Internal Auditor

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
01 Jul 2021
30 Aug 2021
Role Classification
Other Professional
Contract Type

We are currently looking for an Internal Auditor to join our Risk and Best Practice team. This is a full time, permanent role based in our Newcastle office.

About the role

As an Internal Auditor you'll work within our wider Risk and Best Practice team. The team ensures we meet our regulatory obligations, comply with our service standards and procedures and manage our risk. Please be aware this is not an accountancy related audit role.

The role will see you conducting internal audits to assess and provide assurance that the firm's risk management, governance and internal control processes are operating effectively. You'll be planning and organising your own work, reporting on your findings (verbal and written), making recommendations, and providing guidance on all things risk and regulatory. Interpersonal skills are key for this role as you will build and manage relationships with a variety of people across our firm at all levels. You will also need to be able to operate audit software and computer systems efficiently and effectively. 

This is a really fantastic role where you'll be able to support the achievement of the internal audit and wider risk and compliance team objectives, targets and plans.

Who will I work with?

As Internal Auditor you'll be part of the wider team and report in to Alan, the Head of Risk Management and Claire, the Internal Audit Supervisor. You'll also work closely with our Partners, Lawyers, Directors, Managers through to Support teams.

What qualifications and experience do I need?

We're looking for someone who has a technical background and previous compliance, risk or audit experience. Legal experience is advantageous however we're open to background and would consider someone who comes from professional services or a local authority.

You'll need to be a self-starter with a positive and motivated approach, professional at all times, supportive to colleagues and able to prioritise. You'll be a natural communicator with the ability to influence change. The role also requires an investigative ,inquisitive and rational mind, high attention to detail and the ability to manipulate large amounts of data and compile clear and concise reports.

By the nature of the job, it is possible that situations involving conflict and/or differences in judgement will occur from time to time and you will need to be resilient, but diplomatic. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to use their initiative, who is self-motivated, enjoys a challenge and is passionate about audit, risk management and continuous improvement.

Who are we?

A Top 100 law firm globally and Top 20 law firm in the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson has more than 400 partners and 1,000 lawyers based across 18 US cities and eight UK cities including a significant presence in London. The firm's reach also extends to Europe where it has strategic partnerships with other law firms in Germany and France.

In the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson advises in excess of 40 FTSE 350 companies, many of the largest businesses in the country, government organisations and wealthy individuals. With a focus on eleven key sectors (Energy & Natural Resources; Financial Institutions; Healthcare;  Insurance, Manufacturing;  Real Estate; Retail and Consumer; Transport, Logistics & Infrastructure; Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals; Technology and Private Wealth) the firm's experience allows it to build strong relationships and deliver an excellent service to clients.

What makes it great to work here?

We continually work hard to create an open culture that sets us apart from other firms. Our culture gives us much more of a human feel, emphasising that we're more than just suits!  We like and make time for each other enabling us to establish professional relationships that become lasting friendships.  In addition, through our D&I practices and programmes we work hard to ensure that difference is visibly valued and welcomed. Visit our D&I page to find out more.

And that's not all, alongside a competitive salary you'll receive a flexible benefits package so you can pick and choose between the benefits that matter most to you.

Next steps

If this sounds like your next career move then please get in touch to find out more; my name is Kim Southway and you can reach me on 0117 989 6517. No agencies please, we're an in-house recruitment team!

If this isn't the role for you (or the right time) why not connect with us on LinkedIn or follow us on Twitter (@WBD_CareersUK) to keep up to date with all of our opportunities.  We also have a Facebook page (