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Senior Business Finance Advisor

Novo Nordisk
Clayton, NC
Start date
May 1, 2024

Job Details

About the Department

At Novo Nordisk, we want to make a difference. For more than 100 years, we have led the way in diabetes care. Being part of Novo Nordisk allows our employees to embark on life-changing careers, and the opportunity to help improve the quality of life for millions of people around the world.


In NC, we operate three pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities that are responsible for fulfilling different steps in our injectable and oral treatment supply chains.  Our legacy Injectable Finished Products (IFP) facility in Clayton, NC is a 457,000 square foot aseptic "fill and finish" site that is responsible for producing innovative, injectable diabetes and obesity treatments. At IFP, you’ll join a global network of manufacturing professionals who are passionate about what they do.


Do you have:


  • A flair for financial finesse, coupled with the ability to adapt and thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills to engage with local, regional, and global stakeholders.
  • A proactive mindset with the ability to streamline, automate, and improve processes.
  • An unwavering commitment to safety and environmental standards in all your endeavors.


What we offer you:

  • Leading pay and annual performance bonus for all positions
  • All employees enjoy generous paid time off including 14 paid holidays
  • Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance – effective day one
  • Guaranteed 8% 401K contribution plus individual company match option
  • Family Focused Benefits including 12 weeks paid parental & 6 weeks paid family medical leave
  • Free access to Novo Nordisk-marketed pharmaceutical products
  • Tuition Assistance 
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Employee Referral Awards


At NNPILP, you'll have the opportunity to make a significant impact, drive innovation, and contribute to our continued success. This role offers a chance to showcase your leadership and financial prowess on a global stage while working alongside a team of dedicated professionals. If you're ready to step into this thrilling role and make a difference, we want to hear from you!


At Novo Nordisk, you will find opportunities, resources, and mentorship to help grow and build your career.  Are you ready to realize your potential?  Join Team Novo Nordisk and help us make what matters.


The Position

Management & local oversight for taxes, treasury, risk & grant functions of NNPILP.  The position will advise, support & assist the organization in the fulfillment of local, regional & global responsibilities in finance, accounting, tax & treasury outcomes.





Essential Functions

  • Indirect Tax Management & Direct Tax Support:
  • Management of indirect taxes (sales & use, property, ethanol, etc.)
  • Oversee the preparation, filing & payment of all indirect tax returns, directly or in coordination with GBS
  • Preparation & filing of indirect tax questionnaires, notices & audits
  • Preparation of monthly account reconciliations for all indirect tax accounts, directly or in coordination with GBS
  • Oversee the local financial & tax related matters with the state, county & local incentives/grants
  • Support corporate tax initiatives on indirect taxes; participate in regional indirect tax forum inclusive of report outs to regional & corporate indirect tax teams
  • Support direct tax filings, forecast & audits
  • Support NNPILP income targets as required by ‘arms-length’ standards or Advance Pricing Agreement (APA), as requested
  • Local Treasury Management:
  • Manage long term income projection models
  • Manage local cash flow position & performance (short- & long-term projections)
  • Partner with business units to prepare financial forecast for tax & treasury
  • Risk Management/Other:
  • Oversee local grant reporting program to government entities
  • Oversee local risk program as related to business insurance
  • Support NNI or NN A/S, as needed
  • Finance liaison for the different business units (DFP, DAPI, OFP, Global, etc.)
  • Support financial audits & inquiries
  • Support ad hoc projects as required by local, regional, or global stakeholders
  • Provide support, assistance & back-up to all finance processes, as assigned
  • Support Business Support in activities designed to streamline, automate, or otherwise improve processes
  • Follow all safety and environmental requirements in the performance of duties
  • Other accountabilities, as assigned

    Physical Requirements

    Ability to work in an open office environment with the possibility of frequent distraction. Ability to travel up to 10% of the time. (% can change on a case-by-case basis based on the role).



  • Bachelor Science in finance, accounting, economics, or related field from an accredited university required
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or advanced degree such as Masters in lieu of CPA certification required
  • Minimum five (5) years of public accounting experience or minimum ten (10) years of corporate finance/accounting experience in private industry (or equivalent combination) required
  • Pharmaceutical industry experience preferred
  • Finance acumen required
  • Strong analytical skills required
  • Knowledge of business processes in manufacturing & operations, preferred
  • Strong ability to think strategically, required
  • Proficiency in MS office products & working knowledge of databases & spreadsheets for use in tax applications preferred
  • Strong SAP experience preferred
  • Effective communication skills with colleagues at all levels required
  • Presentation skills required
  • Ability to establish credibility & influence with diverse audiences required
  • Strong process improvement, problem solving & organizational skills required
  • Highly motivated & energetic, willingness to lead projects & take initiative required
  • Ability to manage & prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment & to navigate between business areas within the legal entity required
  • Able to develop & manage action plans to achieve targets required

    We commit to an inclusive recruitment process and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants.


    At Novo Nordisk we recognize that it is no longer good enough to aspire to be the best company in the world. We need to aspire to be the best company for the world and we know that this is only possible with talented employees with diverse perspectives, backgrounds and cultures. We are therefore committed to creating an inclusive culture that celebrates the diversity of our employees, the patients we serve and communities we operate in. Together, we’re life changing.


    Novo Nordisk is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by local, state or federal laws, rules or regulations.


    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.


    Novo Nordisk is a leading global healthcare company, founded in 1923 and headquartered in Denmark. Our purpose is to drive change to defeat diabetes and other serious chronic diseases such as obesity and rare blood and endocrine disorders. We do so by pioneering scientific breakthroughs, expanding access to our medicines, and working to prevent and ultimately cure disease. Novo Nordisk employs about 54,400 people in 80 countries and markets its products in around 170 countries. For more information visit

    Our US Research & Development hub, located in the Greater Boston area, brings together the best talent to drive life science innovation. Located in Lexington, Watertown and Cambridge, our teams reflect the full scope of R&D, from early research through late-stage clinical development. We are building for the future by creating a distinct R&D community based on collaboration, partnerships, and cutting-edge research across multiple modalities and therapeutic areas. We recognize that improving human health starts here and that patients rely on us. By combining the speed and agility of biotech with the quality, resources, and stability of a large pharmaceutical company, our US R&D hub will benefit from the best of both worlds to develop new medicines that meet the needs of patients.


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