks per year are expected in this role.


Our preferred candidate has the following personal and professional qualifications


  • Minimum 3+ years of overall combined accounting, auditing and financial compliance experience
  • Master’s in Accounting and Finance or similar; Master’s in Auditing preferred
  • Certified Auditor (CPA) preferred
  • Experience in planning and executing audits and/or internal reviews in an international audit firm and/or an international company 
  • Experience with IFRS and foundation in auditing, internal control or risk management
  • Experience in financial controlling, business partnering and reporting preferred
  • Technology: SAP, BW/BI, MS office
  • Fluent in written and oral English
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Mature attitude towards challenges and problem solving, being able to work with limited guidance and able to identify information needed to resolve more complex issues, manage pressure effectively
  • Highly organized, efficient, detail-oriented
  • Absolute ethical integrity leading by example
  • Being able to work with tight deadlines and with changing priorities
  • Proactive and innovative in terms of improving ways of working 
  • Perform well in a dynamic environment, where there is a need for precision and attention to detail, while maintaining the overview
  • Expect to be working with different cultures and business practices
  • Taking ownership of assigned responsibilities and identifying additional opportunities within the team
  • Stakeholder management skills
  • 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 the Lundbeck organization, including professional training, talent programs as well as international assignments. We are focused on people in everything we do, so 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.