Manager, Internal Audit
6 d. temu


Assist Internal Audit leadership in providing assurance to executive and functional management as to the effective use of Company resources and adequacy of the internal controls and governance practices.

Scope of work also addresses adherence to Corporate and Finance Policies and Procedures as well as local laws, regulations and industry codes.

Job Description

Support the execution of internal audit projects through the identification operational and financial risk areas, development and completion of audit test plans and the communication of observations and recommendations to enhance the control environment.

Conduct / manage higher risk audits and participate on integrated operational and financial audits of Biogen Idec functions and affiliates in both domestic and international locations.

Supervise other internal and external team members on various audits to ensure timely and thorough completion of their assigned responsibilities.

Develop, manage and perform operational and financial audits of the Company’s worldwide operations. The objectives of the audits are to :

  • Evaluate that sound business and control principles are in place and working effectively
  • Identify opportunities to improve business and control practices
  • Evaluate whether Company resources are used effectively and efficiently and that management is performing their responsibilities in compliance with applicable Company Policies and Procedures.
  • Key elements include :

    Engagement planning, including but not limited to :

  • Obtain a deep understanding of operational objectives, key performance measures and leading practices for the area under audit
  • Identify internal and external risk factors
  • Identify control objectives, control activities and key control points
  • Assist in the development of audit scope, objectives and work programs
  • Fieldwork Execution :

  • Evaluate the adequacy of internal control and processes through detailed testing. Properly document work papers to support audit observations for review by audit management.
  • Manage internal and external staff
  • Communication & Reporting
  • Prepare audit observations and issues, discuss with audit management and auditee to verify factual content, and to present the issues within appropriate context and tone at audit meetings.
  • Working with Management recommend value-added revisions to controls, processes, systems and procedures, prepare audit reports for Director review.

    Risk Assessment : Assist / Participate in the risk assessment and annual audit plan development process

    Development : Responsible for daily supervision of audit staff including on the job

    Departmental Goals & Initiatives : Participate in the execution of departmental goals and special projects


    Ability to manage short-term projects and supervise less experienced professional staff. Ability to travel up to 30-40% to work in domestic and international markets for multi-

    week assignments as necessary. Other attributes and skills include :

  • Excellent organizational and project management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and negotiation skills
  • Detail oriented, able to multitask and meet deadlines
  • Self-motivated, able to work in a team and independently
  • Strong understanding of core accounting concepts and working knowledge of GAAP
  • Strong knowledge of audit methodology, risk assessment and internal control concepts
  • Awareness of fraud risks and schemes
  • Ability to analyze process workflows and identify gaps and bottlenecks
  • Ability to interact with employees at all levels of the organization
  • Ability to identify issues, perform root cause analysis, relevant business risks and present to management
  • Education

    Bachelor of Science in Accounting with Masters Degree / MBA a plus. Professional certifications should include CA, ACCA or CIA.

    At least 6-8 years diversified local and / or international auditing experience, with some Big 4 experience preferred. Non-

    audit experience and Life Sciences industry experience considered to be a plus. Work experience should indicate progressively more responsibility.

    Mid-Senior Level

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