Senior Analyst, Internal Controls

Req ID #:  219530

US Watertown, MA, US, 02474 Boston, MA, US, 02116 Worcester, MA, US, 01608 Wilmington, MA, US, 01887 Billerica, MA, US, 01821

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

Senior Internal Controls Analyst – Responsible for supporting ongoing compliance efforts of the Global Internal Controls department under the Company’s Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) 404 compliance program to ensure financial integrity and systems controls are properly designed to prevent or detect errors in financial reporting. This individual will apply the company’s risk-based methodology to prioritize processes for review and formal documentation in alignment with CRL documentation standards and provide guidance on internal controls best practices aligned with group policies, rules, and regulations.


⦁    Work with Sr. Manager in facilitating the SOX 404 Program including scoping, setting the global calendar, orchestrating, and executing limited sample testing on behalf of management, summarization and communication of test results, etc.
⦁    Manage internal compliance routines and assessments to ensure ongoing compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and established internal control frameworks (COSO).
⦁    Facilitate analysis and walkthrough of all controls, make recommendations for modification and improvement, and evaluate for optimal financial performance of the accounting & finance organization. 
⦁    Lead documentation of transactional processes utilizing Microsoft Visio, Word and Excel. Partner with management in the identification and implementation of process and control improvement initiatives to enhance the effectiveness and the efficiency of the Company’s business process controls. 
⦁    Assess and implement formal SOX compliance plans, timelines and implementation of controls by collaborating with Senior Global Internal Control Managers and M&A Integrations Team for acquired companies.
⦁    Support internal quality control process to assess top SOX risks, establish risk mitigation strategies, present recommendations to senior manager and senior director, and perform pre-audit testing and remediation on behalf of management.    
⦁    Participate in internal and external audits; track and monitor reported deficiencies to ensure timely correction. Seek, implement and monitor improvements in the Company’s control environment to achieve effectiveness and efficiencies. 
⦁    Ensure adherence to pertinent regulatory requirements and to departmental policies, practices, and procedures [SOPs, safety procedures and biosafety protocols]. 
⦁    Perform all other related duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications

⦁    Education:  Bachelor’s degree (B.A. /B.S.) or equivalent in accounting or related discipline. Master’s degree in Business Administration or Finance preferred.  
⦁    Experience:  Five to seven 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.  
⦁    Certification/Licensure:  CPA or CIA preferred.
⦁    Knowledge and experience in Governance, Risk, and Control (GRC) frameworks, approaches, tools, methodologies (i.e., COBIT, COSO,etc.)
⦁    Experience in Access Management; Segregation of Duties (SOD)
⦁    Self-starter; adaptable to change; bias for execution
⦁    Ability to manage multiple priorities, projects, deliverables, and stakeholders
⦁    Excellent interpersonal skills, presentation skills, verbal and 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 currently is remote. 


⦁    Occasional domestic or international travel.

Compensation Data

The pay range for this position is $95,000 to $105,000. Please note that salaries vary within the range based on factors including, but not limited to, experience, skills, education, and location.


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.
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.
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.

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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