Sr. IT Compliance Specialist (SOX)

Req ID #:  177941

Amsterdam, NL, 1077 ZX Port Seton, GB, EH32 0TD Brussels, BE MILANO, Milan, IT, 20122 Paris, FR Copenhagen, DK MADRID, M, ES, 28029 US Shanghai, SH, CN Roma, IT, 00 100 Hatfield, GB, AL10 9SN Budapest, HU Cologne, NW, DE, 51105 Basel, CH, 4001 Sant Cugat del Vallès, B, ES, 08174 Cambridge, GB, CB23 6DP Keele, GB, ST5 5SP GB Saint Germain Nuelles, FR Zurich, CH Dublin, IE, D09 Luxembourg, DE, L-1030

At Charles River, we are passionate about improving the quality of people’s lives. When you join our global family, you will help create healthier lives for millions of patients and their families. 

Charles River employees are innovative thinkers, who are dedicated to continuous learning and improvement. We will empower you with the resources you need to grow and develop in your career. 

As a Charles River employee, you will be part of an industry-leading, customer-focused company at the forefront of drug development. Your skills will play a key role in bringing life-saving therapies to market faster through simpler, quicker, and more digitalized processes. Whether you are in lab operations, finance, IT, sales, or another area, when you work at Charles River, you will be the difference every day for patients across the globe.

Job Summary

We are looking to recruit an Senior IT Compliance Analyst to join the Corporate Information Technology team. The IT Compliance Analyst will provide support for initiatives in the IT Audit and Compliance group:  subject matter expertise in IT technology and operations, data privacy/protection subject matter expertise to ensure appropriate processes, and procedures. The IT Compliance Analyst will also collaborate with IT Management, Internal and External Audit, and other business units, on initiatives associated with Regulatory, and global data privacy/protection regulations and statutes. This can be an onsite or remote role, however there will be occasional travel.


Note : The applicant need to be fluent both in English and Mandarin languages. 



•    Assess and document all IT General Controls (ITGC) related to the SOX 404 program as part of on-going compliance efforts
•    Ensure effective and efficient control design, implementation, and testing procedures
•    Identify and evaluate internal control gaps and deficiencies and propose remediation strategies including monitoring and reporting timely resolution
•    Identify process and control improvements I automation I consolidation opportunities
•    Research and recommend supporting tools and technologies to support or improve controls
•    Drive increase in maturity of overall IT General Control environment
•    Work directly with Internal Control, Internal Audit, and External Audit on SOX and IT internal audit-related activities including planning and oversight of IT internal audits, walkthroughs, testing, documentation of findings, issue remediation, follow-up, etc.
•    Work directly with IT process and control owners to provide support, education, and recommendations for strengthening the IT control environment
•    Contribute to IT risk and controls program strategy, design, development, implementation, and communication
•    Perform all other related duties as assigned.



Job Qualifications


•    Education: Bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in Computer Science, Information Systems Management, Finance or related field.
•    Experience:  8 years related experience in IT Audit and/or Controls Assurance, Finance or IT SOX compliance. Minimum 4 years technology risk management & audit SOX compliance experience in a highly regulated industry.
•    An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
•    Certification/Licensure: Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) or equivalent professional certification (e.g., CRISC, CSOXP, CSOXM) desired

•    Language: Must be able to speak Mandarin.



•    Comprehensive knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 as it pertains to computerized systems
•    Knowledge and experience in Governance, Risk, and Control (GRC) frameworks, approaches, tools, methodologies (i.e., COBIT, COSO, RISK IT, ISO 2700(X), etc.)
•    Experience in Access Management; Segregation of Duties (SOD)
•    Experience in SDLC; Change Management; Configuration Management; Patch Management
•    Experience writing, implementing, and measuring compliance with IT policies I standards I guidelines across a variety of IT-related subject matters

About Corporate Functions 
The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.

About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.

With over 17,000 employees within 90 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2019, revenue increased to $2.62 billion.

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet.


If you are interested in applying to Charles River Laboratories and need special assistance or an accommodation due to a disability to complete any forms or to otherwise participate in the resume submission process, please contact a member of our Human Resources team by sending an e-mail message to This contact is for accommodation requests for individuals with disabilities only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.


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