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Senior Manager / Manager, Internal Audit, APAC

Apply Now Email Me Job ID R0013001 Date posted 11/15/2019 Location: Singapore, Singapore

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Job Description

OBJECTIVE

  • Provide independent assurance on the design and operating effectiveness of internal controls to contribute to the enhancement of corporate value
  • Provide advice on controls to enhance efficiency and effectiveness of organizational operations and to mitigate and raise awareness of relevant risks
  • Assist in the execution of the global audit strategy, including planning and execution of US SOX testing of key cycles
  • Responsible for managing mid-size or moderately complex audit projects and activities in Japan and Asia and globally, where required, including coverage of Compliance, Financial, and Operational risks.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Leading and performing mid-sized and moderately complex audit activities both directly and with the assistance of third parties.  These activities include, but are not limited to, defining scope, writing RFPs, planning budgets, setting timelines, obtaining necessary resources, managing and directing internal and external audit team members and facilitating successful project execution;
  • Assist in the execution of the annual risk assessment and the three years Audit Plan;
  • Provide management with valuable recommendations and insights to strengthen Takeda’s control environment;
  • Reviewing, finalizing and delivering audit reports; communicating audit findings;
  • Working with third-party vendors, including reviewing qualifications, assessing and revising proposed audit work plans, coordinating the review of documentation;
  • Identifying current audit and compliance trends by maintaining knowledge and understanding of accounting and audit standards, regulatory issues and industry updates;
  • Building external networks and internal relationships with cross-functional areas to build business acumen and to help enhance the brand of Group Internal Audit;
  • Performing ad hoc activities as requested by Group Internal Audit Office Heads;
  • Supporting other Takeda Internal Audit teams in US and Europe on an as needed basis for either project-based or operational activities; and
  • Maintain the highest standards of professionalism and independence in the execution of all duties
  • Moderate travel, approximately 25-50% of total work time, with some international travel required.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree (preferably in accounting/finance)
  • Minimum of 6+ years of audit and/or monitoring experience
  • Knowledge of current compliance issues facing the pharmaceutical industry, including but not limited to fraud and abuse issues resulting from interactions with healthcare professionals and reimbursement by government payment programs.
  • Experience with the requirements of Section 404 of the Sarbanes Oxley Act
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to summarize audit issues, risks, insights and recommendations
  • Strong organizational and project management skills with proven ability to think strategically, work independently and deliver on complex projects
  • Highly proficient in understanding processes, risks and controls across multiple disciplines (financial, operational, compliance, IT)
  • Must be able to prioritize work effectively to meet timelines with proven ability to deliver quality work product across multiple work streams simultaneously
  • Strong ability to develop and foster positive working relationships with business and corporate staff from various cultures
  • Proven ability to successfully lead a team of auditors on assignments, enabling team members to establish and achieve goals
  • Ability to work through ambiguity

Preferred:

  • Big 4 experience
  • CPA (or equivalent certification) or CIA, CFE or CISA
  • Written and verbal communication skills in one additional Asian language (e.g. Chinese, Japanese or other Asian local languages)
  • Strong data analysis skills and ability to read and interpret data analysis results

Locations

Singapore, Singapore

Worker Type

Employee

Worker Sub-Type

Regular

Time Type

Full time

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