Internal Auditor, Senior Level


White Plains, NY

Industry: Pharmaceuticals & Biotech


Less than 5 years

Posted 36 days ago

  by    John Lowrey

Cutting-edge, Westchester County, NY based BioPharma/BioTech Firm looking for a Senior Internal Auditor to join its growing team. Under the direction of the Internal Audit Management, you will be responsible for the execution the annual risk-based audit plan that identify value-added recommendations to enhance Company processes and controls. The Senior Auditor will audit the Company's operations, strategic initiatives, critical business processes and key third-party outsourcing arrangements. This individual will need to have the ability to manage relationships with middle management and work in a highly autonomous manner.

Requirements and Skills

  • Bachelor's degree (Accounting, Finance, or related area)
  • CPA and/or CIA preferred
  • Minimum of Three (3) years of financial, operational and/or compliance auditexperience (internal audit, public accounting)
  • Demonstrated ability to independently think through problems and proactively propose solutions
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills, strong organizational abilities, and attention to detail
  • Computer Proficiency: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Big 4 and/or pharmaceutical industry experience is preferred
  • Experience with Oracle financial applications, ACL, Teammate (or similar software) is a plus

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Execute an annual risk based audit plan:
  • Under the direction of Internal Audit management, independently review processes and functions as authorized in the approved annual audit plan
  • Participate in the development of risk based audit programs and related planning documents for audits
  • Responsible for the execution of assigned audit sections with little supervision
  • Conduct audits consistent with IIA practices and in accordance with internal policies and procedures
  • Additionally, ensure timely completion of assigned testing areas
  • Identify weaknesses in compliance-related exposures, operational processes and internal controls
  • Identify opportunities to enhance operational efficiencies
  • Interact autonomously with middle management
  • Take a lead role in closing meeting with auditees by presenting the findings and related recommendations identified by him/her
  • Assist Internal Audit management in preparing draft recommendations and auditreports for Senior Management and Audit Committee
  • Contribute to the Company's SOX 404 compliance program by completing process review and test of controls as assigned by Internal Audit management
  • Keep current on audit, accounting and internal control and governance regulations through continuing education and active participation in audit and industry groups
  • Promote internal control practices within the Company by providing internal control expertise as needed to any functions or departments requesting guidance
  • Perform special projects or investigations at the request of Internal Audit management


$80K - $90K
$80K - $90K base, Stock Options; Bonus; and Relocation Assistance IF Nee bonus