Job ID: 7047
Updated: Mar 30, 2023
Location: Chicago, IL, United States
About Kirkland & Ellis
At Kirkland & Ellis, we are united in our ambition and drive to move forward. We share core values that help us achieve excellence: collaboration, talent empowerment, service, inclusion, respect and gratitude. Our people are our greatest asset, and we invest in the brightest talent and encourage a diversity of perspectives and strengths to create dynamic teams that operate at the pinnacle of their field. Our talented professionals show up every day knowing they will engage in meaningful work, continuous learning and professional development.
As one of the world’s leading law firms, we serve a broad range of clients with market-leading practices in private equity, M&A and other complex corporate transactions; investment fund formation and management; restructurings; high-stakes litigation and trials; and government, regulatory and internal investigations. We handle the most complicated and sophisticated legal matters because we don’t just meet industry standards, we create them. We bring innovation and entrepreneurialism to every engagement and, as a result, have long-standing client relationships with leading global corporations and financial sponsors. With 6,500 employees (including 3,500+ lawyers) operating from 19 offices across the United States, Europe and Asia, we are one of the largest law firms in the world and a top financial performer.
Essential Job Functions
The Internal Audit Manager will be a key resource in helping drive the execution of the annual Internal Audit plan, with the overall objective of assessing the design and operating effectiveness of internal controls across the Firm’s functional areas. These activities require the individual to successfully lead audits and projects for the Internal Audit Department. Assignments include leading all aspects of internal audits, including planning, audit interviews to identify the sources of business risk, data analysis, documenting and testing of processes and controls, and drafting and vetting of audit observations/findings and related actions plans. The Internal Audit Manager will also oversee continuous monitoring exercises over certain processes (e.g., expense reports, procurement card reports, etc.) by applying data analytics techniques, investigating outliers and red flags, and preparing presentations of results for review by the Firmwide Director of Internal Audit and Finance Department leadership. The Internal Audit Manager will also lead special projects as assigned by the Firmwide Director of Internal Audit and manage the Internal Audit staff.
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Qualifications & Requirements
Education, Work Experience, Skills:
An ideal candidate will have at least a bachelor’s degree in accounting, with at least 7+ years of experience with a “Big 4”/other national CPA firm and/or in-house internal audit experience. Previous experience as a manager and/or senior auditor/accountant with engagement/project management experience is required. Law/professional services firm experience is a plus.
The individual must be able to grasp information quickly, be able to multi-task, communicate effectively via verbal and/or written communications, and supervise other team members. Solid writing skills are essential to this position.
The individual should be flexible and able to work under time pressure to meet deadlines and respond to requests. The candidate should be very organized, proactive and results oriented. Advanced MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint presentation experience are also required as the Internal Audit Manager will be expected to present findings and recommendations in a clear and compelling manner. Experience with advanced data analytics tools such as Tableau, Qlik, PowerBI, ACL and/or IDEA are pluses. Lastly, the Internal Audit Manager should desire to learn new skills and expand his/her existing skills over time. Approximately 10-20% domestic and international travel possible, but could be more or less depending on the audit schedule.
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