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AbbVie Associate Director, Internal Controls CoE in Lake County, Illinois

Associate Director, Internal Controls CoE

USA, Illinois, Lake County

1 additional location

USA, Illinois


Requisition #1902689

The Internal Controls CoE manages the organization’s compliance with the Sarbanes Oxley Act (SOX) and control improvement initiatives. The Associate Director's responsibilities include risk assessment; testing scoping, scheduling, and guidance; assessing the severity of deficiencies and advising on and validating remediation efforts; leading training and process improvement initiatives; reporting status and results for senior management; and managing and developing staff.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Act as subject matter expert for internal control matters globally by advising management and control owners in various functions such as Corporate, Commercial, Operations, R&D, and Business Technology Solutions

  • Identify opportunities to improve / streamline current processes and procedures

  • Research control literature and form opinions and recommendations

  • Lead risk assessment and scoping activities in a timely and thorough manner

  • Evaluate testing results and conclusions

  • Manage the program schedule to ensure deliverables are met

  • Report status and results for senior management

  • Communicate expectations for remediation of deficiencies and monitor remediation efforts

  • Manage and develop two Internal Control Managers; oversee third-party resources; and liaise with internal and external auditors

  • Complete ad hoc analysis and reviews of internal controls


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Information Technology

  • 7+ years of Internal Controls/ Auditing experience

  • 2+ years of people leader experience

  • CPA preferred

  • Ability to work independently and adjust priorities to achieve accurate and timely results

  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written) and ability to collaborate across functions

  • Ability to identify process improvement opportunities and aptitude for continuous improvement and change

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office tools (e.g., Excel, PowerPoint, and Word)

  • Availability to travel up to 15%

Key Stakeholders

  • Corporate Controller’s organization, Commercial, Operations, R&D, and Business Technology Solutions

  • Internal and external audit

Additional Information

  • AbbVie is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer: At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.

  • Significant Work Activities and Conditions: N/A

  • Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

  • Job Type: Experienced

  • Schedule: Full-time