Associate Director, Internal Audit
- East Hanover, NJ
799 million. That's how many lives our products touch. And while we're proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people's lives?
As the Associate Director of Internal Audit, you will conduct audit and advisory engagements of business/commercial operations, internal controls, and compliance for the Novartis group companies across a spectrum of topics. You will offer the ability to learn about different divisions, functions, and processes while adding value and having an impact on the organization.
Your responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Lead effective audit teams throughout assignments in different divisions and functional areas taking ownership for the team members, including delivering on boarding and mentoring new team members and guest auditors to provide technical support and feedback. Rate potential and capacity of team to provide feedback to IA management.
• Mastering key company policies that Internal Audit provides assurance on, including their implementing guidelines and procedures.
• Apply effective project management to audit assignments in order to deliver work, which meets quality standards, goals, and the expectations of stakeholders.
• Identify root causes of control issues and investigate, analyze and test possible solutions or measures for improvement. Prepare audit reports, review, and agree issues with responsible management.
• Establish and maintain key-contact relationships with local management in assigned countries and/or functional area(s) of responsibility to support the Regional Head Internal Audit (RHIA) in assessing risk across the region and developing the annual audit plan.
• Lead the risk-prioritized planning of standard operational audits, support audit managers, and the Regional Head of internal audit in the planning of audits that are more complex on enterprise risks without predefined control frameworks.
• Build effective business partnering and advisory relationships with senior management on the audit and with managers in the relevant functions, while maintaining the independence and objectivity of self, team and the Internal Audit function.
• Perform special projects and lead initiatives to improve the technical and operational efficiency of the audit group.
EEO Statement The Novartis Group of Companies are Equal Opportunity Employers and take pride in maintaining a diverse environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
What you'll bring to the role (required):
• Bachelor's degree,
• Seven (7) years+ experience in one (or a combination of) the following: audit, legal, compliance, commercial, regulatory, or a medical field.
• Ability to travel domestically and internationally, up to approximately 40% (after Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted).
Desirable requirements (preferences):
• Higher degrees (Masters, MBA, etc)
• Experience in the life science industry and international work experience are plusses.
• Proficiency with Spanish and/or Portuguese
We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you're given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you're empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you're surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world's toughest medical challenges.
Imagine what you could do at Novartis!
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