Internal Audit Senior Manager

Hiring Request Post Information* : Posted Date 5 months ago(2023/10/13 12:27)
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Hovione is an independent family owned international group of companies. From the beginning, we have set ourselves above and apart through our innovative technological and productive capabilities, reaching a top spot in the world market as an integrated Contract Development and Manufacturing Company dedicated to helping Pharmaceutical Customers bring new and off-patent drugs to market.

Our people are the main asset for our continued success. Reaching over 1950 team members, from 36 different nationalities, that are located across Asia, Europe and North America (Portugal, US, Macao, Ireland, China, Hong Kong, Japan, India, and Switzerland), including 4 production sites.

Working at Hovione means reaching for innovation and excellence in everything we do: for our clients, our partners and, above all, our patients. That is why we are In it for life.

You will be responsible to:

The IA Senior Manager will lead the audit work and staff, interface with management and generally perform and review required fieldwork. They will execute audits in all locations of the company (this is a global role) to review and evaluate the effectiveness of the internal controls, reliability of the financial reporting as well compliance with internal standards and external laws and regulations.


The role involves up to 10% of travelling time depending on the audit assignment and is a hybrid job position.


  • To assess adequacy of internal controls, efficiency and effectiveness of business processes, including identification of control gaps and recommendations for improvement opportunities arising from audit engagements.
  • To plan, manage and execute audit assignments as per Annual Audit Plan.
  • To review and finalize audit working papers and audit findings prepared by audit team members.
  • To manage audit assignments, report progressively on status of engagement and ensure completion of audit assignment as per the Annual Audit Plan / agreed timeline.
  • To supervise and assist team members in overall execution of targeted testing and risk assessments.
  • To review and discuss audit findings, recommendation and corrective action plan with responsible personnel, process owner and relevant stakeholder.
  • To perform follow up audit on findings reported to ensure management action are implemented accordingly.
  • To periodically engage members of the management team, stay ahead with Company and industry developments and make adjustments to the internal audit activity, if .
  • To perform any ad hoc assignments and projects as necessary.


We are looking to recruit a Candidate:

- University, or equivalent, qualification in Management, Business Intelligence, Data Analytics or similar field (mandatory)

- Advanced level of Portuguese and English (spoken and written)

- Typically requires 5-8 years of relevant experience in Business Intelligence, Data Analytics

- Experience in a fast-paced and multi-cultural multinational company

- Good knowledge of the business, industry and marketv

- Advanced knowledge of Business Intelligence, Data Analytics with the ability to solve complex problems

- Sound Experience with Pharmaceutical databases (e.g., PharmaCircle, Newport, Datamonitor, IQVIA(IMS), EvaluatePharma) and Chemical databases (e.g., Reaxys and Scifinder)

- Knowledge of chemistry and advanced knowledge on patents

- Computer literate with good working knowledge of the MS Office package

- Must have the Knowledge, Experience and Skills to conduct their tasks in accordance with the rules and procedures set down.


Hovione is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer

Inclusion and diversity are key to us. At Hovione, that means a work environment where differences are valued, and everyone is treated with fairness and respect. We want all our team members worldwide to feel supported, respected, and have the opportunity to achieve their full potential, regardless of their age, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation or ethnicity.


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