The role is for an Internal Auditor to join an internationally-recognised legal firm. It is expected to develop into a self-sufficient role, responsible for managing the Internal Audit Department Resources to aid the Head of Global Internal Audit with the delivery of the global internal audit plan.
Our client is one of the world's top law firms, with impressive legal resources and an extensive global reach. This firm operates in five continents, and has financial centres worldwide.
Their focus is primarily on commercial activity, which would include the capital markets, real estate, corporate and M&A, litigation and dispute resolution, amongst other areas. They are looked to for both legal and business consultation, and are focussed on ensuring the best for all their clients. The client is also dedicated to their staff members, providing structured personal development and training.
- Completion of audit assignments in accordance with the annual Internal Audit Plan.
- Contribute to the preparation of audit programmes suitable for each assignment ensuring that key risks are assessed and controls tested.
- Planning, performing and completing audit assignments in order to fulfil the annual internal audit plan, and to carry out short notice reviews as they arise.
- Make suitable recommendations to address risks or control weaknesses identified. Identify and assess alternatives that might yield for their improved efficiency or additional cost savings.
- Apply professional accounting and auditing principles and standards to test and evaluate the financial and operational systems.
- Draft internal audit reports ensuring that all statements including the observations are both factually correct and accurately and fairly reflect the significance of the issue that has been identified
- In conjunction with other team members, development of new and improved auditing techniques including the use of data analytics.
- Fully Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent) with strong demonstrable post qualification experience.
- Demonstratable knowledge of audit procedures, including planning, techniques, and test and sampling methods involved in conducting audits.
- The ability to gather and analyse information in order to make effective decisions and find innovative solutions where appropriate.
- Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with all levels of management, both orally and in writing, including the ability to interview persons to elicit sensitive information.
- Possession of excellent inter-personal skills and an ability to ensure professional standards are maintained at all times such as will enable the development of close working relationships with a wide variety of individuals.
- Maintenance of strict and complete independence from all non-audit operational management at all times. A high standard of integrity in this regard will be expected in relation to all relevant matters
- Ability to maintain current knowledge of developments related to business matters of interest to internal audit, especially legislation changes and developments as they affect the partnership, and of new auditing techniques and practices.
- Ability to see the role in the broader context of the organisation as a whole and its clients and use that knowledge to drive action.
- Ability to schedule and manage own activities, including the ability to work across several audit projects at any one time, in order to accomplish the goals of the Internal Audit function.
- Capacity and willingness to undertake foreign travel to all offices of the business as required, and at times on short notice.
- Aptitude to work independently by self or as part of a team.
- Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and the ability to use these applications to produce high quality and clear documents.
- Working for a leading law firm
- Fantastic support for career and personal development
- Additional benefits