Senior Manager, Internal Audit

Sleepy Hollow, NY, United States
Jan 10, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Known for its scientific and operational excellence, Regeneron is a leading science-based biopharmaceutical company that discovers, invents, develops, manufactures, and commercializes medicines for the treatment of serious medical conditions. Regeneron commercializes medicines for eye diseases, high LDL-cholesterol, atopic dermatitis and a rare inflammatory condition and has product candidates in development in other areas of high unmet medical need, including rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, pain, cancer and infectious diseases.


Under the guidance of the Vice President and Director of Internal Audit, manages and conducts complex financial, operational and compliance audits of various subsidiaries, cycles, departments, and locations. Partners with internal stakeholders and relevant third parties to plan and execute audits. Oversees the preparation of reports and recommends improvements in internal controls, operations and policies and procedures. Leads and reviews the work of others.


• Assists in the development and implementation of the annual audit plan.

• Assist in managing and executing the Company's SOX 404 compliance program

• Reviews and approves preliminary and final audit programs.

• Manages the documentation, evaluation and effectiveness of internal controls and identifies recommendations to improve financial controls and operational efficiencies.

• Conducts reviews of assigned organizational and functional activities to determine whether areas being reviewed are performing their duties as assigned.

• Leads efforts to explain findings, sell recommendations to auditees and direct the resolution of findings concerning questioned costs, internal control weaknesses and non-compliance with laws, regulations, accounting practices and standards.

• Reports audit findings and makes recommendations for correcting unsatisfactory conditions, and improving operations.

• Reviews draft observations, recommendations and prepares audit reports.

• Liaises with co-sourced audit personnel, external auditors and third party vendor management as appropriate for specific audits

• Supervises the activities of the audit staff.

• Maintains high level of awareness of changing needs of the business, industry, and regulatory environment.

• Conduct special investigations and ad-hoc projects at the request of management.

• Assists in the development/updating of internal audit departmental standard operating and administrative procedures.

• Oversees the responses to external audit and oversight reports; monitors the status of action related to findings contained in reports.

• Interfaces with internal and external stakeholders to plan, execute and wrap up audit projects.

• Perform special projects or investigations which are appropriate and relevant to the Internal Audit Department Charter.

• Demonstrate a strong combination of strategic thinking and tactical execution capabilities. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

• Helps oversee the hiring, training and development of audit staff to ensure an efficient and effective audit function.


• This position must have the ability to plan, assign, and direct the work of others; to establish and maintain effective working relationships; and the knowledge of principles and practices of effective employee supervision, including selection, training, work evaluation and discipline.

• Ability to partner with business units and establish strong cross-organizational relationships.

• An in-depth knowledge of the US GAAP standards, the Sarbanes-Oxley act of 2002 requirements and their impact on company internal controls.

• Significant experience in performing/managing financial and operational audits of key business areas and compliance related activities at companies in the pharmaceutical industry.

• Excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills, strong organizational abilities, and attention to detail are a necessity.

• Knowledge of spreadsheet, word processing, flowcharting, PowerPoint and analytics software. The candidate should also have strong IT skills including computer control & security. Experience with ERP systems such as Oracle financial applications is a plus.

Minimal Educational Requirements: Bachelors Degree (Accounting, Finance, or related area)

Required Licenses & Certifications: CIA required, CPA preferred

Minimum Years of Experience:

• A minimum of 8 years of financial, operational and/or compliance audit experience (internal audit, public accounting)

• Big 4 audit and/or pharmaceutical industry experience is preferred.

This is an opportunity to join our select team that is already leading the way in the Pharmaceutical/Biotech industry. Apply today and learn more about Regeneron's unwavering commitment to combining good science & good business.

To all agencies: Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of Regeneron about this opening. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at Regeneron via-email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of Regeneron, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by Regeneron for this position and a valid agreement with Regeneron is in place. In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of the Regeneron agency engagement process is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.

Regeneron is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.