Pfizer's IT auditors have primary responsibility for conducting financial and IT audits as part of a team at Pfizer locations worldwide, as well as conducting risk oversight activities. Auditors also participate on strategic and operations teams within Corporate Audit.
This IT audit role allows a fantastic opportunity for strong work/life integration. Colleagues are able to integrate personal life and demands of a career while balancing competing priorities at work and home optimally.
The work/life balance is attained through a flexible Work Arrangement that includes working from auditor’s base office (including New York, NY, or Collegeville, PA) and working from home for up to 2 days a week while the colleague is not on an audit engagement.
Conduct independent evaluations of Pfizer’s Information Systems and compliance control processes worldwide to ensure Pfizer’s risks are properly managed
Present the results of audits to senior site and division management, including practical recommendations to address identified risks, requiring strong negotiation and influence skills.
Prepare formal written reports setting forth recommendations for local, division and Corporate management to strengthen and improve operations, as well as identify cost or efficiency savings.
Actively participate on departmental and/or cross-functional teams addressing internal and external issues that support the department’s operations and strategy. This may include updating our audit approach for ensuring compliance with the FCPA, Healthcare Compliance and Sarbanes-Oxley rules and regulations.
Domestic and international business travel is required.
Education: BS/BA required; MA/MS/MBA preferred
Discipline(s): Information Systems Auditing required, SAP Experience preferred
Certification(s): Certified Information Systems Auditor(CISA), Certified Public Accountant(CPA) ,Certified Internal Auditor(CIA) or Chartered Accountant (CA) preferred
Other Training: Foreign language skills preferred
Minimum range of years experience: 2-5 years
Type of industry/organizations: Public accounting and/or internal auditing required; multi-national pharmaceutical experience a plus; international experience a plus; large corporation experience preferred but not required
Candidates should have solid technical skills in one or, preferably, several technical areas below:
GxP regulations, guidelines, and industry standards as they apply to computer systems used within the Life Sciences and Pharmaceutical industry, including FDA regulations 21 CFR Part 11 electronic records/electronic signatures and EU Annex 11
Review and evaluate IT and Process controls in compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
Strong understanding of SAP, SAP Security and best practices solutions for SAP upgrades and implementations. SAP security knowledge should include but is not limited to SAP Authorization Concepts, Roles, Users Administration, SOD conflict resolution, SAP Access Controls, & SAP GRC Suite.
Knowledge of Quality Assurance and Quality Management principles, including an understanding of computer system validation practices as they apply to the Life Sciences and Pharmaceutical industry.
Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) IT Standards, Guidelines and Procedures for Auditing and Control and Code of Professional Ethics.
Control Objective for IT (COBIT) standards or equivalent
IT security and control practices for relevant platforms and systems such as Mainframe, AS/400, Distributed (Unix, Windows) environments, Web-based technology, and LAN/WANs.
Candidates should also have solid audit skills in all areas below:
Planning and project management while meeting multiple deadlines.
Collecting and analyzing complex data, evaluating information, and drawing logical conclusions.
Conducting reviews of all products of audit work performed by staff (work papers, testing and sampling plans, status reports, draft issues, etc.).
Effective verbal and written communications, including active listening and presenting findings and recommendations in a clear and concise manner, and resolving issues that may arise in a professional manner
Establishing and maintaining good working relationships with co-workers, staff and external contacts, and working effectively in a professional team environment in a matrixed organization.
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EEO & Employment Eligibility
Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.
Telecommuting is allowed.
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