Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2017 7:17 PM
Shire's Global Internal Audit (GIA) function plays a valuable role in protecting and enhancing the organization's value by providing risk-based and objective assurance, advice, and insights. The function is guided by a disciplined, collaborative approach that is aligned with Shire's strategy and the IIA standards with a focus on constant innovation and talent development.Reporting to the Internal Audit Manager, the Senior Internal Auditor will participate in the execution of financial, operational, and compliance audits, both domestic and abroad. The Senior Internal Auditor will also plan and execute SOX testing of key financial cycles and provide support for other department activities and initiatives as required.Given the extent of the department's interactions with the business and other functions, excellent communication and relationship building skills are required together with the ability to deal with ambiguity and exercise critical thinking to effectively influence business management and peers while acting as a catalyst for positive change. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing your career.Responsibilities:~60% Audit Planning, Execution & Reporting :Assist the GIA management team in performing all aspects (planning, fieldwork, reporting) of internal audits of an assigned location, function, or 3rd party with the objective of identifying risks and evaluating the effectiveness of internal controls across multiple control domains (financial, operational, compliance, IT, etc.). In addition, assess the efficiency of operations and compliance with corporate policies and procedures, and laws and regulations by developing and executing complex audit work programs.Provide management with valuable recommendations and insights to strengthen the control environment.~25% SOX :Independently plan and execute SOX (Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404) testing of key financial cycles.Coordinate work as necessary with our external financial auditors.Other ~15%:Assist in key departmental process improvement initiatives, including internal quality assurance, and assist with audit issue trend analysis and reporting.Assist in special projects, including consulting on controls design and operation.Assist with preparation of quarterly Audit Committee presentations.Education & Experience Requirements:Essential:Typically 3 or more years of progressive audit experience required (internal audit and / or public accounting)Bachelor degree in Accounting or FinanceDesired:Big 4 experienceProfessional qualification in accounting or auditing, such as CIA or CPA (or equivalent certification)Experience with the requirements of Section 404 of the Sarbanes Oxley ActInternational work experiencePharmaceutical industry experience, including auditing business integrity compliance (eg anti-bribery)3rd party (eg distributors, suppliers) audit experience is a plusExperience in data analyticsKnowledge of SAPForeign language skillsKey Skills and Competencies:Demonstrate the leadership behaviors that are a fundamental expectation for all Shire employees. Shire expects all employees to embody the following Leadership Behaviors:Be PositiveBe AccountableBe Results OrientedBe An Excellent Manager of Self and OthersDriven individual with excellent communication and interpersonal skillsStrong ability to develop and foster positive working relationships with business and corporate staff from various culturesExcellent written communication skills including the ability to summarize audit issues, risks, insights, and recommendationsHighly proficient in understanding processes, risks, and controls across multiple disciplines (financial, operational, compliance, IT, etc.)Strong organizational and project management skills with a proven ability to think strategically, work independently, and deliver on complex projectsAbility to effectively manage ambiguityProven ability to deliver quality deliverables on multiple audit projects or work streams simultaneouslyOther Requirements:Willing to travel up to 30%, domestically and internationally to anywhere Shire has operations, including where distribution partners and other third parties act on our behalf. International travel is usually limited in duration to two weeks per assignment.About Shire:Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We strive to develop best-in-class products, many of which are available in more than 100 countries, across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Ophthalmics, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal/Internal Medicine/Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; and a growing franchise in Oncology.Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.
• Location: Boston, Lexington
• Post ID: 39079232 boston