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Summer Co-op, Internal Audit

Cambridge, MA
  • Expired: February 15, 2023. Applications are no longer accepted.
Company Description

At Biogen, our mission is clear - we are pioneers in neuroscience. Biogen discovers, develops, and delivers worldwide innovative therapies for people living with serious neurological and neurodegenerative diseases. Together, our employees create, commercialize, and manufacture transformative therapies for our patient population.

We at Biogen are committed to building on our culture of inclusion and belonging that reflects the communities where we operate and the patients who we serve. We are focused on strengthening our foundation to advance our overall Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) strategy and, most importantly, ensure all our employees feel included.

As a co-op at Biogen, you can expect to be placed on a real project, under the guidance of experience professionals and subject matter experts who are invested in your career and academic growth. We also ensure that you have plenty of opportunities to build your network, learn more about our organization through weekly lunch and learns led by leaders from across the company, and join us for several fun events.

Job Description

This application is for a 6-month student role from July - December 2023. Resume review begins in October 2022.

The Biogen Internal Audit department is an independent assurance function that assists the Company in assessing the reliability of financial reporting, compliance with applicable laws, regulations and company policies, and the efficiency and effectiveness of business operations.

You will function as an integral part of audit teams, working under the direction of the auditor-in-charge, to meet the objectives of audit activities within established deadlines.

Position Description

You will focus on assessing the operational effectiveness of financial controls (i.e., Sarbanes-Oxley 404 testing) along with other members of the Internal Audit team but may also participate in other audit projects as needed. This work may include:
  • Test the design and operating effectiveness of Sarbanes-Oxley control activities
  • Execute testing of international affiliate financial controls and processes
  • Execute test plans of remediation actions related to higher and moderate risk audit observations across a wide away of financial, operational and IT audit areas
  • Assist in the planning activities and execute test plans on various financial, operational and IT audits
  • Prepare presentations for different levels of management

  • Excellent organization skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Detail-oriented
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office suite
  • Must be pursuing an undergraduate or post graduate degree in accounting OR Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, and Cyber Security

To participate in the Biogen Internship Program, students must meet the following eligibility criteria:
  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S.
  • At least 18 years of age prior to the scheduled start date
  • Be currently enrolled in an accredited college or university

  • Major: Accounting OR Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, and Cyber Security
  • Minimum Overall GPA: 3.3
  • Minimum Accounting GPA: 3.5
  • Number of Accounting Credits: 15

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Why Biogen?

Our mission to find therapies for neurological and rare diseases is a unique focus within our industry and this shared purpose is what connects us as a team. We work together to overcome obstacles and to follow the science. We are resilient as we strive to make an impact on our patients' lives and on changing the course of medicine. Together, we pioneer. Together, we thrive.

At Biogen, we are committed to building on our culture of inclusion and belonging that reflects the communities where we operate and the patients we serve. We know that diverse backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives make us a stronger and more innovative company, and we are focused on building teams where every employee feels empowered and inspired. Read on to learn more about our DE&I efforts.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, race, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, religion, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. Biogen is an E-Verify Employer in the United States.

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