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Audit Lead

Tokyo, Japan

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Audit Lead

Job ID R0077973 Date posted Oct. 05, 2022 Location Tokyo, Japan

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Job Description

Please note this job requires native level Japanese language command not only in speaking, business writing and reading.




Takeda is unwavering in our commitment to patients. With the patient at the center of everything we do, we continue to innovate and drive changes that will better their lives - we’re looking for like-minded professionals to join us.

Takeda is a global industry leader –we are united by our four priorities (Patients, Trust, Reputation, and Business) and our shared values of Takeda-ism: Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, and Perseverance. Takeda-ism is more than just a word. It’s a belief and a mindset which guides our decisions, behaviors, and interactions. It’s how we strive to work and live, every day.


  • 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
  • Assists in the execution of the global audit strategy
  • Responsible for managing mid-size or moderately complex audit projects and activities in Japan and Asia and globally, where requried, including coverage of Compliance, Financial, and Operational risks.


  • Planning, executing and reporting Financial, Operational and Compliance related audits/projects in accordance with GIA’s methodology
  • Coach audit staff on specific audit engagements
  • Assist Takeda in fulfilling SOX related committments
  • Provides supervision of third party service partners 


  • 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 year 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.
  • Supporting other Takeda Internal Audit teams in US and Europe on an as needed basis for either project-based or operational activities.
  • Performing ad hoc activities as requested by Group Internal Audit Office Heads.
  • Maintain the highest standards of professionalism and independence in the execution of all duties.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or finance;
  • A minimum of six years of experience (or 4+ years of experience with an advanced degree) in Public Accounting, Compliance, or Internal Audit, with
  • Strong understanding of Pharmaceutical industry risks and regulatory requirements defined by the local laws and regulations such as, FCPA, UK Bribery Act, etc., as well as a demonstrated ability to apply industry guidance and standards detailed within, PhRMA Code and other relevant industry groups,
  • CIA,CPA, or CISA preferred
  • International work experience
  • Experience with the requirements of Section 404 of the Sarbanes Oxley Act
  • 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
  • Excellent written communication skills including the ability to summarize audit findings, risks, insights and recommendations
  • Highly proficient in understanding processes, risks and controls across multiple disciplines (financial, operational, compliance, IT, etc.)
  • Strong organizational and project management skills with a proven ability to think strategically, work independently and deliver on complex projects
  • Strong data analysis skills
  • Ability to effectively manage ambiguity
  • Proven ability to provide quality deliverables on multiple audit projects or work streams simultaneously
  • Foreign language skills are a plus




賞与: 原則年2回

勤務時間:本社(大阪市中央区・東京都中央区)9:00~17:30 、工場(山口県光市・大阪市淀川区)8:00~16:45 、研究所(神奈川県藤沢市)9:00~17:45





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Allowances: Commutation, Housing, Overtime Work etc.

Salary Increase: Annually

Bonus Payment: Twice a year
Working Hours: Headquarters (Osaka/ Tokyo) 9:00-17:30, Production Sites (Osaka/ Yamaguchi) 8:00-16:45, Research Site (Kanagawa) 9:00-17:45
Holidays: Saturdays, Sundays, National Holidays, May Day, Year-End Holidays etc. (approx. 123 days in a year)
Paid Leaves: Annual Paid Leave, Special Paid Leave, Sick Leave, Family Support Leave, Maternity Leave, Childcare Leave, Family Nursing Leave.

Flexible Work Styles: Flextime, Telework

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