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Manager Internal Audit - Switzerland  

Company managed [?] Still accepting applications

Posted on : 24 May 2017

Project Description

About Us  
  • Our company is a research-driven, specialty biopharmaceutical group active in global markets. 
  • The company identifies, develops and markets innovative products in the areas of reproductive health, urology, gastroenterology, endocrinology and orthopedics.
  • Our company has its own operating subsidiaries in nearly 60 countries and markets its products in 110 countries.
 

Role 
  • Internal auditing is an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve an organization's operations. 
  • It helps an organization accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes. 
  • A risk based approach to financial and operational auditing is designed to ensure that risks to the achievement of Group goals, long and short term, are identified, managed and controlled. 



Main Responsibilities 
  • Plan audit work which sufficiently evaluates control environments in units of varying complexity using best practice approaches and techniques and local knowledge
  • Perform compliance, financial and operational audits in accordance with professional standards for internal auditing
  • Present audit results both verbally and in writing to management of the audited unit so they are persuasive, placed in the appropriate context and understood by the recipients
  • Be adept at assessing complex activities to identify potential financial, operational, strategic and compliance risks, which warrant audit and management attention
  • Assist in and perform risk assessments and setting up the internal audit and compliance audit plan
  • Develop audit programs and apply audit techniques appropriate for the scope of the audit mission. 
  • Particular emphasis will be on the peculiarities of the business environments in the Asia region
  • Assess business processes & strategies and recommend improvements based on international best practices
  • Develop and communicate conclusions on the design and operating effectiveness of internal controls
  • Provide guidance to management up to Senior Management level on Corporate Compliance and Corporate Governance best practices
  • Provide guidance and on-the job training for more junior auditor.
  • Support Head Internal Audit in managing and promoting the Internal Audit Function at our company worldwide. 




 Required Experience & Skills 
  •  5-7 years working experience including Internal Audit with an internationally operating company (pharma and/or manufacturing) or Senior Manager level Advisory/ Investigation with "big 4" covering  several countries in Asia
  • University Master's degree in Law and/or Business Administration (engineering background may be suitable if coupled with relevant Internal Audit experience)
  •  Professional qualifications, such as CIA, CISA, CFE, CPA, ACCA, etc
  • Effective verbal and written communication in English. Minimum level of English must be C1
  • Additional Asian languages, Spanish and Russian are preferred
  • International travel of up to 50% expected
  •  Experience to work at eye-level with Senior Management and VP level management
  • Strong knowledge of IFRS and ERM frameworks
  •  Knowledge  and experience of working in the USA and Middle East
  • Current knowledge of industry regulations, with an emphasis on Asia and emerging anti bribery focused laws.
  • Working knowledge in Oracle ERP, MS Navision, Data Analytics tools,MS Office
  • Experience in risk management, previous exposure to auditing of business strategies and their implementation is a strong plus
  • Think "Out-of-the-box"
  •  Be able to provide best practice and workable solutions
  •  Provide support to Compliance Investigations