Job Title: Senior Associate Internal Audit
Department: Internal Audit
Duties: The Senior Associate role will support the Internal Audit team at our top BioPharma client as it expands its global coverage of the business to provide objective and independent assurance to the Chief Compliance Officer.
This position will play a key role in supporting and expanding the capacity of Internal Audit to cover the wide-ranging financial, business, regulatory, and anti-corruption risks faced across the many countries in which our client operates. The Senior Associate will primarily be responsible for providing input and feedback during the audit planning process, end-to-end execution of audit fieldwork, and the crafting and communication of audit observations and findings in the reporting process. These audits assess the design, effectiveness, and efficiency of processes and controls of local business units to address the aforementioned risks.
The role is based out of San Rafael, CA and normally requires approximately 10-20% travel. However, given the current travel restrictions related to COVID-19, the department is working and conducting audits remotely until restrictions are lifted. As a Senior Internal Auditor, you will be a key member of the Internal Audit team mainly focused on the planning and execution of the global audits of our clients ex-US business units.
Below are some of the key responsibilities involved in the role:
Lead role on the day-to-day execution of audit procedures, including documentation of these procedures in our audit management software tool
Coordination, preparation, and management of document requests, interview walkthroughs, and follow-up questions with various audit stakeholders across the company
Analytical procedures using different types of data from a broad range of sources and systems to identify potential areas of further investigation
Application of professional auditing principles and standards to evaluate whether audit evidence supports effectively operating controls to mitigate financial, anti-corruption, and healthcare compliance risks
Production of high-quality working papers to document tests performed, results, and conclusions
Effective coordination and communication of audit observations to auditees, as well as the Internal Audit Manager and Associate Director
Skills: Relevant Experience:
2+ years in public accounting, internal audit, advisory or global corporation
Biotech/Pharmaceutical/Life Science experience preferred.
Exposure to and knowledge of ERP systems and data
Ability to travel occasionally; both domestically and internationally
Bachelor's degree required
Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Public Accountant, or Certified Fraud Examiner designation, or demonstrated progress towards certifications, a plus
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