Senior Accountant – Interim

MSD Danmark A/S

Take on a pivotal role supporting a transition process within accounting in a major pharma affiliate
Do you want to make a difference in the Accounting division of MSD Denmark this is your chance! This exciting new job opportunity for an experienced accounting professional will bring your experience with accounting and establishment of new structures and processes to a new level.

You will join a team of attentive, exacting individuals who prepares and organizes financial assets in order to drive MSD’s momentum towards providing the world with an evolving, diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines, and animal health products that fuel global wellness.

Broad range of operational tasks in an international environment
As a Senior Accountant in this interim position you will be supporting the accounting team through a transition process for expected 9 months. You will work collaboratively with local and international stakeholders to assist in directional alignment with overall strategy and local policies and regulations. You will be reporting to the Associate Director General Accounting in Denmark. Key tasks are:

  • Assisting in tasks involving the establishment of new company, identification of relevant processes and transmission of information to appropriate teams
  • Assisting in reconciliation of accounts, balance control and transactions correctly booked
  • Assist on month -end close and reporting process
  • Approving journals
  • Take part in communication with the Regional Business Service Center (BSC) in Prague and Global Shared Service Center to execute on agreed deliverables and processes
  • VAT preparation and ad hoc reporting to Danish Public Sector
  • Assist in preparation of information to extern auditors
  • Daily ad hoc accounting tasks

You hold a minimum of 3 years’ post-qualification experience from a similar position in an international setting, and have worked within accounting for at least 2-3 years – preferably in an international environment. You have a strong business understanding with a true financial mind-set, have solid MS office skills – especially excel – and have preferably also experience with SAP.
You have high proficiency in both written and oral English and Danish, are proactive and a team player by nature and will be motivated by flexible working hours and high degree of remote working opportunities.

The recruitment and placement is carried out in collaboration with the consulting company Compass Human Resources Group A/S. Please submit your CV and application in English on – If you would like to find out more about this position before submitting your application, please do not hesitate to contact Director, Tom Zehngraff on tel.: +45 70 20 12 75. Please note that we will reply to the email address from which you send your CV.

About MSD in the Nordics:
“For over 125 years and counting our company has revolutionised global health care. Today, more than 800 people work for our company in the Nordics alone. Innovation is our life’s blood, and you will be a part of developing new and customer centric health care solutions that go beyond medicine to help people be well and live better lives during treatment. We have a strong pipeline of products within medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies and animal health products. We work every day to make healthcare accessible to as many as possible, which requires top talent within both R&D, marketing, finance, health economy and policy shaping. Globally, we operate in 140 countries and demonstrate our commitment to increasing access to health care through far-reaching policies, programs and partnerships.”

Deadline for application: As soon as possible
Workplace: Copenhagen, Havneholmen
Reference: 2001.115
Company: MSD Danmark A/S