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Senior IT Internal Audit Analyst

Semma Therapeutics

Semma Therapeutics

IT, Accounting & Finance
Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Friday, January 26, 2024

Job Description

The Senior IT audit Analyst will be responsible for leading, planning, organizing and executing IT internal audits throughout the Company (including system control reviews, business process controls, external IT Risk assessments, privacy, financial, operational, consulting and fraud investigation). Global Internal Audit is seen as an integrated function in that both business and technology controls are covered during the reviews. Entities to be reviewed may include international sales offices and shared service locations, Corporate and divisional functions, manufacturing plants, and 3rd party channel partners.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Leverage data analytics during planning and execution to optimize coverage and effectiveness.

  • Assessing the impact/risk associated with any areas of concern identified through the audit process, proposing recommendations to address these risks, and working with management to develop appropriate corrective actions.

  • Communicating and presenting effectively to business management to ensure clarity regarding audit results and that appropriate action plans are being implemented.

  • Developing working relationships with various levels of management, acting as a problem-solving resource, while continuously sharing best practices and areas for improvement.

  • Proactively identify opportunities where Internal Audit or local operations under review can add value to the Company.

  • Learning and applying the internal audit methodology consistently to all engagements.

  • Ensuring working papers and other deliverables are complete, accurate, presented in a clear and logical manner leading to final conclusions and exceptions.

  • Providing support, mentoring, and feedback to audit team members throughout the audit. Provide assistance with onboarding and ongoing support to new team members.

  • As needed, assist with special projects related to business process improvement or internal team needs.

Required Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Management Information Systems, Accounting, Finance and/or Computer Science disciplines preferred

  • Typically requires 3 – 7 years of progressive experience with a Big Four firm, or combined experience with a large, complex multi-national company

Knowledge & Skills

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience related to information systems risks, controls and auditing.

  • Strong project/time management skills with the ability to organize and handle multiple priorities.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with a proven ability to articulate effectively and professionally.

  • Strong understanding of the relationship of information systems, internal controls and business processes with financial statement assertions, including a solid understanding of SOX 404 controls and the underlying risks.

  • Knowledge and experience in control theory and professional auditing practices.

  • Ability to use relationships and insights to successfully influence others. Builds authentic and trusted relationships to create alignment and support

  • Knowledge of US GAAP accounting and internal controls; IFRS knowledge a plus.

  • Experience with data analytics and in using Tableau, Microsoft BI, Alteryx, ACL or IDEA a plus.

  • Experience with Oracle and/or other Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems are desired.


  • CISA, CRISC, CISM, CISSP and/or CRISC preferred. Other relevant certifications will be considered.



Company Information

Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation.

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