IT SPECIALIST (P2), Audit and Assurance Services
Our Finance team brings together our financial perspectives into our overall strategic and tactical decision making. We use state-of-the-art techniques for financial analysis, planning, accounting, reporting and performance evaluation. This allows the organization to continue advancing medical innovation and improve lives.
our company's Corporate Audit and Assurance Services (MCAAS) mission is to create confidence in a changing world. We provide value-added independent and risk-based audit, assurance and advisory services.
Position Overview / Function and Responsibility
The successful incumbents will need to possess a solid mix of audit and business operations experience in a multitude of different IT environments (i.e., applications, operating systems and infrastructure). The primary role of the candidate will be to participate in the execution of IT internal audit engagements to assess the adequacy of internal controls. This includes performing walkthroughs and testing information technology general controls (ITGCs) to provide reasonable assurance that adequate application and infrastructure internal controls are both designed and operating effectively. A successful incumbent will be versed in SOX controls and in the System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and to be able to audit to the relevant requirements.
Under the direction of the Audit Director and the Auditor-in-Charge ("AIC"), the Specialist will:
Participate in the execution of IT internal audit engagements.
Support financial or operational, integrated and process audits, both domestic and abroad.
Expected to work as a team member on audits with management supervision.
Under the direction of the AIC, partner with colleagues and clients, support groups, and other organizations to effectively complete all assigned audit work.
Execute audit programs and work papers (including walkthroughs and sample testing) in line with the established quality standards and timelines.
Maintain the highest standards of professionalism and independence in the execution of duties with the highest level of integrity and quality. Show good judgment in the conduct of work.
A minimum of 1 year of IT auditing experience
Experience in Sarbanes-Oxley documentation, test development and test execution; working knowledge of ITGCs as they relate to Sarbanes-Oxley (S404) including SOC reports (SSAE18).
Understanding of core IT management processes at application and infrastructure level (e.g., Logical Access, Change Management, System Development Lifecycle, Information Security, IT Ops etc.)
Basic understanding of security and control risks in emerging technology environments (e.g. Cybersecurity, Cloud, Mobile Computing, Robotic Process Automation, etc.)
Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as a creative problem-solving mindset paired with an auditor's "show me" skepticism
Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact effectively with client and business process owners as well as colleagues.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Strong time management skills and the ability to work within a team as well as independently.
Attention to detail and the ability to multi-task are essential to the position.
Ability to travel both domestically and internationally up to 30% of the time.
CISA, CISSP, CIA, CPA, CA or CISM
Big 4 or Regional Auditing/Accounting Firm Experience
Our Support Functions deliver services and makes recommendations about ways to enhance our workplace and the experience of working at our organization. Our Support Functions include HR, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Procurement, Administration, Facilities and Security.
Who we are
We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.
What we look for
In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.
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