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Finance Internal Audit Manager/Resourcing Manager

AstraZeneca operates in over 100 countries and its innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide.

At AstraZeneca we believe in the potential of our people and you’ll develop beyond what you thought possible. We make the most of your skills and passion by actively supporting you to see what you can achieve no matter where you start with us. At AstraZeneca the only one who can put limits on the scope of your career is you. With the right skills and passion we'll help you explore what AstraZeneca has to offer.

We have an exciting opportunity for an Internal Audit/Resourcing Manager to join our Internal Audit Services (IAS) team. The team provide independent assurance that we’re achieving our objectives effectively and in the right way. Our remit is to provide assurance over compliance, operational and strategic risks and ensure they are being managed effectively. 

Reporting to the Head of Audit (Finance and Operational Excellence), you’ll have real scope to make an impact as our aim is to be a top-performing IA function.  

In order to be qualified for this role, you will have worked in a managerial-level audit role, in a large global organisation or a Big Four accounting firm. Ideally you will have Pharma sector experience already with broad audit experience.

You should have a global outlook, which means you could make an exceptional Internal Audit Manager with AstraZeneca, a world-leading pharmaceutical company.

Main duties and responsibilities

You’ll work with internal teams on a complex portfolio of global audits primarily for the Finance function but may be called upon to work on other functional audits, working collaboratively throughout the audits to highlight issues and propose solutions. You’ll be required to quickly develop relationships with senior leaders and management teams, and evaluate a range of judgemental issues around governance, risks and controls. We’ll expect you to provide oversight, coaching and feedback on peer and team member performance to support their development.

You will also have accountability for oversight of the resourcing process for the internal audit function, supporting the annual planning process, maintaining the audit log and ensuring all audits are planned and resourced throughout the year. Collating information for the audit committee papers and performance papers will also be a key part of the role as well as providing data analysis for benchmarking and strategic alignment.

As part of the role you will be expected to provide oversight of the IAS budget, managing all accruals, risk and opportunities and to bring the budget in on target at year-end. This will be achieved through collaborative working with the HoAs and IAS VP.

We’ll also look to you to innovate and drive continuous improvement in our auditing processes, having accountability for updating and sharing our KPIs. Another key focus will be to identify insights and themes to share with the business on the challenges and risks that arise. We’ll expect you to have an appetite to learn and develop, given the range of audit and advisory projects you’ll be involved with. 

Essential requirements

  • Experience of internal auditing in Finance
  • Budget management experience
  • Ability to undertake travel internationally (potentially up to 10% of working days) to work on a range of audits
  • Ability to manage and motivate multi-disciplinary teams across different global locations
  • High level of personal integrity, tenacity and independence
  • A flexible communication style, able to adjust your approach and influence others, including senior leaders 
  • Ability to analyse complex issues from a range of perspectives and form considered judgements around the actions to be taken
  • Strong project management skills to both manage individual assignments, and co-ordinate and monitor broader programmes
  • A relevant degree or postgraduate professional qualification
  • Strong business English, including both written and verbal communication.


Breadth of global business understanding ideally within the Pharmaceutical industry

AstraZeneca is an equal opportunity employer. AstraZeneca will consider all qualified applicants for employment without discrimination on grounds of disability, sex or sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity leave status, race or national or ethnic origin, age, religion or belief, gender identity or re-assignment, marital or civil partnership status, protected veteran status (if applicable) or any other characteristic protected by law.