Senior Internal Auditor - Pharma

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  • Sector:

    Internal Audit

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  • Salary:

    £55-65,000 + bens

  • Contact:

    Andrew Hawkings

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  • Published:

    about 2 years ago

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The Audit & Risk Recruitment Company (ARRC) have been asked by a leading Pharma business based in central London to help recruit a Senior Internal Auditor.

This role will initially be WFH with no travel, when normal service resumes this is a central London office-based role that will involve UK and international travel.


  • Sector – Pharmaceuticals (no prior sector experience required)
  • Location – central London (WFH for foreseeable)
  • Travel – willingness to travel up to 40% UK and international
  • Salary range - £55k - £65k base + 10% bonus +12% pension

The Company:

A privately-owned pharmaceutical business employing more than 3,000 in over 30 countries across Europe, Asia Pacific and in the Americas. A market leader in the treatment of pain, my client is a research-based company with R&D, manufacturing and sales & marketing operations. The company continues to consistently outperform the market and enjoys double-digit growth through organic development and the in-licensing of new products.

Reporting lines

The Internal Auditor will report to the Head of Audit with a dotted line to the Internal Audit Manager.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Use a risk-based approach to determine the scope of audits;
  • Devise and complete detailed and well-documented audit programmes;
  • Manage completion of audit fieldwork and lead closing meetings with senior management;
  • At times manage the work of junior team member(s), and/or a loan staff from a professional services firm, providing timely feedback and coaching;
  • Provide support on other ad-hoc team assignments – e.g. IT audits, R & D project reviews and compliance investigations;
  • Prepare audit reports for review by the Internal Audit Manager/Head of Internal Audit;
  • Liaise with other assurance providers; and
  • Maintain an awareness of emerging risks in the pharmaceutical sector, providing updates to the global audit team as appropriate.

Core Competences Required:

  • Distinguish between issues that should be communicated upward and those that can be resolved without manager involvement.
  • Demonstrate the ability to evaluate, synthesise, organise and interpret data and information.
  • Contribute to a positive work environment that fosters open communication among all engagement team members.
  • Dynamic and motivated, proactive, creative, resourceful.


  • Travel is 20-22 weeks, 4 weeks of which will be within an hour of London
  • Main regions of focus are Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America.

Preferred skills/certification

  • Relevant Finance or Internal Audit qualification with a strong audit background (external/internal audit)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to interact at all levels
  • Good technical skills
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Pragmatic approach
  • Self-starter with the ability to manage some assignments
  • Willingness to commit to up to 40% UK and International travel

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