Skip Navigation

Job Title

Job category

Science

Search jobs by matching your skills with LinkedIn

Sign up for job alerts

Or search again

Search by city

Location:
Wilmington, Delaware, United States
Job reference: R-043332
Posted date: Mar. 26, 2019
Apply

You’ve worked in a managerial-level role, probably in a Big Four accounting firm or another large global organisation. You have pharma sector and US healthcare market and environment experience. And your business acumen and global outlook mean you could make an exceptional Internal Audit Manager (Commercial) with AstraZeneca, a world-leading pharmaceutical company, in Wilmington.

Internal Audit Service (IAS) provides independent assurance that we’re achieving our objectives effectively and in the right way.  Our remit is to provide assurance over compliance, operational and strategic risks and ensure they are being managed effectively.  Reporting to the Head of Audit (Commercial), you’ll have real scope to make an impact as our aim is to be a top-performing IAS function.  

Main duties and responsibilities

You’ll work closely with the Audit Director Americas based in Wilmington, and with internal teams focusing on a complex portfolio of US commercial audits, working collaboratively with the business throughout the audits to highlight issues and propose solutions. You’ll be required to quickly develop relationships with US management teams and evaluate a range of judgemental issues around risks and controls. There will also be opportunities to work with co-sourced partners on global commercial compliance audits, with a focus on LATAM markets. We’ll also look to you to innovate and drive continuous improvement in our auditing processes, including sharing knowledge with the wider team. Another key focus will be to identify insights and themes to share with the business on the challenges and risks that come from commercialising our portfolio. We’ll expect you to have an appetite to learn and develop, given the range of audit and advisory projects you’ll be involved with. 

Candidate knowledge:

You’ll have a strong understanding of the US healthcare market and environment, including several of the following areas:

  • Role of the government under Affordable Care Act
  • National/Local Government programs – Medicare, Medicaid, Part D, DOD, VA
  • FDA regulations and Pharma code (e.g. False Claims Act, Anti-Kickback law, etc.)
  • Pharma industry Patient Affordability Programs
  • Increased pricing pressure and Payer focus on value/price relationship, particularly in Specialty Care
  • Market Access via Distributors, Pharmacies, PBMs, Insurers, Payors and Providers
  • Field Sales activities interactions with HCPs/HCOs/HCIs
  • Key risks such as Anti-Bribery and Corruption, Anti-Trust Risk, Government Price Reporting Risk, Off-Label Communications, Reputational, and Data Privacy (e.g. GDPR -inspired state laws)

Candidate skills and attributes: 

  • A flexible communication style, able to adjust your approach and influence and constructively challenge others, including in-country senior management teams 
  • High level of personal integrity, tenacity and independence
  • Strong project management skills to multi-task/ manage a portfolio of individual assignments, and co-ordinate and monitor broader programmes
  • Ability to work effectively with external co-sourced provider teams
  • Ability to work in close proximity of auditees for all commercial audits, including undertaking regular travel domestically and internationally (up to 30% of working days)
  • A relevant degree or postgraduate professional qualification (e.g. CPA)  
  • Fluent business English, including both written and verbal communication.
  • Fluency in a relevant second language such as Spanish would be desirable.
Apply
Internal Audit Manager- Pharma/Commercial
Finance

Sign up for job alerts

If you would like to sign up for email job alerts for future roles with AstraZeneca or MedImmune you can do so using the form below. We will only use the details you provide below to inform you about future vacancies that match your search criteria if and when they become available. The details you provide on this page will not be used to send unsolicited communication and will not be sold to a third party.

 

You can select as many categories and locations as you wish.

Interested InSelect a job category from the list of options. Search for a location and select one from the list of suggestions. Finally, click “Add” to create your job alert.