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Astellas Pharma Manager, Internal Audit JSOX in Northbrook, Illinois

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This position is based in Northbrook, Illinois, however remote work from certain states may be permitted in accordance with Astellas' Responsible Flexibility Guidelines. Candidates interested in remote work are encouraged to apply.

Purpose & Scope:

The Manager, IA JSOX will be responsible for developing and performing appropriate JSOX assessment plans for regional and/or global business operations and controls (CLC, BPC, ITAC and ITGC) in compliance with the Standards for Management Assessment and Audit concerning Internal Control (known as "JSOX"), supporting or directing internal audit members or co-sourcing resources to complete the assessment plans as scheduled, providing advice to partners, and generating assessment reports for management.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Collaboration with IS and Finance Governance functions to conduct the annual Americas JSOX scoping exercise to determine the significant locations, accounts, disclosures, business process/cycles and IT Applications subject to testing.

  • Lead assessment of the design, effectiveness and adequacy of key global and regional systems and processes; present the results inclusive of deficiency assessment and recommendations to control owners, management, the global internal audit team and external audit.

  • Secure, train and manage an appropriate level of contract JSOX testers to perform testing procedures in a timely fashion.

  • Manage the contractual relationship with the co-sourcing partners to assure contract terms are followed and invoicing is accurate.

  • Provide support in managing the global co-source partner relationship, ensuring consistent testing and reporting methodology and develop/track KPIs to manage each regional co-source team.

  • Liaise directly with external auditors (EY) to ensure that nature, timing, extent and quality of test work provides external auditor with maximum level of reliance on Internal Audit Testing.

  • Assist in developing global Top Management meeting material summarizing global JSOX status.

  • Participate in global collaboration activities between IA, Governance, management and EY to implement centralized testing of global controls.

  • Assist in the development of global IA JSOX planning, testing and reporting using an IT tool.

Organizational Context:

Position reports to the Assistant Director Internal Audit and is supported by and manages several co-sourcing staff that are skilled in both accounting and IT controls. This position works closely with Finance, IT and operations management in evaluating the effectiveness of internal controls and remediation plans when deficiencies are noted. This role also works closely with external auditor (E&Y) and supports the Assistant Director JSOX in regular communications to JSOX leadership in API

Qualifications: Required

  • BS / BA degree in accounting or finance

  • Minimum 4 to 6 years of work experience in accounting, auditing or financial reporting; previous management / supervisory experience

  • Experience in evaluating process level financial and IT general controls in a SOX environment

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Qualifications: Preferred


  • Experience working in a SAP general ledger environment


  • Medical, Dental and Vision insurance

  • Generous Paid Time Off options, including Vacation and Sick time, plus national holidays, including year-end shutdown

  • 401(k) Match and Annual Company Contribution

  • Company Paid Life Insurance

  • Annual Corporate Bonus and Quarterly Sales Incentive for eligible positions

  • Long Term Incentive Plan for eligible positions

  • Referral bonus program


Category Accounting/Finance

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