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Director, Internal Audit

Rockville, MD
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Job Summary

A career with Supernus Pharmaceuticals will provide you with a highly visible and cross-functional opportunity supporting Supernus’s Sarbanes-Oxley and compliance efforts. The Director of Internal Audit will be responsible for managing compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, including documentation, quality assurance reviews, planning and conducting SOX internal control audits and reporting the results of such audits to Senior Leadership. In addition, this position will be responsible for performing financial and operational audits by designing and implementing an internal audit plan to ensure an adequate system of internal controls and compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. The Director of Internal Audit is responsible for directing and overseeing the day-to-day activities of the Internal Audit team, including its relevant vendors and reports to the Controller.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Internal Audit and SOX Compliance

  • Prepare and implement a risk-based audit plan to assess, report on, and make suggestions for improving the Company’s key operational and finance activities and internal controls.
  • Oversee the development, implementation, and execution of the Company’s SOX compliance program while ensuring compliance with regulatory rules and deadlines. This may include leading walkthroughs and identifying/validating key controls, developing test procedures, executing, and documenting testing, and reporting results to management and external audit.
  • Design, prepare, and implement SOX testing plan across the Company. Prepare management’s annual assessment of the effectiveness of internal controls over financial reporting for senior management review and approval. Present findings to the Audit Committee.
  • Evaluate the design of internal control activities, maintain and update key controls, ensure SOX documentation reflects a high level of quality.
  • Act as the key point of contact for the Company’s external auditors and process owners on all matters related to SOX compliance, including evaluation and resolution of identified control deficiencies.
  • Identify and assist in documenting new internal controls and establishing an internal monitoring function to audit the Company’s compliance with such internal controls.
  • Develop strong relationships with internal business partners and act as a subject matter expert in the design and implementation of controls.
  • Oversee SOX process owners in their preparation of controls documentation and testing of SOX controls.
  • Provide SOX training to process owners.
  • Identify and help the business implement areas of opportunity for process improvement.

Financial Policy Administration

  • Development of a centralized repository to store and access information.
  • Maintenance and inventory of all policies and procedures, including when last updated.
  • Implementation of processes and to ensure governance-related documentation stays current and accessible, and to ensure that all appropriate parties are effectively trained.

Audit Committee

  • Present SOX, financial and operational findings to the Audit Committee.
  • Perform special projects / investigations (on going, as requested).
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Lead and supervise 1–2-person Internal Audit Team; providing day-to-day coaching and guidance.
  • Evaluate annual performance of staff.
  • Supervise and oversee the activities of third-party co-source provider.

Knowledge and Other Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of relevant experience, including a mix of experience from public accounting (Big 4 a plus) or internal control roles in a manufacturing or life sciences company. Technical accounting expertise is preferred.
  • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university in Accounting, Finance or Business required.
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Comprehensive understanding of audit practices, accounting policies, including COSO, Sarbanes-Oxley and Enterprise Risk Management practices.
  • Working knowledge or experience with data analytics and data visualization tools (ACL/PowerBI) and audit management software preferred.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, SharePoint and Microsoft Teams
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including listening, verbal, written and presentation communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the company, including senior level management.
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills. Excellent analytical skills and problem-solving skills with attention to detail.

Physical Requirements / Work Environment

  • Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or carrying objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.
  • The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer screen, iPad, or other electronic device; and extensive reading.
  • The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions

Other Characteristics:

  • Self-starter with a proven ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Resourceful and innovative in approach to work, able to adapt quickly and multi-task.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, meet deadlines and deliver on commitments.
  • Ability to lead both initiatives and team in a fast-paced environment and comfortable driving and facilitating change.
  • Confidentiality and Integrity - must be able to represent, model and maintain high ethical standards of integrity and quality. Must possess and maintain the highest degree of security and confidentiality of information.

Supernus Pharmaceuticals is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age or any other characteristic protected by law.



Rockville, MD
20850 USA


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