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Senior Internal Audit Manager in Grand Rapids, MI at Vaco

Date Posted: 8/6/2018

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Job Description

A large pharmacuticals company is looking for a Senior Manager / Director to their Global Internal Audit team. This position will provide oversight of internal audits of varying complexity and scope over global operations, including Finance, Operations, and strategy-focused audits as well lead fraud investigations and/or investigate compliance concerns. The incumbent will also be responsible for monitoring risks across all the business units and developing an audit strategy to assess the control framework in relation to such risks. This role is responsible for directing and managing a team of experienced professionals to ensure the proper execution of the audit strategy.

Responsibilities to include:
  • Audit Planning: Sets the scope of the audit/reviews with the VP, oversees the opening meetings with auditee, assists in helping managers/seniors/staff define and outline audit approach, assists in guidance for research and reviews best practices for audit area.
  • Reporting: Assists manager/senior/staff with draft of initial audit reports and works with VP through issuance of the report, meets with management to discuss audit findings and obtains management responses, performs subsequent follow up of management action plans to confirm they were appropriately implemented.
  • Fieldwork: Oversees fieldwork of manager/senior/staff auditors, reviews and provides feedback on workpapers if necessary, provides guidance and may review audit evidences prepared by manager/senior/staff to confirm failure of key controls, works with SOX manager and management to develop recommendations to address control failures.
  • SOX: Oversee manager responsible for SOX (including the testing for all domestic and international in-scope entities). Review high risk areas/work papers, review failure of key controls; work with SOX manager and management to address identified deficiencies.
  • Identify, Develop and Lead the auditing team.
  • Other: Actively participate in the creation/maintenance of the rolling 12 month audit plan, assists the VP in conducting investigations as necessary, provide consulting services regarding business risk and control on a wide range of projects and corporate initiatives as requested.
Required Experience:
  • Must possess strong knowledge of financial and operational risks and controls with an understanding of internal auditing standards and techniques and have the ability to develop this knowledge in managers, seniors and staff.
  • Proven track record of overseeing the development and progression of managers, seniors and staff technically and professionally to prepared them for other areas of the organization.
  • Must demonstrate strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Must have a solid understanding of financial statements (balance sheet, income statement, cash flow) and an understanding of the internal control environment.
  • Must also possess strong project management and organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously while maintaining/developing peer and management relationships.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proficiency with MS Office applications (Excel, Word and PowerPoint) necessary.
  • Experience with data analytics and electronic working papers required (IDEA and CCH TeamMate software preferred).
  • Must be comfortable working in cultures where English is a second language. Requires the ability to travel 20%.
  • These skills are acquired through completion of a Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business or related field, combined with eight to twelve years performing internal and/or financial audits.
  • CPA or CIA preferred w/ experience working in a public company and/or public accounting firm preferred.
  • Good benefits
  • Onsite gym and pharmacy
  • Great company culture


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