Financial Accountant & Controller at Novo Nordisk

Financial Accountant & Controller at Novo Nordisk


Novo Nordisk is a global healthcare company with more than 95 years of innovation and leadership in diabetes care. This heritage has given us experience and capabilities that also enable us to help people defeat obesity, haemophilia, growth disorders and other serious chronic diseases. Headquartered in Denmark, Novo Nordisk employs over 43,000 people in 80 countries, and markets its products in more than 170 countries.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Financial Accountant & Controller

Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Category:  Finance


  • Do you want to use your strong accounting background and business understanding to take responsibility for managing the finances of a multinational affiliate in Nigeria?
  • Do you have a compliance mindset and enjoy defining and optimising financial processes?
  • Are you looking forward to taking your career to the next level?
  • If yes, then you may be the motivated and self-driven Financial Accountant and Controller Novo Nordisk is looking for in Lagos, Nigeria.

The Position

  • Your main responsibilities as Financial Accountant and Controller will be to own and drive the financial accounts of Novo Nordisk Pharma Limited while supporting our colleagues throughout Western Africa on financial matters.
  • You will be responsible for proper and correct bookkeeping, core financial processes and maintaining house in order through strong internal controls.
  • You will ensure full compliance with accounting standards and tax regulation for the company and be responsible for preparation of our audited financial statements.
  • You will collaborate with internal colleagues across Africa and our strong business support team in Bangalore India but also build and maintain good relationship with external auditors, tax advisors and our commercial bank.
  • Importantly you will also be responsible for identifying opportunities to improve our financial processes to increase efficiency, accuracy and control.
  • You will also act as a financial sparring partner to the Head of Finance and Operations (based in Nairobi, Kenya) and the Business Unit Head for English West Africa (based in Lagos, Nigeria).


  • You hold a relevant Degree in Accounting or a closely related field and a professional accounting certification (ACA, ACCA, CMA, CPA).
  • You have at least three years of experience in accounting/controlling, preferably at a multinational company.
  • You have excellent analytical and problem-solving skills and a strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • You are a team player, but at the same time possess independent drive and have a can-do mindset.
  • We expect that you are fluent in oral and written English.
  • You are well advanced in managing the P&L and balance sheet of a company and have strong knowledge of GAAP, Nigerian accounting and tax regulations.
  • You have a strong compliance mindset and thorough experience in developing and managing internal controls. Solid experience with SAP is an advantage.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Application Deadline  10th February, 2023.


  • To submit your application, please upload your CV in English (click on Apply and follow the instructions).
  • Please note that we are reviewing applications on an ongoing basis and that the position will be filled as soon as a successful candidate is found

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