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Compliance Investigations & Audit Manager


Minneapolis, US

Job Family:  Legal
Country/Region:  United States

Job Function Summary


The Compliance Investigations & Audit Manager will be responsible for:

  • Contributing to the development of Coloplast’s business ethics compliance control, monitoring and auditing program and for executing on the program in collaboration with stakeholders
  • Partnering to manage the oversight of business ethics compliance investigations and develop and implement Coloplast’s global investigations program, policies and procedures and performing investigations


Major Areas of Accountability


Tactical and operational responsibility and daily organizational interaction

  • Executing on Coloplast’s business ethics compliance programmes by conducting audits and test of controls
  • Conducting, coordinating, and supporting compliance investigations and supporting the development of appropriate responses, including remedial measures
  • Preparing investigation mandates
  • Follow-up on all ongoing regional investigation and reporting to the Ethics Hotline Group on a bi-weekly basis on all open cases
  • Partnering with investigators if they need guidance on how to conduct the investigations
  • Notifying the reporting individual of investigation status, including notification of case closures
  • Draft regular audit reports and presentations
  • Supporting assessment and management of business ethics compliance and data privacy risks (identification, assessment, prioritization, mitigation and management) at regional and country/site level


Strategic interaction with executive management and other senior leadership and external stakeholders

  • Contributing to setting the Group business ethics compliance auditing strategy in collaboration with the Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, Corporate Finance, and other stakeholders
  • Contribute and support preparation of Group Business Ethics & Compliance’s information for independent reporting to Coloplast’s Audit Committee on investigations, audits and compliance risks
  • Assisting external auditors when they do auditing related for business ethics (e.g. annual external reporting)
  • Contribute to developing and implementing a business ethics compliance auditing/monitoring/control program.
  • Support the establishment and implementation of global and local systems and processes to monitor activities and further the Coloplast Business Ethics & Compliance department’s monitoring and auditing program
  • Maintain a dialogue with other industry colleagues from professional audit organizations and commercial enterprises to keep abreast of industry issues and trends in audit processes and techniques and to ensure timely and diligent implementation of adequate measures in Coloplast
  • In coordination with the NA Compliance Officer, communicate to senior management  on business ethics & compliance auditing and investigations


Strategic and tactical interaction with global organization and with external parties

  • Conducting compliance reviews and audits, likely to include Anti-kickback audits North America business units; distributor/vendor compliance audits; transparency reporting reviews; etc., and support mitigation and remedial measures
  • Partnering with managers in other areas of the company to identify existing and new operational processes and systemic control support to prevent or detect unethical behavior
  • Collaborating with cross-functional teams to develop and execute solutions for business ethics compliance programs and initiatives
  • Providing recommendations to leadership on case intake and information collection processes for multiple global locations
  • Assessing business ethics and cultural risks across the Group and contributing to the development of mitigation measures in collaboration with business and regional compliance officers
  • Systematically organizing and analyzing data for ethics projects
  • Contributing to other Group business ethics compliance projects on ad hoc basis 


Authorities (non-exhaustive list)

  • Performing and reporting on investigations mandated by the Ethics Hotline Group with the mandate to access all files and records across Coloplast that are necessary to conduct such investigations


Basic Qualifications

  • M.Sc. in Finance, Business Administration, Accounting, Auditing or similar
  • 5+ years in auditing, operational audits, investigation and forensic accounting experience in a corporate environment or in an accountant firm
  • Understanding of auditing and monitoring methodology and use of various tools to facilitate audit and monitoring process
  • Comprehensive knowledge of data analysis methods, programming and tools is a requirement
  • Strong analytical and communication skills combined with the skill of formulating strategies and concepts for auditing within business ethics compliance and within investigation
  • Strong investigation and investigation reporting experience
  • Comfortable working and learning both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to travel internationally on occasion
  • Strong written presentation skills with the ability to visually expressing complex information and processes in a clear and concise manner
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and advanced reporting IT tools
  • Solid data programming skills to build and facilitate data analysis
  • Good project management skills – able to set milestones and deliver at deadline


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in the Medical Device or the Pharmaceutical industry
  • Qualifications as a Certified Fraud Examiner and/or Certified Forensic Accountant



Pursuing an ambitious growth agenda, Coloplast develops and markets products and services that make life easier for people with intimate healthcare needs. Employing about 12,000 people and with products available in more than 143 countries, we are one of the world´s leading medical device companies. We are constantly growing our business and always looking for new ways to move forward – we explore, learn and look for new ways of doing things.


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Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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