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Manager, IT Audit

Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. • Bernards, NJ

Posted 12 days ago

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Join a Legacy of Innovation 110 Years and Counting!

With over 100 years of scientific expertise and a presence in more than 20 countries, Daiichi Sankyo and its 15,000 employees around the world draw upon a rich legacy of innovation and a robust pipeline of promising new medicines to help people. In addition to a strong portfolio of medicines for hypertension and thrombotic disorders, under the Group’s 2025 Vision to become a “Global Pharma Innovator with a Competitive Advantage in Oncology,” Daiichi Sankyo research and development is primarily focused on bringing forth novel therapies in oncology, including immuno-oncology, with additional focus on new horizon areas, such as pain management, neurodegenerative diseases, heart and kidney diseases, and other rare diseases.

Job Summary

Under direct delegation from the Director of Internal Audit, the Manager, Internal Audit is responsible for the execution of the IT General Controls testing as well as the IT Company Level Controls testing to ensure compliance with J-SOX (Japan’s equivalent to US Sarbanes Oxley Act) for Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. (“DSI”) and Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Luitpold"). As the project manager/leader, with minimal direct supervision, perform/manage critical phases of the annual IT J-SOX testing plan from scoping to communicating audit results to DSI and Luitpold management, DS Global J-SOX Team as well as external auditors. Responsible for providing advisory and interpretive services for others to use in making critical decisions as to IT J-SOX compliance.

Planning and executing IT audits by assessing the adequacy and effectiveness of controls over critical information systems for DSI and Luitpold. This may include: operating systems, applications, general controls, infrastructure, system development, data center, data privacy and disaster recovery. This position will be responsible for completing integrated audits of financial and operational system control reviews throughout the organization. Assist the Director of Internal Audit in identifying and reporting potential areas of improvement as well as providing recommendations to the IT organization to enhance the overall control environment to improve the efficiency of key IT application systems utilized by the organization.


Leading and completion of the IT J-SOX audit which will include overseeing the following tasks:
  • Developing and executing the annual J-SOX testing plan from scoping to testing as well as communicating results to DSI management, DS Global J-SOX Team as well as external auditors Monitoring J-SOX status to ensure compliance with DS Global J-SOX team’s required deadlines
  • Collaborating with business process owners to monitor changes in the business, process and systems to ensure timely updating of control documentation
  • Performing audit test procedures of key controls as related to J-SOX
  • Coordinating with the Associate Director, Internal Audit to design integrated audit testing where applicable and ensure all applications used in key business processes are appropriately tested from an IT perspective
  • Coordinate with the IT organization to ensure an efficient and synergistic approach to overall testing of internal controls
  • Identification and communicating internal control weaknesses to Associate Director of Internal Audit and the process owners
  • Prioritize issues based on their significance and impact, and collaborate with business owners to develop practical and cost-effective recommendations
  • Monitor the status of corrective action plans to ensure that management has implemented an appropriate plan within the established time frame
  • Provide periodic status updates to the Director of Internal Audit
  • Coordinate J-SOX efforts with the external public accounting firm by meeting periodically with them to discuss the scope of the audit as well as the timeline to ensure that they achieve the necessary deadlines dictated by DS Global J-SOX team
  • Perform additional training to inform management of the J-SOX requirements

Execution of certain sub-functions of the annual audit plan as directed by the Director of Internal Audit. Key responsibilities include:
  • Performing specialized IS Risk Assessments such as HIPAA and Data Privacy
  • Planning, organizing and executing the assigned sub-sections of the internal audit plan
  • Developing procedures and schedules for achieving IT audit/compliance objectives and goals
  • Ensuring that the audits are performed in accordance with the audit standards issued by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
  • Providing periodic status reports to the Director of Internal Audit Evaluating audit test results in collaboration with the Director of Internal Audit
  • Recommending improvements to enhance the overall control environment as well as to improve the efficiency of key application systems utilized by the organization
  • Communicating audit objectives, scope, activities and test results to impacted parties (i.e. Process Owners and Management)
  • Preparing audit reports
  • Monitoring the status of corrective action plans to ensure that management has implemented an appropriate plan within the established time frame
  • Providing IT thought leadership as well as advisory and interpretive services for others to use in making critical decisions as related to IT compliance and process optimization

Assist in the implementation of a monitoring program that utilizes data analysis tools, benchmarking and business research tools.

Participate in Company-wide initiatives to improve or develop efficient and effective business processes as assigned by the Director of Internal Audit. Acts as a consultant to the IT organization regarding systems security, integrity, control issues, risk management, corporate governance and Control Objectives for Information and related Technology (COBIT). In addition identify and communicate best practices, manage strategic risks and foster the appropriate levels of controls for business and IT risk.


Successful candidates will be able to meet the qualifications below with or without a reasonable accommodation.


Qualified candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in Information Systems, Accounting or Finance

A minimum of 6 years of experience performing and supervising information technology related audits, and experience auditing IT General Controls for compliance with the Sarbanes Oxley Act or Japan’s Financial Instruments and Exchange Law (J-SOX). Must have experience in GAAP, COSO and COBIT frameworks
  • Experience conducting interviews of employees/vendors/customers a plus
  • Experience auditing SAP preferred.
  • Experience in computer search techniques a plus.
  • Experience with utilizing audit software tools, such as Audit Command Language (ACL) a plus

Daiichi Sankyo, Inc., is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job ID: 9083BR
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