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Internal Audit Manager

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Job Ref:
25 Hartwell Avenue, Lexington, MA
Employment Type:
Full Time

Winning the race to bring new healthcare products safely to market drives Rapid Micro Biosystems (RMB) to combine today’s innovative technologies as never before. Your career at RMB puts you at the center of diverse global teams that span robotics, AI, Machine Learning, imaging, microbiology, and more, re-shaping how urgently needed pharmaceuticals are made, tested, and released for decades to come. The sky’s the limit.  

Careers at RMB are fast-moving, with the high growth you’d expect from a world leader in microbiology automation. Advancement at RMB affords an opportunity to achieve your personal goals and develop your passions, in an inclusive environment where every employee has the resources and opportunities to hone their skills. You’ll do more, learn more, and can make a profound impact on our business.  

The Internal Audit Manager position is a highly visible leadership role supporting the development and execution of the annual audit plan, vision, and strategy through coordinating and managing the completion of financial, operational, compliance, and system audits. This involves performing all aspects of the audit process, from scoping and planning to report writing and assisting with the preparation of Audit Committee presentations. The ideal candidate will also help to lead/implement global initiatives and the building of our Internal Audit team over time.

This is a hybrid position with the home location based in Lexington, MA. Travel to Lowell and Lexington is required.


  • Coordinate and perform internal audit projects as part of the annual internal audit plan, including the development of risk-based audit programs, schedule & complete audit projects, and draft well-written internal audit reports
  • Lead design and execution of company’s Sarbanes Oxley compliance program
  • Assist with the periodic monitoring of management control self-assessments
  • Develop strong working relationships with all levels of management and be viewed as a trusted business partner
  • Understand key initiatives, business performance, and related risk
  • Proactively identify opportunities for internal audit to add value
  • Provide guidance and support to business areas in the development, refinement, and documentation of internal controls and business process improvements, including information technology general controls
  • Support Corporate Controller and Finance leadership with periodic reporting to the Audit Committee, completing the annual risk assessment and developing the annual internal audit plan
  • Participate in ad hoc finance and operational requests (e.g., audits, investigations, diligence, etc.)
  • Communicate periodically with key stakeholders to understand progress on management action plans
  • Liaise/coordinate with external auditors where appropriate
  • Maintain a thorough understanding of IIA professional auditing standards, generally accepted accounting principles, Sarbanes-Oxley requirements and best practice audit procedures and techniques
  • Coordinate with external auditors as applicable.
  • Maintain high degree of ethics and strong sense of business judgment.


  • Minimum of 5-7 years of progressive experience in Big 4 public accounting firm (ideally Risk/IA practice) or combined experience with a large, complex multi-national company (ideally manufacturing, distribution, retail) is required
  • BA/BS degree in Accounting, Finance, Computer Information Systems/Accounting Information Systems, or other business/information technology discipline is required
  • MBA or other advanced degree is preferred
  • Strong experience in Sarbanes-Oxley 404 – Internal Controls Over Financial Reporting
  • Strong experience in financial and operational audits
  • Professional certification is strongly preferred (i.e., CPA, CIA, CISA, CFE, or equivalent)
  • Knowledge of IFRS, U.S. GAAP, US GAAS, IAS, and IIA standards is strongly preferred
  • Highly refined analytical and problem-solving skills with meticulous attention to detail are required
  • Computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Excel/Word/PowerPoint, is required
  • English fluency is required
  • Experience with ERPs, such as SAP is required; Data Analytics experience and knowledge of data quality assurance, data analysis, and data modeling is preferred
  • Displays a strong work ethic and takes the initiative in solving problems and presenting solution is preferred
  • Experience documenting controls (e.g., narratives, flowcharts, etc.) is preferred • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, collaboration, and time management skills are preferred
  • Some travel to the Lowell office will be required


Rapid Micro Biosystems creates, sells, validates, and services innovative products for fast, accurate, and efficient detection of microbial contamination in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals, biologics, biotechnology products, medical devices, and personal care products.

The company’s Growth Direct™—the first and only growth-based system to automate rapid compendial QC Micro testing—ensures data integrity, compliance, and operational efficiencies driven by rapid methods and automation.

Rapid Micro Biosystems is dedicated to providing groundbreaking technology and products to support companies in their journey to achieve greater reliability, efficiency, and better predictability, ultimately providing higher quality products for improved patient outcomes.

Rapid Micro Biosystems is headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts, with operations in Lowell and Freising, Germany.

Equal Opportunity:

Rapid Micro Biosystems is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity. Applicants for employment and employees are reviewed on their individual qualifications for a position. Under no circumstances will Rapid Micro Biosystems discriminate against qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religious creed, retaliation, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, mental illness, genetics, choice of health insurance, marital status, age, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under applicable law.

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