Risk Assurance Senior Specialist
LATAM, Panamá, Panama
hace 2 días


MSDis a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescriptionmedicines, vaccines and animal health products.

The difference betweenpotential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation andinventiveness; this is the space where MSD has codified its 125-

year legacy. MSD’ssuccess is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiringmission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

MSD’s Financial division helps plan and analyze the resources thatallow us to continue advancing medical innovation around the world.

This teamof attentive, exacting individuals prepares and organizes financial assets inorder to drive MSD’s momentum towards providing the world with an evolving,diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines, and animal healthproducts that fuel global wellness.

The Operations Risk Assurance Senior Specialist is responsiblefor maintaining an effective internal control environment, in compliance withGAAP, IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) and Corporate policies in Central America and the Caribbean, and Ecuador.

Partners with thebusiness to review existing controls and other compliance requirements. Developingand standardizing any necessary revisions or additions to policies andprocedures, implementing new procedures and rolling out trainings to theprocess owners.

This position will liaise with the Regional delivery team toensure all SOX controls are strictly enforced and to build across the Central America and the Caribbean, andEcuador awareness on the importance of a strong internal controlenvironment.

Establish close workingrelationships with the business / Regional Finance leadership and supportimplementation of new business mandatory controls.

Review internal auditfindings and recommendations for the markets for potential internal controlimpacts; providing guidance on the implementations of mitigating plans.

The Operations Risk Assurance Senior Specialist is responsible foroverseeing and supporting the implementation of financial projects, workinghand in hand with the business for their implementation and rolling out theprojects while insuring alignment with internal and external compliancerequirements.

Responsibilities :

  • In charge of Self-Assessments (Preparation & Execution)
  • Responsible to prepare a Rotation Plan for the year with the help of Compliance Stewards and Business with a main focus in the areas of risk already identified from prior Internal Audits / Execute and Self-
  • Assessments with the help of the Compliance Stewards including selection of the sample of data to be reviewed.

  • Prepares a formal Report for the Finance Director and Regional Operation Risk Assurance Manager.
  • Coordinates Internal Auditors visits in the country for all the scheduled audits(Human Health / Animal Health / SOX).
  • Coordinates data gathering with BSC (Business Service Center).
  • Follows up the Internal Audit status during the field work.
  • Responsible for Internal Audit Report follow-up including Finance and Compliance audit observation / points, FCQ (Financial Control Questionnaire) Preparation and Follow Up, Quarterly and Annually.
  • Reviews Pulse Dashboard with a focus in outliers by area in coordination with the BPO (Business Process Optimization) and BPS (Business Planning and Consolidation).
  • Supports updating local controls in line with BSC process.

    Responsible for preparing Annual Rotation Plan with the help of BSC with a focus in the areas of risk already identified.

  • Prepares a formal Report for FD and Regional Risk Assurance Manager for the annual review.
  • Follows up the open items for final resolution and if consider necessary the final adjustment of the Balance Sheet Accounts.
  • Manages and administers the country GOA (Grant of Authorities) including trainings.
  • Participates in the inventory cycle counts and annual inventories.
  • Responsible to support the update the country SOP's including the communications and required trainings.
  • Performs periodic audit reviews. Supports collaboration with audit review for items related to the Business.
  • Manages ad-hoc request related with internal control contents.
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