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Senior Internal Controls Analyst

Req #: 1800046B_en
Location: Dublin, L IE
Job Category: Finance
Date Posted: 2/16/2018 8:39:11 AM
Baxter International


About Baxter
Baxter provides a broad portfolio of essential renal and hospital products, including home, acute and in-centre dialysis; sterile IV solutions; infusion systems and devices; parenteral nutrition; surgery products and anesthetics; and pharmacy automation, software and services. The company’s global footprint and the critical nature of its products and services play a key role in expanding access to healthcare in emerging and developed countries. Baxter’s employees worldwide are building upon the company’s rich heritage of medical breakthroughs to advance the next generation of healthcare innovations that enable patient care.
A Career That Matters
Baxter’s employees are united in a mission to save and sustain lives. We are passionate about applying scientific innovation to meet the needs of the millions of people worldwide who depend on our medically necessary therapies and technologies. We focus on increasing access to healthcare, innovating in crucial areas of unmet need, and pursuing creative collaborations that bring our mission to life for patients every day.
The Role
As a Senior Internal Controls Specialist, you will support the Internal Controls Team’s mission to develop and maintain an effective Internal Controls Framework, with primary focus on the EMEA region.
  • Assist with the annual SOX scoping and risk assessment process.
  • Support the SOX internal control and self-assessment program.
  • Planning, testing and reporting on SOX controls.
  • Streamlining the SOX internal control testing program for EMEA by leveraging the centralization of financial reporting processes.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining internal control policies and scorecards.
  • Understand and evaluate financial, operational and compliance internal controls.
  • Work with process owners to achieve efficiency and/or automation in critical business processes and controls.
  • Remain current on relevant internal control matters (internal and external).
  • Assist with critical Baxter-wide initiatives related to internal controls.
  • Assist with facilitating balance sheet reviews.
  • Be proactive and alert to potential risk of control breaks, identify root cause and provide suggestions for appropriate resolution and communication of learning.
  • Develop and maintain close relationship with internal audit, review internal audit reports and be proactive in gauging the impact of issues raised on the SOX internal control assessment.
  • Work with teams responsible for implementing new IT applications (i.e. ERP systems) to support internal control design of said technology as requested.


  • Extensive experience with public accounting or related public company experience required.
  • Theoretical and practical knowledge of processes, risks, financial/operational internal controls and internal controls principles (e.g. COSO, ISO) is required.
  • Proficient in identifying and assessing internal control design and operation effectiveness is required.
  • Robust project management skill and experience working with multi-project management is required.
  • Practical knowledge of ERP systems.
  • Process improvement focused and a thorough understanding of financial controls.
  • Working knowledge of information systems such as JD Edwards, SAP and Pega.
  • Ability to speak one or more of the following languages is a plus; French, Italian, Spanish and German.
  • Ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner.
Baxter is an equal opportunity employer. Baxter evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.
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