Manager, Internal Controls

Req ID #:  223175


For 75 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

Manager of Internal Controls – Responsible for leading a team of individuals to ensure effective design and operation of SOX 404 internal controls over financial reporting. Facilitate and apply CRL’s risk-based compliance strategy and methodology, ensuring prevention or detection of both errors and fraud in all financial processes. 


  • Lead efforts to analyze process, design and annual walkthrough of all N. American controls, make recommendations for modification and improvement, and evaluate for optimal operational and financial performance of CRL. 
  • Manage CRL’s Top Risks SOX program, utilizing risk assessment methodology to identify top threats to CRL’s SOX compliance. Ensure and communicate proper and timely mitigation is executed by GIC and the business.
  • Design efficient control solutions to drive operational efficiencies, compliance with company policies, and reduce risk of material financial misstatement.
  • Participate in system, project implementations, and identify impacts to CRL SOX framework. Modify design of internal controls to ensure mitigation of risk.
  • Prepare scoping documentation, global SOX compliance calendar, training and facilitate annual audit process.
  • Document processes utilizing Microsoft Visio, PowerPoint, Word, and Excel. Develop practical approaches and solutions that address internal control compliance challenges and issues.
  • Monitor, lead, and report on internal control process stability and facilitate preparation and execution of remediation plans. 
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned. 

Job Qualifications


  • Education:  Bachelors degree (B.A. /B.S.) or equivalent in accounting or related discipline. Masters degree in Business Administration or Finance preferred. 
  • Experience:  Five to ten years of directly related experience in both public and private accounting with a combination of at least three years of internal control and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance experience.  
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Certification/Licensure:  CPA highly preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience in Governance, Risk, and Control (GRC) frameworks, approaches, tools, methodologies (i.e., COSO,etc.)
  • Experience in Access Management; Segregation of Duties (SOD), Fraud Risk Analysis and Mitigation
  • Self-starter; adaptable to change; bias for execution
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, projects, deliverables, and stakeholders
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, verbal, written communication skills


  • Must regularly operate a computer and occasionally operate other office productivity machinery such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer. 
  • Regularly provides information to and receives information from/through various technologies, media, sources and contacts. Must be able to accurately exchange accurate information in these situations.


  • Position is remote. 


  • Occasional domestic or international travel.

Compensation Data

The pay range for this position is $120,000/yr. - $135,000/yr. Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, certifications, and location.


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.
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.
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.
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.

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 20,000 employees within 110 facilities in over 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. 


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 86% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2021.


Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, veteran or disability status.


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 [email protected]. 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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