Posted to MedZilla on 9/25/2017

Takeda Pharmaceuticals

Singapore-, Internal Auditor, APAC Region, Group Internal Audit 1600444-MZ


Are you looking for a patient-focused, innovation-driven company that will inspire you and support your career? If so, be empowered to take charge of your future at Takeda. Join us as an Internal Auditor, APAC Region in our Singapore office.

Takeda is a global pharmaceutical leader with more than 30,000 professionals working together across over 70 countries. We have an unwavering dedication to put people first and we live our values of Takeda-ism Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, and Perseverance. We are united by our 235-year legacy of research-based pharmaceuticals and our mission to strive toward Better Health and a Brighter Future for people worldwide through leading innovation in medicine.

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The Associate Director, APAC Audit will:
Lead complex audit projects and activities, including compliance and other business process audit areas, financial and IT audits, and Japanese SOX (JSOX) activities in Greater China / Asia Pacific (APAC) areas consisting of 12 countries / 20 entities;.
Execute GIA's strategy and manage APAC Audit team; and
Direct audit managers and staff auditors in day-to-day activities and is further responsible for their mentoring and on-the-job training.
This position will direct and execute the Internal Audit Plan in accordance with IIA standards by:
Providing direct leadership, planning and guidance related to the annual risk assessment data collection and analysis of results, including discussions with Emerging Markets leaders to include their views of audit risks in the plan.
Setting the annual coordinated Audit Plan and budget for each APAC audit project.
Building and maintaining relationships with audit business partners and customers at the mid and senior level.
Taking responsibility for quality control of audit planning, executing and reporting financial, business process, IT and compliance related audits/projects.
Directly managing and scheduling the APAC auditors.
Providing input and serving as a background resource for RFP preparation for specialized audit.
Working as a liaison with co-source vendors to ensure adequate specialized resources to assist GIA with local language or compliance expertise where needed. Manage relationships with third-party vendors, including reviewing qualifications, assessing and revising proposed audit work plans, coordinating the review of documentation, overseeing the interview schedule and evaluating the content and methodology for compiling the final audit report.
Leading the successful development, management and end-to-end execution of global audits coordinated with other GIA regional offices and GIA PPG (Professional Practices Group).
Identifying current audit and compliance trends by maintaining a thorough and vast knowledge and understanding of accounting standards, regulatory issues and industry updates through consulting with industry counterparts and experts, attending training courses, continuing education, conferences and reading related literature.
Building external collaborative networks and internal relationships with cross-functional areas to further develop and increase support for the Audit Program and individual audits and initiatives and to help enhance the reputation of the Japan Internal Audit function.
Sharing ideas with other members of the team and support critical reasoning with Company, industry and professional standards.

Bachelor s Degree in accounting or finance;
Strong project management, written and verbal communication skills in English, Chinese and Japanese - preferred. (TOEIC score: 950+)
A minimum of 5 years of experience in Internal Audit or Accounting Audit.

CFE, CISA or other advanced certifications.
Masters or other advanced degree.
Working experience at a big-4 accounting firm.
Strong understanding of Pharmaceutical industry risks and regulatory requirements defined by local legislation, FCPA, UK Bribery Act, etc., as well as a demonstrated ability to apply industry guidance and standards detailed within PhRMA Code and other relevant industry groups.
Solid understanding of pharmaceutical company strategies and operational processes and risk and compliance management activities to help enable business objectives.
Ability to lead others in the application of pharmaceutical industry standards and best practices to assess, advise, design, and/or recommend complex, global, regulatory compliance, knowledge of current compliance issues facing the pharmaceutical industry, including fraud and abuse issues resulting from interactions with healthcare professionals and reimbursement by government payment programs.
Considerable experience identifying and addressing client needs: building, maintaining, and utilizing networks of client relationships and community involvement, communicating value propositions; managing resource requirements, project workflow, budgets and preparing and/or coordinating complex written and verbal materials.
Strong team leadership and teamwork demonstrated by creating a positive environment, meeting client expectations, keeping leadership informed of progress and issues.
Emerging markets audit experience is desired.

Moderate travel, approximately 25-30% of total work time, with some international travel required.

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