Senior Auditor, Global Internal Audit & Assurance

Princeton, New Jersey, United States
Competitive salary
16 Sep 2020
17 Sep 2020
Job role
Audit, Internal audit
At Bristol Myers Squibb, we are inspired by a single vision - transforming patients' lives through science.In oncology, hematology, immunology and cardiovascular disease - and one of the most diverse and promising pipelines in the industry - each of our passionate colleagues contribute to innovations that drive meaningful change. We bring a human touch to every treatment we pioneer. Join us and make a difference.

Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) is a global Biopharma company committed to a single mission: to discover, develop, and deliver innovative medicines focused on helping millions of patients around the world in disease areas such as oncology, cardiovascular, immunoscience, and fibrosis.

Join us and make a difference. We hire the best people and provide them with a work environment that places a premium on diversity, integrity, collaboration and personal development. Through a culture of inclusion, we create a better, more productive work environment. We believe that the diverse experiences and perspectives of all our employees help to drive innovation and transformative business results.

Global Internal Audit & Assurance (GIA) is viewed within BMS as a source of key diverse organizational talent, with alumni holding various roles, including leadership positions in business operations. In this role, the Senior Auditor will receive broad exposure to BMS's commercial business units, manufacturing, research & development, corporate finance, information technology (IT), third-party relationships, and other aspects of the Company's operations.

The Senior Auditor in GIA will work in a team environment to plan and execute dynamic risk-based audits and identify value-added recommendations to strengthen Company processes and controls. Audits will include U.S.-based operations, international Company subsidiaries, strategic initiatives, critical business processes, and key third-party outsourcing arrangements. Throughout the audits, the Senior Auditor will have the opportunity to interact with senior management and enhance oral and written communication skills.


  • Work collaboratively with audit teams to execute financial, operational, compliance, and integrated-IT audits.
  • Conduct planning activities to identify significant risks and develop appropriate risk-based audit procedures.
  • Research applicable policies, guidance, and regulations to drive assigned sections of the audit with high quality and within deadlines.
  • Leverage existing data analytics and assist with build and enhancement projects, when assigned.
  • Interview key personnel to assess business processes and the strength of their control environments.
  • Identify meaningful value-added recommendations for management to improve the adequacy, effectiveness, and efficiency of controls and related processes.
  • Lead meetings involving various levels of management to effectively communicate audit status, align on significant audit issues and recommended corrective actions.
  • Prepare clear, detailed audit documentation evidencing the results of actual testing procedures in accordance with BMS and the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) standards.
  • Prepare audit reports, including clearly written, concise audit observations that effectively communicate identified issues and their related corrective actions to key stakeholders.
  • Participate with the team in at least two weeks of annual training in addition to regular departmental meetings that include sharing best practices.
  • Participate in departmental projects as assigned (e.g., audit lessons learned, training, continuous improvement, etc.).
  • May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


  • A BA/BS degree in Accounting, Finance, or other business discipline is required. MBA or other advanced degree is preferred.
  • A minimum of 3 years prior public accounting or internal audit experience, including experience in financial, operational, or compliance auditing, is required. Experience with a Big Four firm is preferred.
  • Professional certification is strongly preferred (i.e., CPA, CA, CIA, CISA or equivalent).
  • Knowledge of U.S. GAAP and IIA standards required.
  • English fluency is required. Multilingual (verbal and written) is preferred.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are required. Experience in developing written reports and delivering presentations is preferred.
  • Analytical and computer skills, including proficiency with Excel/Word/PowerPoint, are required. Data analytics experience (specifically with visualization tools such as Tableau) and ERPs, such as SAP, is preferred.
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time is required, including international travel for up to three weeks at a time.
  • Position will be based out of either Tampa, FL or Princeton, NJ.

Personal Characteristics:

• Quick Learner: Able to identify risk and quickly develop an understanding of complex processes. Works effectively in ambiguous situations and adapts quickly in a rapidly changing environment.

• Action-Oriented: Pursues tasks with a sense of urgency. Shows accountability by taking ownership of assigned responsibilities and completing them on time, with the highest quality.

• Critical Thinking: Gathers relevant information and critically evaluates it to define next steps and propose a solution.

• Effective Communicator: Displays excellent ability to communicate across various levels of management, including with executives, to explain identified issues and related corrective actions.

• Project Management: Demonstrates speed and innovation to get things done; can simplify complex processes; knows of and can leverage resources to drive tasks/projects forward across functions and within the function.

• Team Player: Works well in a team environment, fostering inclusion and building effective relationships with both team members and customers.

• Development-Oriented: Committed to and actively works toward continuous improvement, including self-development.

• Integrity: Exhibits passion for the work that they do and demonstrates the ethical behavior expected of an internal audit function.

Around the world, we are passionate about making an impact on the lives of patients with serious diseases. Empowered to apply our individual talents and diverse perspectives in an inclusive culture, our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

Bristol Myers Squibb recognizes the importance of balance and flexibility in our work environment. We offer a wide variety of competitive benefits, services and programs that provide our employees with the resources to pursue their goals, both at work and in their personal lives.

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