Internal Auditor

Service Area:
Business Services
Location:
Manchester
Salary Details:
Competitive
About The Role

Due to continued growth and development we have a fantastic opportunity to join our fast-paced, award-winning Law Firm.  Our Risk & Assurance Department manage current and emerging operational risks, as identified by the Internal Audit Team.  As a key part of the rapidly growing team you will use your audit expertise to conduct independent audits, monitor and report findings, trends and regulatory compliance e.g. the SRA Code of Conduct, best practice standards, Key SLAs and client contract adherence across the firm.

You will work as part of the Internal Audit Team conducting end to end technical file audits in a variety of areas inclusive of Fraud, Causation, Credit Hire, Costs and Recovery, to identify and mitigate risk, develop and build impactful professional relationships with Partners and Management across the firm, and develop robust KPI / reporting practices and standards to deliver key business information and recommendations for action to customers.

You will ideally have 3 years’ experience in a similar role within a Legal/ Professional Services or General/ Motor Insurance claims environment, with excellent knowledge of the Litigation process.

Main responsibilities will include:

  • To participate in the full audit life-cycle, planning, scope, testing, field work (audit), reporting and remedial action tracking.
  •  To conduct closed and open file audits for all areas of the business, recommending and implementing improvement to policy and procedures.
  • To assist in the development and continuous improvement of the audit process using the MKInsight audit system.
  • To conduct extensive file reviews against internal, Client and Regulatory standards including engaging with stakeholders and follow-up remedial action (Leakage, errors, omissions, etc.)
  • To provide a robust view of HF’s compliance with Regulatory, Client and In-House procedures and requirements.
  • To provide high quality reporting to the Head of Risk & Assurance, summarising audit findings, recommendations for action, and highlighting any trends or common themes
  • To support / facilitate the resolution of audit findings in partnership with stakeholders
  • To provide training on key audit practice to stakeholder groups, raising importance and awareness of the activity and associated impact

Act as a key point of risk escalation to the Head of Risk & Assurance

Personal Specification

Personal qualities/ other:

  • Professional and trustworthy with a high level of integrity
  • Innovative and forward thinking
  • Adapts to new process positively and quickly
  • Able to meet deadlines with a high degree of accuracy
  • Excellent relationship builder and communicator
  • Works under own initiative
  • Team orientated
  • Motivated
  • Pays attention to detail and able to see the bigger picture