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Manager, Audit - Americas

Company: BAXTER
Location: Deerfield
Posted on: January 9, 2022

Job Description:

This is where you save and sustain lives

At Baxter, we are deeply connected by our mission. No matter your role at Baxter, your work makes a positive impact on people around the world. You'll feel a sense of purpose throughout the organization, as we know our work improves outcomes for millions of patients.

Baxter's products and therapies are found in almost every hospital worldwide, in clinics and in the home. For over 85 years, we have pioneered significant medical innovations that transform healthcare.

Together, we create a place where we are happy, successful and inspire each other. This is where you can do your best work.

Join us at the intersection of saving and sustaining lives- where your purpose accelerates our mission.

Manager, Audit-Americas
Baxter International
Deerfield, IL (Flexible/Hybrid Schedule Available)

The Americas (Baxter's US, Canada and LATAM region) manager role has a critical role to plan, scope, and direct our Americas audit activities.

Further, while the role is focused on the Americas region, the Corporate Audit group operates globally, requiring close coordination. collaboration with the full Audit team, including colleagues based in EMEA and Asia Pacific

Develop substantive relationships with stakeholders to understand business risks at our various locations/recommend a thoughtful audit approach. Risk coverage encompasses financial, operational, commercial, IT, and strategic business risks requiring the candidate to have a broad and open perspective.

Hire develop and retain Americas team members. The Corporate Audit group is ideal for career development for highly motivated individuals as this position offers extensive exposure to Baxter's business units/corporate functions and to the company's financial philosophies/ practices.

Minimum of conversational-level Spanish required

Critical Responsibilities
Manage financial /operational audits by performing critical project management duties, e.g., risk assessment, scoping, planning, detailed execution of fieldwork, reviewing the work of audit teams; and providing expertise in auditing standards and performance criteria, audit requirements and information technology skills, the audit entities include plants and commercial operations located in Americas region

Plan, assign and supervise the daily activity of Americas Corporate Audit team and other auditors/consultants

Ensure that audit observations are clearly presented to/agreed upon by management; manage the audit report process (some complex in nature) using advanced writing skills

Manage risk assessment process for the Americas region /maintain strong relationships with key Americas stakeholders (senior operational and financial management at the regional and country level) to identify emerging risks and monitor ongoing risks

Identify opportunities to utilize data analysis in our risk/controls assessments to improve the efficiency/effectiveness of audits.

Support the global audit team during the annual risk assessment process to develop the risk-based audit plan

Manage the direct assist work with the external auditors

Teach, train and coach Americas Corporate Audit team

Attend and/or conduct internal meetings and participate in recruiting and hiring internal auditors

Key Qualifications
Knowledge of internal controls and audit processes

Have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work closely with people at all levels of the organization and facilitate the implementation of corrective action

Demonstrate several years of people management experience

Minimum conversational-level Spanish required

Ability to balance multiple priorities under minimal supervision, while meeting required deadlines

Ability to work successfully in ambiguous environments and gather information to develop focused internal audit procedures

Have project management experience

Anticipates obstacles and acts to prevent or minimize their impact.

Ability to appropriately apply strong technical knowledge, including risk assessment, internal control requirements and accounting principles to the relevant business environment

Be willing to travel domestically and internationally as needed

Key Finance Competencies
Risk Management

Business Process & Data Management

Accounting & Reporting Integrity

Financial Analysis and Decision Support

Education and/or Experience
Minimum 7++ years of experience in accounting or auditing

Be a CPA/CA and/or CIA and/or CISA

All prospective employees for this job will be required to verify that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19, subject to reasonable accommodations for individuals with medical conditions or religious beliefs that prevent vaccination, and in accordance with applicable law.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Baxter is an equal opportunity employer. Baxter evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.

EEO is the Law
EEO is the law - Poster Supplement
Pay Transparency Policy

Reasonable Accommodations

Baxter is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities globally. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or interview process, please click on the link here and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.

Recruitment Fraud Notice

Baxter has discovered incidents of employment scams, where fraudulent parties pose as Baxter employees, recruiters, or other agents, and engage with online job seekers in an attempt to steal personal and/or financial information. To learn how you can protect yourself, review our Recruitment Fraud Notice .

Keywords: BAXTER, Arlington Heights , Manager, Audit - Americas, Accounting, Auditing , Deerfield, Illinois

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