Bruker Corporation

  • Internal Controls Intern

    Job Locations US-MA-Billerica
    Posted Date 2 months ago(4/5/2018 1:11 PM)
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    Intern Full Time
  • Overview

    As one of the world’s leading analytical instrumentation companies, Bruker covers a broad spectrum of advanced solutions in all fields of research and development. All our systems and instruments are designed to improve safety of products, accelerate time-to-market and support industries in successfully enhancing quality of life. We’ve been driving innovation in analytical instrumentation for 50 years now. Today, worldwide more than 6,000 employees are working on this permanent challenge, at over 70 locations on all continents.


    The Internal Controls Staff Intern will work with global teams from Finance, IT, Operations, Sales, Services and business unit professionals that bring together the full range of technical and business competencies needed to assist Senior Management with the successful achievement of risk mitigation and compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley. The individual will act as a business partner and provide support to the Internal Controls team in providing oversight on all aspects of translating compliance requirements. This role will interface with all levels of management and employees within the European geographic areas and must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.


    The primary responsibility of this position is to drive implementation of financial governance processes at Bruker Corporation. The business goal is to establish a compliant and audit-ready organization. To ensure readiness, the Internal Controls Staff intern will assist the Sr. Manager – Internal Controls in evaluating governance and business unit risks and controls, driving the pre-audit assessment in collaboration with Internal Audit and management. The Internal Controls Staff Intern will work as a collaborative partner with Group management and business units and will periodically review the control environment to measure control performance and adequacy of evidence to ensure that the environment stays compliant.

    The Internal Controls Staff Intern reports directly to the Senior Manager – Internal Controls.


    This is a paid internship that will last approximately 12 weeks from June to August 2018.


    The Internal Control Intern will work with the management teams to evaluate and document the design and effectiveness of the control environment, assist in the development of remediation efforts when necessary and report on compliance results.  Responsibilities also include: 

    • Support project management of internal testing at subsidiary locations.
    • Assist in reviewing test work papers
    • Provide support with developing recommendations to remediate control weaknesses or categorize mitigating controls
    • Assist senior management in identifying control gaps and associated remediation plans
    • Track and trend remediation efforts and overall compliance with operational standard
    • Report and recommend improvements in compliance processes
    • Perform other duties as required.

    Required Competencies/Skills:

    • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
    • Negotiation skills and the ability to constructively influence others to achieve results
    • Organize, analyze, and interpret data, records, and reports
    • Perform in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects simultaneously
    • Some understanding of GAAP, financial controls (SOX 404 and COSO framework), leading practices, process analysis and risk assessment
    • Highly motivated, self-driven individual who can operate independently and in a team environment
    • Strong analytical skills and a problem solver.
    • Operate with a high standard of ethics and professionalism
    • Strong knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office applications including: Excel, Word, Project, Visio and SharePoint.
    • Perform other duties as required.


    Minimum 1-2 years work experience which includes a mix of public accounting and additional experience with internal controls, internal audit or systems design and implementation.

    • Experience implementing/using SOX control documentation management software highly desirable
    • Experience with SEC companies
    • Experience with SAP a plus
    • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or business administration required. Information Systems/Computer Science or related field training a plus.
    • Desirable Certifications:  CPA, CIA, CISA or relevant controls experience is preferred. 



    Bruker is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.


    Certain positions at Bruker require compliance with export control laws and as a result, all interviewed candidates for all positions will be screened pre-interview to determine their eligibility in light of export control restrictions.  


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