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Business Area Financial Controller, Accounting to Reporting

Requistion ID:  800

Krakow, N/A, PL


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 controlling, compliance and reporting processes in scope. Financial Controller is a pivotal role in ensuring appropriate quality and stimulating cooperation across teams, processes, systems and functions.

Your job and key responsibilities


  • Responsible for all accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring quality and compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory requirements in assigned Business Area
  • Responsible for the correctness of the cost center and internal order accounting for particular locations, act as an internal expert for respective GBS Teams and key contact for LoB
  • Responsible for executing internal controls for assigned Business Area, report incompliance and risks to the Manager and develop accounting policies to maintain/strengthen internal controls
  • Responsible for developing and documenting business processes
  • Supports Finance Director in budgeting and forecasting process, performs ad-hoc analysis for decision making
  • Manages daily tasks of the team assigned to particular location (including time & attendance), deciding and initiating relevant operational actions, while consulting tactical and strategic decisions with the Team Manager
  • Supports resource and productivity analysis (incl. recruitment)
  • Coordinates and leads projects/improvement initiatives/migrations, etc.
  • Supports the Team Manager in terms of knowledge management, best practices and competencies development (incl. development plans for the team)
  • Execute on KPI - data gathering & support analysis
  • Manages queries/service requests and escalates non-standard queries to the Team Managers
  • Stimulates cooperation across GBS Teams/processes/systems to ensure alignment, identifies interdependencies and drives the achievement of the overall goals for GBS
  • Acts as a business partner to Finance Directors, HQ and other stakeholders in own LoB


Our preferred candidate has the following personal and professional qualifications


  • Minimum 5+ years of overall combined accounting and finance experience
  • Experience with preparing financial statements under IFRS and local standards
  • Experience in financial controlling and business partnering preferred
  • Advanced degree in Accounting or Finance (preferably accounting qualifications ACCA/CIMA)
  • Keen analytic, organization and problem-solving skills which allows for data interpretation versus simple reporting
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience in effectively communicating key data, including presentations to management
  • Ability and desire to translate complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels including finance and non-finance managers
  • Willing to work in a dynamic environment with switching priorities
  • 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
  • Taking ownership of assigned responsibilities, including self-development/research needed to execute the same
  • Showing leadership skills
  • Technology: SAP, MS Office
  • Languages: English


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.

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.

Read more at www.lundbeck.com/global/about-us/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 www.lundbeck.com and connect with us on Twitter at @Lundbeck and via LinkedIn.