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Associate, Internal Audit

Private Equity, Full-Time

New York, NY

$120,000 - $140,000 TOTAL COMP

The Role:

The associate will be involved in various aspects of firm’s risk assessment, assurance and advisory activities, including audit planning and execution, and contributing to strategic initiatives. Areas of the business within the scope of this role will include investment and asset management, risk management, operations, finance, and compliance.

Job  Description:

  • Assist in implementing and maintaining appropriate risk management policies, internal controls and processes designed to identify and mitigate risks
  • Assist in driving a strong risk culture across the firm that fosters awareness throughout the organization
  • Collaborate with various stakeholders to facilitate periodic risk reporting
  • Conduct assessments on select incidents, issues, and risks as required
  • Perform risk-based audits across firm’s global platform and gain exposure to the firm’s diverse businesses, products, regions, and enterprise functions
  • Perform testing, document test results, identify findings as applicable, and work with internal staff to design corrective actions that mitigate risk and ultimately add value
  • Leverage industry experience to provide advisory services during the development of new businesses and systems
  • Develop ongoing working relationships within the firm, communicate ways to improve controls and have a strong understanding of new firm wide initiatives in the pipeline
  • Assist in the formation of the annual audit plan through direct input, insight and perspective around current business, industry and regulatory risk factors
  • Aid in the development and management of the internal audit risk assessment framework, including the ongoing management of risk registers and control libraries within the firm’s Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) application
  • Participate in firm and industry events that will enhance your skills and expand your knowledge of the alternative asset management field
  • Perform investigations, special reviews and other ad hoc projects

Required Skills:

  • Candidates should have 6-8+ years of auditing experience in the financial services industry
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in accounting, finance, economics, computer science or business-related field
  • Aptitude towards investment and risk management, scenario analysis and problem solving
  • Strong project management, organizational and presentation skills
  • Excellent communication (verbal, written & listening) and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to think critically and strategically to develop innovative recommendations to mitigate risks and add value organization
  • Proficient understanding of current regulatory and industry events
  • Experience with internal audit risk assessments, Internal controls and/or ERP security and control review
  • Excellent analytical and communications skills, excellent problem-solving abilities and the ability to engage effectively with various levels of management
  • Ability to adapt to new challenges in a dynamic and fast-paced environment while handling multiple projects
  • Ability to work well within a team-oriented environment and individually
  • Personal and professional integrity of the highest order
  • Ability to partner across teams, summarize issues, develop recommendations, and make decisions
  • Ability to be proactive and take initiative
  • An energetic and enthusiastic approach to the role
  • Experience with Governance, Risk & Compliance technology tools (ex. Archer) & Tableau
  • Alternative investments experience strongly preferred
  • MBA, CA, CIA, CFA or CISA credentials strongly preferred



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