The Compliance Investigations role is an integral component of the ethics and compliance program by identifying, examining and mitigating compliance risk to Edwards as well as evaluating and strengthening the effectiveness of the compliance program. This role is also important in cultivating a culture of compliance at Edwards.
Essential Job Functions:
Lead and conduct internal investigations and review deviations from policies, procedures and the Titanium Book all of which are brought forward from the various avenues of the Speak Up program; provide guidance and assistance on international compliance investigations as needed; work directly with internal and external legal counsel in complex investigations providing both subject matter expertise and internal management to ensure timely completion and documentation.
Develop content, analyze data and occasionally present, all interim and ad hoc reporting on investigations, metrics and analytics.
Develop and document relevant remediation action plans as coordinated with the business owners based on root cause analysis; follow-up on all action plans to ensure timely implementation.
Manage and maintain various tracking systems used for case management and reporting; ensure data is timely input, accurate and consistent; develop job aids and training as needed.
Manage and assist in the developing, implementing and training on the Investigation Procedure.
Other incidental duties as requested.
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance or a related field with 12 years of relevant professional experience in Internal Audits and/or Investigations; and/or CPA, Master’s or Juris Doctorate degree with 10 years of experience in investigatory and audit techniques preferred.
Able to solve complex compliance issues while exhibiting sound judgement and objectivity; systematic approach to decision making; strong attention to detail; solid analytical/problem solving skills; determining root cause; and identifying viable and alternate solutions.
Proven successful investigation/project management in developing and executing all phases of an investigation plan including: collection, review and analysis of data, information and records; conducting interviews; documenting work completed; drafting findings and conclusions; accountability for successful completion.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills that are effective with the appropriate tact and diplomacy for all levels of the organization as well as for outside counsel.
Strong, independent ethical decision making with a demonstrated commitment to integrity and compliance; leads by example in cultivating the culture of compliance.
Must be highly collaborative with the ability to garner the trust of others, build productive internal and external professional relationships with the ability to influence others in a multi-cultural environment.
Ability to manage confidential information with discretion.
Ability to effectively coach and mentor diverse team members on investigation techniques and procedures.
Proven expertise in MS Office Suite (e.g., Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint) required; Experience in CONCUR, EthicsPoint and SharePoint preferred.
Internal Number: 013163
About Edwards Lifesciences
Edwards Lifesciences is the global leader in patient-focused medical innovations for structural heart disease, as well as critical care and surgical monitoring. Driven by a passion to help patients, the company collaborates with the world's leading clinicians and researchers to address unmet healthcare needs, working to improve patient outcomes and enhance lives. Headquartered in Irvine, California, Edwards Lifesciences has extensive operations in North America, Europe, Japan, Latin America and Asia and currently employs over 10,000 individuals worldwide.
For us, helping patients is not a slogan - it's our life's work. From developing devices that replace or repair a diseased heart valve to creating new technologies that monitor vital signs in the critical care setting, we focus on helping patients regain and improve the quality of their life. Edwards is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer including Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.