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Sr. Director, Internal Audit

Company: Moderna Therapeutics
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Job Description:

Description

The Role:

Reporting to the Head of Corporate Compliance and Global Risk Officer, the Sr. Director of Internal Audit will be responsible for Moderna s Internal Audit Function ( IA ?). IA helps Moderna achieve its business objectives by bringing a systemic and disciplined approach to evaluating the effectiveness of the Company s governance, risk management, compliance and control (GRC) practices. The Sr. Director of Internal Audit will have primary responsibility for carrying out the mission of IA to enhance and protect organizational value and help improve Moderna s business operations by providing risk-based, independent, and objective assurance, advice and insight.

Here s What You ll Do:

Identify risk exposures which may impact achievement of the Company s objectives.

Develop a risk-based audit plan addressing key business practices, financial processes and controls, operational areas and information technology and related security activities, and submit it to senior management for discussion, input and feedback and subsequently to the Audit Committee for review and approval.

Adjust the audit plan, as necessary, in response to changes in the business environment and discuss such proposed changes with senior management and the Audit Committee.

Execute the annual audit plan and track audit findings through to remediation.

Assess the adequacy and effectiveness of governance and risk management processes.

Evaluate design and operating effectiveness of processes and controls pertaining to:

Reliability and integrity of financial and operational reporting.

Compliance with laws, regulations, policies, procedures, and contracts.

Effectiveness and efficiency of business operations, projects and programs.

Reliability and security of information systems and data.

Safeguarding of assets.

Develop and direct the conduct of audits of several key 3rd parties (e.g., vendors, collaborations, etc.).

Coordinate risk assessment and audit/monitoring coverages with key second line assurance functions, such as Corporate Compliance, SOX PMO, GxP, etc.

Participate and provide advice and input into the company s ERM program and annual risk assessment and reporting process.

Assist, as needed and requested by Compliance, in investigations of suspected non-compliance, improprieties, or fraud.

Review, at least bi-annually, the Charter of IA with the Audit Committee to determine whether any changes to IA s mission, responsibilities, or authority are necessary.

Develop annual budget and resource plan to complete the audit plan and fulfill IA s responsibilities.

Periodically communicate performance against the audit plan to senior management and the Audit Committee.

Communicate results of engagement and other activities, including any significant risk exposures and control issues, fraud risks, governance issues and other matters requiring attention to senior management and the Audit Committee.

Conduct appropriate follow-up on corrective action plans and periodically report to senior management and the Audit Committee on plans not effectively implemented.

Maintain a Quality Assurance & Improvement Program (QAIP) that covers all aspects of IA s activities.

Here s What You ll Bring to the Table:

BA/BS in Accounting or Finance.

MBA, JD or other relevant advanced degree strongly preferred.

10+ years of diversified (i.e., audit and non-audit) experience required, including a minimum 8 years internal audit experience and 5 years of relevant biotech/pharma industry experience.

Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor preferred.

Demonstrated willingness to roll up sleeves to and do the work vs. manage, while building out the function.

Ability to interact collaboratively, yet objectively with senior/executive level management and Board of Director members.

Ability to prioritize and direct limited resources to the most critical areas and issues.

Ability to build solid, collaborative working relationships with auditees, across all functions.

Strong operational capability and sense of urgency to drive completion of audit plan and achievement of annual departmental initiatives.

Working knowledge of major business processes and compliance/risk issues related to the bio-pharmaceutical industry.

Solid understanding of U.S. GAAP, PCAOB and IIA Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.

Strong technical internal audit skills, including IT audit and knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 and related financial control requirements.

Solid knowledge of governance, risk management and compliance program frameworks.

Ability to quickly assimilate relevant information in unfamiliar situations, identify issues and root causes.

Passion to continuously help improve operations and enhance/preserve shareholder value.

Here s What We ll Bring to the Table:

On-site subsidized cafeteria or catered lunches

Company-provided iPhone

Free parking, monthly subway pass or a subsidized commuter rail pass

Free annual corporate membership to Bluebikes

Highly competitive healthcare coverage including: medical offered through BCBS (HMO/PPO), dental, and vision offered through VSP

Flexible Spending Accounts for medical expenses and dependent care expenses

16 weeks of 100% paid parental leave for all new parents

16 weeks 100% paid family caregiver leave

20 weeks 100% paid medical leave

Eligible for Moderna Month ? (one month paid sabbatical after five years of service and eligible for additional one month paid sabbatical every 3 years thereafter)

Adoption assistance and discounts to local childcare centers, as well as access to care.com

401k (traditional and Roth offered) with 50% match on first 6% deferred. Match is vested immediately

A suite of Moderna paid insurance coverage, including: life insurance, short-term and long-term disability

Voluntary legal assistance plan

15 days vacation and 7 sick days per year, in addition to a discretionary winter shut down and 11 company paid holidays (includes 2 floating holidays)

About Moderna:

Moderna is advancing messenger RNA (mRNA) science to create a new class of transformative medicines for patients. mRNA medicines are designed to direct the body s cells to produce intracellular, membrane or secreted proteins that can have a therapeutic or preventive benefit and have the potential to address a broad spectrum of diseases. The Company s platform builds on continuous advances in basic and applied mRNA science, delivery technology and manufacturing, providing Moderna the capability to pursue in parallel a robust pipeline of new development candidates. Moderna is developing therapeutics and vaccines for infectious diseases, immuno-oncology, rare diseases, cardiovascular diseases, and autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, independently and with strategic collaborators.

Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., Moderna currently has strategic alliances for development programs with AstraZeneca, Plc. and Merck, Inc., as well as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Defense, the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), a division of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI). Moderna has been ranked in the top ten of Science s list of top biopharma industry employers for the past five years. To learn more, visit www.modernatx.com .

Our Mission:

Deliver on the promise of mRNA science to create a new generation of transformative medicines for patients.

Moderna is a smoke-free, alcohol-free and drug-free work environment.

Moderna is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person s race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Moderna will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

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Job ID: 54681686

Location:

Cambridge, United States

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