IS Audit Senior Associate

Thousand Oaks, CA, US
Aug 09, 2019
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
Amgen is seeking an IS (Information Systems) Audit Senior Associate at its main headquarters in Thousand Oaks, CA. The Senior Associate will report to the Corporate Audit Senior Manager. This role will assist the Chief Audit Executive, Directors, Senior Managers and Staff of Amgen Corporate Audit in providing independent, objective assurance and consulting services. The IS Audit Senior Associate 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 Amgen's size and market. This position is part of the IS Audit team, consisting of several information system auditors, who perform system and IT process audits on their own as well as support business process auditors.

Responsibilities :

Effectively plans, coordinates, and conducts periodic audits of operational and financial areas in accordance with approved annual audit plans. Interacts with Amgen senior and mid-level management. Demonstrates a high level of professionalism and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Successfully manages and cultivates 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. Exercises excellent judgment and initiative in handling business issues of significance to Corporate Audit and the Company. Drafts work papers documenting work performed and written communications of audit and consulting engagement results. Provides project management responsibility for leading the direction and accomplishments of overall goals and objectives of audits. Provides appropriate leadership and mentoring to Corporate Audit staff to achieve audit goals and objectives. Discharges 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

Basic Qualifications:

Master's degree


Bachelor's degree and 2 years of Information Systems and/or Audit experience


Associate's degree and 6 years of Information Systems and/or Audit experience


High school diploma / GED and 8 years of Information Systems and/or Audit experience

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 3+ years' progressive experience in auditing, finance, accounting, sales & marketing, information technology management, compliance and/or operations
  • 2+ years' experience with executing various IS audit projects such as: general controls, application controls, data analysis, vulnerability assessments / penetration studies, intrusion detection, and SSAE16/18s (formerly SAS 70s)
  • External audit (e.g., Big Four) and /or internal audit (e.g., Fortune 500) experience
  • 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 enterprise applications such as ERP (SAP) systems, COSO framework and good audit experience of auditing ITIL, COBIT and other technical IS processes area
  • 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)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point

Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential of biology for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.

Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people's lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world's leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.

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If you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.

Amgen, 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.

As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.

Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.