Allergan Internal Auditor II in Madison, New Jersey

Internal Auditor II

Madison, New Jersey, United States at

Mar 29, 2018Post Date

178505Requisition #

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 Internal Auditor II position is for individuals who want to develop experience in operational and financial, commercial compliance and information technology auditing in a leading and continually growing global pharmaceutical company. The position is ideal for someone looking to get exposure to different business areas/geographies and build a career in a dynamic internal audit department.

On each audit, the Internal Auditor II should demonstrate strong communication, planning, administrative skills and the ability to apply basic technical, and audit investigative skills, as well as establishing and maintaining good relationships with local staff/management and audit team members. The Internal Auditor II should have basic skills in accounting, finance and business processes. The ideal candidate should be able to work independently and as part of a larger team, and be eager to learn and accept new challenges.

The Internal Auditor II will report to the Sr Manager of Financial & Operational Audit. The successful candidate must be willing to travel up to 40% of the time to domestic and international locations. The position is considered rotational and provides opportunities to move into other areas of Internal Audit, Finance and/or the business.

Main Areas of Responsibilities

Audit Planning

  • Assist in planning, and execution of internal audits

  • Participate in discussions with business units regarding audit scope and planning

  • Support the development of the audit program by researching and tracking changes in internal and external requirements, including, but not limited to, relevant rules and regulations that impact the business, as appropriate

  • Support and participate in other internal audit initiatives, as directed by Internal Audit management

Audit Fieldwork

  • Perform audits consistent with IIA and in accordance with internal policies and procedures; and ensure timely completion of assigned testing within designated timeframes

  • Identify and document compliance-related exposures, operational/procedural issues, internal control deficiencies and/or opportunities for improvement

  • Engage with auditee and team members to ensure understanding of processes being tested and validate any recommendations

  • Document testing results in working papers, and support the drafting of audit findings

Audit Wrap-Up

  • Support completion of audit fieldwork and audit report consistent with established report writing guidelines

  • Support follow-up on audit findings as required to complete audit process


  • A minimum of 1-3 years of audit experience, or 2-4 years of relevant industry experience. (Internal Audit or public accounting firm is a plus)

  • Proven experience working in a collaborative/team environment

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); experience with Teammate is a plus

  • Excellent oral, verbal, and analytical skills required; with the ability to communicate with all levels of the organization effectively

  • Working knowledge of data analysis tools (e.g., ACL, Power BI) is a plus

  • Experience with Commercial Compliance or Information Technology is a plus

  • Fluency in multiple languages is a plus

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 40% of the time


  • 4 year B.S. or B.A. degree (Finance/Accounting, Business Administration or related field preferred)

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Allergan is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other protected status.