IT Compliance Specialist (SOX)

Req ID #:  105414


For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Job Summary

Provide Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Section 404 subject matter expertise to ensure appropriate processes, procedures, and controls are adequately designed, implemented or remediated to meet audit and compliance expectations, operating efficiency goals, and other business objectives in collaboration with IT Management, Internal and External Audit, and Internal Control, on all initiatives associated with SOX 404 IT General Control (ITGC) compliance.


•    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
•    Manage SOX AuditBoard site, including the creation, development, and editing of site content
•    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: 3-5 years related experience in IT Audit and/or Controls Assurance, Finance or IT SOX compliance. Minimum 2 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
•    Other: Mandarin language 
•    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
•    Self-starter; adaptable to change
•    Ability to manage multiple priorities, projects, deliverables, and stakeholders
•    Excellent interpersonal skills, presentation skills, and verbal I written communication skills


Lead - We lead when we advocate our purpose and model our values, when we deliver innovation, when we embrace change, and when we appreciate and celebrate the great work of others.
Care - We show we care when we respect each other, our animals and the communities where we work and live, when we create a positive healthy workplace, when we are mindful of our compliance standards, and when we choose to do the right thing.
Collaborate -We collaborate when we partner with each other and promote teamwork, when we communicate clearly and effectively across the hall or around the globe, and when we welcome all forms of diversity and encourage inclusiveness.
Own - We act like owners when we hold ourselves accountable for our actions, when we respond to internal and external client needs with speed and accuracy, when we set and achieve meaningful goals, and when we strive towards continuous improvement.

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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