IS Audit Manager - Thousand Oaks, CA | Biospace
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IS Audit Manager


Thousand Oaks, CA
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
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Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
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Job Description

Job Summary

Amgen is currently seeking a Corporate Audit IS Manager position for our Thousand Oaks, CA office. This Audit IS Manager will assists the General Auditor, directors, managers and staff of Amgen Corporate Audit, in providing independent, objective assurance and consulting services designed to add value and improve the operations of the Company. This Audit IS Manager will also help determine whether the Company's systems of risk management, control and governance processes are adequate and functioning in a manner appropriate to a Company of our size and market.

Responsibilities include:

  • Effectively plan, coordinate, and conduct periodic audits of operational and financial areas in accordance with approved annual audit plans
  • Interact with Amgen senior and mid-level management
  • Demonstrate a high level of professionalism and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Successfully manage and cultivate key relationships to ensure that Corporate Audit's scope of work and the objectives of the organization are completed in a cost-effective and timely manner
  • Exercise excellent judgment and initiative in handling business issues of significance to Corporate Audit and the Company
  • Draft work papers documenting work performed and written communications of audit and consulting engagement results
  • Has project management responsibility for leading the direction and accomplishments of overall goals and objectives of audits
  • Provide appropriate leadership and mentoring to Corporate Audit staff to achieve audit goals and objectives
  • Discharge responsibilities in a manner that is consistent with The Institute of Internal Auditors' Code of Ethics, International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and Statement of Responsibilities
  • Travel up to 20% per year



Doctorate degree


Master's degree & 2 years of finance experience


Bachelor's degree & 4 years of finance experience


Associate's degree & 10 years of finance experience


High school diploma / GED & 12 years of finance experience


  • 5+ years of progressive experience in auditing, finance, accounting, sales & marketing, information technology management, compliance and/or operations
  • 2+ years of experience with leading teams, supervising, and executing various IS audit projects such as: general controls, application controls, data analysis, vulnerability assessments / penetration studies, intrusion detection, and SSAE16s (formerly SAS 70s)
  • External audit (e.g., Big Four) and /or internal audit (e.g., Fortune 500) experience is highly desirable
  • Advanced degrees in computer science, accounting finance, business administration or in a life science related area.
  • Certifications such as CISA, CIA, CISSP, CISSM, CRISK, CGEIT, CPA and MBA
  • Working knowledge of data analytics processes and tools such as ACL, Alteryx, Tableau, Spotfire a plus
  • Working knowledge of enterprise applications such as ERP (SAP) systems, COSO framework and good audit experience of auditing ITIL, COBIT and other technical IS processes area a plus
  • Other desired experience in information security or information management
  • Knowledge and understanding of internal control framework
  • Pharmaceutical / biotechnology industry experience
  • Self-starter with excellent project management and communication (both verbal and written) skills, including the ability to effectively and confidentially interact with Amgen senior management
  • Excellent and insightful financial, analytical, interpersonal, team-building, leadership and conflict resolution skills
  • Excellent business acumen (e.g., knowledge of business drivers, finding solutions and knowledge of accounting, finance and other business areas)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point

Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN), a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses. With a deep and broad pipeline of potential new medicines, we continue to advance science to serve patients.