Allergan Sr. Internal Auditor in Madison, New Jersey

Sr. Internal Auditor

Madison, New Jersey, United States at

4 days agoPost Date

185722Requisition #

Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) is a bold, global pharmaceutical company and a leader in a new industry model - Growth Pharma. Allergan is focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing branded pharmaceutical, device, biologic, surgical and regenerative medicine products for patients around the world.

Allergan markets a portfolio of leading brands and best-in-class products for the central nervous system, eye care, medical aesthetics and dermatology, gastroenterology, women's health, urology and anti-infective therapeutic categories. With commercial operations in approximately 100 countries, Allergan is committed to working with physicians, healthcare providers and patients to deliver innovative and meaningful treatments that help people around the world live longer, healthier lives every day.

Allergan is a company that will inspire you to aim high with your ambition. Where you can build bridges all over the world. Where you can power ideas that drive change. And where you will act fast and drive results for customers and patients. Power your future& join our bold team.

Position Description

The Senior Internal Auditor position is for individuals who want to develop experience in operational and financial, commercial compliance and information technology auditing in a leading and continually growing global pharmaceutical company. The position is ideal for someone looking to get exposure to different business areas/geographies and build a career in a dynamic internal audit department.

On each audit, the Senior Internal Auditor should demonstrate strong communication, planning, administrative, technical and audit investigative skills, as well as establishing and maintaining good relationships with auditees and team members.In addition, the Senior Internal Auditor must be willing to lead and be led by peers from time to time on various audits and department initiatives or projects. The Senior Internal Auditor should have strong skills in project management and leading teams.The ideal candidate should be able to work independently and as part of a larger team, and be eager to learn and accept new challenges.

The candidate must be willing to travel up to 30% of the time to domestic and international locations. The position is considered rotational and provides opportunities to move into other areas of Internal Audit, Finance or the business.

Main Areas of Responsibilities

Audit Planning

  • Assist in development ofrisk-based audit plan

  • Initiate discussions withbusiness unit regarding audit planning and scoping

  • Identify financial,operational, compliance and IT/information security risks and incorporateinto audit scope and audit program; support integrated audit planningactivities as required

  • Prepare planning documentationand consult with Manager/Director on scope and audit approach

  • Update audit program asappropriate

  • Communicate scope, timing andaudit program to team

Audit Fieldwork

  • Conduct audits consistent withIIA and department policies; manage timely completion of audit includingcommunication of status to Manager/Director

  • Identify and document risks,operational/process issues, internal control deficiencies andopportunities for improvement

  • Prepare agenda and presentationfor the audit closing meeting

  • Document audit findings intoaudit report format as the audit progresses

  • Adapt audit program andprocedures as observations/new information is uncovered in the field

Audit Wrap-Up

  • Finalize audit fieldwork anddraft audit report consistent with report writing guidelines

  • Review and finalize audit teamworkpapers in coordination with audit management and department qualityguidelines

  • Work with Management to developobservation action plans

  • Issue audit report in a timelymanner

  • Conduct self-evaluations withteam

  • Follow-up with Management onaction plan status as necessary


  • A minimum of 3 years of audit experienceor relevant industry experience (Internal Audit or public accounting firmis a plus).Proven experience leading and buildingteams through an audit engagement.

  • Excellentoral, verbal, and analytical skills required; with the ability tocommunicate with all levels of the organization effectively

  • Experience planning and performingintegrated audits.Experience with CommercialCompliance or Information Technology (IT) is a plus

  • Proficiency in Microsoft OfficeSuite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); experience with Teammate is a plus

  • Strong analytical andcommunication skills

  • Working knowledge of dataanalysis tools is a plus (ACL, Tableau)

  • Comfortable working andlearning independently and as part of a team

  • Understanding of Sarbanes Oxleyimplementation practices and issues

  • Understanding of auditmethodology and use of various audit tools to facilitate the audit process

  • Ability to travel domesticallyand internationally up to 30% of the time

Professional certifications such as Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and/or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) are preferred.


  • 4 year B.S. or B.A. degree (Finance/Accounting,Business Administration or related field preferred)

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Allergan is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other protected status.