Cost Accountant

Novo Nordisk Tehran

Posted 17 days ago

Job Description

Are you ready to make a difference in the pharmaceutical industry? Do you have a passion for sales and building strong relationships with key clients? Novo Nordisk is looking for a cost accountant in Tehran to join our team in Iran. If you are a strategic thinker with excellent communication skills and a background in the pharmaceutical business, we want to hear from you. Apply today for a life-changing career.

About the department:
Novo Nordisk (NN) is a global healthcare company with 101 years of innovation and supervision in diabetes care. This heritage has given us experience and capabilities that also enable us to help people defeat obesity, hemophilia, growth disorders, rare diseases, and other serious chronic diseases. Headquartered in Denmark, Novo Nordisk employs over 60,000 people in 80 countries and markets its products in more than 170 countries. Novo Nordisk has been globally recognized as the Best Place to Work, topping the ranks for two consecutive years in 2022 and 2023. It is an exciting time to join Novo Nordisk and be part of a dynamic company in an even more dynamic industry, helping us achieve our aspirations to establish a global presence in the industry.

The position:

As a cost accountant at Novo Nordisk Iran - Tehran, is responsible for analyzing, managing, and maintaining the financial data related to an organization's costs, particularly in manufacturing. This role involves preparing reports, analyzing cost variances, and ensuring compliance with local audit requirements. The Cost Accountant plays a crucial role in financial planning and decision-making by providing accurate and timely cost information.

Other role expectations are as follows:

  • Prepare COGS reports meeting local audit standards, ensuring accuracy and compliance.
  • Conduct detailed cost analysis, comparing standard and actual manufacturing costs, identifying variances, and implementing corrective measures.
  • Review financial statements monthly, analyzing over/under absorption and ensuring accuracy in reporting.
  • Analyze return on sales against targets, providing insightful commentaries to the finance manager monthly.
  • Ensure reconciliation of key general ledger accounts and sub-ledgers, verify material ledger postings, and coordinate with the tax team for adjustment postings.


  • 3 to 5 years of hands-on experience as a cost accountant.
  • At least a Bachelor's degree in any related field.
  • Self-driven and dedicated, with a strong desire to influence and improve processes, challenging the status quo and implementing innovative solutions.
  • Adept at supporting audits by internal and external stakeholders, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements, and providing comprehensive support during year-end close procedures.
  • Full working proficiency in English (oral and written)

Working at Novo Nordisk:

At Novo Nordisk, we don’t wait for change. We drive it. We’re a dynamic company in an even more dynamic industry, and we know that what got us to where we are today is not necessarily what will make us successful in the future. We embrace the spirit of experimentation, striving for excellence without fixating on perfection. We never shy away from opportunities to develop, we seize them. From research and development to manufacturing, marketing, and sales – we’re all working to move the needle on patient care.

Please send your CV online and only in English (click on Apply and follow the instructions).

June 15, 2024

Applications will be screened on an ongoing basis, so you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. 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.

Employment Type

  • Full Time


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