Every day, Baxter touches the lives of millions of patients and providers worldwide who rely on our essential hospital and renal products and services.
You’ll find Baxter’s products and therapies on nearly every floor, in almost every hospital worldwide, in clinics and in the home.
Baxter’s employees are building upon the company’s rich heritage of medical breakthroughs to advance the next generation of healthcare innovations that enable patient care.
Main Responsibilities : Senior Audit Consultant. This role in Corporate Audit will be based in Heredia, Costa Rica :
Assist or lead in engagement planning, execution and reporting
Take a risk-based approach to plan audits across a variety of processes including IT, HR / payroll, procurement, manufacturing, inventory and commercial
Execute audit field work by assessing the design, implementation and operating effectiveness of compliance, financial, and operational controls.
Understand and validate business processes and systems across functions and business segments
Become a subject matter expert to provide global department support for specific topics that could include, audit techniques, business process knowledge, understanding of specific risks or data Analytics
Identify opportunities for cost recoveries and improvements to governance, processes or controls
Direct and develop other members of the audit team
Act as the primary liaison to stakeholders and Corporate Audit Management
Use data analytics during planning, execution and reporting to optimize coverage and effectiveness
Develop and maintain relationships with Baxter management to ensure familiarity with corporate priorities and alignment with the audit plan
Participate or lead special audits and projects that may arise
Mentor junior staff and new Baxter employees about the roles and responsibilities of Corporate Audit
Work with stakeholder to look for special projects opportunities and increase Corporate Audit’s partnerships
Assist the Audit Manager or Lead Senior Auditor during planning, scoping and fieldwork execution
Work closely with the Audit Manager to oversee the team activities and help in ensuring weekly tasks are completed
Coach other auditors in the department through sharing of technical knowledge, guidance through audit fieldwork, consulting on audit best practices and helping in their development of less experienced auditors
Assist Audit Manager in completing global departmental initiatives
REQUIREMENTS ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor's degree in economics, finance, accounting, engineering or related degree is required.
Bilingual (English-Spanish). Portuguese a plus
Appropriate audit certification (e.g., CFE, CA, CPA, CIA, CISA)
Internal audit or consulting experience in a Big 4 firm or publicly traded company is preferred
Auditors / Sr. Auditors are expected to travel up to 40%
Two - five years of progressive, risk-based internal audit experience
Preferred experience includes auditing of compliance, operational, and fraud risks
Experience with the medical device or pharmaceutical industries
Detailed-oriented self-starter with strong analytical skills and decision-making capabilities
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Ability to multi-task across multiple projects / priorities
Ability to lead teams of two or more, embrace a results oriented environment and manage multiple projects and effectively monitor and report status.
Strong operational and financial knowledge, including experiences in internal control testing, and business process design
Understanding of relevant business / market environments