Head of Internal Audit
2d ago


The Head of Internal Audit Officer plays a crucial role by providing an independent, objective assessment of the company’s operations and helps accomplish company objectives through a systematic, disciplined approach to risk management, control and governance processes.

To achieve success it is critical that the Head of Internal Audit :

  • Provide Board’s Audit Committee and other stakeholders with risk based, objective and reasonable assurance, advisory services and insights on controls, risk management and governance matters supported by available resources.

  • Formulate and implement affiliate’s Internal Audit's strategic long term goals, policies and procedures.
  • Identify audit universe for routine and Special Audit in order to develop the Annual Audit Plan to ensure effective and comprehensive audit review of the compliance and adequacy of internal controls.
  • Develop the Internal Audit plans for systematic coverage of all high risk areas and efficient conduct of all Audit Assignments.
  • Prepare and submit Audit Reports for each assignment after discussion with the management to ensure that relevant material and key observations are included and areas of audit concern are highlighted, with appropriate suggestions and recommendations for improvement and rectification.
  • Review the internal systems, procedures, processes and controls to detect areas of operational deficiency, and make appropriate recommendations for improving operational efficiency and enhancing internal controls.
  • Review the risk of all business unit transactions in order to provide an assessment of the potential risk involved.
  • Carry out special audit assignments as directed by the Audit Committee or Country Chair or as identified on the basis of high risk, in any area needing special investigation of suspected fraud, loss of company property or any other suspected transgression of company policies.
  • Ensure that Sanofi policies, procedures, and codes of conduct are followed at all times. Embrace and encourage the ethos and standards of excellence as defined in the Sanofi’s Core Values.
  • Maintain Compliance

  • Abide by the requirements of the internal Code of Ethics including but not restricted to maintaining high professional standards of conduct in line with the Company procedure with a duty of care to the reputation of the Company
  • Ethical Leadership

  • Takes personal accountability to use personal experience and knowledge, as well as the training and tools provided by Sanofi, to maintain a good knowledge and understanding of all ethics and governance relevant to the role (Sanofi Policies and Procedures and any relevant legal requirements) and demonstrate personal leadership in applying these to all work undertaken.
  • Escalates any decisions, or seek the support of colleagues or management if personal knowledge and understanding is not at the level required to carry out any part of the role

    Environmental and Safety Leadership

    To care for his / her own safety and wellbeing and the safety of others, and to co-operate with the company to ensure a safe place of work.

    Employees are therefore expected to :

  • Support and conform to Company safety rules and procedures to ensure a safe and healthy working environment
  • Report any accident, incident or near miss, whether it be of personal injury or property damage
  • Assist in the investigation of accidents with the objective of introducing measures to prevent recurrence
  • Thoroughly read all safety documentation issues by the Company and comply with its requirements. Escalate any doubts or uncertainties to their supervisor and / or manager.


    Cross Functional Collaboration with :

  • All Departments (being customers to Internal Audit)
  • Occasional Contact with :

  • As advised by General Manager / Country Chair / Audit Committee

    Would be expected to be involved with :

  • External Statutory Auditors
  • Corporate and other regulator (only upon directions / obtaining permission from Country Chair)

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACMA) or Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
  • Post qualification five years managerial experience in a listed company
  • Skills :
  • Risk and control awareness
  • Diagnostic and analytical skills
  • Strong facilitation and interviewing skills
  • Good communication & presentation skills
  • Positive approach
  • High degree of integrity
  • Independent & self-driven
  • LI-MEA

    At Sanofi diversity and inclusion is foundational to how we operate and embedded in our Core Values. We recognize to truly tap into the richness diversity brings we must lead with inclusion and have a workplace where those differences can thrive and be leveraged to empower the lives of our colleagues, patients and customers.

    We respect and celebrate the diversity of our people, their backgrounds and experiences and provide equal opportunity for all.

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