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Bristol Myers Squibb

Manager, SOX Internal Controls Compliance


Nurse Manager


Princeton, New Jersey, United States

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Position Purpose

A fundamental understanding of Business Controls is critical to the maintenance of a strong internal control environment, to promote compliance with laws and regulations, and support the efficiency of Bristol-Myers Squibb’s operations. The Manager, Internal Controls Compliance (ICC), represents the Business Controls Function (BCF) in the coordination and administration of, analysis and reporting regarding our SOX and internal control programs. This position is responsible for facilitating our processes related to SOX Deficiencies, Global Internal Audit & Assurance (GIA) observations, representation letters and Changes in Internal Control Reporting. The position also serves as administrator of the BCF's Wdesk global platform used for all BCF risk management operations. This position reports directly to the Director of Internal Controls and Business Process Optimization, based in Princeton, New Jersey. This role is a key contributor to the department's most significant reporting to Senior Leadership including the Corporate Controller, the Chief Audit Officer and the Audit Committee. This position interacts directly with the BCF Leadership Team, including the Executive Director, to oversee that all key deliverables are met, ad hoc analysis regarding trends and leading risk indicators are prepared, and to ensure that the Audit Committee Presentations are prepared accurately and timely. The individual selected for this position will serve as a key business partner to the entire BCF network.

Duties & Responsibilities

Governance & Stakeholder Engagement

  • Directly engage in the preparation of reporting materials to executive management. Confirm the accuracy and completeness of information in the Wdesk tool to ensure that the data in the Audit Committee Presentations are accurate. This information is visible to key management including the SVP, Corporate Controller.
  • Facilitate the critical quarterly representation letter process. Engage with the regional BCFs on a quarterly basis to confirm any changes to latest representation letter signer list. Ensure that all of the representations are created and sent to the key finance directors and general managers on a quarterly basis. Also, align with the Consolidations and Financial Report (CFR) group on any exceptions.
  • Interact with the BCF Network to provide guidance and key support for the Wdesk tool.
  • Helps coordinate and deliver training and presentations to the BCF network, including the quarterly Collaboration Forum, helping ensure the entire department remains abreast of key developments and BCF initiatives.

Sarbanes-Oxley & Quarterly Section 302 Sub-certification Activities

  • Accurately prepare the quarterly Summary of Deficiencies (SAD) which is provided to the BCF, Finance Business Partners, GIA and External Audit.
  • Identifies and follows-up with other BCF members on any aging deficiencies (including those that are also internal audit observations) to facilitate timely closing within Audit Committee reporting deadlines.

Internal Audit Facilitation

  • Initiate GIA observations and action items in the Wdesk Tool. Work with the Regional BCF to ensure that key fields are updated properly and any corresponding audit findings that are also SOX deficiencies get recorded.
  • Provide key reports to GIA and external audit that provide insight into the quarterly observation/action item activity.

Other Areas

  • Review the Audit Committee Presentations to ensure that the content is accurate.
  • Manage the administration of the Wdesk tool and SharePoint sites to provision access to the BCF, Business Partners, SOX Testers, SOX Reviewers and Representation Letter Signers.
  • Schedule key BCF meetings for the year.
  • Maintain key mail groups for ongoing communication.
  • Participate in special projects to enhance knowledge of the BCF.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting required
  • Certified Public Accountant or equivalent required.
  • 4 years minimum total professional experience in accounting, audit. Big 4 public accounting / consulting or similar experience a plus.
  • Understanding of US GAAP and internal controls preferred.
  • Experience in financial analysis and data analytics desirable.
  • Previous Finance department experience a plus (e.g., financial analysis, close responsibilities, financial system implementations, etc.).


  • Ability to deal with time-sensitive deadlines and preparation of information with an incredible attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities, while working independently with speed and accountability.
  • Business partner attitude and ability to collaborate with different functions.
  • Ability to work with a range of technically and culturally diverse people.
  • Ability to effectively communicate to a diverse audience at multiple levels within the BCF.
  • Ability to establish formal relationships across functions and multiple levels of management to drive performance and improve processes.
  • Strong written and verbal communication to facilitate relationship building with peers and to aid in analyses presented to senior management.

Developmental Value

  • Opportunity to gain an understanding of Internal Controls, SOX Deficiencies and GIA observations, which are reported to the Audit Committee.
  • Opportunity to learn about the Management Representation Letter Process and work closely with the CFR Team to discuss exceptions.
  • Visibility into all of the key risks that the BCF is helping the Company manage, as a contributor to the overall BMS enterprise risk management program.
  • Opportunity to be part of a professional and high performing team that is continually evolving,
  • Develop the ability to impact and influence within the Company to deliver superior business results and protect shareholders.
  • Opportunity as a member of the BCF to contribute to the long-term strategy and growth of the department.

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If you come across a role that intrigues you but doesn’t perfectly line up with your resume, we encourage you to apply anyway. You could be one step away from work that will transform your life and career.

Uniquely Interesting Work, Life-changing Careers
With a single vision as inspiring as “Transforming patients’ lives through science™ ”, every BMS employee plays an integral role in work that goes far beyond ordinary. Each of us is empowered to apply our individual talents and unique perspectives in an inclusive culture, promoting diversity in clinical trials, while our shared values of passion, innovation, urgency, accountability, inclusion and integrity bring out the highest potential of each of our colleagues.

On-site Protocol
Physical presence at the BMS worksite or physical presence in the field is a necessary job function of this role, which the Company deems critical to collaboration, innovation, productivity, employee well-being and engagement, and it enhances the Company culture.

COVID-19 Information
To protect the safety of our workforce, customers, patients and communities, the policy of the Company requires all employees and workers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they have received an exception based on an approved request for a medical or religious reasonable accommodation. Therefore, all BMS applicants seeking a role located in the U.S. and Puerto Rico must confirm that they have already received or are willing to receive the full COVID-19 vaccination by their start date as a qualification of the role and condition of employment. This requirement is subject to state and local law restrictions and may not be applicable to employees working in certain jurisdictions such as Montana. This requirement is also subject to discussions with collective bargaining representatives in the U.S.

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