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Associate Director, Audit

Merck

This is a Contract position in Kenilworth, NJ posted June 22, 2020.

Position Overview / Function and Responsibility

The Associate Director:

  • Lead a small team through financial and compliance audits and assessments across all divisions and functions to evaluate the adequacy of internal controls and deliver audit reports that add value to the area audited.
  • Coaches and trains staff members during the execution of the audits and assessments.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of and techniques to assess risk and evaluate the effectiveness of internal controls in moderately complex business scenarios in accordance with timelines.
  • Applies knowledge to analyze and evaluate business scenarios following a risk based approach and maintains supporting documentation.
  • Coaches in the skill of detecting, analyzing, quantifying and reporting non-conformance.
  • Participates in projects to drive continuous improvement and efficiencies.
  • Provides technical guidance and consultation on Company Policies and Procedures/Control Issues to the client and audit staff.

Qualifications:

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting/finance and CPA preferred.

Required Experience and Skills:

  • A minimum of 5 years of finance and/or audit experience.
  • Ability to identify and integrate patterns, trends, and inconsistencies across data sources to determine their broader implications.
  • Coach in ways to improve team cohesiveness and effectiveness.
  • Maintains team’s focus in the face of distractions, problems or crises.
  • Ability to proactively share information through appropriate mediums to keep others informed.
  • Ability to use an open communication style that actively acknowledges other thoughts and opinions.
  • Air travel is required within assigned regions/entities both domestically and internationally to complete testing; estimated travel up to 30% of the time. Driving is also required for certain domestic audits.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • A professional audit and/or control, security certification such as CPA, CISA, CIA, CMA, CFE.
  • Experience with Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.
  • Big 4 Audit experience.

Our 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.