Junior auditor, Internal Controls
Groom & Associes
Kirkland, QC
Title: Junior Auditor, internal controls
Location: Kirkland, QC
Industry: Pharmaceutical
Contract: 1 year
Salary: 50-55K

To apply: Please send your CV to Sarah Groom - Sarah.groom@groomassocies.com

  • Support CCR Lead to develop and maintain a strong and practical risk awareness, compliance and control culture and environment
  • Ensure process and internal control changes resulting from new or changing Corporate Financial Reporting Policies and Procedures and Corporate/ Divisional MAPP/FCPA Policies and Procedures are documented in local standard operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Develop and maintain a central repository for local SOPs and a maintain a change management process for local SOPs based on centralized GRCC guidance
  • Streamline and harmonize local policies, including removal of local/ divisional policies where they can be leveraged from Corporate Policies and Procedures
  • Support execution and coordination of annual ICOFR/ SOX and FCPA risk assessment in market using centralized tools/ methodologies developed by GRCC Leadership and Regional Leads; analyze and summarize results of risk assessments and report results
  • Provide support and guidance to business process owners in the development, execution, and documentation of remedial actions for any deficiencies in ICOFR/ SOX or FCPA design or operating effectiveness or process enhancements identified through day-to-day compliance and control activities, control self-assessments, Corporate Audits, or Compliance Quality monitoring activities
  • Document the ICOFR RCMs, including types of controls (key vs. secondary, preventive vs. detective, manual vs. automated) using the guidance provided by GRCC Leadership and Regional Leads (to the extent the BPOs and control owners need assistance)
  • Support other risk and compliance management activities such as:
  • Gathering data related to Financial Disclosure requests from Corporate Data Strategy and Reconciliation Team for “Data Monitoring Committee Payment Searches
  • Support the monitoring of the design and effectiveness of the remediation activity and report on its progress.
  • Execute Compliance Quality monitoring activities using guidance, tools, and templates provided by GRCC Leadership. Activities include:
  • Coordinating and executing market internal control self assessment and certifications
  • Coordinating and executing SOX 302 and 404 certifications
  • Performing walkthroughs of key controls
  • Performing sample based testing in the areas of ICOFR/ SOX, FCPA and T&E to identify control deficiencies or exceptions or other red flags requiring investigation and/ or remediation
  • Responsible for preparing annual FCPA Trend Analysis (Appendix E of CP 115) and certification. Responsible for preparing annual Trend Analysis and certification (WBB only).
  • Support the Control Automation and Continuous Control Monitoring efforts driven by the GRCC Leader and CoE
  • Support other in-market activities and compliance work as appropriate
  • Attend training as required
Technical Skills/Knowledge Requirements
  • Strong understanding of key risk areas in scope
  • Knowledge of risk management, compliance and control frameworks (e.g., COSO) and concepts (e.g., risk and control identification, risk assessments, monitoring and reporting)