Finance – US – Financial Analyst II


New Jersey | Princeton

Position type

Direct Placement

Job Description

  Role Description: The Internal Controls Analyst will support the Otsuka US J-SOX compliance program and the internal controls over financial reporting.  The role will partner with cross-functional teams including IT, Accounting, FP&A, Legal, and Compliance.  Work with key stakeholders to identify gaps and implement appropriate controls when deficiencies are identified.  The role will also serve as a subject matter resource and provide guidance / training across the organization as it relates to controls and process best practices.
The Internal Controls Analyst Tasks Include:

•            Maintain a strong control environment and ensure that the control environment is properly designed and implemented across the Otsuka US organizations. Ensure J-SOX controls are optimized and operating effectively.
•            Monitor key financial processes to ensure compliance with internal control standards, accounting principles and company policies.
•            Partner with IT business partners to ensure IT General Controls (ITGCs) are properly documented and operating as designed. 
•            Support the annual review of the Risk & Control Matrix and rationalize whether controls should be added, removed, or demoted based on risk profile and process level changes.
•            Work closely with the Internal Audit team. Assist in coordinating audits and preparing auditees in advance.   Provide guidance when audit findings are reported.  Evaluate Internal Auditor's recommendations and proposed process improvements for applicability and appropriateness.
•            Work closely with the External Auditors during J-SOX testing.  Assist in coordinating documentation requests, walkthroughs, and follow-ups.
•            Maintain controls documentation in the PolicyIQ, the GRC repository and SharePoint. 
•            Perform reviews of Otsuka's third-party vendors' SOC reports and document review conclusions in the GRC application.
•            Build strong working relationships across the functional areas.

•            Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, or related discipline
•            3-5 years working experience in an Internal Controls or Auditing function with increasing responsibility
•            Certification as a CPA, CIA, CFE, CISA or similar
•            Strong knowledge of US SOX, J-SOX, IFRS, US GAAP, SSAE 18
•            Strong analytical skills and proven problem solver
•            Demonstrates ability to work cross-functionally to identify and implement effective process improvements
•            Ability to work as an individual or in a team environment; proactive
•            Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Outlook and Teams)
•            Working knowledge of SAP S/4Hana, Ariba and Concur
•            Effective negotiator with strong time management and project management skills 
•            Demonstrates clear and concise verbal and written communication skills

•            Pharmaceutical, Life Sciences, or Biotech industry experience
•            Knowledge of ITGCs and application controls
•            Experience with GRC tools or SOX assessment applications

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