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Finance Partner - Research Operations

at Novo Nordisk Pharmaceutical Industries, Inc.

Posted: 8/20/2019
Job Reference #: 77419

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About the Department
Imagine transforming the face of biomedical research and building world-class protein technology platforms in a state-of-the art facility. That’s what we do at Novo Nordisk Research Center Seattle, Inc. (NNRCSI). Our scientists apply cutting-edge technologies to early discovery projects within the diabetes and obesity areas, with the goal of bringing molecules to market. Such projects include identifying protein-based therapies for obesity, diabetes, and adjacent therapeutic areas, and researching the next generation of medical devices. At the NNRCSI, your skills, dedication and ambition will help us change lives for the better. In exchange, we’ll offer you an opportunity to work with extraordinary talent, continuously learn and develop, and drive change to defeat diabetes and other serious chronic conditions.

The team is comprised of collaborative, diverse and passionate people who have a true sense of pride in their work and are committed to helping others grow and develop in their careers. You’ll also have a platform to engage with key stakeholders on a global scale throughout the entire pipeline process. And while changing the future of diabetes treatment is no easy task, we also recognize the importance of an enjoyable workplace, which is why we’ve cultivated a culture of fun, ingenuity and innovation. And our competitive compensation package, generous benefits, and support of a healthy work-life balance all add to a best-in-class employee experience. We are changing lives for a living. Are you ready to make a difference?

The Position
Performs controlling, analysis and reporting function for assigned line of business budget area; identifies and drives group-wide process improvements as needed.

Reports to the Senior Finance Manager.

Essential Functions
  • Assists in coordination/preparation of RE/AB Budget document
  • Communicate/distribute final budget amounts to Cost Center Managers for assigned area
  • Coordinates/prepares supporting analyses, schedules, spending summaries, as necessary, in support of functional area Vice President (VP), for Executive Team Budget meetings
  • In conjunction with Cost Center Manager, ensures monthly budget phasing is appropriate
  • Interfaces with functional area to gain agreement as to supporting detail with respect to Executive Team (ET) budget review corrective actions and ensures appropriate systems are updated and reconciled
  • Leads budget review meeting discussion between Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) and functional area. Provides spending recommendations to functional area based on analytical analyses, acquired knowledge and judgment
  • Plans and establishes budget review meeting calendar for functional area
  • Responsible for ensuring Global Financial Planning system is updated, reconciled, and in agreement with desired spend levels for assigned areas
  • In “Hard Close” months, meets with functional area Cost Center Managers to develop accrual journal entry support based on knowledge of assigned functional area, accounting principles and adherence to prescribed internal controls. Guidance is provided to Cost Center Managers as to the nature and propriety of accruals
  • In “Soft Close” months, provides functional area accrual recommendations at Monthly Closing Meetings, based on knowledge of assigned functional area
  • Prepares periodic reports of spending for functional VP’s for assigned area and Business Analysis functions, providing commentary and interpretation of results vs. Financial Plan. Raises ‘red flags” as appropriate
  • Responsible for ensuring adherence to prescribed internal controls and documenting such adherence, as necessary, in conjunction with Sarbanes – Oxley requirements
  • Responsible for mastering and becoming expert in various financial systems such as Business Warehouse, Global Financial Planning and SAP R/3, as required
  • Teaches, trains, supports assigned functional area with respect to Global Financial Planning, Business Warehouse and SAP R/3, as necessary

  • A minimum bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance required
  • A minimum of 3 to 5 years accounting/financial analysis experience, Action-Oriented - a “do what it takes” mindset and positive attitude
  • Dedicated to providing the highest quality services to internal and external customers; demonstrates attention to detail and skill at auditing to ensure accuracy
  • Demonstrates excellent written, verbal (telephone and in-person) and active listening skills. Customer focus – Has the mindset to service internal and external customers and provide highest level of support as possible
  • Makes good decisions based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment
  • Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; experiments and will try anything to find solutions
  • Can think ahead and initiate next steps without being asked; pursues everything with energy, drive and a need to finish; seldom gives up before finishing a difficult or cumbersome project
  • Cooperates with everyone to achieve the overall business results; takes a team approach in resolving conflict
  • Picks up on technical things quickly; can learn new skills and knowledge
  • Uses time effectively; sets priorities in order to manage multiple projects with time sensitive deadlines

Novo Nordisk is an Equal Opportunity Employer /F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

If you are interested in applying to Novo Nordisk and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply, please call us at 1-855-411-5290. This contact is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

Finance Partner - Research Operations

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