Allergan Manager, Internal Audit in Parsippany, New Jersey

Manager, Internal Audit

Parsippany, New Jersey, United States at

Sep 26, 2016Post Date

151293Requisition #

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 pharmaceuticals and biologic products for patients around the world.

Allergan markets a portfolio of best-in-class products that provide novel treatments for the central nervous system, eye care, medical aesthetics and dermatology, gastroenterology, women's health, urology, anti-infective and cardiovascular 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.

Our success is powered by our world-class team’s commitment to being Bold for Life. Together, we build bridges, power ideas, act fast and drive results for our customers and patients around the world by always doing what it is right.

Join one of the world’s fastest growing pharmaceutical companies!

At Allergan you will have the opportunity to thrive in a fast-paced, strategic environment where bold, innovative thinking isn’t just welcomed, it’s encouraged. Across all functions, we relish the opportunity to help our people fulfill their potential. Our rapid growth strategy means plenty of opportunities to step into the spotlight.

Position Description

This position reports to the Director of Financial / Operational Audit and is responsible for managing internal audit activities globally. This includes participation in the Internal Audit risk assessment process and overall project management including reporting and follow-up. This individual will interact on a regular basis with all levels of management and will be responsible for developing a strong strategic partnership with key internal and external stakeholders. In addition, the IA Manager is responsible for coaching and mentoring staff and senior auditors and assisting in career development planning.

The Internal Audit Manager should have experience with all aspects of internal audit such as testing and monitoring internal control, testing of financial and operating processes and overall assessment of risk. Experience from public accounting firm, or a combination of public and private is highly desirable as well as recent large company manufacturing.

Main Areas of Responsibilities

Provide team leadership and manage financial, operational and compliance related audits globally. This includes:

  • Execution of the annual Internal Audit risk assessment to identify areas that represent the greatest risk and optimize resource deployment.

  • Work closely with audit team to develop project risk assessments to scope audit activities. Perform risk based audit planning to ensure that high risk scope areas are addressed.

  • Audit oversight and work paper review. Participation in reviews to ensure that audit procedures are properly executed and documented and audit observations are effectively communicated.

  • Contribute 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.

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

  • Recruit and retain highly skilled and qualified professionals. Coach and develop associates to improve overall quality of work and prepare associates for additional responsibilities.

  • Partner with external audit partner to ensure audit work can be leveraged to support the annual external audit and eliminate duplicate procedures

  • Establish and maintain relationships with key Internal Audit stakeholders.

  • International experience is required and must be open to 40% travel, both international and domestic.


  • A minimum of 6 years of relevant experience.

  • Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Fraud Examiner or other certifications a plus.

  • A minimum 2 years coaching and managing teams.

  • Experience planning and performing integrated audits.

  • Strong understanding of business processes and related controls.

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully communicate with people at all levels of the organization.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to manage and develop people is required.

  • Strong interpersonal skills are critical.

  • Strong project management skills.

  • Self-motivated individual with ability to operate independently.

  • Strong critical thinking and analytical skills.


  • A Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or a related discipline. Additional degrees, advanced degrees or exposure to accounting and/or business courses is a plus.