Associate Director, Audit Job

Kenilworth, NJ, US
June 19 2017
Organization Type
Associate Director, Audit-GEN000500


Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Position Overview / Function and Responsibility

The Associate Director:

- Lead a small team through financial and compliance audits and assessments across all Merck divisions and functions to evaluate the adequacy of internal controls and deliver audit reports that add value to the area audited.

- Coaches and trains staff members during the execution of the audits and assessments.

- Demonstrates knowledge of and techniques to assess risk and evaluate the effectiveness of internal controls in moderately complex business scenarios in accordance with timelines.

- Applies knowledge to analyze and evaluate business scenarios following a risk based approach and maintains supporting documentation.

- Coaches in the skill of detecting, analyzing, quantifying and reporting non-conformance.

- Participates in projects to drive continuous improvement and efficiencies.

- Provides technical guidance and consultation on Company Policies and Procedures/Control Issues to the client and audit staff.


Minimum Education Requirement:

- Bachelor's degree in accounting/finance and CPA preferred.

Required Experience and Skills:

- A minimum of 5 years of finance and/or audit experience.

- Ability to identify and integrate patterns, trends, and inconsistencies across data sources to determine their broader implications.

- Coach in ways to improve team cohesiveness and effectiveness.

- Maintains team’s focus in the face of distractions, problems or crises.

- Ability to proactively share information through appropriate mediums to keep others informed.

- Ability to use an open communication style that actively acknowledges other thoughts and opinions.

- Willingness to travel within assigned regions/entities both domestically and internationally to complete testing; estimated travel up to 30% of the time.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

- A professional audit and/or control, security certification such as CPA, CISA, CIA, CMA, CFE.

- Experience with Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.

- Big 4 Audit experience.

Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life.

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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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Job: General Audit

Job Title:Assoc. Dir, Audit

Primary Location: NA-US-NJ-Kenilworth

Employee Status: Regular

Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Number of Openings: 2

Company Trade Name:Merck

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