IT Audit Associate

Internal Audit Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Description

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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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.