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Senior Internal Auditor - United States  

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Posted on : 19 June 2017

Project Description

Job Description
  •  The Senior Internal Auditor will perform financial, operational, and governance audits.  
  • The objective of these audits is to ensure sound business and control principles are in place and working effectively, identify opportunities to improve business control practices and ensure management is performing their responsibilities in compliance with applicable Company Policies and procedures. 
  •  The Senior Internal Auditor will also be responsible to plan and execute test plans of remediation actions related to critical observations across a wide array of audits as well as execute SOX 404 testing. 


Qualified candidates must exhibit a demonstrated ability to perform the following:
  • Assist the auditor-in-charge with planning, execution and reporting for each audit as follows:
    • Ability to identify internal and external risk factors, control objectives and control activities to assist with the development of audit scope, objectives and work programs during the planning phase of each audit.
    • Evaluate the adequacy of internal control and processes through detailed testing.  
    •  Properly document work papers to support audit observations for review by audit management.
    •  Effectively communicate audit observations, issues and related root causes with audit management and auditee to ensure factual accuracy of the observation and risk is clearly articulated.  
    •  Work with Management to recommend value-added revisions to controls, processes, systems and procedures, and assist in-charge in preparing audit reports. 
  • Plan and execute test plans of remediation actions related to critical observations across financial, operational and governance audits.  
  • This will include performing walk through with business owners, identify residual risk, developing audit programs and communicating testing results to the audit manager. 
  •  Help plan and test higher risk Sarbanes-Oxley control activities, processes and related controls.
  •  Coach 1-2 co-ops/interns who will support various projects.


Qualifications 
  •  2-3 years of financial statement auditing and/or accounting experience, Big Four experience preferred.  Life Sciences industry experience considered to be a plus. 
  •  Ability to execute assigned project activities, as well as identify and escalate potential audit issues on a timely basis 
  •  Ability to travel up to 20+/-% in domestic and international markets for multi-week assignments as necessary.
  •  Self-motivated individual looking for rapid assumption of increasing responsibility and career advancement
  •  Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  and the ability to interact with employees at all levels of the organization, including members of senior management.
  •  Strong critical and analytical thinking skills
  •  Team oriented critical thinker with ability to think creatively and collaborate to solve problems
  •  Detail oriented, able to multi-task and meet deadlines
  •  Knowledge of the Sarbanes - Oxley Act of 2002 and sections regarding internal control requirements
  •  Functional knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, General Accepted Auditing Standards and other applicable regulatory requirements.
  •  Excellent organizational skills
  •  Ability to recognize matters of significance and seek guidance as required 


Education 
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting or Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting require
  • CPA or meaningful progression towards CPA required
  • MSA or MBA preferred 


About Us 
  •  Through cutting-edge science and medicine, our company discovers, develops and delivers worldwide innovative therapies for people living with serious neurological and neurodegenerative diseases. 
  • Our company  is a pioneer in biotechnology and today the Company has the leading portfolio of medicines to treat multiple sclerosis (MS), has introduced the first and only approved treatment for spinal muscular atrophy, and is at the forefront of neurology research for conditions including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).  
  • Our company  also manufactures and commercializes biosimilars of advanced biologics.   
  • Our global organization of nearly 7,000 employees is committed to a single mission: making a meaningful difference in the lives of patients with few or no treatment options.  
  • Our company  was founded in 1978 and today serves patients in nearly 70 countries.  


 Our Science 
  •  We aspire to have the greatest impact on patients and science of any biotechnology company in the history of our industry.  
  • To us, that means creating novel medicines that benefit individuals and society, and bringing new scientific understanding to diseases for which there are no adequate treatments.  
  • For nearly two decades our company has led in the research and development of new therapies to treat MS, including the most prescribed oral treatment in the world. 
  •  Now our research is driving revolutionary new MS treatments with the goal of reversing or even repairing damage caused by the disease. 
  • We are now applying our neurological expertise to solve some of most challenging and complex diseases of the brain, including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and ALS. 
  • As we uncover new insights into human biology, our company is employing cutting-edge technologies to discover potential treatments for rare and genetic disorders.  
  • Our company  is revolutionizing biologic manufacturing, developing the industry’s most advanced plants and processes. 
  •  This expertise is used to produce both original innovative therapies and bio similar that expand patient access to lower-cost medicines.  

 
 Our Corporate Citizenship 
  •  The same intellectual discipline and passion that drives our science is reflected in our corporate citizenship, environmental sustainability, and commitment to diversity and inclusion. 
  •  As a company, we are focused on improving science education and limiting the impact of our company on the environment. 
                        
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