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Sr. Internal Controls Analyst

Req #: 18000416_en
Location: Deerfield, IL US
Job Category: Finance
Date Posted: 2/16/2018 1:49:15 PM
Baxter International


Sr. Internal Controls Analyst
Baxter International
Deerfield, IL

About Baxter

Baxter provides a broad portfolio of essential renal and hospital products, including home, acute and in-center 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.

Role Overview

• Supports the Internal Control Functions’ mission to develop and maintain an effective Internal Controls Framework, with primary focus on the Americas region.
• Responsible for testing internal controls and assessing opportunities to deploy more efficient and effective internal controls through improved control design, automation or standardization
• Additionally, this role is expected to develop and maintain effective working relationships with individuals in other functions and/or business units responsible for the monitoring of internal controls

Critical Responsibilities

 Maintain an effective and comprehensive understanding of risks and controls in consideration of Baxter’s strategic initiatives, including Project Touchstone
 Serve as support for internal control matters for the Americas, with primary focus on the Corporate Controller’s Group and the Americas Center of Expertise
 Support the S-Ox internal control self-assessment framework and help coordinate execution
 Support process owners in the development and deployment of action plans to close control gaps
 Remain current on relevant internal control information from regulators Be a resource to train others on relevance to the Company and lead efforts in “operationalizing” controls
 Support the SOX 404 internal control assessment and assist with critical Baxter-wide initiatives related to risk and internal controls
 Responsible for supporting Baxter’s SOX process for assessing internal control over financial reporting
 Assist with annual scoping and risk assessment and monitor balance sheet and income statement items that may fall into scope over the course of the fiscal year
 Be proactive and alert to potential risk of control breaks Identify root cause and provide suggestions for appropriate resolution, and communication of learning
 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

Adhoc Internal Controls Support

 M&A – Participate in ensuring the adoption and application of the global self-assessment frameworks in recently acquired entities as requested
 IT Implementation - Work with teams responsible for implementing new IT applications (i.e. ERP systems) to support internal control design of said technology as requested
 Fraud/Compliance - Work with Ethics and Compliance, Internal Audit and Business/Process Owners to support the compliance, fraud prevention or detection efforts, and/or investigations that impact internal controls as requested



Bachelor’s degree in Accounting is required


2+ years of experience; public accounting or related large public company experience is a plus
 Project Management skill and experience working with multi-project management is required
 Theoretical and practical knowledge of processes, risks, financial/operational internal controls and internal controls principles (e.g., COSO, ISO) is required
 Understanding of a large company’s internal control framework and relevant provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act is preferred
 Current knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (e.g. USGAAP, IFRS), is a plus
 Practical knowledge of ERP systems and PC proficiency in MSOffice applications is required Specific experience with JDE is a plus
Skills and Abilities:
 Ability to communicate succinctly and effectively with multiple levels of management
 Good interpersonal, communication (written and verbal) and presentation skills
 Strong critical thinking, analytical and problem solving skills
 Excellent organizational skills
 Strong, flexible team attitude, proactive style as well as keen business acumen
 Demonstrated ability to work with others to accomplish objectives and results
 Process improvement focused and thorough understanding of financial controls
 Self-starter; able to work independently and cross-functionally

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


Equal Employment Opportunity

Baxter is an equal opportunity employer. Baxter evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, disability/handicap status or any other legally protected characteristic.

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Reasonable Accommodations
Baxter is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or interview process, please send an e-mail to Americas_TTA@baxter.com and let us know the nature of your request along with your contact information.

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