Are you passionate about working in a highly collaborative, effective and passionate team with visibility to the most senior levels of management? Do you enjoy learning how processes work and using this knowledge to help others make their work more efficient and meaningful? Do you have experience working with the business leading operational and SOX audits? If so, this might be the perfect opportunity for you to join a Maine based, global and growing biotech company that was recently added to the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ 100 Index!!
IDEXX is seeking an Internal Audit Consultant to collaborate with a variety of business units to provide analyses and recommendations concerning the activities reviewed. In this role, you will help accomplish the Company’s objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Perform extensive background research on the audit area, develop audit scope and objectives, and develop a detailed understanding of the activity under audit, including risks and controls;
Provide business partners and the Manager of Internal Audit with comprehensive analyses, reports, observations, and recommendations and perform follow-ups to ensure that prior recommendations have been implemented in a timely manner;
Build solid working relationships with all levels of management and help educate stakeholders on the benefits of an effective control environment;
Coordinate work efforts and communications with our external auditors;
Support annual Sarbanes-Oxley process, including risk assessment, testing and reporting related to business and/or IT controls;
Perform other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Accounting, Finance; MBA or MSA preferred, but not required;
Professional Certification/designation in accounting (CPA) or auditing (CIA) preferred and/or committed to self-improvement and education that will benefit future audits.
3-5 years of professional work experience, public accounting experience preferred;
SEC Accounting experience preferred;
SAP experience preferred.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Proactive contributor with extensive knowledge of internal controls, business risk, SOX, and IIA best practices;
Possess a deep intellectual curiosity and passion for understanding processes all the way through, including technology integrations, and ability to identify downstream impacts of proposed changes;
Ability to learn complex processes quickly, think critically, make assessments and develop conclusions. Ability to establish credibility with business partners and skill in collecting and analyzing complex data;
High level of project management skills required, including working on multiple projects with varying priority (multitasking). Ability to manage time, meet deadlines, work in a team environment;
Effective verbal and written communications, including active listening and presentation skills;
Knowledge of various operating systems and applications, including SAP, preferred;
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Potential for up to 10% domestic/international travel
Internal Number: 11002070-20180405
About IDEXX Laboratories Inc.
7,000 people, one global focus – enhancing the health and well-being of pets, people, and livestock. We are passionate about what we do at IDEXX – and why wouldn’t we be? When you’re working to raise the standard of care for pets, make drinking water safe for billions and keep our livestock population around the globe healthy and free of disease, it’s no wonder that what we do each day is more than just a job. There’s an energy across IDEXX that is contagious – where caring and committed people come together to make things better.