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The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) Risk & Controls - Senior in Rockville, Maryland

Risk & Controls - Senior

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Summary of the Position

The Risk and Controls - Senior is a key role responsible for supporting the administration of both the Business & Financial Controls and Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) program. In this role, 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Ensure consistent implementation of enterprise risk and control practices

  • 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

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

Preferred Qualifications

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

  • Experience with a risk-based audit approach

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

  • 1+ years of experience in government auditing

  • Working knowledge of GASB and Yellow Book standards

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

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

Supervisory Responsibilities


USP offers an impressive benefits package , including:

  • Generous paid time off – 13 paid holidays, 10 sick days and 15 vacation days per year to start

  • An annual 401(k) contribution, beginning after 1 year of service, of 10% of pay (base and bonus) every pay period that vests immediately

  • Comprehensive individual and family healthcare plans with affordable premiums and low annual deductibles ($250/individual or $500/family)

The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is a scientific nonprofit organization that sets standards for the identity, strength, quality, and purity of medicines, food ingredients, and dietary supplements manufactured, distributed and consumed worldwide. USP’s drug standards are enforceable in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration, and these standards are used in more than 140 countries.

Being a part of USP means belonging to a diverse culture made up of more than 1,000 talented professionals working together at five international locations. We share our expertise in science, IT, human resources, quality assurance, communications, administrative management, and more...all to support an overall mission dedicated to making a difference by providing standards and programs that help improve the quality of medicines, dietary supplements, and foods 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.

Job Location

Rockville, Maryland, United States

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Job Category Accounting and Finance