Manager, Internal Audit | Illumina | San Diego, CA

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  • United States, San Diego, CA View on Map
  • Post Date : November 19, 2020
  • Apply Before : December 19, 2020
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Position Summary:

The Internal Audit Manager – Operational Audit, sits within Illumina’s Internal Audit Function, and assists the Director – Operational Audit in planning and conducting audits and advisory engagements of, key business functions, processes, and sites, focusing on operational, financial, compliance, and IT processes to evaluate effectiveness of risk management practices, and drive improvements in the internal control environment. The ideal candidate will have in-depth experience of operational auditing, superior critical thinking and analytical skills, and the capacity to work individually as well as in a team environment. They will perform duties of a complex nature and act as a resource for colleagues with less experience. In addition, success in this role will require excellent written and oral communication skills , and the ability to build strong relationships with cross-functional partners, at various levels of management, to ensure objectives are effectively and efficiently achieved.

All About You :

You are a team player who is passionate about what you do. You pay attention to details, stay organized, adapt to new situations, and can work in a very fast paced environment.


  • Key contributor and leader in conducting internal audits and advisory engagements, of varying complexity and scope, across the organization including operational, financial, compliance, and strategy-focused audit engagements

  • Perform internal audit procedures in compliance with professional and departmental standards, including audit planning and scoping, engagement level risk assessments, execution of fieldwork, providing and presenting audit recommendations to the business, and delivering high quality audit reports

  • Provide advisory (consulting) services to business management and proactively evaluate process maturity and planned changes to identify and highlight potential risks and process/control recommendations

  • Perform follow-up procedures on prior audit findings, and work with management to ensure timely completion

  • Represent Internal Audit during key business transformation initiatives and provide independent risk/control insights

  • Assist or lead Compliance projects and investigations in partnership with the Compliance function

  • Assist in the performance of annual global risk assessments to ensure that key business risks are properly identified and mitigated by management

  • Support Internal Audit leadership in developing the annual audit plan, and periodic reporting to the Audit Committee

  • Champion Risk Management by periodically developing and delivering risk-related training across the organization

  • Assist and/or lead departmental initiatives and projects as needed


  • Audit professional with at least 8 years of relevant experience

  • Experience conducting internal audit engagements, and risk assessments at a large, multi-national public company is essential

  • Ability to effectively and confidently discuss issues with management and develop business-focused recommendations to strengthen controls

  • Ability to build cross functional relationships at all levels and stay abreast with organizational changes

  • Strong project management skills with an ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities to meet deadlines

  • Ability to work productively in a team environment as well as independently

  • Flexibility and ability to adapt to a fast-paced culture, changes in the environment and shifts in priorities

  • Superior analytical and critical thinking skills

  • Highest standards of ethics and integrity

  • Outstanding communication skills, both oral and written

  • Experience in the use of data analytics required Basic understanding of IT General Computer Controls

  • Experience with SAP or other large ERP systems preferred

  • Familiarity with TeamMate and Tableau

  • Experience in process flowchart and related tools

  • Experience working in biotech, technology, or pharmaceutical industry


Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Business, Finance or Accounting CPA or CIA designation required

At Illumina, we strive to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace by cultivating an environment in which everyone contributes to our mission. Built on a strong foundation, Illumina has always been rooted in openness, collaboration, and seeking alternative views and perspectives to propel innovation in genomics. We are proud to confirm a zero-net gap in pay, regardless of gender, ethnicity, or race. We also have several Employee Resource Groups (ERG) that deliver career development experiences, increase cultural awareness, and demonstrate our collective commitment to diversity and inclusion in the communities we live and work. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employment opportunity regardless of sex, race, creed, color, gender, religion, marital status, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, pregnancy, military or veteran status, citizenship status, and genetic information. If you require accommodation to complete the application or interview process, please contact [email protected] To learn more, visit:

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