Prabhdeep Singh

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Associate Manager - Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Job

Date: Aug 22, 2019

Location: Plainsboro, NJ, US

Company: Novo Nordisk

At Novo Nordisk, our Finance and Operations team works to provide strategic direction to the company, ensuring that everything we do is viable and built to last. Overseeing and safeguarding Novo Nordisk Inc.’s (NNI’s) short and long-term planning, Finance and Operations works closely with teams across the organization to develop strategies and business plans, monitor industry trends and provide operating recommendations. We regulate accounting, uphold workplace safety, manage our supply chain and sampling, support technology, maintain our facilities and assure the integrity and completeness of all business transactions. At Novo Nordisk, you will have the opportunity to build a life-changing career in a global business environment. We encourage our employees to make the most of their talent. And we reward hard work and dedication with the opportunity for continuous learning and personal development. Are you ready to realize your potential?

The Position

Performs controlling, analysis and reporting function for assigned line of business budget area. Identifies and drives group-wide process improvements as needed. Responsible for the completion of month end financial statement preparation, reporting, and analytics.


Reports to the Director, Business Partner Diabetes and CoE forecasting. Interacts with all levels of the business and partners heavily with assigned functional areas. Primary financial contact for assigned Functional Area and deals with all levels within that organization, from Vice President (VP) to Administrator.

Essential Functions

•Proactively partners with all part of the assigned business to drive optimal business decisions based on facts and knowledge about the industry, market and products
•Works closely with Cost CoE team to ensure proper target setting and adherence to overall NNI timeline
•Communicates/distributes final budget amounts to Cost Center Managers for assigned area
•Coordinates/Prepares supporting analyses, schedules, spending summaries, as necessary, in support of Functional Area VP, for Executive Team (ET) 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 ET Budget review corrective actions and ensures appropriate systems are updated and reconciled
•Leads budget review meeting discussion between NNI Business Finance 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
•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
•Prepares periodic reports of spending for functional VPs for assigned area and
•Drives transparency and understanding of Brand Profilt & Loss (P&L) within assigned area, both towards the assigned area but also within finance
•Providing commentary and interpretation of results vs. Financial Plan. Raises ‘red flags” as appropriate. Presents budget results, commentary, and action recommendations to area leadership teams on a regular basis
•Provide updated spending forecasts, variance explanations, and business drivers to Associate Director, Cost Controlling for use in ongoing profit forecasts and analytics
•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, 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
•Collaborates with stakeholders to design and execute analyses to support decision-making and planning
•Performs complex analyses; identifies trends and insights; and translates data into clear, actionable insights and recommendations
•Provides formal and informal guidance, analyses, data retrieval etc. for assigned Functional areas as needed
•Responsible for providing input related to assigned functional area to consolidated monthly and quarterly reporting

•A Bachelor's degree required; relevant experience may be substituted for degree, when appropriate; advanced degree preferred. Degree in Accounting/Finance preferred. Additional certification in specialized function may be required
•Requires a minimum of 6 years of progressively responsible, relevant experience. At least 2 years in accounting/finance required. 2 years solid, relevant experience may be substituted for the Master's degree, when appropriate
•Ability to develop and maintain strong internal relationships
•Advanced capability in Excel, PowerPoint and Word required
•Applies analytical methods and tools to translate data into clear, actionable insights and recommendations. Customer focused mindset to service internal and external customers and provide the highest level of support is required. Ability to develops and maintains strong internal relationships. Ability to communicate and consult with individuals at all levels of the business
•Demonstrated ability to drive effective decision-making, planning and improvements
•Demonstrated ability to providing the highest quality services to internal and external customers; demonstrates attention to detail and skill at auditing to ensure accuracy
•Demonstrates the ability to lead discussions, facilitate collaboration among groups and deliver presentations to achieve objectives
•Experience with SAP or other enterprise systems a plus
•Must be able to use time effectively; sets priorities in order to manage multiple projects with time sensitive deadlines
•Must work with minimal direction. Ability to plan, schedule, and arrange own activities in accomplishing objectives

Requisition ID: 60181BR
State/Provinces: Plainsboro
Job Category: Finance

Nearest Major Market: New Jersey

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