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5/15/2022
$66,383 - $81,135
AstraZeneca is a global, science-led, patient-focused pharmaceutical company that focuses on the discovery, development, and commercialization of life-changing medicines across our three strategic priorities - Oncology, BioPharmaceuticals, and Rare Disease.

But we're more than one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies. At AstraZeneca, we're proud to have a unique workplace culture that inspires innovation and collaboration. Here, employees are empowered to express diverse perspectives and are made to feel valued, energized and rewarded for their ideas and creativity. We work together across global boundaries to make an impact and find answers to challenges

Group Internal Audit (GIA) provides independent assurance that we're achieving our objectives effectively and in the right way. Our remit is to provide assurance over compliance, operational, strategic, and technology risks and ensure they are being managed effectively. Play a role in empowering AstraZeneca and helping all of us to fulfil our ambitions. As valued partners across the enterprise, Group Internal Audit provides AstraZeneca Leaders the independent assurance and insight to navigate risks, in pushing the boundaries of science to deliver life-changing medicines. We draw on our network of diverse minds, harnessing our unique views and ideas to improve how AstraZeneca runs.

You've worked in a managerial-level role, probably in a Big Four firm or a large global organization. Your experience with IT & Digital capabilities and associated risks, coupled with a global outlook, would make an exceptional Internal Audit Manager with AstraZeneca, a world-leading pharmaceutical company, in Gaithersburg, MD.

Reporting to the Head of Audit (IT & Digital), you'll have the ability to drive value to our business partners and be recognized amongst peers as a leading Internal Audit function.

The successful candidate will be highly motivated, energetic and possess a natural curiosity to learn and will see this role as an opportunity to understand and learn about AstraZeneca's business operations, providing them with the skills to further their career within AstraZeneca.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan, manage and execute the annual Audit Plan for IT & Digital.
  • Apply a systematic, risk-focused, disciplined, and balanced approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of processes, internal controls, risk management and governance processes.
  • Prepare insightful written reports and verify that recommendations are implemented in a timely manner.
  • Utilize knowledge of industry best practices to suggest improvements to the company's IT governance and IT/business processes through ongoing consultative recommendations.
  • Utilize innovative techniques, including use of digital/ data-driven techniques to inform audit planning, fieldwork, and reporting and to drive impactful insights to the business.
  • Promote high levels of ethical awareness within the organization.

Candidate Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Essential
  • Minimum of five years of Information Technology (IT) or IT auditing experience. Relevant audit and/or consulting experience with a Big Four accounting firm, consulting firm, and/or experience within an Internal Audit department of a large global organization is strongly preferred.
  • BS in management information systems, computer science or related business field.
  • Ability to "deep dive" into the details of the IT function and business, while staying focused on the big picture.
  • Excellent project management skills with the ability to organize, manage and deliver on multiple priorities.
  • High level of personal integrity, tenacity, and independence.
  • Excellent communication skills -- both written and oral. Ability to articulate complex concepts in simple and easy to understand terms.
  • Excellent presentation skills. Ability to communicate complex concepts clearly.
  • Ability to undertake travel internationally (potentially up to 20% of working days) to work on a range of audits.

Desirable
  • Familiarity with SAP, cybersecurity, cloud computing, Artificial Intelligence, Information Management, Digital Transformation, and / or Emerging Technologies.
  • Relevant Life Sciences or Biopharmaceutical industry experience.
  • Experience with a Big Four firm and/or experience within an Internal Audit department of a large global company with a focus on IT & Digital.
  • Experience using digital or data-driven auditing and visualization techniques to drive impactful insights.

Job ID: 7318173424170855051

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