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.
Design and development of audit test plans to ensure internal controls comply with Firm policies and procedures, and are operating efficiently and effectively
Create work products such as audit analyses, correspondence, working papers and reports that document the audit procedures, finding and recommendations
Perform, evaluate, document, and communicate audit results
Identify control gaps from testing and assist in the design of action plans for remediation
Track and maintain internal control review reports and follow-up action plans by periodically communicating with personnel regarding action plan status and documenting responses
Keep abreast of new audit regulations/trends, audit methodologies, best practices, and tools
Assist Director of Internal Audit with the review of new and revised Firm policies and procedures
Assist Director of Internal Audit with on-going special projects; work associated with special projects will vary based on the current needs of the Firm
Other duties and projects as assigned by the Audit Committee and/or Senior Management
Any other functions/duties as assigned by management
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.
MS Office proficiency is required with advanced experience in Excel and PowerPoint
Certificates, Licensures, Registrations
Internal Number: 5082
About Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a preeminent, full-service law firm with approximately 1,600 attorneys in Beijing, Chicago, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Shanghai and Washington, D.C. Our practice consists of sophisticated corporate transactions and litigation matters including antitrust and competition, intellectual property, restructuring, real estate, tax, benefits and estate planning, white collar criminal defense and securities enforcement, regulatory, environmental, energy, commodities, communications, securities, creditors' rights, private equity and venture capital. Our clients range from Fortune 100 companies to medium and small corporations, financial institutions and leveraged buyout and venture capital firms.