Viewed as the risk, governance, and control experts to the pharma business
Group Internal Audit (GIA) is an independent appraisal function, set up by the AstaZeneca Board to review and promote good corporate governance and good business practice. Pharmaceutical auditing enables the Board to discharge its responsibilities concerning internal control and compliance.
With a Group Internal Audit Career, you will make sure the business complies with corporate objectives, policies and procedures, and also with external legislation and regulation. As best possible, we aim to work collaboratively with the business, integrating across SET areas and with other compliance functions. We see ourselves as partners to senior managers, working on their behalf to provide quality independent assurance to the company’s Audit Committee.
”We identify risks – and make sure they are managed effectively.”
Our remit is to assess the state of general and specific controls, add value, improve the operations of the AstraZeneca Group and help achieve business objectives. We identify risks – and make sure they are managed effectively. We assist line management with constructive recommendations, reliable opinions, guidance on best practice, and with timely and accurate information. And we make sure that group assets are properly safeguarded from losses including fraud, and that value for money is obtained.
At AstraZeneca, we aim to be a top-performing Internal Auditing function, known for our integrity, objectivity, confidentiality and competence – all underpinned by a high-performing team culture.
Last reviewed: October 31, 2013