H. Lundbeck A/S Finance

Lundbeck is a global pharmaceutical company highly committed to improving the quality of life of people living with brain diseases. For this purpose, Lundbeck is engaged in the entire value chain throughout research, development, production, marketing and sales of pharmaceuticals across the world. The company’s products are targeted at disorders such as depression and anxiety, psychotic disorders, epilepsy, Huntington’s, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. Lundbeck’s pipeline consists of several mid- to late- stage development programmes. Lundbeck employs more than 5800 people worldwide, 2,000 of whom are based in Denmark. We have employees in 57 countries, and our products are registered in more than 100 countries. We have research centres in Denmark, China and the United States and production facilities in Italy, France, Mexico, China and Denmark. Lundbeck generated revenue of approximately DKK 15 billion in 2012.

Lundbeck Australia is a progressive, international, research based pharmaceutical company with the following objective: To improve the quality of life of people suffering from psychiatric and neurological illnesses.
For additional information we encourage you to visit our local site www.lundbeck.com/au or our corporate site www.lundbeck.com


Senior Financial Accountant

Senior Financial Accountant

Lundbeck Australia is looking for an experienced and dynamic Senior Financial Accountant to support the Finance Manager.  As the financial accounting, management accounting and tax expert, you will be exposed to the broader business and offered the opportunity to grow and develop in line with your career objectives. You will be an ambitious finance professional with excellent attention to detail and a positive attitude, who thrives in an environment which demands your problem-solving skills. Critical to your long-term success will be your communication and relationship building skills.


To act as a fully independent Senior Financial Accountant for Lundbeck AUS and NZ providing high quality reporting and compliance for the Statutory & Group accounts and Management Accounts. Further provide proactive & high quality business and decision support. Assist and support the Finance Manager in managing financial reporting, planning/forecasting to Managing Director & Regional Vice President, together with coordinating Finance & Supply related support through a small team of assistants.

Dimension of the role

The role is broad with reporting and communication required at all levels right up to the Managing Director. The role will report to the Finance Manager. The financial tasks that this candidate will be completing should be considered as “end-to-end” with a wide range of financial tasks being completed from sales reporting (weekly & monthly) & trend analysis through to preparing of General Ledger reconciliations and assisting in the preparation of the Forecast/Budget packs and being responsible for the whole supply chain.

In addition to month end responsibilities, quarterly forecasts and the annual plan, there will be ad hoc requests from Management for business analytics information.

Your job and key responsibilities:

  • Preparation of the Monthly Reporting Pack.
  • Provide support to the Finance Manager.
  • Responsible for Supply Chain, including securing accurate stock levels and maintain/reconcile inventory in collaboration with DHL
  • Monthly reconciliations of accounts including partnership reconciliations
  • Maintenance of the chart of accounts.
  • Prepare Cash Forecast and manage funds
  • Maintain master data in SAP
  • Perform month end activities within own area
  • Reconcile Intercompany payments
  • Prepare Tax and VAT payments
  • Prepare and report FBT
  • Assistance in preparing Transfer Pricing Documentation
  • Improve the processes around Month and Year End
  • Responding to finance queries raised by employees, managers, finance partners & third parties
  • Secure compliance in line with internal procedures and legislation
  • Take coordinating/leading roles in projects/improvement initiatives etc.

Core Competencies

  • Collaborates: Builds partnerships and works collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives
  • Drives Engagement: Creating a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organisation achieve its objectives
  • Decision Quality: Making good and timely decisions that keep the organisation moving forward
  • Instils Trust: Gaining the confidence and trust if others through honesty, integrity and authenticity

We offer

A unique opportunity to be part of a Finance team delivering ongoing operations and work cross functionally in Lundbeck Australia as well with our HQ finance functions in Denmark.
A competitive remuneration package and good benefits such as Health Care insurance, bonus incentives, 5 days in lieu during Christmas break and free parking on site.


Our preferred candidate has the following personal and professional qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Commerce or Business, Majoring in Accounting
  • Chartered Accountant or CPA
  • Strong attention to details and excellent analytical skills
  • Ability to work independently and solve complex problems with minimal direction
  • Strong communication skills
  • Mature attitude towards challenges and problem solving
  • Able to work with tight deadlines and with switching priorities
  • Proactive and creative in terms of improving processes
  • Team player
  • Supply Chain Experience is desirable

Further information

The role is based in Lundbeck’s Macquarie Park office.


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Rebecca Mathieson
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