Audit Manager

Recruiter
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Location
Cambridge, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
19 Sep 2019
Closes
26 Sep 2019
Ref
1247784445
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full-time
Level of qualification
Newly qualified, Qualified
At AstraZeneca we work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find answers to challenges. We do this with the upmost integrity even in the most difficult situations because we are committed to doing the right thing. Position Summary: You've worked in a managerial-level audit role, in a large global organisation or a Big Four accounting firm. Ideally you have Pharma sector experience. And your broad audit experience and global outlook mean you could make an exceptional Internal Audit Manager with AstraZeneca, a world-leading pharmaceutical company. Internal Audit Services (IAS) provides independent assurance that we're achieving our objectives effectively and in the right way. Our remit is to provide assurance over compliance, operational and strategic risks and ensure they are being managed effectively. Reporting to the Head of Audit (Operations, IT and Enabling Units), you'll have real scope to make an impact as our aim is to be a top-performing IA function. Main duties and responsibilities You'll work with internal teams on a complex portfolio of global audits e.g. R&D, Operations and other Enabling functions, working collaboratively throughout the audits to highlight issues and propose solutions. You'll be required to quickly develop relationships with senior leaders and management teams, and evaluate a range of judgemental issues around governance, risks and controls. We'll expect you to provide oversight, coaching and feedback on peer and team member performance to support their development. We'll also look to you to innovate and drive continuous improvement in our auditing processes, including sharing knowledge with the wider team. Another key focus will be to identify insights and themes to share with the business on the challenges and risks that arise. We'll expect you to have an appetite to learn and develop, given the range of audit and advisory projects you'll be involved with. Essential requirements Experience of internal auditing, including areas such as R&D, Operations, HR, Procurement, Commercial, Finance or IT Ability to undertake travel internationally (potentially up to 30% of working days) to work on a range of audits Ability to manage and motivate multi-disciplinary teams across different global locations High level of personal integrity, tenacity and independence A flexible communication style, able to adjust your approach and influence others, including senior leaders Ability to analyse complex issues from a range of perspectives and form considered judgements around the actions to be taken Strong project management skills to both manage individual assignments, and co-ordinate and monitor broader programmes A relevant degree or postgraduate professional qualification Strong business English, including both written and verbal communication.

Location:
Gaithersburg, MD but open to Central Cambridge UK or Warsaw, Poland Desirable Breadth of global business understanding ideally within the Pharmaceutical industry EEOC: Next Steps - Apply today To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete the full application on our website at your earliest convenience - it is the only way that our Recruiter and Hiring Manager can know that you feel well qualified for this opportunity. If you know someone who would be a great fit, please share this posting with them. AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law. AstraZeneca only employs individuals with the right to work in the country/ies where the role is advertised.

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