Allergan Sr. IT Auditor in Parsippany, New Jersey

Sr. IT Auditor

Parsippany, New Jersey, United States at

Sep 27, 2016Post Date

151313Requisition #

Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN) is a bold, global pharmaceutical company and a leader in a new industry model – Growth Pharma. Allergan is focused on developing, manufacturing and commercializing branded pharmaceuticals and biologic products for patients around the world.

Allergan markets a portfolio of best-in-class products that provide novel treatments for the central nervous system, eye care, medical aesthetics and dermatology, gastroenterology, women's health, urology, anti-infective and cardiovascular therapeutic categories. With commercial operations in approximately 100 countries, Allergan is committed to working with physicians, healthcare providers and patients to deliver innovative and meaningful treatments that help people around the world live longer, healthier lives.

Our success is powered by our world-class team’s commitment to being Bold for Life. Together, we build bridges, power ideas, act fast and drive results for our customers and patients around the world by always doing what it is right.

Join one of the world’s fastest growing pharmaceutical companies!

At Allergan you will have the opportunity to thrive in a fast-paced, strategic environment where bold, innovative thinking isn’t just welcomed, it’s encouraged. Across all functions, we relish the opportunity to help our people fulfill their potential. Our rapid growth strategy means plenty of opportunities to step into the spotlight.

Position Description

The Senior IT Internal Auditor position is created for experienced IT auditors: auditors who have had experience in information technology, operational and financial auditing in the multi-national manufacturing industry. The position is ideal for someone looking to transition into a role in the IT organization.

On each audit, the Senior IT Internal Auditor should demonstrate strong communication, planning, administrative, technical, and audit investigative skills, as well as establishing and maintaining good relationships with location and team members. In addition, the Senior IT Internal Auditor must be willing to lead and be led by peers from time to time on various audits and department projects. The Senior IT Internal Auditor should have basic skills in project management. The Senior IT Internal Auditor will report to the IT Audit Manager. The successful candidate must be willing to travel up to 40% of the time to domestic and international locations. The position is considered rotational and provides opportunities to move into other areas of Finance and/or the business.

Main Areas of Responsibilities

Audit Planning

  • Assist in development of risk-based audit plan

  • Identify financial and operational risks and incorporate into audit scope and audit program

  • Consult with manager/director on scope and audit timetable

  • Initiate discussions with business unit regarding planning and scope issues

  • Update audit program as appropriate

  • Communicate scope, timing and audit program to team

Audit Fieldwork

  • Conduct audits consistent with IIA and department policies; manage timely completion of audit including communication of status to manager

  • Identify and document IT exposures, operational/process issues, internal control deficiencies and opportunities for improvement

  • If applicable, coordinate fieldwork with Finance Auditors

  • Prepare agenda and presentation for the audit closing meeting

  • Document audit findings into audit report format as the audit progresses

  • Adapt audit program and procedures as observations/new information is uncovered in the field

Audit Wrap-Up

  • Finalize audit fieldwork and audit report consistent with report writing guidelines

  • Work to issue audit report in timely manner

  • Conduct self-evaluations with team


  • A minimum of 3 years Information Technology and/or IT Audit experience in a corporate environment or with a Big 4 firm is required.Proven experience leading and building teams through an audit engagement

  • Experience auditing ERP systems such as SAP.

  • Experience auditing operating systems (e.g., Windows, Unix), databases (e.g., Oracle, SQL) and network devices (e.g., firewalls, routers, IDS/IPS).

  • Experience planning and performing integrated audits.

  • Knowledge of general IT processes and controls (e.g., change management, backup and recovery, security administration, computer operations) is required.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); experience with Teammate is a plus

  • Strong analytical and communication skills

  • Working knowledge of data analysis tools is a plus (ACL, Tableau)

  • Comfortable working and learning independently and as part of a team

  • Understanding of Sarbanes Oxley implementation practices and issues

  • Understanding of audit methodology and use of various audit tools to facilitate the audit process

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally up to 40% of the time

Preferred Skills/Qualifications

Professional certifications such as Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and/or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) are preferred


  • B.S. degree required, preferrably in Information Systems, Computer Engineering, Finance/Accounting or Business Administration