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Head of Audit – R&D and Corporate Enabling Functions (3253056871)

Accounting 會計



GCSE/Scottish Standard Grades A-Level PhD 博士 Postgraduate or above 碩士或以上 Undergraduate or above 學士或以上 Intermediate apprenticeship 學徒

PSW Apprenticeship 學徒 華語工作 Contract 合同制 Full-Time 全職 Internship 實習 Part-Time 兼職


Chesterton, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

At AstraZeneca every one of our employees makes a difference to patient lives everyday. Each and every one of us believes that science has the ability to change lives and that to deliver this takes many people with many skill sets. When we deliver a life-changing medicine, that success comes from the combined efforts of all of our people. Group Internal Audit (GIA) is an independent and objective assurance activity guided by a philosophy of adding value to improve the operations of AstraZeneca, administered by the Finance Enabling Unit. IAS’s activity is established by the Audit Committee (Audit Co) on behalf of the AstraZeneca Board of Directors. GIA’s responsibilities are defined by the Audit Co as part of their oversight role. We have a rare opportunity to join the GIA Senior Leadership Team as Head of Audit - Research & Development and Corporate Enabling Functions. We provide independent assurance that AZ is accomplishing its objectives effectively and in the right way. We assist AZ in accomplishing its objectives by bringing a systematic and disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of the organisation’s risk management, control and governance processes. Our remit is to provide assurance over compliance, operational and strategic risks and ensure they are being managed effectively. AZ operates in a three lines of defence risk governance model, where IAS operates as the third line, providing assurance to the Audit Co over the business (first line) activities and business oversight functions (second line) activities. We aim to be a top-performing IA function, known for our integrity, objectivity, confidentiality and competence - all underpinned by a high-performing team culture. Your key focus areas in this role will be: Conduct and Lead Audit Directors in stakeholder management of assigned business unit (s) Determine the annual audit plan for assigned business unit areas Approve Remit and sign-off on audit report and recommend audit rating to VP To achieve this you will need to: Build and maintain strong stakeholder relationships with R&D and Corporate Enabling Function Senior Executive Team (SET) members and their teams through an understanding of: Business challenges and risks in research, development, corporate affairs, legal, HR, portfolio planning/management, and AZ’s overall strategy. Business perspective on AZ’s strategy, priorities and operating model, internal and external business processes and external risks and external practices (in the Pharma industry and elsewhere). Audit strategies and methodologies for providing effective assurance against specific risks. Accepted practice in governance, risk, project and change management and emerging risks on the horizon. Build and maintain view of internal and external risks across Research & Development, and Corporate Enabling Functions to inform the GIA annual audit plan. Regularly challenge the plan to take into account the changing risk profile. Proactive working with other assurance groups to ensure an integrated approach to provision of assurance across the business. Use external and internal networks to understand current practice and innovations in pharmaceutical auditing to identify improvement opportunities for AZ. Use audit outcomes and understanding of risk to impactfully communicate insights on themes and emerging risks to the business. Design and implement the audit strategy for Research & Development, and Corporate Enabling Functions, working with 2nd line assurance colleagues to ensure good alignment with their activities. Be accountable for the delivery of a complex portfolio of audits across Research & Development, and Corporate Enabling Functions. Lead teams of highly qualified and experienced auditors to identify strategies (including alternative audit approaches) to deliver the assurance objectives efficiently and in a timely manner. Drive high quality audit work in line with methodology through reviewing audit engagements, working papers and reports. Provide leadership and coaching support to Audit Directors and Managers. Provide open, honest and valuable feedback on the performance of audit team members in support of longer term developments As a member of the GIA Senior Leadership Team (SLT), demonstrate the required leadership behaviours, to bring about continuous improvement for the function and be specifically accountable for delivering on elements of the scorecard. Demonstrate effective decision making to improve effectiveness and efficiency of the GIA function. Knowledge, Skills & Experience required for this role: Experienced in key internal control frameworks, world-class audit methodologies and practices. Wide range of R&D business experiences at a senior level, line management, project management and change. Ability to analyse complex issues from a range of perspectives and form fine judgements around actions to be taken. Ability to translate key audit findings into impactful insights and quality written reports. Ability to lead, manage and motivate a team across a range of locations, and with a wide range of backgrounds (business, finance and audit). Ability to act as an ambassador for risk management, governance and control in the business, helping to promote the function to wider senior management and other staff. The ability to travel both domestically and internationally to conduct effective stakeholder management and oversight of audits is essential. This may be up to an average of 25% of working days and also incorporate flexible on site working in close proximity of auditee(s). Competitive salary and benefits apply. Date Posted 21-Jun-2022 Closing Date 04-Jul-2022 AstraZeneca embraces diversity and equality of opportunity. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team representing all backgrounds, with as wide a range of perspectives as possible, and harnessing industry-leading skills. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We welcome and consider applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics. We comply with all applicable laws and regulations on non-discrimination in employment (and recruitment), as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements. Summary Location: UK - Cambridge Type: Full time