Salary Mid-Point: $125,000
Location: Chicago IL
Job Type: Permanent

Senior Manager, Internal Audit

Ensure the Company is adhering to prudent financial and operational controls and managing its resources efficiently and effectively.


  • Assist in the annual Internal Audit risk assessment
  • Assist in the preparation of quarterly Audit Committee Decks
  • Conduct or Lead Mergers and Acquisitions due diligence reviews
  • Conduct and/or lead reviews to assess compliance with SOX (302 and 404) and established corporate policies
  • Assist in the application of the updated COSO Framework related to external financial reporting
  • Plan, conduct, and possibly lead business process reviews to evaluate the design and operating effectiveness of internal controls over the business operations
  • Conduct and/or lead business process reviews to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of operations
  • Conduct and/or lead reviews to assess the integrity of the financial statements and to evaluate the adequacy/efficiency of accounting, financial and operating procedures established for business control purposes
  • Assist in the preparation of audit reports with appropriate action plans that will aid management
  • Effectively communicate audit findings with management personnel
  • Assist management on special projects and assignments as needed
  • Assist in the development of Internal Audit policies, procedures and methodologies
  • Train and Develop audit staff during project execution
  • Serve as a liaison between Akorn management and External Auditors


  • BA in Finance/Business Administration, Accounting, or relevant required
  • 8 to 12 years’ experience with a public accounting firm and/or a large corporation's internal audit department, preferably with financial process and operational experience
  • Pharmaceutical Industry experience a plus
  • Knowledge of GAAP, COSO internal control framework, data analytics and operational auditing
  • CPA, CIA, CISA, CMA, Chartered Accountant highly desired


  • Strong interpersonal and project management skills
  • Strong team player
  • Customer focused
  • Problem solving abilities and experience performing complex analyses
  • Ability to analyze and identify risks.
  • Independently perform tasks with minimal supervision
  • Willingness and ability to learn new concepts and business practices
  • Willingness to travel (approximately 15%)