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Sr. Auditor Internal Audit

Boston, Massachusetts

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Sr. Auditor Internal Audit

Job ID R0076323 Date posted Sep. 30, 2022 Location Boston, Massachusetts

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About the role:

Join Takeda as a Senior Auditor where you will use the Group Internal Audit (GIA) audit methodology to complete financial, operational, and compliance audits to evaluate Takeda's control environment, both domestically and abroad. As part of the Internal Audit team in Cambridge, you will report to our Senior Audit Lead and work with GIA management to achieve the audit plan for Takeda across North, South, and Central America.

How you will contribute:


  • Leverage the Group Internal Audit (GIA) audit methodology to execute financial, operational, and compliance audits to evaluate Takeda’s control environment, both domestically and abroad.
  • Work in coordination with GIA management to achieve the audit plan for Takeda across North, South, and Central America.  
  • Plan and executes SOX testing of key cycles.
  • Provide support for department initiatives.


  • Assist GIA management in performing the planning, fieldwork, and reporting related to internal audits identified in the annual audit plan;
  • Identify risks and evaluate the design and effectiveness of internal controls across financial, operational, and compliance processes;
  • Assess the efficiency of operations and compliance with relevant corporate policies and regulations through the execution of audit work programs;
  • Assist in key departmental process improvement initiatives and special projects;
  • Work with GIA management to communicate audit findings and recommendations, ensuring all significant areas are appropriately documented and addressed;
  • Identify risk areas to Takeda through planning and field work; and
  • Build networks and relationships with other functional areas to build support for the audit plans and initiatives.


  • Executing activities to support the completion of the audit plan such as engagement risk assessments, audit planning, fieldwork execution, and communicating of audit results to GIA management and control/process owners.
  • Provide control owners with valuable recommendations and insights to strengthen Takeda’s control environment
  • Drafting audit issues for inclusion in audit reports based on fieldwork results
  • Ability to communicate effectively, present professionally, and work well with management and peer group.
  • Maintaining knowledge and understanding of accounting and audit standards, regulatory issues and industry updates.
  • Actively foster relationships with control and process owners to build business acumen.
  • Support other Takeda Internal Audit teams in Japan and Zurich, as needed, for either project-based or operational activities
  • Performing ad hoc activities as requested by GIA management.
  • Maintain the highest standards of professionalism and independence in the execution of all duties.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university;
  • 3+ years of audit and/or monitoring experience;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to summarize audit issues, risks, insights and recommendations:
  • Willing to travel internationally and can meet the legal requirements to visit countries outside of the United States.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills;
  • Highly proficient in understanding processes, risks, and controls across multiple disciplines (financial, operational, and compliance);
  • Must be able to prioritize work effectively to meet timelines;
  • Proven ability to delivery quality work product across multiple work streams simultaneously;
  • Ability to work through ambiguity


  • Experience from a major public accounting or consulting firm.
  • Experience on engagements related to healthcare compliance and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).
  • Knowledge of current compliance issues facing the pharmaceutical industry, including fraud and abuse resulting from interactions with healthcare professionals and government reimbursement programs.
  • Experience with the requirements of the Sarbanes Oxley Act.

What Takeda can offer you:

  • Comprehensive Healthcare: Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • Financial Planning & Stability: 401(k) with company match and Annual Retirement Contribution Plan
  • Health & Wellness programs including onsite flu shots and health screenings
  • Generous time off for vacation and the option to purchase additional vacation days
  • Community Outreach Programs and company match of charitable contributions
  • Family Planning Support
  • Flexible Work Paths
  • Tuition reimbursement

More about us:

At Takeda, we are transforming patient care through the development of novel specialty pharmaceuticals and best in class patient support programs. Takeda is a patient-focused company that will inspire and empower you to grow through life-changing work.

Certified as a Global Top Employer, Takeda offers stimulating careers, encourages innovation, and strives for excellence in everything we do. We foster an inclusive, collaborative workplace, in which our teams are united by an unwavering commitment to deliver Better Health and a Brighter Future to people around the world.

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