BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Senior Internal Auditor, Audit Accelerator Program in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
Job Description Summary
Senior Internal Auditor - Audit Accelerator Program
The mission of Internal Audit is to enhance and protect BD value by providing risk-based and objective assurance, advice, and insight. Internal Audit evaluates the adequacy and effectiveness of all worldwide internal control processes on a rotating basis considering significance and risk on behalf of BD Management and its Board of Directors.
Internal Audit’s principal activities including the following:
Evaluate the adequacy of the Company's system of internal controls to ensure the safeguarding and protection of assets from loss, reliability and integrity of financial information and compliance with policies, plans, procedures and applicable laws & regulations.
Support management in optimizing internal controls by appraising the economy and efficiency with which resources are employed.
Review operations or programs to ascertain whether results are consistent with established objectives and goals, and whether the operations or programs are carried out as planned.
The Audit Accelerator Program
The Audit Accelerator program was created for experienced financial professionals with prior employment in multi-national, complex businesses, with a preference for manufacturing industry experience. The program is designed to accelerate the careers of already promising finance professionals by developing BD-relevant financial expertise and business knowledge based on a foundation of risk management, control and governance. This position is ideal for someone looking to transition into an operational finance role in the business or at a regional/corporate level within 2-3 years.
Reporting to the regional Audit Manager, the Audit Accelerator should demonstrate on each project strong communication, planning, administrative, technical, project management and investigative skills, as well as establish and maintain excellent relationships with local management and Internal Audit team members. In addition, the ideal candidate must be willing to lead and be led by peers from time-to-time on various audits and department projects.
The successful candidate must be willing to travel up to 30% of the time to domestic and international locations. The position is considered rotational and provides opportunities to move into other areas of Finance and/or the business.
Audit Accelerator program participants are expected to benefit from the following key program attributes:
1. Business Impact – Challenging and meaningful assignments that span multiple areas of the Finance organization and BD Businesses which have a direct impact on the bottom line.
2. Global Business Exposure – The opportunity to develop an understanding of BD’s global operations through travel to different BD locations, including international sites as well as customer and site visits with BD sales and technical service representatives.
3. Mentorship – Partnership with an executive mentor, aiding in the individual’s personal and professional development.
4. Leadership Team Visibility – The opportunity to interface with the Finance leadership team regularly, including the BD Chief Financial Officer.
5. Advanced Education - Sponsorship for Harvard Extension School to earn a certificate in Strategic Management. Requirement is five on-line courses with some weekends at Harvard University Campus.
6. Future Opportunities – The accelerated learning opportunities and diverse experiences help prepare the participant to transition from Internal Audit into other areas of Finance and/or the business.
Assist in development of risk-based audit plan
Identify financial and operational risks and incorporate into audit scope and audit program
Consult with manager/director on scope and audit timetable
Initiate discussions with business unit regarding planning and scope issues
Update audit program as appropriate
Communicate scope, timing and audit program to team
Conduct audits consistent with IIA and department policies; manage timely completion of audit including communication of status to manager
Identify and document financial statement exposures, operational/process issues, internal control deficiencies and opportunities for improvement
If applicable, coordinate fieldwork with IT Auditors
Prepare agenda for the audit closing meeting
Document audit findings into audit report format as the audit progresses
Adapt audit program and procedures as observations/new information is uncovered in the field
Finalize audit fieldwork and audit report consistent with report writing guidelines
Work to issue audit report in timely manner
Conduct self-evaluations with team
Support special business projects in a non-audit capacity to develop business acumen
Prepare and deliver executive report-outs for Global Finance Leadership Team
Drive relationship with assigned executive mentor
Key Candidate Attributes
Communication and presentation skills
Ability to work independently
B.S. in Finance, Accounting, Economics or Business Administration
4-6 years corporate finance/audit experience including public accounting experience
Proven experience leading and building teams
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Strong analytical and communication skills
Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% of the time
Willingness to take on at least one 8 to 10-month rotation outside of New Jersey
In addition to English, fluency in Spanish, Mandarin or another language would be a plus
CPA, CA, CGMA, CFA or similar designation would be a plus
Ability and desire to participate in rotations in Finance (monthly close, BP&A, Corporate Finance etc.)
Primary Work LocationUSA NJ - Franklin Lakes
Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status