1+ months

Manager, Business Process Audit

United States

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

We are seeking an experienced, high caliber Business Process Audit Manager. This role is responsible for providing objective assurance to the Audit Committee and senior management on whether financial and fraud risks have been properly assessed, actions are being taken to adequately manage the risks and related controls are sufficient and operating effectively.  Manage the risk assessment of financial and fraud risks.  Manage the development of the financial and fraud portions of the annual Global Internal Audit (IA) Plan.  Manage the successful completion of these portions of the IA Plan.  Job responsibilities include managing internal audit resources, including those from our co-source provider (Deloitte). Works with management to promote the importance of maintaining a strong control environment at Abbott and to ensure deficiencies are addressed timely.


Impact this role will have:

  • Manages the risk assessment process for financial and fraud risks.  Leads the assessment process and discussions with management to identify changing or emerging risks, as well as evaluate likelihood and impact of risks noted.  Leads the benchmarking of our approach with other companies to ensure the process is effective and all significant financial and fraud risks are considered in the assessment.
  • Manages the completion of the country level risk assessment for financial risks.
  • Manages the development of the financial and fraud portions of the annual Global Internal Audit (IA) Plan based on the assessment of risks, regulations and special requests from the Audit Committee and senior management.  The IA Plan is approved by the Audit Committee.
  • Develops overall department scope and approaches to completing the financial and fraud portions of the Global IA Plan.  Also responsible for tracking progress against plan and making adjustments as necessary.
  • Manages successful completion of the financial and fraud portion of the Company’s annual Sarbanes-Oxley assessment, which is relied on by the CFO and CEO in their certification.   
  • Manages successful completion of the other financial related audits included in the Global IA Plan.
  • Manages Internal Audit’s support to the external auditor (EY) related to the completion of their annual audits of the Company’s financial statements, internal controls over financial reporting and statutory financial statements.
  • Manages the work done by the Global Internal Audit team to ensure work performed is complete, accurate and adequately documented.
  • Prepares recommendations for control issues noted during the audits and works with management to ensure they develop remediation plans that address the deficiencies.
  • Provides input to Finance on ways to improve the Company’s controls and processes.
  • Reports (orally and in writing) on the results of all work performed.  Prepares written reports for the Audit Committee.
  • Develops and encourages the growth of all direct and indirect reports through training, communication, information sharing, goal setting, ongoing performance feedback and skills development
  • Establishes positive working relationships with management and provides input on risks and controls while maintaining independence and objectivity.
  • Manages the review of financial related controls for acquisitions.
  • Manages Global Internal Audit resources, including those from our co-source provider (Deloitte). 
  • Communicates overall results of reviews including control issues noted and remediation plans.  Responsible for tracking of remediation efforts and escalation of issues not properly addressed. 
  • Hires and retains a diverse, highly qualified staff and provides ongoing performance feedback. Sets goals which align to department plans and manages the execution of goals through coaching and mentoring. Maintains a safe and professional work environment.
  • Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments.  Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned.

    Your experience(s), education and knowledge:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance with CPA or other certification (CIA)
    • 7+ years of relevant experience in public accounting or  industry experience (with a large company)
    • Ability to successfully manage multiple concurrent reviews
    • Strong understanding of  Sarbanes – Oxley and business process control requirements
    • Audit experience in testing SOX related processes and controls
    • Ability to see different perspectives on an issue or question
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Ability to use discretion and handle sensitive/confidential information 
    • Demonstrated ability to understand and comply with applicable regulations and Company operating policies and procedures
    • Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment.
    • Strong leadership skills, including the ability to set goals and provide positive and constructive feedback respectfully to build positive relationships and improve business results. 
    • Ability to work effectively within a team in a fast-paced changing environment.
    • Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.
    • Multi-tasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner.
    • Strong organizational, planning, and follow-up skills and ability to hold others accountable.

      Your preferred qualifications and education:

      • Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross division business unit model.
        Job Family: Audit
        Division: FIN Corporate Finance
        Additional Location: United States - Illinois - Abbott Park
        Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
        Medical Surveillance: No
        Significant Work Activities: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)


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