Jazz Pharmaceuticals

Senior Analyst Finance, Risk and Control

US-CA-Palo Alto
3 months ago(9/29/2017 10:13 AM)
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Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an international biopharmaceutical company focused on improving patients’ lives by identifying, developing and commercializing meaningful products that address unmet medical needs. We are continuing to expand our commercial product portfolio and our research and development pipeline in therapeutic areas that can leverage our unique expertise.

Our therapeutic areas of focus include sleep and hematology/oncology – areas in which we have a deep understanding of the patient journey and a suite of products and product candidates to address critical needs.

We are looking for the best and brightest talent to join our team.  If you’re looking to be a part of a company with an unwavering commitment to improving patients’ lives and being a great place to work, we hope you’ll explore our career openings and get to know Jazz Pharmaceuticals. 

Position Profile

The Senior Analyst Finance Risk and Control will be responsible for assisting with control documentation updates, coordinating controls testing, monitoring deficiency remediation, and supporting corporate initiatives and projects aimed to enhance the internal control environment. In addition, this role will assist with effective financial risk management and audit readiness of systems through internal controls and process improvements; and coordinating with internal and external professional resources.

Job Requirements:                                                      

  • Assist in the design, maintenance and preparation of clear, detailed and accurate SOX compliance documentation, including process narratives, flow charts, control descriptions, and risk control matrices; be responsive to questions and requests from business process owners and internal/external auditors
  • Assist in the annual risk assessment and materiality determination
  • Coordinate internal control tests of design and effectiveness with members of internal and external audit, assist business process owners with management responses and remediation efforts
  • Review and manage Segregation of Duties (SOD) in applicable finance systems and environments working closely with IT finance team members, specifically utilizing the FastPath monitoring tool
  • Assess new finance system and process impacts against compliance controls, and perform spot reviews of select processes/control issues
  • Assist with accounting policy documentation updates for new or changed policies and procedures
  • Promote financial risk awareness, internal controls, SOX requirements, and mitigation activities throughout the organization
  • Provide support for special projects such as: merger and acquisition audits, due diligence and integration; implementation of new regulatory requirements (e.g. FCPA, Sunshine Act); and compliance investigations

Education and Work Experience:         

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance required; professional certification such as CPA, CISA, or CIA is preferred 
  • 3+ years of progressive experience in a combination of public accounting and/or internal audit
  • Strong knowledge of U.S. GAAP, IFRS, COSO, COBIT, PCAOB Auditing Standard 5, risk and controls standards and business process best practices
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills, and comprehensive understanding of financial and operational business processes, the associated risks and leading practice controls
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; must be able to communicate ideas effectively with all levels of the organization, strong writing skills required
  • Travel – ability to travel domestic or international

Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.


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