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  Sr. Auditor Latin America
 
  Company Type: Pharmaceutical
  Location: South Florida
  Compensation: Excellent Compensation - Full Benefits
  Languages: Fluent English/Portuguese, Spanish a plus!
  Job Code: mk/1520
  Date Posted: Pending
  Description:
 
    Rotational team leader; to plan and execute audits including assessment of relevant risks and determining adequacy of related internal controls, in accordance with Company's standards.
    IA's role is to ensure an impartial assessment of the effectiveness of the group's internal control system so that corrective actions can be implemented on a timely basis.
    In this role IA helps the Board of Directors, the ACC and management identify control deficiencies and fulfill their governance responsibilities relating to:
  • the effectiveness of operations
  • completeness and accuracy of financial reporting and operational information
  • compliance with group policies and guidelines
    Major Accountabilities
    Leadership and people management
  • Lead audit teams on assignments so that IA delivers an effective service which exceeds the expectations of its stakeholders
  • Ensure lead audit teams carry out assignments with high quality standard and meet deadlines
  • Rate potential and capacity of team members and provide feedback to IA management
  • Coach junior team members, provide technical support and feedback, and be coached by team members and team leaders when in role of team member.
    Planning, execution and reporting
  • Conduct audits as the team leader in close cooperation with the relevant Regional Head of Internal Audit
  • Understand the business and processes subject to audit
  • Ensure that risks have been identified (including fraud risks) and audit work is aligned accordingly
  • Coordinate all work activities by assignment members so they operate as an effective team
  • Interview appropriate personnel, internal and external, to obtain information needed to perform the audits, perform data analysis, account & transaction testing
  • Identify root causes of control issues and investigate, analyze and test possible solutions or measures for improvement
  • Prepare audit reports detailing findings and recommendations, which includes reviewing and agreeing issues with responsible management
  • Ensure that the reports are direct, professional and constructive and thereby add value to the company and its management
  • Ensure continuing communication to the management and hold respective presentations during and at the end of an audit assignment
  • ïMayï perform special projects and other duties and provide input to audit practices, tools and administrative activities
  • Keep up to date with business process, IT and control knowledge and expertise
  • Perform preparatory work for assignments and develop the work program and schedule with the relevant manager
  • Perform the assignments recording the tests and results, and substantiate them in accordance with IA standards and procedures set out in the audit manual
  • Monitor assignment progress and inform the manager of any potential delays or difficulties and about significant issues identified
  • Monitor and assess ongoing implementation of recommendations agreed during audits and report deviations to relevant manager for inclusion in quarterly IA progress reporting
  • Contribute to regular updates of the risk profile maintained by the relevant manager
  Requirements:
 
  • Education: University degree preferably in financial discipline (accounting, finance, economics). Qualified accountant (ie. CPA), CIA, and/or MBA.
  • Languages: Fluent in English: oral and writing; Fluent in Portuguese: oral and writing; Spanish and other languages a plus
  • Developed leadership skills based on prior experience within audit or operations.
  • MS Office: proficiency
  • SAP: a plus
  • Data analysis software (e.g. ACL): a plus
  • Particularity International travel 50 to 70%
  • Experience: 5 - 7 years broad business experience with a global company of which:
    • 2 years in finance, operations, business processes and systems and/or controls, and
    • 2 years experience with one of the "big four" public accounting firms or internal audit expertise gained from a global company.


  Cover Letter: Please include cover letter with salary requirements when responding.

  Work Authorization: Must have legal residency.
  For consideration include resume as a Microsoft Word attachment or as text and submit to Margaret Kurtzman and reference the job title and reference number.
 
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