Job ID: 5082
Updated: Jun 19, 2019
Location: Chicago, IL, United States
About Kirkland & Ellis
Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a preeminent, full-service law firm with offices around the world and a staff as diverse as the practice areas we support. Our clients range from Fortune 100 companies to medium and small corporations, financial institutions, and private equity firms. Known for our commitment to excellence, Kirkland strives to provide superior service to our clients as well as our fellow employees. From Information Technology to Human Resources, Paralegal Services to Business Development, Kirkland offers non-attorney professionals challenging careers in a variety of functional areas. Whether starting or growing your career, Kirkland can offer a performance-driven culture filled with bright and innovative teams of co-workers.
Essential Job Functions
The Internal Auditor 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 within each of the Firm’s offices and specific functional areas. These activities require the individual to successfully work as a part of the audit team in executing fieldwork, which include audit interviews to identify the sources of business risk, documenting and testing of processes and controls, and drafting and vetting of audit findings, issues and related actions plans. The Internal Auditor will also assist the Director of Internal Audit with the review of new and revised Firm policies and procedures.
Qualifications & Requirements
Education, Work Experience, Skills
An ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, with two to three years of experience with “Big 4”/other national CPA firm and/or in-house internal audit experience. CPA certification is required; CIA designation and law/professional services firm experience are pluses. The individual must be able to grasp information quickly, be able to multi-task, and communicate effectively via verbal and/or written communications. 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 Auditor will be expected to present findings and recommendations in a clear and compelling manner.Lastly, the Internal Auditor should desire to learn new skills and expand his/her existing skills over time. Approximately 20% domestic and international travel possible.
Certificates, Licensures, Registrations
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