Posted to MedZilla on 5/28/2017

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

US-IL, Staff/Senior Internal Auditor 1700170-MZ


Please note that the requirements specified in this posting are the basic qualifications required for the (Senior Internal Auditor); however, job title will be dependent on the candidate s level of experience in those requirements.

The Senior Internal Auditor is responsible for working with Internal Audit management to achieve the Group Internal Audit Plan for Takeda in the Americas. This responsibility includes understanding the internal audit scope, performing internal audit procedures, and preparing internal audit reports reflecting the results of the work performed. Work performed will include auditing functional and operating units and focusing on business process, Pharma Compliance, and financial processes. In addition, the Senior Internal Auditor performs follow-up activities on the status of outstanding Internal Audit issues. The Senior Internal Auditor will also assist Internal Audit management with development of the annual Internal Audit risk assessment and audit plan. The Senior Internal Auditor may also manage and review the work performed by other internal audit co-sourcing resources.


This position will work in support of the Internal Audit management by:
  • Demonstrating advanced understanding of internal control concepts and experience apply them to plan, perform, manage and report on the evaluation of various business processes/areas/functions;
  • Working with GIA management to implement the audit plan and system to assess the controls in place that mitigate identified risks to Takeda;
  • Reviewing the day-to-day activities of resources from the co-sourcing consulting firm, including assessing and revising proposed audit programs, coordinating the review of documentation and implementing the interview schedule;
  • Writing and working with GIA management to communicate action plans resulting from audit findings and recommendations, ensuring that all significant areas are appropriately documented and addressed;
  • Primary point of contact to manage audit files and records, ensuring files are maintained in accordance with Record Retention schedules;
  • Demonstrating advanced knowledge to identify risk areas to Takeda through formal and informal risk assessments and gap analyses;
  • Building networks and relationships with other functional areas to build support for the audit plans and initiatives;
  • Ensuring adequate supervision of guest auditors.


  • Undergraduate Degree (preferably in accounting/finance);
  • 3+ years of audit and/or monitoring experience;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, to effectively present audit results to peers and Internal Audit management;
  • Significant Sarbanes-Oxley assessment experience or fluent language skills in Spanish or Portuguese;
  • Strong project management, verbal, written and documentation skills;
  • Ability to process and analyze information and develop related action plans;
  • Ability to perform duties and tasks necessary to work on multiple projects.
  • CPA or CIA.
  • 2+ years of Public Accounting experience.
  • Compliance and internal auditing experience.
  • Knowledge of current compliance issues facing the pharmaceutical industry, including fraud and abuse issues resulting from interactions with healthcare professionals and reimbursement by government payment programs.
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) designation and experience in fraud detection.
  • Experience in working on audit projects in the emerging markets.
  • Compliance certification, such as the Seton Hall Compliance Certificate.

  • Moderate travel, approximately 20-25% of total work time, with some international travel required.

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