Job Title: Sr. Accountant - 248
Date Posted: 04-15-2008
Job Location: California-Oakland/East Bay
Job Type: Full Time
Education Level: Bachelors Degree
Work Experience: 2+ to 5 Years
Job Shift: First Shift
Yearly Salary:DOE (Depend on Experience)
Company Name: Novo Nordisk Delivery Technolo
Contact Information: Bob   Davis (
Job Description:
Sr. Accountant

Hard Skills:

Prepares journal entries
Maintains and reconciles ledger accounts. 
Reviews and supports weekly AP disbursements and inter-company transactions.
Provides and maintains record of assets, liabilities and other financial transactions. 
Performs other special projects related to analysis and activities requested by management.
May balances books periodically and prepares profit and loss, income and balance sheet
Supports the monthly closing of the financial reporting records by assuming responsibility to
independently complete specific and significant activities such as fixed asset accounting, and
balance sheet analysis.
Ensures the accuracy of financial and management reporting by independently completing trend
analyses and reconciliation of balance sheet balances with transaction ledgers.
Maintains the organization of accounts, departments and projects within the accounting systems
to support all requested reporting.
Assesses areas in which additional accruals may be necessary to cover the Company's business
Interfaces with the external auditors to explain the Company's financial reporting and
accounting policies while satisfying the auditors' requests for analysis.
Prepares schedules and provides support to other affiliate within Novo Nordisk group in the
filing of federal, state income tax returns.  
Supports and coordinates the preparation and compilation of financial schedules for property
tax returns, sales and use tax returns, business tax return and insurance renewals.
Supports any computer system enhancements and implementations that might impact the financial
and management reporting.
Responsible for monitoring internal controls to ensure the accuracy of financial reporting.
Be able to identify issues and solutions to Fixed Assets and related, accounting policies and
May interpret reports and records for other department managers.  
Soft Skills:

Uses skills to contribute to development of company accounting objectives and principles and
to achieve goals in creative and effective ways.  
Works on significant and unique issues where analysis of situations or data requires an
evaluation of intangibles.
Exercises independent judgment in methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining
Effectively tackles problems with guidance from manager. 
Provides timely results to manager. 
Plans own work under general supervision.  
Identifies moderately complex problems and possible solutions.  
Assesses own resource needs and those of immediate colleagues on team.   
Displays responsible attitude to the use of resources for self and team.  
Understands timeframes and deadlines.  
Acts independently to determine methods and procedures on new or special assignments.  
Education and Requirements
BS/BA in Finance, Accounting, and Business; 
Six or more years of corporate accounting experience -preferably in the
pharmaceutical/bio-technology industry; 
Strong communication skills both oral and written are required.
Must be able to demonstrate a strong attention to detail with an ability to meet deadlines and
work well under pressure.
Must demonstrate ability to multi-task efficiently.
Must be capable of identifying material weaknesses and recommending corrective courses of
action to safeguard assets.
Strong knowledge of and proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word is required.
Requires a thorough knowledge of GAAP, internal controls and financial computer systems.
Having knowledge of IFRS is a plus.
Having hands on experience in Fixed Asset Management is a plus.
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