IT Audit Associate
Under direction of the Internal Audit Manager the audit staff member is responsible for the timely execution of risk-based internal audits, SOX work in accordance with the annual audit and SOX plans and Compliance Regulations as well as assisting with other Internal audit matters and projects.
- Provide high quality, professional day-to-day execution of internal audit engagements and projects in line with firm risk management practices.
- Develop audit programs, working papers and internal audit reports.
- Assist in preparing risk assessments and annual audit plans for clients.
- Work on teams focused on advisory projects and assist engagement management to successfully complete engagement objectives.
- Ensures compliance with established internal control procedures by examining records, reports, operating practices and documentation.
- Verifies assets and liabilities by comparing items to documentation.
- Completes audit work-papers by documenting audit tests and findings.
- Obtain analyses and evaluate accounting documentation, previous reports, data, flowcharts etc.
- Prepare and present reports that reflect audit’s results and document process.
- Act as an objective source of independent advice to ensure validity, legality and goal achievement.
- Identify loopholes and recommend risk aversion measures and cost savings.
- Maintain open communication with management and audit committee.
- Document process and prepare audit findings memorandum.
- Conduct follow up audits to monitor management’s interventions.
- Appraises adequacy of internal control systems by completing audit questionnaires.
- Maintains internal control systems by updating audit programs and questionnaires; recommending new policies and procedures.
- Prepares special audit and control reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing operating information and trends.
- Communicates audit findings by preparing a final report; discussing findings with auditees.
- Complies with federal, state, and local security legal requirements by studying existing and new security legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions.
- Engage to continuous knowledge development regarding sector’s rules, regulations, best practices, tools, techniques and performance standards
- Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
- Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
Successful candidates should have the following:
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university in an appropriate field; Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Management Information Systems.
- CPA, CIA, or CISA certification preferred.
- Experience working in the pharmaceutical industry or public accounting consulting experience.
- Ability to manipulate large amounts of data and to compile detailed reports.
- Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
- Good and reliable professional references.
- Proven knowledge of auditing standards and procedures, laws, rules and regulations.
- High attention to detail and excellent analytical skills.
- Ability to work independently.
- Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
- Knowledge of pharmaceuticals procedures preferred.