Vacancy: Group Risk and Internal Audit Manager

It’s an exciting time to be part of Slater and Gordon as we lead the way in providing everyday people with a broad range of tailored legal services, professionally, affordably and conveniently.

Slater and Gordon is a leading consumer law firm in Australia with a growing presence in the United Kingdom consumer law market. Established in 1935, we have grown to 1,300 staff employed across more than 70 locations across Australia and 1,300 staff in 20 locations in the UK. In 2007 we were the first law firm in the world to list on the ASX.

Our aim is to guide our clients to a brighter outcome by being passionate advocates of their best interests and champions of every client’s cause.

Our clients want people who are accessible and are able to help them navigate the legal system, whether it is for their individual or business legal needs, or group actions. We pride ourselves on offering easier access to world class legal services to clients from all backgrounds and socio-economic circumstances from across Australia and the UK.

An integral part of our success at Slater and Gordon has been putting our clients and our people at the centre of everything we do. We offer our employees a genuine opportunity for career development in a supportive work environment. We are committed to ongoing support, training and development of our staff where continuous learning and innovation fosters a culture of achievement and growth.

At Slater and Gordon you’ll be exposed to varied and interesting work and a chance to make a real difference to the lives of everyday people.

YOUR OPPORTUNITY

An opportunity exists to join Slater and Gordon Lawyers in the role of Group Risk and Internal Audit Manager.
In this role you will:

• Be responsible for the risk management function across the Group and facilitate further integration of this function into the organisation.
• Work with the executive teams in each of Australia and the UK to facilitate the risk management processes, control identification and implementation and regular risk reporting.
• Coordinate the Internal Audit function for the Group.
• Report to the Chair of the Audit, Compliance & Risk Management Committee and prepare regular reporting on risk management and internal audit to that Committee.

You are currently either working for a professional services consultancy or in an in-house role in a professional services context. You are interested in expanding your experience into an executive level role in a listed company environment.
You are solutions focussed with a practical approach to risk management. You have the capability to develop and implement a risk management and internal audit framework and collaborate closely with the Australian and UK Executive Teams. You will also manage the relationship with our outsource partners in Australia and the UK to deliver these frameworks.

The role reports to Group General Counsel at an executive level and has a direct and independent reporting line to the Chair of the Audit, Compliance and Risk Management Committee in relation to the risk management and internal audit functions.
You will be expected to attend up to 5 Audit Committee meetings each year based in Melbourne/Sydney to report directly on these matters. There is a requirement to participate in regular video-conference/teleconferences with the UK and a likely requirement for at least annual travel to the UK.
This role offers the opportunity for a Senior Leader to join Slater and Gordon during an exciting growth period. We offer a genuine opportunity for talented individuals to make a difference to the lives of our clients with a supportive work environment where continuous learning and innovation fosters a culture of achievement and growth.

Send your application to: Ciara.leavy@slatergordon.com.au Applications to close COB 7 March 2015.

The role will be based in either Melbourne or Sydney.