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Senior Manager, Internal Audit

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Allergan, Inc. Madison , NJ 07940

Posted 3 months ago

Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) is a bold, global pharmaceutical company and a leader in a new industry model - Growth Pharma. Allergan is focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing branded pharmaceutical, device, biologic, surgical and regenerative medicine products for patients around the world.

Allergan markets a portfolio of leading brands and best-in-class products for the central nervous system, eye care, medical aesthetics and dermatology, gastroenterology, women's health, urology and anti-infective therapeutic categories. With commercial operations in approximately 100 countries, Allergan is committed to working with physicians, healthcare providers and patients to deliver innovative and meaningful treatments that help people around the world live longer, healthier lives every day.

Allergan is a company that will inspire you to aim high with your ambition. Where you can build bridges all over the world. Where you can power ideas that drive change. And where you will act fast and drive results for customers and patients. Power your future & join our bold team.

Position Overview

The Senior IT Audit Manager reports to the Director of IT Audit and will play a key role in the development and execution of the global IT and integrated internal audit strategy. The candidate should possess a strong understanding of information technology, finance, operational and compliance related risks and controls with audit experience in a multi-national life sciences and/or manufacturing company. This role will interact on a regular basis with all levels of management and will be responsible for developing a strong strategic partnership with the Information Technology organization and other key stakeholders. In addition, this position will supervise direct reports and will be responsible for coaching and developing associates in preparation for new roles and additional responsibilities.

Main Areas of Responsibilities

Provide leadership and manage IT and integrated audits globally. This includes:

  • Execution of the annual IT audit risk assessment that supports Internal Audit's overall process to identify areas that represent the greatest risk and associated audits that are selected for the annual audit plan.

  • Collaborating with IA leadership in developing the audit schedule and staffing plans. Communicate the audit plan and schedule with key senior stakeholders and provide periodic updates throughout the year.

  • Leading multi-disciplinary audit teams to develop project risk assessments and audit scoping activities. Perform risk-based audit planning to ensure that higher risk scope areas are addressed.

  • Assist in the execution of audit fieldwork when needed due to skillset requirements or resource constraints.

  • Providing oversight and work paper review to ensure that audit procedures are properly executed/documented and audit observations are effectively communicated.

  • Preparation of clear and concise audit reports that describe the control weaknesses, associated risks and Internal Audit recommendations. This position is also responsible for verbally communicating audit results to senior management.

  • Collaborating with management to develop and track corrective actions for identified audit observations.

  • Contributing innovative ideas in an effort to continuously improve the audit methodology and audit procedures. This includes the strategic deployment of technology to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of audit procedures and increase value to the business.

  • Supporting IA data analytics strategy and execution of analytics.

  • Recruiting and retaining highly skilled and qualified professionals. Coach and develop associates to improve overall quality of work and prepare associates for additional responsibilities. Manage co-sourced audit partnership as needed to ensure quality of work and budget requirements are met.

  • Partnering with external auditors and support the SOX program as needed to ensure internal audit work can be leveraged as needed to support the annual external audit.

  • Responsibility for supporting audit management tools (TeamMate Suite) and tools used to support data analytics (ACL Audit Exchange).

  • Approximately 30% travel is associated with this position to domestic and international locations.


  • 10+ years of Information Technology and/or IT Audit experience in a corporate environment or with a Big 4 firm.

  • Experience managing and developing people is required.

  • Strong knowledge of general IT processes (e.g., change management, backup and recovery, ,), automated controls and information security (e.g., cybersecurity, data protection, identity Access Management) subject areas is required.

  • Experience with ERP systems, such as SAP, including critical access and segregation of duties risks and controls.

  • Strong project management skills and experience planning/performing integrated audits and pre-implementation reviews.

  • Experience in leveraging data analytics tools (e.g., Power BI, Alteryx, Tableau, Excel scripting) to improve effectiveness and efficiency of audit planning and procedures.

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully communicate with people at all levels of the organization. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Self-motivated individual with ability to operate independently.

  • Strong critical thinking and analytical skills.

  • Professional certifications such as Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and/or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) are preferred.


  • Bachelor's degree in Information Systems, Computer Science (or a related discipline). Additional degrees or exposure to accounting and/or business courses is a plus.
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