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Chief Accountant, Accounting to Reporting

Requistion ID:  1040

Krakow, N/A, PL


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. We do that by delivering best-in-class effective business services in Finance Operations, Compliance & Reporting, Sourcing, IT Support, HR Administration, and Process Excellence.

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 in scope. The person is fully responsible for the completeness of books and for timely and correct reporting of accounting figures for assigned entity(ies), including group and local compliance.

Main responsibilities and tasks


  • Perform compliance & reporting tasks in line with defined processes, SOPs and WIs
  • Execute Period-End tasks for assigned unit(s), perform reconciliation and clearing of accounts, report actuals in reporting systems on timely manner and meeting quality targets
  • Act as subject matter expert for end-to end statutory processes, ex. indirect tax filings, Statutory financial statement preparation, direct tax, drive all statutory processes for assigned business area as per agreed timelines and scope
  • With the statutory process perform quality review of deliverables from finance specialists and/or local service provider, assist in disclosure preparation, ensure smooth cooperation with local service provider/consultant and handle escalations where necessary
  • Provide support to Financial Controller in the assigned controlling tasks
  • Perform Internal Controls defined for Compliance & Reporting
  • Escalate issues and concerns to Financial Controller and Manager and propose remediating actions
  • Proactively assist Financial Controller to identify any areas of improvement to help maximizing the efficiency and effectiveness of the processes, participate in the implementation of improvement initiatives
  • Perform updates on process documentation for assigned unit(s) and drives standardization of compliance & reporting processes
  • Lead more complex projects contributing to the strategy
  • Drive the resolution of more complex queries from the business, building good relationship with stakeholders
  • Coordinates and leads projects/improvement initiatives/knowledge management initiatives, etc. across functions
  • Mentoring for Specialists
  • Act as backup for Financial Controller


Our preferred candidate has the following personal and professional qualifications


  • Minimum 5+ years of overall combined accounting and finance experience
  • Master’s degree in finance/Accounting
  • ACCA/CIMA is an advantage
  • Experience with preparing financial statements under IFRS and local standards
  • Relevant practical tax experience (indirect, direct taxes)
  • Technology: SAP, MS Office
  • Languages: English (fluent), other is an advantage
  • Strong 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
  • 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
  • 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.

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.