Sr Associate Corp Audit

Thousand Oaks
24 Apr 2019
02 May 2019
Job role
Contract type
Full time
Job Summary

Amgen is seeking a Corporate Audit Senior Associate responsible for third party audits. The Audit Senior Associate will report to the Corporate Audit Director and will be based in our Thousand Oaks, CA corporate headquarters. The Audit Senior Associate will be responsible for overseeing the planning, day–to–day execution and reporting of third party audits in collaboration with independent audit firms retained to perform the contract compliance audits on behalf of Amgen. Projects include but are not limited to: contract compliance audits, risk assessments, RFP support, contract language negotiations, and oversight control best practices.

Other responsibilities of the Corporate Audit Senior Associate – Third Party Audits include:
  • Responsible for the administration of the Third Party Audit and Advisory program, including templates, work paper documentation, status tracker, executive presentations, external correspondence and review of invoices from the independent audit firms.
  • Day–to–day management of independent audit firms performing contract compliance audits on behalf of Amgen.
  • Define and coordinate the gathering of planning materials needed for contract compliance audits and advisory projects directly with internal stakeholders.
  • Coordinate key internal stakeholder meetings to facilitate updates and results discussions.
  • Demonstrate a high level of professionalism and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Successfully manage key relationships to ensure that scope of work and objectives are completed in a cost–effective and timely manner.
  • Exercise excellent judgment and initiative in handling business issues of significance to the Company.
  • Represents Audit and Advisory Lead in meetings, as needed.
  • From time–to–time will be asked to plan, coordinate, and execute internal control audits of Amgen internal operational and financial functions under the direction of the Corporate Audit Sr. Manager and/or Director.
Basic Qualifications:

Master's degree


Bachelor's degree and 2 years of Audit experience


Associate's degree and 6 years of Audit experience


High school diploma / GED and 8 years of Audit experience

Preferred Qualifications
  • Big 4 and Fortune 500 internal audit experience
  • Advanced certification (i.e., MBA, CPA, CISA or Six Sigma)
  • Knowledge and understanding of internal control framework
  • Self–starter with excellent project management skills
  • Analytical, interpersonal, team–building, leadership and conflict resolution skills
  • Excellent business acumen (e.g. knowledge of business drivers, finding solutions, and knowledge of accounting, finance and other business areas)
  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written), including the ability to effectively and confidentially interact with Amgen senior management
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and database management
  • Pharmaceutical / biotechnology industry experience a plus