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Merck & Co, Inc

Associate Director, Audit and Assurance Services ( MERCUSR118273ENUS)

Restaurant and Food Services




Kenilworth, New Jersey, United States

Job Description

Our Finance team brings together our financial perspectives into our overall strategic and tactical decision making. We use state-of-the-art techniques for financial analysis, planning, accounting, reporting and performance evaluation. This allows the organization to continue advancing medical innovation and improve lives

Our Company's Corporate Audit and Assurance Services' (MCAAS) primary purpose is to provide value-added independent and risk based audit and assurance services.

Position Overview / Function and Responsibility

The Associate Director:

  • Lead a small team through financial and compliance audits and assessments across all our Company's divisions and functions to evaluate the adequacy of internal controls and deliver audit reports that add value to the area audited.

  • Coaches and trains staff members during the execution of the audits and assessments.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of and techniques to assess risk and evaluate the effectiveness of internal controls in moderately complex business scenarios in accordance with timelines.

  • Applies knowledge to analyze and evaluate business scenarios following a risk based approach and maintains supporting documentation.

  • Coaches in the skill of detecting, analyzing, quantifying and reporting non-conformance.

  • Participates in projects to drive continuous improvement and efficiencies.

  • Provides technical guidance and consultation on Company Policies and Procedures/Control Issues to the client and audit staff.

Position Qualifications:

Education Minimum Requirement:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting/finance and CPA preferred.

Required Experience and Skills:

  • A minimum of 5 years of finance and/or audit experience.

  • Ability to identify and integrate patterns, trends, and inconsistencies across data sources to determine their broader implications.

  • Coach in ways to improve team cohesiveness and effectiveness.

  • Maintains team’s focus in the face of distractions, problems or crises.

  • Ability to proactively share information through appropriate mediums to keep others informed.

  • Ability to use an open communication style that actively acknowledges other thoughts and opinions.

  • Air travel is required within assigned regions/entities both domestically and internationally to complete testing; estimated travel up to 30% of the time.

  • Driving is also required for certain domestic audits.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • A professional audit and/or control, security certification such as CPA, CISA, CIA, CMA, CFE.

  • Experience with Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.

  • Big 4 Audit experience.

Our Support Functions deliver services and make recommendations about ways to enhance our workplace and the culture of our organization. Our Support Functions include HR, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Procurement, Administration, Facilities and Security.

Who we are …

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

What we look for …

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.





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Requisition ID:R118273