International law firm in Downtown LA is looking for a Senior Audit Analyst to help build out the internal audit program at the Firm in order to improve compliance with policies and procedures and to enhance operational efficiency. The Senior Audit Analyst is also an integral part of the Firm's audit inquiry response team that serves as the point of contact for the coordination and delivery of all client requests for information related to independent audit reports.
Plan and conduct operational and compliance audits, including developing audit programs, performing test procedures, and communicating the findings and recommendations to management.
Manage the Firm’s centralized processing of client audit inquiries, coordinating with attorneys and paralegals to prepare the response letter for the clients’ independent auditors in accordance with ABA guidance and Firm policy.
Take ownership in tracking all audit letter requests to ensure that they are completed timely and accurately.
Collaborate with other departments to understand and document Firm processes and risk points.
Assess business risks, control environment, and procedures; identify areas to strengthen controls and develop practical solutions.
Promote continuous process improvement and adherence to standardized processes.
Conduct special reviews and investigations as required.
Contribute to department and firmwide special projects, collaborating with key personnel in various departments as appropriate.
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Auditing, Finance, Business, or related field is required.
2+ years of experience in public accounting, internal audit, or similar role is preferred.
Professional certification such as CPA or CIA preferred.
The Senior Audit Analyst must be highly professional, self-motivated, quality-oriented, and able to work effectively with all levels of personnel.
This position requires strong written and verbal communication skills, superior attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to multi-task and prioritize.
An ownership mentality, a commitment to proactive communication, and exceptional follow-through skills are essential for success in this position.
Ability to analyze financial and operational information and the ability to work both independently and in a team environment.