Job Openings

Internal Auditor

Job ID: BH330662

Category: Internal Audit


Job Title: Internal Auditor

Interview Process: virtual

Hours (any flex on start/end times / any remote work?): 40

Job Location: Remote to start but want candidates that are local

Dress: Business Casual

Industry: BioTech/Medical Device

Co Size: 500+
Team Size: Large Finance team. 

Company Info/About: Large BioTech 

Why Open: Newly created

Must Haves:

  • BA 
  • 1-5 years in public accounting and/or internal audit; recent public accounting experience preferred
  • Advanced Excel
  • SOX and SEC experience


  • CPA or in process of certification 

Job Summary:
Reports into Internal Audit Management and Internal Audit reports directly to the Audit Committee / administratively to the Chief Financial Officer. Opportunity to work with a well-established pharmaceuticals Company, but growing business as the company takes on a new strategic direction after completing its first major acquisition as a stand-alone public entity. Involved in developing a newly formed Internal Audit function with the ability to help the Internal Audit team, processes and technology take shape. Assist Internal Audit Management in a build of the IA mandate, charter, IA processes and roll-out of the first Internal Audit plan in 2021 and beyond. Additional responsibilities include management of the Company’s Sarbanes Oxley compliance program including identification, documentation, testing and evaluation of controls, and coordination with external auditors. Support the Internal Audit team in driving a risk-focused culture and the ongoing maintenance of internal controls in all areas of the business. Opportunity for growth and promotion both within Internal Audit and the broader organization.


Essential Functions

  • Takes part in a Company-wide effort to promote internal controls and educate the growing Company on the compliance requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX). Participates in development and deployment of SOX compliance training and awareness campaigns. 
  • Assists with development and execution of detailed test plans with each function to assess the current control environment to identify areas of control weakness / gaps, understanding current PCAOB focus areas (e.g., key reports testing, sample size determination, etc.). Executes and/or reviews testing across the business. Assists with development and communication of timelines and role assignments to ensure a timely and accurate corporate consolidation of evidence of SOX compliance, while driving accountability across the business.
  • Assists with providing feedback and insight to functional leaders in updating narratives and flow charts for key financial risk areas within their respective operations.
  • Participates in assessment of design and operating control failures with each function through review of root cause assessments. Involved in development of remediation plans. Tracks required remediation to ensure control gaps are adequately addressed and aligned to completion dates.
  • With the expansion of Internal Audit services beyond SOX compliance; promote expertise, new ideas, and new ways of realizing projects and infrastructure enhancement to guide continuous improvement in the delivery of internal audit services, leveraging lean tools and technologies, etc..
  • Assists with developing a flexible, risk-based Global Internal Audit strategy and implementation of operational and IT audit plans by participating in the planning, fieldwork, and reporting and working with both operational and IT colleagues and stakeholders on integrated audits and other projects.
  • Become a trusted business advisor; provide value-adding assurance on operational and IT governance, risk, compliance, and control improvement matters.
  • Assist with selection and implementation of an Internal Audit / Governance Risk and Compliance tool. Strong interest in developing innovative audit techniques using analytics and robotics.
  • Work regularly with internal business process owners; effectively communicate findings and recommendations, help guide remediation efforts to closure, and advise on control requirements for new systems or process design.
  • Participate in initiatives like enterprise risk management, document retention/protection initiatives, grant of authority, cybersecurity, business continuity planning and disaster recovery, physical security, data analytics, and data privacy.
  • Communicate with other teams that perform governance, risk, control, and monitoring activities to ensure efficient realization of plans through a consultative approach.
  • Coordinate with co-source audit team and external auditors regarding schedules, deliverables and assignments.
  • Acts as a change agent encouraging an environment that employs accountability, collaboration and trust while fostering team work and execution.
  • Maintains current understanding of all related internal systems and processes, and external regulatory requirements; Acts in accordance with all corporate policies and practices, and ensure work is in compliance with all internal policies and external regulatory requirements.
  • Actively demonstrates the companies values of accountability, communication, customer commitment, entrepreneurial spirit, integrity, safety and teamwork.


Typical Minimum Skills and Experience and Education


  • BA/BS degree in Accounting, Finance or equivalent
  • 1-5 years in public accounting and/or internal audit; recent public accounting experience preferred
  • CPA, CIA, related certification or equivalent experience / interest in pursuing such a certification


Other Requirements

  • Formal Sarbanes-Oxley experience required, comfort with demonstrated ability to learn working knowledge of U.S. GAAP and SEC accounting/reporting rules preferred 
  • Analytical and detail-oriented self-starter with a high emphasis on teamwork, quality of work and timeliness with high-level of integrity and strong work ethic
  • Leadership skills, business acumen, technical audit skills (including IT), analytical and critical thinking skills, project management and organizational skills
  • Clear and effective listening and communication (verbal, written, presentation) skills, able to interact comfortably with varying levels of management and staff
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Excel and MS Powerpoint, added benefit if experienced with audit tools/technology

The Planet Group of Companies is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.