Director, Internal Audit
Deerfield , Illinois
April 11, 2017
Director, Internal Audit (Job Number: 024742)
Corporate Office - 1417 Lake Cook Rd
1417 Lake Cook Rd

This is a very exciting time at Walgreens Boots Alliance. We're taking our products and services to the four corners of the world as the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise. Walgreens Boots Alliance was formed through the combination of Walgreens and Europe's Alliance Boots in December 2014, bringing together two leading companies with iconic brands, complementary geographic footprints, shared values and a heritage of trusted health care services dating back more than 100 years each. 

Today, Walgreens Boots Alliance is the world leader in making health and happiness simpler, easier and within reach. And, we remain a trusted wellness provider offering convenient access to important health services, such as immunizations and an array of pharmacy services that can help patients improve their health. To our team members, Walgreens Boots Alliance represents a unique opportunity to excel in their careers in a welcoming and inclusive environment.

Join us at Walgreens Boots Alliance and find yourself at a place where innovation thrives and incredible career and growth opportunities await. We offer the chance to work in a truly supportive environment and be part of a progressive organization dedicated to the well-being of our customers, employees, and the communities we all call home.

Job Summary
Responsible for the leadership, strategic direction, and performance of the internal audit function for Walgreens Retail Pharmacy USA division.  Accountable for overseeing  the measurement and evaluation of business processes and recommends changes in financial and managerial controls as required to protect assets, prevent fraud, and maximize operational efficiency.  Ensures that effective internal controls processes are in place and comply with applicable statutory rules and laws. Responsible for reporting identified risks and provides recommendations for remediation to Walgreens Boots Alliance, Vice President of Internal Audit. Possesses the ability to provide counsel to senior leadership on broad strategic audit objectives with significant impact to the business and collaborate effectively with leaders to make recommendations and approve actions to deliver enhanced financial and managerial controls.  This position develops detailed plans relative to the implementation of the overall internal audit function's goals and objectives and ensures that adequate staff and other resources are trained, available and assigned to meet the internal audit objectives. 

Job Responsibilities 
  • Directs the performance of Financial, Operational, Compliance and Information Technology audits to ensure controls are adequate, business risks are identified and assures adherence with applicable laws and regulations such as the Sarbanes Oxley Act, Company policies and procedures, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, and generally accepted internal control standards such as COSO and COBIT. Manages a variety of concurrent audit and administrative projects, and makes scope and timing adjustments as necessary to increase the overall audit effectiveness.
  • Consults in the development of new business or system processes. Provides management with recommendations for reducing operating costs, managing risks and improving productivity.
  • Establishes project teams, assigns responsibilities, and facilitates meetings to ensure timely goal attainment.
  • Mentors, coaches, and develops employees through orientation, training, establishment of objectives, communication of policies and rules, and constructive discipline; builds morale and motivation. 
  • Directs an annual audit plan based on an evaluation of risks within the Company, as well as the objectives established by the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors. Reviews internal audits in to determine the effectiveness of internal controls, efficiency of operations and compliance with corporate policies and procedures including, as appropriate, any special projects (consulting engagements) requested by management.
  • Understands and applies advanced audit techniques (e.g., risk assessments, analytical review procedures, statistical sampling, and data analysis tools) to the audit process; develops approaches to test process effectiveness and efficiency; applies prior audit/business experience to current audit situations; provides subject matter expertise in key audit functional areas; identifies and quantifies opportunities for business improvement; and delegate work appropriately.
  • Maintains executive contacts and establishes relationships with business unit management to encourage an exchange of information and open dialogue on business processes and control issues, as well as enhance the image and perceived value of the Internal Audit department.
  • Presents audit findings effectively to Business Unit management and Senior Management.  Assists and mentors audit teams with verbal and written communications. Monitors and reports to the Audit Committee and Senior Management the disposition of the audit results (findings and recommendations); evaluates whether the corrective action taken by management is sufficient to resolve the issues that have been raised.
  • Partners with other areas within Accounting to ensure the proper recording of business transactions.
  • Actively participates in VCS organization planning and development activities.

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree and at least 8 years of experience in an analytical role in finance, accounting, business management, or audit or High School Diploma/GED and at least 11 years of experience in an analytical role in finance, accounting, business management, or audit.
  • Experience applying internal control concepts (COSO and/or COBIT).
  • Experience in analyzing and assessing risk in business or system processes, evaluating internal controls and developing recommendations.
  • Experience developing and delivering presentations to various audience levels within an organization.  
  • Experience with MS Office Suite
  • At least 4 years of experience planning, developing, and managing departmental expense and capital budgets.
  • At least 4 years of experience directly managing people, including hiring, developing, motivating, and directing people as they work.  
  • Willing to travel up to 15% of the time for business purposes (within state and out of state).  May also include international travel.  

Preferred Qualifications 
  • Master's Degree in Accountancy, MIS or MBA.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Economics, Computer Science or MIS.
  • Professional designation: Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).
  • Advanced level skill in Microsoft Excel (using multiple sheets and workbooks, logical Operators ("AND" and "OR"), creating charts, and pivot tables).
  • Expertise with fraud investigations.

Employment type Full-time

A little about us:
The training you received, the discipline you embraced, and the responsibilities you held in the military will serve you well at Walgreens.

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