Audit Specialist

Date: Jul 13, 2019

Location: Kenilworth, NJ, US

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Requisition ID: GEN000690

Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.
 
SPECIALIST (P-2), Audit and Assurance Services
Merck 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


Under the direction of the Client Audit Director ("CAD") and the Auditor-in-Charge ("AIC"), the Specialist will:

  • Participate in the execution of financial, operational, SOX 404 and IT audits, integrated audits and process audits, both domestic and abroad to maintain a strong internal control environment at Merck.
  • Under the direction of the AIC, partner with colleagues and clients, support groups, and other organizations to effectively complete all assigned audit work.
  • Execute audit programs and work papers (including walkthroughs and sample testing) in line with the established quality standards and timelines.
  • Collaborate with the audit team in the writing of audit summaries of issues and reports which accurately describe identified control concerns, associated risks, and appropriate recommendations.
  • Participate in department projects and ensure the realization of the specified results.
  • Maintain the highest standards of professionalism and independence in the execution of duties with the highest level of integrity and quality. Show good judgment in the conduct of work.

Qualifications

Education:
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting/finance.
Required Experience and Skills:
  • A minimum of 2 years of Audit experience (internal audit and / or public accounting).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact effectively with client and business process owners as well as MCAAS colleagues.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Understanding of information technology and ability to use various applications and systems.
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to work within a team as well as independently.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to multi-task are essential to this position.
  • Ability to travel both domestically and internationally up to 30% of the time.
Preferred:
  • CPA or pursuing a CPA.
  • Big 4 or Regional Accounting Firm Experience.
Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life. 

If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to staffingaadar@merck.com.
  
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Job: General Audit
Other Locations:
Employee Status: Regular
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Number of Openings: 1
Shift (if applicable):
Hazardous Materials: No
Company Trade Name: Merck


Nearest Major Market: New York City
Nearest Secondary Market: Newark

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