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Chief Accountant – IFRS 16 Project Lead







Application deadline

13 August 2018



We are currently seeking a Chief Accountant/ IFRS 16 Project Lead acting as an independent accounting expert ensuring the delivery of all compliance & reporting processes in scope. The individual will connect, communicate and interact with employees and managers in EU regarding queries related to Finance. He/she will execute on activities and tasks identified as part of the BSC scope and serve as support/specialist towards the team, projects and external parties.

Lundbeck GBS is certified by ACCA/CIMA and provides relevant support and tools for our employees to be successful in progressing with their certifications for qualified accountants.

Your job and key responsibilities

As Chief Accountant you will be responsible for:

  • Performing compliance & reporting tasks in line with defined processes, SOPs and WIs
  • Support and implementation of the new leasing standard IFRS 16 across the  Lundbeck Group
  • Responsible for reviewing lease documentation and recording of required data points for adoption of IFRS 16 in a systematic, efficient and accurate manner
  • Support the development and implementation of new processes and controls that are efficient and robust at the point of adoption
  • Executing 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
  • Acting 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 performing 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
  • Providing support to Financial Controller in the assigned controlling tasks
  • Escalating issues and concerns to Financial Controller and Manager and propose remediating actions
  • Proactively assisting 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
  • Performing updates on process documentation for assigned unit(s) and drives standardization of compliance & reporting processes
  • Leading more complex projects contributing to the strategy
  • Driving the resolution of more complex queries from the business, building good relationship with stakeholders
  • Coordinating and leading projects/improvement initiatives/knowledge management initiatives, etc. across functions
  • Mentoring for Specialists
  • Acting as backup for Financial Controller

We offer
A unique opportunity to be part of Compliance & Reporting team delivering ongoing operations, migration projects and cross-functional initiatives with significant impact on Finance organization.

Our preferred candidate has the following personal and professional qualifications:

  • Minimum 5+ years of overall combined accounting and finance experience
  • IFRS 16 knowledge is essential
  • Strong technical background and and previous experience during a similar role
  • Experience with preparing financial statements under IFRS and local standards
  • Relevant practical tax experience (indirect, direct taxes)
  • Master degree in Finance/Accounting
  • ACCA/CIMA 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-learning/researching needed 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

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Lundbeck is a global pharmaceutical company specialized in psychiatric and neurological disorders. For more than 70 years, we have been at the forefront of research within neuroscience. Our key areas of focus are depression, schizophrenia, Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease.

An estimated 700 million people worldwide are living with psychiatric and neurological disorders 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 psychiatric and neurological disorders – we call this 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 programmes and our products are available in more than 100 countries. Our research centre is based in Denmark and our production facilities are located in Denmark, France and Italy. Lundbeck generated revenue of DKK 17.2 billion in 2017 (EUR 2.3 billion; USD 2.6 billion).

For additional information, we encourage you to visit our corporate site and connect with us on Twitter at @Lundbeck and via our LinkedIn company page.


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