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Senior Specialist, Audit - Rahway, NJ, United States

Rahway, NJ

Job Requirements

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Expand your skills and experience in audit through a career path in the pharmaceutical industry. Become part of a dynamic team that offers a flexible work environment, leadership development programs, travel opportunities and workplace inclusion.

We are a leading pharmaceutical company committed to improving health through innovative research, development and production of medicines. With a strong emphasis on ethical practices, employee wellness and fostering an inclusive culture, we strive to make a positive impact on patients' lives.

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Under the direction of the Client Audit Director (CAD) and the Auditor-in-Charge (AIC), the Senior Specialist will:

  • Participate in the execution of financial, operational, SOX 404 and IT audits, integrated audits and process audits, both domestic and abroad to maintain a strong internal control environment at our company.
  • On occasion, the incumbent will be expected to lead small teams of auditors audits with limited management supervision in addition to actively performing audit work.
  • Under the direction of the AIC, partner with colleagues and clients, support groups, and other organizations to effectively complete all assigned audit work.
  • Execute audit programs and work papers (including walkthroughs and sample testing) in line with the established quality standards and timelines.
  • Collaborate with the audit team in the writing of audit summaries of issues and reports which accurately describe identified control concerns, associated risks, and appropriate recommendations.
  • Participate in department projects and ensure the realization of the specified results.
  • Maintain the highest standards of professionalism and independence in the execution of duties with the highest level of integrity and quality. Show good judgment in the conduct of work.

Work Experience

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting/finance.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or all 4 parts passed.

Required Experience and Skills:

  • A minimum of 3 years work experience in internal audit, public accounting, or general accounting.
  • Experience with audit methodology and internal controls.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact effectively with client and business process owners as well as Merck Corporate Audit and Assurance Services (MCAAS) colleagues.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Understanding of information technology and ability to use various applications and systems.
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to work within a team as well as independently.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to multi-task are essential to the position.
  • Ability to travel both domestically and internationally up to 30% of the time.

Requisition ID:P-100819

Client-provided location(s): Rahway, NJ 07065, USA
Job ID: Merck-603774155
Employment Type: Full Time