Job ID: 6441
Updated: Mar 30, 2022
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 Senior 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 across the Firm’s functional areas. These activities require the individual to successfully work as a part of the Internal Audit team. Assignments include 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 Senior Internal Auditor will also perform 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 Internal Audit Manager, the Director of Internal Audit and Finance Department leadership.
Qualifications & Requirements
Education, Work Experience, Skills
An ideal candidate will have at least a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, with at least three years of experience with a “Big 4”/other national CPA firm and/or in-house internal audit experience. Previous experience as a 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, 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 Senior Internal Auditor 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 Senior Internal Auditor 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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