Business Administration/Management
20000095 Requisition #
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Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Risk Management or related field
  • 10 years’ experience in auditing
  • 5 years’ experience in a senior leadership position
  • Knowledge of internal auditing standards, procedures, techniques, and internal controls
  • Demonstrated experience drafting and finalizing complex policies, procedures, and protocols
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with firm leadership
  • Ability to resolve issues and drive solutions
  • Disciplined to solve complex problems
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to include strong communication and influencing skills
  • Strong creative thinking and problem-solving skills

Preferred Requirements:
  • Master’s Degree or MBA
  • Experience working in a law firm environment or other professional services organization
  • Knowledge of accounting and finance principles and practices as well as generally accepted auditing standards

What will your day look like?
As the Director of Risk Management – Finance, you will be responsible for overseeing a program of risk management for the financial and attorney billing functions the firm. You will report to the Chief Operating Officer with a dotted line reporting relationship to the General Counsel. You will be responsible for developing plans, organizing, and coordinating the execution of a comprehensive financial risk management program. You will provide recommendations to senior leadership regarding improvement of internal controls and governance processes. You will advise on critical business and technology initiatives to ensure that the risk management perspective is effectively voiced. You will also ensure appropriate controls are designed and implemented on a proactive basis.

You will work with and collaborate with departmental and practice group management to align internal policies and processes with industry best practices. As Director, you will objectively review internal policies and processes to evaluate their efficacy. In addition, you will ensure compliance with all processes and policies across the firm to include timekeeping practices, expense and disbursement practices, as well as billing and collection processes.

You will identify and address instances of alleged and actual noncompliance with firm policies and processes, at the direction of the COO and/or the Office of General Counsel. In addition, you will track, follow-up and ultimately close all open review issues. You will also summarize findings of investigations and make recommendations for improvements, presenting findings to the COO, CFO and/or the Office of General Counsel.

To learn more about DLA Piper, please visit our website

We offer exceptional career opportunities in an environment that is challenging, rewarding, and, we believe, truly different from our competitors. Our employees enjoy a competitive benefits package and a dynamic and diverse environment in which they can build a long and fruitful career and reap the rewards of their success.

Agency applications will not be considered.

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