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GBS Internal Controls Officer, Accounting to Reporting

Requistion ID:  1666

Kraków, Małopolskie, PL

Date:  18-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


The main purpose of the role is to provide support to GBS Management in developing, implementing and maintaining effective control framework, identify “best in class” and / or potential improvement regarding internal control processes and monitor compliance with accounting guidelines as well as corporate standards in the area of finance and operations (S2P, HR, Procurement, AR, Treasury). The role will include also running the projects and improvement initiatives in the area of accounting across GSB.

GBS Internal Controls Officer is a crucial role in ensuring appropriate quality of processes, systems and functions in GBS set up. The role will report directly to GBS Management.


Your job and key responsibilities


  • Supporting GBS Management (Management Team in Lundbeck GBS Krakow) in setting up and maintaining an adequate control framework in cooperation with Group Compliance Department (Group Finance, HQ)
  • Being responsible for design new/amended internal controls for particular functions together with functions leaders 
  • Being responsible for maintaining up to date internal control matrix for all processes in GBS
  • Initiating new updates and changes to work instructions, procedures and guidelines in relation to internal controls
  • Monitoring all internal control related activities within GBS and providing support and aligning with Group Compliance regarding corporate wide activities
  • Testing of operating efficiency of controls in scope in all processes and reporting the results to GBS management and Group Compliance on a monthly basis
  • Supporting standardization, best practice sharing and continuous improvement of control framework in GBS in cooperation with the businesses, functions and Group Compliance
  • Performing trainings for GBS users about internal controls framework and changes associated 
  • Managing and supervising internal controls documenting software, acts as super user (IMPERO)
  • Managing the external audit cycle and relations with external auditor, being a focal point in terms of internal controls to external auditors
  • Liaising with Group Compliance on the scope and timing of internal audits, and support management on preparation, agreement on findings and follow up of related actions
  • Monitoring and resolving segregation of duty conflicts, collaborating with team managers in this respect
  • Leading/participating the projects across GBS in the area of accounting/internal controls/financial systems droving efficiency and standardization


Our preferred candidate has the following personal and professional qualifications


  • Minimum 5+ years of overall combined accounting and internal compliance experience
  • University degree in Accounting/Finance or equivalent
  • Accounting qualification preferred (ACCA, CPA, CIMA, CIA, CISA)
  • Experience in internal or external audit is a must
  • Experience in Big 4 is an asset
  • Adequate expertise knowledge in compliance, design of operational processes and controls
  • Good knowledge of International Accounting Standards 
  • Technology: 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
  • Highly organized, efficient, detail-oriented 
  • Absolute ethical integrity leading by example 
  • 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 internal controls concepts to individuals at all levels including finance and non-finance managers
  • Taking ownership of assigned responsibilities

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.