Syneos Health

Sr. Internal IT Auditor

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Why Syneos Health? Join a game-changing company that is reinventing the way therapies are developed and commercialized. Created through the merger of two industry leading companies, INC Research and inVentiv Health, we bring together more than 22,000 clinical and commercial minds to create a better, smarter, faster way to get biopharmaceutical therapies into the hands of patients who need them most. Evolve in a global company that is always looking for ways to work smarter and more efficiently as the only fully integrated Biopharmaceutical Accelerator. You'll be supported with comprehensive resources based on today's emerging technologies, data, science and knowledge - instead of practices from the past. Teaming with some of the most talented professionals in the industry, you'll gain exposure and work in a dynamic environment to over-deliver and outperform. A career with Syneos Health means your everyday work improves patients’ lives around the world.


Responsible for planning, performing, and executing IT and Operational audits and other assigned projects within operational, financial and information system areas of the Company. Performs assigned portions of IT audit programs; determining compliance with policies and procedures, recommending corrective action, and preparing findings. Reviews and reporting should be performed in accordance with professional and department standards.

Essential Functions

Assist Internal Audit Management and IT Management in performing an annual IT Risk assessment to be used in defining the scope for the annual SOX IT General Controls review as well as defining additional IT and operational audits to be performed during the year.

Works with IT Process Owners to identify/improve and document detailed controls and test procedures for key application, security and infrastructure components.

Conducts the preparation, planning and execution of organization-wide IT SOX control tests for IT General Controls including change management, user access/security, and computer operations as well as controls over key reports & spreadsheets.

Collaborates within Internal Audit and Management to identify and assess reports used in key SOX controls.

Partners with all levels of IT management, Internal and External Audit to ensure SOX testing is conducted in a cooperative, timely and efficient manner with value added recommendations being provided to management to strengthen controls where applicable.

Works closely with and oversee Co-Source Audit Resources as necessary.

Routinely summarize and communicate to the effected control owners and IT management, control weaknesses identified during testing. Share any insight into operations or suggestions for corrective actions and improvements that drive increased efficiency and mitigate risks.

Prepares reports on findings; providing recommendations for policy, procedure and internal control improvements. Monitor related remediation plan execution.

Works closely with External Audit team as needed to ensure reliance strategy on Internal Audit product.

Other assignments or special projects as requested by management.

BA or BS Degree or equivalent in Information Systems, Accounting, Finance, Business, or related field.

Professional Certification is preferred (CISA, CISSP, CPA, or equivalent).

Moderate experience in technology and audit (general technology controls, application, and pre/post implementation system development reviews) within a public accounting, and/or Internal Audit function.

Experience with internal controls evaluation, ITGCs, and SOX 404 requirements including all phases of planning, evaluation, documentation, testing and remediation.

Auditing knowledge of the following is preferred: Oracle e-Business Suite; PeopleSoft; HFM; SQL and Oracle Database security; Windows Operating System and Active Directory Security including Users and Groups, Group Policy, Domain Structures; UNIX / Linux Operating System Security.

Demonstrated proficiency of technology auditing control disciplines (security, application development, change management, or operations).

Self-starter, able to think analytically, communicates complex issues, and develops control recommendations.

Effective written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present control analysis and recommendations with clarity and professionalism.

Must have excellent verbal, written and presentation skills as well as high degree of personal integrity and ability to work under limited supervision.

Supervisory skills, ability to work well with others in a team environment and ability to produce results through others.

Demonstrated track record of integrity, effective communication, commitment to teamwork, innovation, and excellence.

Experience with using ACL or other data analytics tools (a plus). Proficient in Microsoft Office suite.


Tasks, duties, and responsibilities as listed in this job description are not exhaustive. The Company, at its sole discretion and with no prior notice, may assign other tasks, duties, and job responsibilities. Equivalent experience, skills, and/or education will also be considered so qualifications of incumbents may differ from those listed in the Job Description. The Company, at its sole discretion, will determine what constitutes as equivalent to the qualifications described above. Further, nothing contained herein should be construed to create an employment contract. Occasionally, required skills/experiences for jobs are expressed in brief terms. Any language contained herein is intended to fully comply with all obligations imposed by the legislation of each country in which it operates, including the implementation of the EU Equality Directive, in relation to the recruitment and employment of its employees.

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