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Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals

Senior Internal Auditor

Pfizer Ireland Pharmaceuticals

  • Dublin City Centre / Dublin
  • Negotiable
  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 19/11/2012
  • Pfizer Inc
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Senior Internal Auditor


Role Description
The Senior Auditor will participate as a member of financial and IT auditors conducting independent audit and risk oversight activities at Pfizer locations worldwide, as well as participate on strategic teams within Corporate Audit. Additionally, they will participate as a member of the audit team at the European Global Financial Solutions center (GFS-E). This position provides an exciting opportunity to review and obtain an understanding of the end to end processes in today’s dynamic shared services environment while offering extensive interactions with the Shared Service center group and business management.

1) Participation on the “Direct Assist” team. The “Direct Assist” team is designed to maximize efficiencies within the audit process and includes the execution of quarterly and annual financial statement audit procedures performed at GFS-E under the supervision of Pfizer’s external auditing team. Responsibilities include the completion of substantive procedures which support the external auditor’s opinion, including the review of account reconciliations, performance of process walkthroughs and analytical procedures.

2) Conduct on-site independent evaluations of Pfizer’s financial and compliance control processes worldwide to ensure Pfizer’s risks are properly managed.

3) Review and evaluate compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, which requires management to maintain adequate controls to prevent a material misstatement of the Company’s financial statements.
4) Review and evaluate compliance with Pfizer’s Global Policy on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals (GPIHP) and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) to help ensure Pfizer colleagues worldwide are interacting in an appropriate manner with healthcare professionals and non-U.S. government officials.
5) Present the results of audits to senior site and division management, including practical recommendations to address identified risks, requiring strong negotiation and influence skills.

6) Prepare formal written reports setting forth recommendations for local, division and Corporate management to strengthen and improve operations, as well as identify cost or efficiency savings.

7) Actively participate on departmental and/or cross-functional teams addressing internal and external issues that support the department’s Strategic Business Framework. This may include designing our audit approach for ensuring compliance with the FCPA, Healthcare Compliance and Sarbanes-Oxley rules and regulations.

8) Domestic and international business travel of approximately 30% is required.

- BA/BS - Required
- MA/MS/MBA - Preferred
- Discipline: Finance, Accounting
- Certification: Certified Public Accountant or Chartered Accountant - Preferred
- Type of industry/organizations: Public accounting and/or internal auditing required;
- Multi-national pharmaceutical experience a plus; international experience a plus
Most critical technical competencies or capabilities:
- Knowledge of US GAAP
- Strong financial background required; IT exposure a plus
- Strong oral and written communication skills, enabling effective communication with all levels of management
- Negotiation and influence skills – the ability to influence others without express authority.
- Demonstrated strong analytical skills and the ability to integrate across multiple and varied business areas
- Demonstrated skills in leadership, strategic thinking, innovation, creativity, project management

Pfizer's aim is to provide equality of opportunity in the recruitment process by avoiding discrimination on the grounds of: age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage & civil partnership, pregnancy & maternity, political persuasion or trade union membership.
At Pfizer we are creating an organisation and promoting a culture that respects each individual's unique character and life experiences, and reflects the diversity of our customers and markets. We will achieve this through fostering and sustaining an environment in which every colleague feels valued and supported, thus enabling superior business results.

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