Senior Manager, Internal Audit

OPKO Health - Elmwood Park, NJ (30+ days ago)


The Manager, Internal Audit is responsible for leading the company’s internal control assessment and compliance with Sarbanes Oxley, the evaluation of significant processes, and oversight of the Company's enterprise risk management efforts. The position has a direct reporting relationship with Vice President, Finance. This position will be located at the OPKO Health, Inc. subsidiary BioReference Laboratories in Elmwood Park, NJ.

Principal Responsibilities:
Develop / maintain a risk assessment process to build annual internal audit plan
Develop a broad knowledge of the company’s businesses and functions to ensure audits are value-added activities
Interact with individuals throughout all levels and functions of the organization, including Executive management and develop working relationships with leaders of key functions and business units
Provide leadership and support to management and process owners in evaluating, developing and maintaining efficient and effective internal controls
Communicate and coordinate internal audit activities with the company’s external auditor’s audit strategy in order to provide audit support and efficiencies;
Plan, direct, review and provide oversight to staff in their testing of internal controls over financial reporting in compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Section 404 or their performance of compliance, operational or other audits throughout the year and assist with global locations as needed (ability to travel is required)
Lead/assist with the assessment and investigation of compliance issues, complaints, and suspected fraudulent activities, as necessary
Direct the evaluation, preparation and communication of audit findings to management, including recommending improvements and action plans, and soliciting feedback and management responses.
Clearly communicate with the Corporate VP of Internal Audit, Corporate Sr. Management and Audit Committee, as needed, regarding the company audit plan, audit progress, key findings, and emerging risks
Hire, develop and engage talent within the internal audit function as needed
Develop/coordinate training for audit staff development and education of relevant company employees
Other related duties as required or requested

Requirements and Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance
CPA required, CIA a plus
Minimum of 5 years of progressive audit experience, Big 4 experience preferred
Laboratory or pharmaceutical industry experience is strongly desired
Experience with SOX 404 requirements, current COSO framework and risk assessment practices
Understanding of internal auditing standards
Working knowledge of basic IT risks and control concepts
Excellent planning, project management and decision making skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Team player with a positive attitude and ability to motivate and influence others
Ability to travel 10-20% domestically
Strong critical thinking skills

OPKO offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package, including 401k match, paid disability and life insurance, and excellent medical and dental insurance.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled