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Title:  Sr. Analyst

Requisition ID:  62072
Date:  Sep 10, 2023

Exton, Pennsylvania, US

Department:  Audit



Working at West means having an opportunity to work by the side of our patients and customers, our global team members and the communities in which we operate – which all help contribute to a Healthier World.


At West, we are by the side of patients. The work we do impacts patients’ lives each and every day – our products are a critical part of healthcare delivery and we are proud of the role we play to improve patient health. We work by the side of our team members. We come together as one global team to deliver for our customers and help them address their challenges. We are a diverse, close-knit community of professionals, where everyone has a voice and opportunity to learn and grow through mutual trust and respect. With a 95 year plus history, we have a track record for success, which includes reported sales of $2.14B in 2020. We serve by the side of our community. Giving back is in our DNA—our team members across more than 50 sites globally are involved with hundreds of charities that have special meaning to them through our West Without Borders team member-led giving program.


Job Summary:

The Senior Analyst Internal Auditor plays a crucial role in assessing and enhancing the internal control systems of West. In this role, you will evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of financial, operational and IT processes. You will be responsible for performing audit risk assessments, developing audit work programs, executing audits and recommending improvements to mitigate those risks through audit report writing. In this role you will collaborate with various stakeholders across different functions within West, as well as other audit professionals, to ensure compliance with internal policies, industry regulations, and best practices.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform detailed and comprehensive audits of financial, operational, information technology, and compliance processes within West. This includes analyzing data, conducting interviews, assessing internal controls, testing financial or non-financial transactions, reviewing policies and procedures, and evaluating adherence to regulatory requirements.
  • Utilize risk assessment techniques to identify, evaluate and prioritize audit areas and develop appropriate audit plans and testing strategies.
  • Assist in the development of audit programs and plans, including defining audit objectives, scoping engagements, and setting project timelines.
  • Assess exposure resulting from ineffective internal controls and develop recommendations to address identified control deficiencies or process inefficiencies.
  • Prepare clear and concise audit reports that communicate audit observations, recommendations, and potential impacts to management. Document work performed, including audit procedures and conclusions, in accordance with established audit standards and guidelines.
  • Foster positive working relationships with key stakeholders across functions (Commercial, Supply Chain, etc.) and collaborate to address audit observations, implement corrective actions, and provide guidance on best practices.
  • Provide direction to staff auditor as requested by internal audit management and be a mentor to junior members of the team
  • Lead third party resources in defined projects in conjunction with internal audit management.
  • Participate in other audits and projects as assigned.


Basic Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance or related field
  • 3-5 years of experience with a minimum of 3 years of proven internal auditing or external auditing experience, preferably within a public accounting firm or a corporate internal audit department in the manufacturing industry
  • CPA, ACCA or CIA certificate is required or being actively pursued


Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience with global, manufacturing and/or Life Science medical device companies is preferred
  • Strong understanding of accounting, audit principles, internal controls, risk assessment, and compliance frameworks
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail, with the ability to identify patterns, trends, and anomalies in complex data sets.
  • Proficient in using auditing software, data analysis tools, and Microsoft Office Suite (especially Excel, Word and PowerPoint.)
  • Ability to leverage technology to improve results
  • SAP ERP experience is a plus
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to critically think and actively listen to convey complex information in a clear and concise manner
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships and collaborate effectively with diverse stakeholders
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a complex, dynamic, and fast-paced environment with strong inherent time management and project execution skills.


Travel Requirements:

  • Opportunities to travel to manufacturing plants to support site internal audits
  • Must be able to travel up to 10% of the time


Physical and Mental Requirements:

  • Sedentary - exerting up to 10lbs/4kgs of force occasionally, and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to life, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body.  Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.  Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met
  • Use written and oral communication skills.
  • Read and interpret data, information and documents
  • Observe and interpret situations, analyze and solve problems
  • Ability to make independent and sound judgments
  • Must maintain the ability to work well with others in a variety of situations
  • Must be able to multi-task, work under time constraints, problem solve, and prioritize
  • Position operates in a professional office environment. May stand or sit for extended periods of time
  • This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, and photocopiers
  • Able to be aware of all relevant SOPs as per Company policy as they are related to the position covered by this Job Description
  • Able to comply with the company’s safety policy at all times
  • Able to comply with the company’s quality policy at all times







West is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.  If you have a special need that requires accommodation in order to apply to West, please send an email to  Where permitted by law, an offer of employment with West Pharmaceutical Services, or any of its subsidiary or affiliate companies, is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of background screening and/or a pre-employment drug screening.

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