Internal Auditor
Sanofi - Bridgewater, NJ

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Internal Auditor
Sanofi, an integrated global healthcare leader, discovers, develops and distributes therapeutic solutions focused on patients’ needs. Sanofi has core strengths in the field of healthcare with seven growth platforms: diabetes solutions, human vaccines, innovative drugs, consumer healthcare, emerging markets, animal health and the new Genzyme.

Sanofi US

At Sanofi US, we are committed to the growth of our people, connected in purpose by career, life and health. Headquartered in Bridgewater, NJ, Sanofi US is part of a leading global healthcare company that is dedicated to improving health and driving back disease by making innovative medicines accessible to people around the world.

Our extensive research and development efforts encompass a wide range of therapeutic areas that are in line with public health issues, trends and the most pressing health needs.

Sanofi US, along with the other US affiliates, Genzyme, Sanofi Pasteur, Merial and Chattem, employs more than 17,000 people across the country.

Commitment is our Strength. Ready to grow together.

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Sanofi US is an equal opportunity employer that embraces diversity to foster positive, innovative thinking that will benefit people worldwide. Sanofi US is also committed to employing qualified individuals with disabilities and, where warranted, will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants, as well as its employees.

The Internal Audit Department is part of the Audit and Internal Control Department, reporting to the CEO of the Group and the Audit Committee. The mission of Internal Audit is to provide the CEO and the Audit Committee with a reasonable assurance on the level of control over the operations. The Internal Audit Department helps the organization to reach its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to assess and improve the efficiency of risk management, control and governance processes. Therefore, it participates in the creation of added value to the Group.

In this context, an Internal Audit group, part of the global Internal Audit Department based in Paris, has been established in the US in 2009. This group’s scope comprises all Sanofi businesses within the US, including Pharmaceutical Operations, R&D, Industrial Affairs and other businesses, but also conducts audit assignments worldwide.

As part of this group, the Internal Auditor is expected to contribute to the development of Internal Audit activities in the US. In particular, he is required to complete 3-week assignments either in the US or overseas on a regular basis. Internal Auditor’s objectives are to contribute, through his recommendations to the reduction of risks, the safeguard of assets and the improvement of the level of internal control within the Group.

Perform interviews with corporate or local management and analyze data in order to:
  • get familiar with the activity and the environment of the audited entity / activity,
  • carry-on a preliminary risk assessment based on the primary risks highlighted through these interviews and data analysis,
Become familiar with the Group procedures and standards related to the audited processes,
Become familiar, for the audited processes, with the standard audit programs and adapt them according to the audited entity / activity specificities,
Participate in the development of the ‘preparation memo’.
Attend audit opening and closing meetings,Perform interviews for the audited processes and adjust the audit schedule accordingly (e.g.: risk reassessment, work program priorities, test coverage, sampling),
Carry-out the updated audit schedule by performing interviews and testing (control of data accuracy),
Highlight internal control deficiencies for the audited processes and:
  • collect and gather relevant audit evidence,
  • identify deficiency causes,
  • assess consequences of identified deficiencies and the associated level of risk,
Identify and report internal control best practices,
Debrief recommendations and conclusions of the audit review with process owners,
Regularly update the Team Leader on fieldwork status and audit results,
Document audit fieldwork and results in the dedicated IS tool,

Take part in the ‘weekly update memo’ drafting and:
  • write the descriptive parts related to the audited processes,
  • write audit findings, recommendations and best practices
  • suggest recommendation priorities and implementation deadlines,
Take part in the audit report drafting for the sections related to the audited processes,
Participate in the work groups aiming at ensuring interactions with expert functions and at supporting the Internal Audit methodology.

This position requires travel:
  • 25% of travel outside US
  • Up to 10% of travel in US, but outside New Jersey

Basic Qualifications:
Higher Education: Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Science at a minimum
A minimum of seven years experience in external/interal auditing in the pharmaceutical industry

Preferred Qualifications:
Certification is preferred (CIA, CFA,CRMA)
Fraud / Forensic experience or IT security & Compliance skills
Language skills: Fluent English (spoken and written). The knowledge of another language is preferred (Spanish),
Computer proficiency including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Knowledge of the Pharma and US business environment and ability to understand its regulatory specificities.
Ability to analyze and to synthesize while being objective
Good report writing skills
Ability to work in a team environment and to adapt to multicultural environments
Willingness to have an international exposure and travel frequently (up to 40% outside NJ),
Adaptability and flexibility,
Ability to develop and maintain good interpersonal relationships,
Good communication skills both orally and in writing,
Open-minded attitude
Ability to take initiative
Ability to work in a structured and regulated context with a sense of continuous improvement,
Organization and planning skills

Job : Audit
Primary Location : United States-New Jersey-Bridgewater

Job Posting : Apr 9, 2014, 7:33:33 PM

Shift : Day Job
Job Type : Regular
Employee Status : Regular

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