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Vice President - Internal Audit Operations
Company: McKesson
Location: Irving, TX
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 03/02/2021
Expire Date: 05/02/2021
Job Categories: Accounting/Auditing
Job Description
Vice President - Internal Audit Operations
The VP, Internal Audit is to direct, coordinate and oversee the activities of the Internal Audit function for North America (US and Canada) operations, along with executive responsibility within Internal Audit and to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors.

In this role you will partner with Executive Leadership, Legal, Compliance and Operations for all the US and Canada operations and business units. You will design and execute the annual audit plan to ensure appropriate controls and processes are in place. You will work with the Chief Audit Executive to report and communicate to the Audit Committee all findings, observations, and risk assessment of the organization. Success in this role requires an inquisitive, high-integrity professional who enjoys working with senior leaders in a dynamic environment.


Direct the activities of the North America Internal Audit teams to ensure adequate audit coverage is provided to the organization. This is achieved through annual risk assessments and the creation of an audit plan in cooperation with the audit department, audit executive, and under the direction of the audit committee. Direct the efforts of the teams to ensure timely completion of the audit plan.

Proactively assess the risk of all proposed, new and existing activities related to McKesson’s operations. Provide management with recommendations and insights on ways to structurally enhance regulatory and operations controls while balancing business unit objectives.

Meet quarterly, or as needed, with business unit Presidents and CFOs. Keep in touch with Controllership and Legal on a regular basis to ensure understanding and communication of significant issues and potential delays and remediations. Direct the preparation of all materials that are submitted to the SVP for the Audit Committee in advance of the Board meeting.

Work closely with the Enterprise Risk Council and the other Risk Assessing Organizations at McKesson.

Submit an annual audit plan using a risk-based audit approach. Incorporate requests of management, Audit Committee/Board, and external auditors. Inform appropriate parties on a timely basis of changes to audit plan. Evaluate the internal control environment to ensure appropriate controls and processes are in place and functioning as intended.

In conjunction with managers, ensure adequate staff with appropriate resources exist to perform audits in accordance with professional standards. Ensure proper training and development of audit staff. Oversee the management of the team’s use of external auditors, contractors or other experts as partners when appropriate.

Evaluate and review the significance of audit findings, recommendations and corrective actions with appropriate levels of management and executives. Oversee a system to monitor the disposition of results communicated to Management, ensure that corrective actions have been effectively implemented or that Senior Management has accepted the risk of not taking such corrective action. Where necessary, initiate immediate correction action.

Participate in due diligence activities at the request of management.

Ensure key metrics are reported on an as needed basis, presenting financial information and working on special projects as requested.

Consistently demonstrate the ability to lead and influence a team through a positive and supportive approach, while driving compliance to financial policies and holding team members accountable for performance expectations.

Maintain highest level of ethical standards, identifying and analyzing risk areas and recommending appropriate course of action.

Minimum Requirements:

15+ years of progressive audit, accounting, finance experience, risk assessment, or operations and 10+ years of leadership experience.

Critical Skills:

The ideal candidate is self-motivated and has strong interpersonal skills and a broad understanding of the enterprise.

Demonstrate highly effective communication skills.

Executive presence and ability to relate well with various levels of management and senior leadership.

Instill confidence and credibility in auditing by providing sound, well developed solutions to audit findings and recommendations.

Ability to manage through difficult conversations with senior members of the enterprise.

Strong knowledge of the healthcare industry, finance, operations, and risk assessing operations

Establish and foster positive working relationships across the enterprise.

Solid track record of building and managing high-performing teams. Work collaboratively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problem, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.


4 year degree required

MBA preferred

Physical Requirements:

General office demands

Working Conditions:

Travel up to 30%

Location is Irving, TX

McKesson does not accept unsolicited CVs from recruiters or employment agencies in response to our career page or a McKesson social media post. McKesson will not consider or agree to payment of any recruiter fee relating to these unsolicited CVs.
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