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ESG Audit Specialist

ONSITE FULL_TIME MID_LEVEL $90,800 to $151,300
Why Patients Need You

Pfizer’s Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) approach informs how we can advance our purpose—Breakthroughs that change patients’ lives—in a responsible and sustainable way that takes accountability for the impact we make on society. Your in-depth ESG knowledge and auditing skills will be critical in supporting our ESG priorities and will make a positive impact on society for years to come.  
What You will Achieve 
As a member of the Corporate Audit organization, the Senior ESG Auditor will be responsible for conducting risk-based audits of Pfizer’s financial and commercial operations, with a focus on ESG-related operations and assisting with financial and commercial audits as needed. The Senior ESG Auditor will also conduct investigations of allegations of fraud, violations of law or non-compliance with Pfizer policies and procedures, including as it relates to ESG regulations, disclosures, and metrics. The Senior ESG Auditor will report directly to the Director, Corporate Audit and participate as a member of a team of ESG, financial, commercial and IT auditors conducting independent audit and risk oversight activities at Pfizer locations worldwide. In addition, the Senior ESG Auditor will have the opportunity to be a member of strategic teams to develop and deploy initiatives within Corporate Audit, including those related to adapting and responding to evolving ESG regulatory requirements and voluntary disclosures.

How You Will Achieve It Overall 

  • Conduct independent evaluations of Pfizer’s ESG control processes worldwide, to ensure Pfizer’s risks are properly managed, including conducting the audit of the ESG annual report, the annual ESG CDP review, and any ad-hoc reviews as applicable. As part of this work, execute traditional assurance activities on ESG-related metrics and disclosures to determine completeness and accuracy.
  • With increased expectations around ESG metrics and disclosures, assist with the ongoing development of a SOX-like framework to apply to identify ESG risks and controls, document process flows, and identify internal control improvement opportunities.
  • Review and evaluate compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, which requires management to maintain adequate controls to prevent a material misstatement of the Company’s financial statements, including as applicable to ESG pending the SEC’s ruling on its Climate Proposal in 2023.
  • Actively participate on departmental and/or cross-functional teams addressing internal and external issues that support the department’s strategy. This will include supporting Corporate Audit ESG initiatives, including coordinating with the Controls Optimization CoE and ESG Office and planning for the audit of anticipated expanded regulatory disclosure requirements (e.g., SEC, European Union Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive [CSRD]).
  • Conduct detailed audit testing in connection with investigations, including of ESG-related allegations, coordinating with the corporate compliance team and external counsels to prepare for and conduct investigation interviews.
  • Responsible for being knowledgeable of and accessing various Pfizer IT systems to extract and collect ESG-related and other data needed for audit testing; where direct access is unavailable, the Lead ESG Auditor will work with Pfizer finance and commercial colleagues, including ESG data and metric owners, to collect necessary data and documentation.
  • Responsible for accurately completing high quality audit documentation, work papers, and reports as well as presenting audit results and recommendations to management.


Must Have
  • Education:  BA/BS; Discipline: Finance, Accounting, Environmental Studies, Sustainability Studies.
  • Minimum 3-5 years of diversified experience.
  • Foundational understanding of ESG-related topics including the various frameworks and standards, such as Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol, Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).
  • Strong financial or operational review background required.
  • Experience identifying controls as well as developing and executing test plans.
  • Ability to navigate in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems (e.g., SAP), extract data, and understand data flow.
  • Experience with Sarbanes-Oxley and/or COSO.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, enabling effective communication with all levels of management.
  • Negotiation and influence skills – the ability to influence others without express authority.

Nice to Have
  • MA/MS/MBA Discipline: Finance, Accounting, Environmental Studies, Sustainability Studies.
  • Type of industry/organizations: Big 4 public accounting and/or multi-national internal auditing required; international experience a plus.
  • Certification: Certified Public Accountant, Certified Internal Auditor, Chartered Accountant, or Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting (FSA) – Preferred.
  • Data analysis experience and data visualization skills using data analytics tools a plus (Spotfire and Tableau preferred).
  • Foundational understanding of climate change and the key issues that surround climate risk mitigation and adaptation.

  • Domestic and international business travel may be required.

Other Job Details:
  • Last day to apply: May 9, 2023
  • Work Location Assignment: Must be able to work from assigned Pfizer office 2-3 days per week, or as needed by the business.

The annual base salary for this position ranges from $90,800.00 to $151,300.00. In addition, this position offers an annual bonus with a target of 12.5% of the base salary and eligibility to participate in our share based long term incentive program. Benefits offered include a retirement savings plan, paid vacation, holiday and personal days, paid caregiver/parental and medical leave, and health benefits to include medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage in accordance with the terms and conditions of the applicable plans. Salary range does not apply to the Tampa, FL location.
Relocation assistance may be available based on business needs and/or eligibility.

Pfizer requires all U.S. new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment.  As required by applicable law, Pfizer will consider requests for Reasonable Accommodations.

Sunshine Act
Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations.  These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider’s name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure.  Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act.  Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government.  If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

EEO & Employment Eligibility
Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status.  Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA.  Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.

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Location: Groton, CT, US
Company: Pfizer

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