Internal Auditor

Emergent BioSolutions
Gaithersburg, MD
May 23, 2022
Jun 01, 2022
Audit and Tax
Full Time
Those who join Emergent BioSolutions feel a sense of ownership about their future. You will excel in an environment characterized by respect, innovation and growth opportunities. Here, you will join passionate professionals who advance their scientific, technical and professional skills to develop products designed-to protect life. Job Summary The primary responsibility of the position is to perform operational, compliance and financial audit testing as an engagement team member. Support engagement planning and the development and continual improvement of internal audit processes and procedures. Essential Functions First assignment is Sarbanes-Oxley testing with subsequent assignments based on skills, knowledge, and the Annual Audit Plan. Support lead auditors by providing status updates for assigned audit tasks. Assists in the development and communication of SOX and Internal Audit schedules, deadlines and expectations to process owners and management. Assists in the development of request lists for distribution to process owners and monitors to verify that all documents are received. Implements sample selection methodology. Performs basic to moderately complex audit procedures, including identifying and defining issues, developing criteria, reviewing and analyzing evidence, and documenting processes and procedures. Conducts interviews, reviews documents, composes summary memos, and prepares audit working papers. Identifies, develops, and documents audit issues and recommendations for improvement using independent judgment concerning areas being reviewed. Assists in communicating the results of audit and consulting projects via written reports and oral presentations. Documents procedures performed in audit work papers in accordance with department and professional standards. Performs follow-up procedures as necessary to clear audit review notes. Recommends operational effectiveness rating of findings with adequate support and input from the process owner. Assists in identifying and evaluating the organization's audit risk areas and provides input to the development of the risk-based SOX and annual internal audit plans. Maintains all organizational and professional ethical standards and completes all internal audit work in compliance with The IIA's International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (Standards). Develops and maintains productive team-oriented relationships through individual contacts and group meetings. Performs other tasks as assigned by audit management. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of work performed by those in this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, and other duties may be assigned. Education, Experience & Skills Education and experience Bachelor's degree in Accounting from an accredited college or university. Minimum of 2 years of full-time experience in internal audit/public accounting or 3-4 years of related accounting/finance experience. CPA or CIA certification and/or candidacy is preferred. Experience in Bio-Tech or Pharma is a plus. SAP experience is a plus. Other desired skills or knowledge: Knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley, PCAOB, SEC and US GAAP standards, rules, regulations and best practices Knowledge of COSO and IIA Standards and Code of Ethics. Knowledge of audit testing and work paper documentation techniques. Knowledge of business processes and best practices. Must possess good listening, writing and verbal communication skills. Must possess effective organizational, planning and analytical skills. Skill in collecting and analyzing data, evaluating information and systems, drawing logical conclusions and developing meaningful recommendations for improvement. Ability to interact and develop effective working relationships with colleagues and operational personnel at all levels of the organization. Must be flexible and able to work effectively both independently and as part of a team, and meet deadlines in a fast paced, dynamic environment. Must be fluent in English Must be proficient with Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, Visio). Successful applicants for this position must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Individuals with qualifying medical issues or sincerely held religious beliefs or practices that may prevent them from getting the vaccine may request an exemption from the vaccine requirement. There are physical/mental demands and work environment characteristics that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. This information is available upon request from the candidate. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform all essential functions. Emergent BioSolutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and values the diversity of our workforce. Emergent does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Information submitted will be used by Emergent BioSolutions for activities related to your prospective employment. Emergent BioSolutions respects your privacy and any use of the information submitted will be subject to the terms of our Privacy Policy . Emergent BioSolutions does not accept non-solicited resumes or candidate submittals from search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions' approved agency list. Unsolicited resumes or candidate information submitted to Emergent BioSolutions by search/recruiting agencies not already on Emergent BioSolutions' approved agency list shall become the property of Emergent BioSolutions and if the candidate is subsequently hired by Emergent BioSolutions, Emergent BioSolutions shall not owe any fee to the submitting agency.