Description

Location: Belfast

The Internal Audit Manager will lead the internal audits of the Firm's markets (offices, Formula units, practice groups, legal entities); assist with the coordination of the Firm's annual external audit and the preparation of the Firm's audited financial statements. Will also continuously monitor the Firm's internal controls and to plan and lead confidential special projects as directed by PRPC and other senior management of the Firm; liaise with other functional leadership to implement accounting recommendations.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop an understanding of the local market internal controls, obtain necessary financial information from the local market and/or Finance function to lead and formulate an audit strategy
  • Working with or on behalf of the PRPC, plan and lead confidential investigations of offices and/or certain individuals up to and including the issuance of a report and related recommendations
  • Obtain an understanding of the local market’s significant operating cycles – tests representations and segregation of duties, financial data and compliance with local laws, regulations, and Firm policies; provide consultation to local management based on results of procedures; communicate relevant findings to senior leadership; and diligently document all of the above
  • Prepare the resulting internal audit report, document the local market’s resulting action plans and issue the final audit report
  • Develop and maintain a strong relationship with the local market’s staff to not only provide future efficiencies, but also to create goodwill amongst Firm personnel
  • Lead the continuous monitoring process while thinking creatively to further contribute to the Firm's monitoring efforts
  • Distribute, follow-up on and collect the departmental year-end reporting packages with the local markets
  • Facilitate the Firm's financial statements and footnotes with the Firm's external auditors; review and provide substantiating schedules requested by the Firm's outside auditors
  • Assist in answering inquiries and provide information requested by the external auditors during the onsite engagements. Communicate with various departments, Firm staff and outside personnel (e.g. auditors, bankers, trustees, claims administrators, actuaries, etc.)
  • Lead, plan, execute and follow-up on various projects, including all office leasing activities and decisions, at the request of Senior Firm management (Global CFO and Treasurer) and various Firm Committees (e.g., EC, FC, PC and PRPC)

Experience Required

Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting preferred
  • Strong experience of relevant audit and accounting experience, public accounting experience is highly preferred
  • Relevant professional designations preferred (e.g. CPA, CIA, CFE, etc.)
  • Knowledge and experience of financial systems (SAP preferred), and business applications and languages (Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Thorough understanding of general ledger accounting to ensure the Firm's financial statements are properly stated
  • Strong working knowledge of GAAP and GAAS, with the ability to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the local offices' significant operating cycles. This will help enable effective and efficient audits of the local offices, as well as ensure the Firm's financial statements are fairly stated
  • Willing to travel for up to two weeks at a time conducting internal audits or special assignments