Internal Control Executive

Internal Control Executive

Sanofi
4-5 years
Not Specified

Job Description



MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Procedures and policies
  • Ensure that process owners frame key processes through local policies and procedures,
  • Provide support for the formalization of such policies and procedures,
  • Ensure that local policies and procedures, under the responsibility of process owners, are updated on a regular basis and follow Corporate and Region guidelines,
  • Provide support to process owners / departments to ensure that actual processes and controls are adequately described in local policies & working instructions,
  • Verify that local policies and deviations to global SOPs are adequately approved and communicated.
  • Maintain local policies and appendixes within Gibraltar (corporate Tool) and maintain a standard repository for local work instructions and documentation,

Internal Control Yearly Campaigns
  • Coordinate annually an internal self-assessment (CSA) process in alignment with global guidelines from the Internal Control & Processes (IC&P) department.
  • Conduct a yearly Testing program, in alignment with Global guidelines (types of tests, duration of reviews, resources, timing, level of priority, etc.).
  • Collaborate with the Ethics & Business Integrity team on a joint testing program, in alignment with global guidelines (type of tests, ).
  • Ensure adequate communication towards the organization at local level (kick-off, results )
  • Ensure a close tracking of action plans during the following months and share the status at local and regional level with an adequate escalation process.
  • For all above campaigns: work closely with process owners to clarify controls, expected documentation, and gaps in the current framework. Support them in defining required action plans to address deficiencies identified and agree on robust and realistic timelines. Internal Control Executive is also expected to work closely with Internal Control Manager to clarify controls and define realistic action plans.

Relationships with auditors (internal & external)
  • In case of Group Internal Audit assignment, support Internal Control Manager to prepare for the audit: before, during and after internal audit reviews.
  • Support Internal Control Manager to ensure a timely and detailed follow-up of the implementation of internal audit recommendations.
  • Support Internal Control Manager for those activities conducted by external auditors related to internal control.
  • Support Internal Control Manager to follow up internal control weaknesses highlighted by external auditors, ensure adequate action plans have been defined, follow up implementation.
  • Support Internal Control Manager to handle requests, internal or external, related to Internal Control.

Delegations & Segregation of Duties
  • Support Internal Control Manager to maintain and update whenever necessary the country matrix of delegations, consistently with Corporate / Region guidelines, in collaboration with Accounting and IS,
  • Support Internal Control Manager to ensure that the country matrix of delegations is reflected in the country systems (Workday, SAP, Procurement tools, etc.),
  • Act as Delegation of Authority (DOA) coordinator: Coordinate and maintain individual delegations (DOA/DOV/CFOV) for employees in Workday
  • Conjointly with process owners and IS, perform periodic reviews of system user accesses and review potential segregation of duty conflicts.
  • Ensure segregation of duties issues are minimized and validate the effectiveness of mitigation plans proposed for the remaining issues.

Trainings & Awareness
  • Conduct internal control trainings for newcomers.
  • Perform additional trainings on internal control topics when specific needs are identified under Internal Control Manager's supervision.
  • Provide support to process owners/ other departments for training on policies and procedures,

Projects / support
  • Provide support and internal control advice for specific projects (including company integration/carve-out processes, new business models )
  • In coordination with the Internal Control Manager, be involved in due diligences to assess internal control level of targeted entity / partners ,
  • Support Internal Control Manager to provide ad-hoc analysis or specific reviews for Country Councils, GMs, or CFO.
  • Support Internal Control Manager in specific finance-related projects,

REQUIREMENTS
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent in Finance or Internal Control.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • At least 4 to 5 years of experience in finance or external/internal audit or Internal Control Field(s), with a multinational company and/or international audit firm.
  • Demonstrated ability to define and implement a risk assessment and monitoring program,
  • Big 4 auditing experience will be considered,
  • Pharmaceutical industry experience is a plus,

MAJOR SKILLS AND COMPETENCES
  • Strong communication and influencing skills to build commitment, create adherence and interact with different level of management in the company,
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects, work effectively with cross-functional partners and drive process improvement initiatives across an organization,
  • Ability to handle confidential information and material with appropriate discretion,
  • Strong analytical skills,
  • Good understanding of VAS & IFRS,
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office,
  • SAP & data management tool knowledge is a plus,
  • Fluent English required.

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At Sanofi diversity and inclusion is foundational to how we operate and embedded in our Core Values. We recognize to truly tap into the richness diversity brings we must lead with inclusion and have a workplace where those differences can thrive and be leveraged to empower the lives of our colleagues, patients and customers. We respect and celebrate the diversity of our people, their backgrounds and experiences and provide equal opportunity for all.

About Sanofi

We are Sanofi, an innovative global healthcare company. We chase the miracles of science to improve people’s lives.
Our team, across some 100 countries, is dedicated to transforming the practice of medicine by working to turn the impossible into the possible. We provide potentially life-changing treatment options and life-saving vaccine protection to millions of people globally, while putting sustainability and social responsibility at the center of our ambitions.

Job Source : en.jobs.sanofi.com

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