Manager, Internal Audit in Albany, NY

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  • Employee Type:
    Full time
  • Location:
    Albany, NY
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Job Description


Manager, Internal Audit – Remote (East Coast
Company Background Albany Molecular Research Inc. (AMRI) AMRI is a global contract research, development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), dedicated to rapidly and reliably delivering high quality, complex services/products that enable our customers to improve patients’ lives. With locations in North America, Europe and Asia, AMRI’s team combines scientific expertise and market-leading technology to provide a complete suite of solutions in Discovery, Development, Analytical Services, API Manufacturing and Drug Product.  Founded 30 years ago, AMRI has announced deals and collaborations with such companies as Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Merck, Eli Lilly, Takeda, Genentech, Bristol-Myers Squibb and many other innovative biopharmaceutical and biotechnology firms. AMRI is a leading CDMO operating in an $80Bn, fast-growing market. The company was acquired by two blue-chip private equity firms, The Carlyle Group and GTCR, in August 2017.
The Carlyle Group  The Carlyle Group is a private equity firm and business development company that originates, structures and acts as lead equity and debt investor in leveraged buyouts, management-led buyouts, strategic minority equity investments, equity private placements, consolidations, buildups and growth capital financing. The company focuses on a wide range of sectors which includes aerospace and defense, automotive and transportation, consumer and retail, energy and power, healthcare, industrial, technology and business services, and telecommunications and media. It was founded in 1987 and is based in Washington, DC with additional offices across North America, South America, Middle East, Europe, Asia and Africa. Carlyle is one of the largest Private Equity firms in the world with assets under management of approximately $200 billion. GTCR Founded in 1980, GTCR is a private equity firm based in Chicago.  GTCR and its affiliates have been partnering with leading management teams for over 30 years, having invested over $10 billion in over 200 companies.  GTCR invests in a wide variety of service sectors of the economy, including information services & technology, growth business services, financial services & technology and healthcare. Join our talented workforce, where a commitment to excellence and a customer focused attitude is everything. We pursue excellence because our work has the power to improve patients’ lives with the pharmaceuticals we develop and manufacture. Internal Audi Manager Internal Auditing is an independent and objective assurance and consulting activity that is guided by a philosophy of adding value to improve the operations of Albany Molecular Research Inc. (AMRI). It assists AMRI in accomplishing its objectives by bringing a systematic and disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of the organization's risk management, control, and governance processes. The Internal Audit Manager will facilitate the development, testing and monitoring of internal controls over financial reporting, general business controls, and industry best practices to ensure compliance with AMRI’s policies, procedures, and internal controls system. Furthermore, this position will assist in the coordination, execution, monitoring and reporting of compliance with GAAP, statutes, regulations, policies and the provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and U.K. Bribery Act. The role is responsible for developing and executing annual and project level audit plans, managing and supervising audit staff engaged in identifying risk, analyzing controls, and reporting results, and making determinations of reportable issues while assessing the acceptability and implementation of management action plans. The role requires experience to perform financial and operational audits independently with minimal direct supervision. This is a hands-on position and this individual will work closely with the internal audit staff to:
• Manage audits (from planning, fieldwork, to report writing)
• Communicate with all levels of management on results of audits
• Track and follow-up on business implementation of audit findings
• Assess compliance with SOX 404 through testing
• Work on special projects The Internal Audit Manager reports directly to the Senior Director of Internal Audit. Responsibilities
• Executes the Annual Internal Audit Plan, as approved by the Audit & Compliance Committee, by managing audit projects and other engagements
• Leads all aspects of the planning phase of each audit engagement, using a risk-based approach to determine the scope of procedures to be performed
• Executes and supervises audit fieldwork
• Responsible for the preparation and presentation of audit findings and recommendations, including their implications to the effected management team
• Prepares audit reports for review and discussion with Senior Director prior to distribution
• Liaises with Management on an ongoing basis and in support of the annual audit plan Internal Controls Activities
• Directs the documentation, implementation, testing, and communication of financial accounting and operational internal controls as part of the company’s compliance with the Sarbanes Oxley Act (SOX)
• Determine the effectiveness of key internal controls over financial reporting including both new and existing processes, systems and controls
• Identify opportunities for efficiencies and improvements to processes, controls, and technology systems related to internal control functions, and make recommendations of best business practices
• ICFR/SOX PMO: Supports the annual certification process of the effectiveness of the internal controls over financial reporting (ICFR), and the overall internal control environment Leadership Activities
• Develop relationships using effective communications, both written and verbal
• Assess and evaluate entire key business processes across multiple departments and subsidiaries from a standpoint of risk of financial misstatements and/or fraud
• Assist in the development of Internal Audit programs, templates, checklist, and other tools
• Participate in staff recruitment including candidate interview and evaluation process
• Develop subordinate staff through leadership, training, coaching, and managerial review to professional standards as well as procedures established in the audit plan Data Analytics Activities
• Support Internal Audit's data analytics initiatives and development of visualizations Monitoring Activities
• Support the achievement of department’s performance metrics
• Ensure compliance with The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Standards by monitoring the audit process and by participating in the self-assessment reviews
• Supports the implementation and quarterly efforts of the Quality Assurance and Improvement Program (QAIP) Special Projects Activities
• Support the Senior Director of Internal Audit with the Annual Risk Assessment and scoping process
• Assist the Senior Director of Internal Audit with the management and coordination of the Company’s Enterprise Risk Management program
• Perform fraud investigations as necessary Administrative Activities
• Time reporting, continuing education, planning activities, general office administrative activities
• International and domestic travel may be required: Arrange travel requirements consistent with AMRI’s policies to perform audits of global operations, including visa applications, passport, airfare, hotel reservations, rental cars, etc. 

• Undergraduate degree in Accounting/Finance/Economics
• MBA or other graduate degree preferred
• Professional certifications preferred (CPA, CIA, CISA, CFE, etc.)
• 5-10 years total experience in finance/accounting/consulting including at least 4 years in internal/external audit
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate technical accounting and controls issues in terms that non-financial audience can understand. Ability to prepare oral presentations and management reports suitable for Executive Management and Audit Committee
• Ample experience with data analytics audit tools and scripting (e.g. ACL, IDEA, etc.)
• Working knowledge of Sarbanes Oxley and SEC regulations
• Working knowledge and understanding of Financial Controls, COSO, COBIT frameworks
• Highly developed organizational skills, project and time management skills
• Ability and desire to recruit and develop staff, providing critical and actionable feedback
• Strong analytical skills, problem solving
• Experience working in a global team desired
• Ability to travel by airplane and car an average of 35%-45%, typically Monday through Friday, however international assignments will require weekends out of town, passport required
• Experience working in global manufacturing industry desired
• Bilingual; fluent English skills (oral & written), plus another language (Spanish, Italian, French, German, or Mandarin) is preferred
• Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents
• Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community
• Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
• Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors
• Ability to effectively communicate internal control issues and recommendations to process owners and management All interested applicants must apply online. AMRI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.



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Primary Location: Albany, NY
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