The Internal Control Coordinator is a key interlocutor of the local management responsible for establishing and maintaining a reliable control environment.
His / her initiatives aim at ensuring, at local level, the reliability and exhaustiveness of the financial information, the security of assets as well as the compliance with established guidelines and procedures in line with Global policies.
The Internal Control coordinator conducts a risk-assessment process and a yearly control self-assessment, ongoing self-testing, identifies internal control deficiencies, recommends improvements, helps to develop adequate action plans and follows up their implementation.
Scope of the position :
PAC Pacific and Carribbean.
Main countries : Panama, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Ecuador, Dominican Republic.
Key Accountabilities :
Implement a Control Framework in line with Sanofi Internal Control Manual in all sites, entities & activities and perform regular updates to follow the evolution and the release and / or amendments of Global policies and standards.
Provide active support to process owners / departments for the formalization and design of local procedures and ensure that actual processes and controls are adequately described approved and communicated in local procedures.
Communicates about these orientations and provides tools and methodologies to ensure their effective implementation throughout the organization.
Develop a local self-testing strategy and program and execute accordingly, support Local Management with the definition and implementation of action plans and presentation of results to appropriate stakeholders.
Adequately handle additional information requests. Organize internal control trainings for new comers, support the departments for training employees on policies and procedures and develop targeted actions to increase internal awareness.
Be key point of contact for the internal and external audits ensuring a timely and detailed follow-up of the implementation of audit recommendations, adequate action plans have been defined and follow up implementation and report progress.
Ensure the country / MCO matrix of delegations is actually reflected in the country / MCO systems.
Support the other departments in the definition and implementation of their action plans and remind them the mandatory controls they should performace
Accounting Major or related fields
English fluent (Reading, Writing, Conversation)
Experience & knowledge :
At least 3 years of experience in Internal or External audit and Finance roles or Internal Control position in a multinational preferably Pharma
Experience on Assessment and Management Risk Processes, desirable
Experience of communication and interaction with other departments outside finance
Experience in Big Four, desirable
Experience in management and coordinating Internal Audit desirable
Core competencies / skills :
Act for Change
Foreign candidates must have a permanent job permission and VISA available to work in Panama
This position is not open to an international transfer