Senior Specialist, IT Audit

Recruiter
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.
Location
Kenilworth
Salary
Competitive
Posted
13 Apr 2021
Closes
05 May 2021
Job role
Audit
Sector
IT/Telecoms
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
Job DescriptionOur Finance team brings together our financial perspectives into our overall strategic and tactical decision making. We use state–of–the–art techniques for financial analysis, planning, accounting, reporting and performance evaluation. This allows the organization to continue advancing medical innovation and improve lives.The successful incumbents will need to possess a solid mix of audit and business operations experience in a multitude of different IT environments (i.e., applications, operating systems and infrastructure). The primary role of the candidate will be to participate in the execution of IT internal audit engagements to assess the adequacy of internal controls and deliver value add reports. This includes performing walkthroughs and testing information technology general controls (ITGCs) to provide reasonable assurance that adequate application and infrastructure internal controls are both designed and operating effectively. A successful incumbent will be well versed in SOX controls, SAP and in the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and to be able to audit to the relevant requirements.Position Responsibilities:Under the direction of the Audit Director and the Auditor–in–Charge ("AIC"), the Senior Specialist will:Participate in the execution of IT internal audit engagements.Support financial or operational, integrated and process audits, both domestic and abroad.On occasion, the incumbent will be expected to lead small teams of auditors on audits with limited management supervision in addition to actively performing audit work.Under the direction of the AIC, partner with colleagues and clients, support groups, and other organizations to effectively complete all assigned audit work.Execute audit programs and work papers (including walkthroughs and sample testing) in line with the established quality standards and timelines.Collaborate with the audit team in the writing of audit summaries of issues and reports which accurately describe identified control concerns, associated risks, and appropriate recommendationsMaintain the highest standards of professionalism and independence in the execution of duties with the highest level of integrity and quality. Show good judgment in the conduct of work.Education Minimum Requirement:Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Business, Accounting, Finance or a related disciplineRequired Experience and Skills: A minimum of three years of IT auditing experienceExperience in Sarbanes–Oxley documentation, test development and test execution; working knowledge of ITGCs as they relate to Sarbanes–Oxley (S404) including SOC reports (SSAE18).Understanding of core IT management processes at application and infrastructure level (e.g., Logical Access, Change Management, System Development Lifecycle, Information Security, IT Ops etc.)Basic understanding of security and control risks in emerging technology environments (e.g. Cybersecurity, Cloud, Mobile Computing, Robotic Process Automation, etc.)Good understanding of SAP business processes (i.e., OTC, FBM), controls (automated, manual, security) and elements of underlying configurations.Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as a creative problem–solving mindset paired with an auditor's "show me" skepticismExcellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact effectively with client and business process owners as well as colleagues.Effective oral and written communication skills.Strong time management skills and the ability to work within a team as well as independently.Attention to detail and the ability to multi–task are essential to the position.Ability to travel both domestically and internationally up to 30% of the time.Preferred Experience and Skills:CISA, CISSP, CIA, CPA, CA or CISMBig 4 or Regional Auditing/Accounting Firm Experience.Our Support Functions deliver services and makes recommendations about ways to enhance our workplace and the experience of working at our organization. Our Support Functions include HR, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Procurement, Administration, Facilities and Security.Who we are ... We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.What we look for ... In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.INVENT.IMPACT.INSPIRE.NOTICE FOR INTERNAL APPLICANTSIn accordance with Managers' Policy – Job Posting and Employee Placement, all employees subject to this policy are required to have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in current position prior to applying for open positions.If you have been offered a separation benefits package, but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.Current Employees apply HERECurrent Contingent Workers apply HEREUS and Puerto Rico Residents Only:Our company is committed to inclusion, ensuring that candidates can engage in a hiring process that exhibits their true capabilities. Please click here if you need an accommodation during the application or hiring process.For more information about personal rights under Equal Employment Opportunity, visit:EEOC PosterEEOC GINA SupplementOFCCP EEO SupplementWe are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another's thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.Search Firm Representatives Please Read CarefullyMerck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre–existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails.Employee Status: RegularRelocation:No relocationVISA Sponsorship:NoTravel Requirements:Flexible Work Arrangements:Shift:Valid Driving License:Hazardous Material(s):Number of Openings: 2

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