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The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) Business and Financial Controls Manager in Rockville, Maryland


Summary of the Position

The Business & Financial Controls Manager is primarily responsible for supporting the administration and execution of both the Business & Financial Controls (B&FC) and Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) programs. For B&FC, the individual will lead in assessing the effectiveness of USPC’s internal control environment and support management’s assessment of internal controls over financial reporting. Additionally, lead/manage efforts on the day to day of USP’s internal control framework and coordinate with 3 rd party consultants on its current internal control environment for its US and selected international site locations. For ERM, the individual will facilitate the risk identification and assessment process across the enterprise, including managing and improving the corporate framework used to identify, analyze, measure, and monitor business and operational risks.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Manage 3rd party Internal audit relationships and execution of fiscal year audit activities for both corporate and US government and other donor funded programs.

  • Document process controls, assessing control design, developing test plans to test key controls

  • Manage the status, resolution timeliness, reporting and escalation business and operational issues

  • Maintain and actively manage the organizations Summary of Deficiencies

  • Ensure consistent implementation of enterprise risk and control practices

  • Identify and analyze emerging risks, key risk trends, and reporting gaps

  • Support risk identification and assessment process across all risk categories

  • Identify and assess operational risks, evaluate the adequacy of risk mitigation efforts, and oversee the implementation of control recommendations

  • Collaborate effectively across multiple stakeholders (e.g., other risk management partners, front line etc.)

  • Strong verbal and writing communication skills are necessary. Ability to effectively communicate through all levels of the organization

  • Organized and analytical with a keen attention to detail. Strong critical thinking, time management, and planning abilities

  • Ability to identify and recommend improvements to process

  • Participate in and execute other special projects for the team as needed

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance or related business discipline and work experience

  • CPA Certification Required

  • Minimum of 5 years of professional audit experience. Experience with the Big 4 audit firms and/or in similar private internal or external audit role

  • Ability to conduct research on regulatory guidance, current industry standards and trends, and new legislation and requirements

  • Experience in controls development, control management, and reporting activities

  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office Suites, specifically Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and Word

  • Able to multitask, prioritize, and manage time; project management

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of COSO, COBIT or other internal control or risk frameworks

  • Experience with a risk-based audit approach

  • Experience in government auditing

  • Knowledge of GASB and Yellow Book standards

Supervisory Responsibilities


COVID Provisions

As a condition of employment with United States Pharmacopeial Convention’s (USP) duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, all employees and contingent staff hired after July 1st, 2021 are required to be fully vaccinated unless a reasonable accommodation is approved. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.


USP provides you with the benefits you need to protect yourself and your family today and tomorrow. From company-paid time off, comprehensive healthcare options to retirement savings, you can have peace of mind that your personal and financial wellbeing are protected.

About USP

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) USP is an independent scientific organization that collaborates with the world's top experts in health and science to develop quality standards for medicines, dietary supplements, and food ingredients. USP brings together more than 1,100 talented professionals across five global locations to deliver its mission to strengthen the supply of safe quality medicines and supplements worldwide. USP is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer (EEOE) and affirmative action employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class. We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. USP does not accept unsolicited resumes from 3rd party recruitment agencies and is not responsible for fees from recruiters or other agencies except under specific written agreement with USP.


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Job Category Accounting & Finance

Job Type Full-Time