Internal Control Manager:
Charles River Laboratories, Inc.

Charles River Laboratories, Inc.
Wilmington North Carolina

For 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.



We are seeking an experiences Internal Control Manager for our Internal Controls Team located in Wilmington, MA. 


The Internal Control Manager will support the overall company's SOX compliance efforts by ensuring the financial integrity and systems controls are properly designed to prevent or detect errors in financial reporting by:

  • Responsible for working with Corporate Department staff, Internal Audit, Business Unit Management/Finance or other departments as necessary in support of improving and streamlining processes for compliance with Internal Control related regulations.
  • Ensure that all business units processes are well established and in compliance with applicable laws, regulations and Company policies to achieve effectiveness and efficiency of operations and the reliability of financial reporting. 
  • Facilitate the process for the ongoing review and assessment of internal controls and related documentation for all sites.
  • Assist Operations and Financial personnel with the design of internal controls to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations and company policies.
  • Provide oversight and technical support and guidance to ensure that the company’s financial controls and supporting records are prepared in accordance with company policies, and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Coordinate with internal audit, external audit and third party contractors (as applicable) to schedule internal control and other audit related reviews.
  • Communicate regularly with Operations and Finance personnel, internal audit, external audit and third party contractors used for audit and internal control related reviews to understand identified deficiencies and develop cost-effective solutions.
  • Track, monitor, assess and report status of global deficiencies, identifying root cause, assessment of pervasiveness and ensure remediation plans and dates are identified, implemented and completed timely.


The following are minimum requirements related to the Internal Control Manager position:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A. /B.S.) or equivalent in accounting or related discipline.  Masters degree in Business Administration or Finance is beneficial. 
  • Seven to ten years of directly-related experience in both public and private accounting with a combination of at least one to two years of and internal control and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance experience. 

About Corporate Functions

The Corporate Functions provide operational support across Charles River in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Legal, Sales, Quality Assurance, Marketing, and Corporate Development. They partner with their colleagues across the company to develop and drive strategies and to set global standards. The functions are essential to providing a bridge between strategic vision and operational readiness, to ensure ongoing functional innovation and capability improvement.

About Charles River

Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.

With over 11,000 employees within 70 facilities in 18 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges.  Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2016, revenue increased by 23.3% to $1.68 billion from $1.36 billion in 2015.

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~70% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2016.

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Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet

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