Bristol Myers Squibb Lead - Data Analytics/Senior Auditor, GIA in Princeton, New Jersey


The Lead – Data Analytics/Senior Auditor (The Lead) supports the Manager in planning and executing the Global Internal Audit ("GIA") department's data analytics and continuous auditing efforts (Project Leapfrog). The Lead will research and implement other technology-based auditing capabilities, and will interact directly with Information Technology (IT), Business Insights and Analytics (BI&A), external partners (including Accenture) and internal affiliates to deliver innovative, insightful, and actionable analyses as well as enable GIA to successfully implement its audit transformation objectives.

In addition, based on data analytics workload and audit needs, the Lead will partner with teams of auditors executing financial, operational, strategic and compliance audits/reviews. The Lead will document and report on findings, recommendations and agreed-upon corrective actions, and will spend approximately 85% of his/her time working on Project Leapfrog and other initiatives with the remaining 15% of time performing audits.


Data Analytics

  • Execute GIA’s annual Leapfrog plan approved by the Chief Audit Officer (CAO) to develop new data analytic capabilities.

  • Collaborate with all stakeholders to continually refine and enhance existing analytics and identify potential new opportunities to further drive audit effectiveness and efficiency through the use of technology.

  • Help deliver long-term value to BMS by developing a continuous auditing/monitoring capability by promoting the use of data analytics in operations and ongoing monitoring by the business.

  • Analyze information technology and business process controls, identify risks and recommend innovative data analytic scenarios.

  • Lead User Acceptance Testing (UAT) during all phases of the analytics lifecycle by developing the testing strategy and executing the UAT test plan. Lead testing teams to ensure that the analytics satisfy approved requirements. Review and approve testing team’s work product.

  • Develop GIA staff by improving their skills in areas of technology and data analysis.

  • Assist the Manager and implementation teams in actively driving the integration of data analytics and associated visualizations into audits. Provide support to audit teams so they can optimize the tools.

  • Assist the Manager in developing and executing training for GIA and business users on data analytic concepts and developing their capability to effectively use Leapfrog analytics.

  • Participate in the Leapfrog program’s weekly core team meetings and the monthly steering committee meetings.

  • Track detailed usage of Dashboards and liaise with users to determine the value and effectiveness of analytics.

  • Keep abreast of the audit schedule and work with IT to ensure Dashboards are available timely based on the audit schedule and audit team’s needs.

  • Maintain and update the GIA Data Analytic SharePoint site timely to provide useful and relevant information to Project Leapfrog users.

Internal Auditing

  • Reviews relevant policies, procedures, laws and regulations.

  • Interviews key personnel involved in the business process.

  • Performs tests of financial, operational, strategic and compliance transactions, processes and controls.

  • Identifies control weaknesses and deficiencies as well as business productivity and efficiency opportunities.

  • Develops recommendations for improvement given existing business and control risks and other cost- benefit considerations. Reaches agreement on corrective actions.

  • Maintains appropriate audit work papers in accordance with BMS Standards.

  • Demonstrates proficiency in applying audit principles, skills and techniques.

  • Suggests/recommends audit process enhancements and efficiencies.

  • Understands the financial, operational and compliance risks which affect the business and process designs.

  • Interacts with various levels of management to discuss and explain audit results.



Degree - BS/BA or equivalent in Accounting, Finance, or Relevant Field; MBA or other advanced degree desired.

Certification - CA, CPA, CISA, CIA or equivalent preferred.

Language - English required, additional language(s) preferred.

Regulations - Understanding of Pharmaceutical compliance laws - a plus

Prior Experience:

3 to 5 years of prior business experience in financial, operational, strategic and/or compliance auditing, accounting, or data analytics, preferably in the pharmaceutical industry. Or 12 - 24 months successful performance as an Global Internal Audit Senior Auditor, Experience with a Big Four, as well as with the pharmaceutical industry preferred. Experience implementing Data Analytic scenarios from analysis and design through testing and training highly desired.

Technical Skills:

Oral/Written – Ability to present concisely and descriptively in both oral and written format to all levels of management.

Process Design and Analysis – Ability to quickly analyze, understand and document complex processes and to apply that knowledge to data analytic script design, execution, and testing.

Computer Skills – Excel/Word capability required and flowcharting capability desired. Experience with commercial data analytic and visualization tools, such as Tableau and Spotfire, advanced Excel skills, and experience with SAP transactions preferred.


Travel – Ability to travel 15% - 25% of the time.

Location – Position will be based in Princeton, NJ or Tampa, FL.

Career Development - Participation in continuous education/certification program in area(s) of special interest.


Process/Time Management

Organized. Knows how to separate and combine tasks into an efficient workflow, uses his/her time effectively and efficiently, separates the critical from the trivial and concentrates accordingly.

Learning on the Fly/Flexible

Learns quickly when facing new problems. Analyzes successes and failures for clues to improvement. Quickly grasps the essence and underlying structure.

Perseverance/Action Oriented

Pursues tasks with energy, drive, and a need to finish especially in the face of resistance or setbacks. Seizes opportunities when they arise.

Career Ambition/Self Development

Actively works to personally develop and build a fulfilling career. Is personally committed to and actively works to continuously improve himself/herself.

Presence/Command Skills

Demonstrates potential to lead. Faces difficult situations with integrity and tenacity. Capable of taking charge.

Interpersonal Skills/Team Player

Relates well to all people at all levels in BMS. Builds constructive and effective relationships. Works well in a team environment.

Ethics and Values

Adheres to BMS core values and beliefs during good and bad times; acts in line with those values; rewards the right values and disapproves of others; leads by example.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled