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POST DATE 8/26/2016
END DATE 11/12/2016

Shire Pharmaceutical Exton, PA

Exton, PA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Job Description
This individual contributor role manages activities related to the Exton GBS organization's compliance with the Sarbanes Oxley Act in collaboration with Internal Audit and the Internal Controls and Business Support team.

Specifically, the role is responsible for ensuring:
Develops and implements strategies for all GBS activities relating to compliance
The liaison between the GBS functions, Internal Audit and the Internal Controls and Business Support team.
Oversees the design and implementation of internal controls over financial reporting
Manages daily operations in support of financial controls testing for SOX 404 compliance
Reviews financial reporting, identifies process deficiencies and improvements
Reports test results to top management
Stays abreast of changes in regulations to ensure the GBS organization's timely compliance
Serves as liaison between internal and external auditors
Leads the maintenance of process and controls documentation

70% Maintain the overall control and coordination of the business systems support processes by:
Ensure timely and accurate application of compliance strategies by the Exton based accounting function.
Complete GBS Managements assessment of Internal Controls
Participates in IT projects to ensure controls are embedded.
Ensure enabling technologies have embedded controls and if not develops and implements appropriate controls.
Ensure adherence to Shire s overall compliance processes.
Develops controls testing strategy in collaboration with Internal Controls and Business Support, internal and external audit.
Act as subject matter expert for any issues relating to the controls compliance.
Develops and conducts compliance training for GBS employees
Performs controls testing and reports findings and proposed remediation to top management.
Liaise with counterparts in other GBS centers to solve issues, to knowledge share and maintain consistency.
Stays up-to-date on compliance regulations to ensure GBS adherence.
Provides support to internal and external audit as needed.

30% Provides leadership to the maintenance of controls and process documentation.
Establishes and implements the strategy for the maintenance of controls and process documentation
Understand relevant business risks, perform appropriate risk assessment, and recommend mitigation plans.
Ensures controls documentation is kept up-to-date
Ensures process documentation is kept up-to-date

- Bachelor's degree in accounting or other relevant area
- 8 years experience from performing a similar role
- Excellent knowledge of processes within R2R, P2P, I2C and HR processes
- Good knowledge of ERP systems (strong preference for SAP and JDE)
- Good knowledge of enabling technologies
- Experience of working in a shared service or large multinational company environment
- Supervisory experience

- Big 4 audit background; CPA Certification
- Experience of SAP, JDE and Hyperion HFM
- Experience from the pharmaceutical industry

Shire is the leading global biotechnology company focused on serving people with rare diseases and other highly specialized conditions. We have best-in-class products available in more than 100 countries across core therapeutic areas including Hematology, Immunology, Neuroscience, Lysosomal Storage Disorders, Gastrointestinal / Internal Medicine / Endocrine and Hereditary Angioedema; a growing franchise in Oncology; and an emerging, innovative pipeline in Ophthalmics.

Our employees come to work every day with a shared mission: to develop and deliver breakthrough therapies for the hundreds of millions of people in the world affected by rare diseases and other high-need conditions, and who lack effective therapies to live their lives to the fullest.

Shire is an equal opportunity employer. Shire 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.

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Reasonable Accommodations
Shire is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please call 484-595-8400 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Global Business Services (GBS) is the growing strategic shared services arm of Shire, the leading biotechnology company focused on serving patients with rare diseases and specialized conditions. GBS is a collective set of global capabilities, people, and systems that enables strong collaboration with our commercial businesses and corporate functions in order to drive world-class service delivery to our customers and partners.

We are looking for innovative and entrepreneurial colleagues to join GBS, help shape GBS future, and explore the many global and diverse career opportunities at Shire.