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Head of Internal Audit

Legal Finance
C-level/Director, Manager
South East, London
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£100, 000+
Career Legal
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We are looking for a qualified accountant who has gained managerial experience within a legal/professional service setting, to act as the Head of Internal Audits at a leading international law firm.

This firm is truly international, operating out of 26 offices across Asia, Europe, the US and Middle East. They are known for their unrivalled disputes practice, representing more FTSE 100 companies than any other firm.

They have a desirable benefits package and have established a collaborative working environment which encourages support and cooperation.



  • Heading the delivery of the internal audit programme.
  • Producing a risk plan for review by the Risk Management and Audit Committee
  • Continuously engaging in the progression of knowledge development
  • Producing and presenting reports to the Risk Management and Audit Committee
  • Actively manage and coordinate team members in the delivery of a successful internal audit.
  • Proactively manage the co-source arrangement to ensure the delivery of a high quality and cost effect internal audit support.
  • Liaising with Partners and Fee Earners to ensure full cooperation throughout the internal audit
  • Implementing the recommendations from previous audit and reporting on their progress accordingly
  • Act as the primary contact for complex internal audit queries.



Candidate Profile

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA, IIA)
  • Previous managerial experience
  • Experience of managing a co-sourced internal audit function
  • Experience in managing an auditing function within a legal or professional services environment.
  • Excellent English language report writing, communication and presentation skills
  • Makes sound commercial decisions based on a clear understanding of the business


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