Assistant in Legal, Compliance and Internal Audit Office
Closing Date: 17 November 2017
Contract Status: Full-time
Salary & Benefits: RMB81,000 to RMB129,000 per annum before all deductions, depending on qualifications and experience
Working Location: Ningbo
LCIA Assistant will be responsible for assisting a wide range of legal, compliance and internal audit related work at UNNC: performing internal audits and case investigations, providing legal advice, provision and managing of University policies.
- A minimum of Bachelor Degree in Accounting/Auditing/Law, and/or professional qualification in Accountancy / Internal Audit / Law;
- Minimum 1 years work experience in internal audit / external audit / case investigation (e.g. fraud) / law firms;
- Understanding of the theory and practice of Internal Audit, including understanding of the role of internal audit in large, complex organisations;
- Proven skills of minutes taking and report writing in English;
- Operate with integrity and discretion;
- Strong IT literacy, and the ability to rapidly learn to use other systems;
- Excellent communication skills including high level of oral/written skills, in both English and Chinese;
- Diplomatic and persuasive, excellent interpersonal, negotiating and relationship management skills;
- Good planning and organisational skills;
- Critical, logical and analytical approach;
- Proven ability to delicately solve sensitive matters;
- Value-driven, resourceful, resilient, independent and highly self-motivated individual;
- Able to work under pressure, work to deadlines and to manage multiple tasks in a dynamic environment;
- Ability to focus on significant issues and risks whilst also being able to manage detail;
- Ability to work with people at all levels of the University
- Master’s Degree in Accounting/Auditing/Law (or related discipline);
- Experience of Project Audit and IT Audit;
- Sound knowledge in general law: e.g. Company Law, Contract Law, Labor Law etc;
- Experience in writing and delivering training;
- Familiarity and knowledge of the higher education environment;
- High level of cultural sensitivity, flexibility and emotional intelligence in order to work effectively within the University multicultural environment.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
- Act as the first point of contract for internal policy, legal and regulatory matters;
- Undertake, or assist with project based audit work including:
- Assessing risk and designing an audit programme
- Ascertaining and documenting systems and processes, risks and controls
- Performing and documenting audit tests, understanding and analysing test results, and drawing conclusions
- Assessing value for money implications of activities under review
- Developing constructive recommendations
- Providing feedback. Preparing written reports containing findings, recommendations and highlighting good practice. Informal reporting through discussion will also take place
- Working with management to agree recommendations necessary to address specific risks identified and/or to improve operations; obtaining responses and timescales for implementation.
- Conduct timely follow-up audits to ascertain the extent to which planned action on recommendations made has been carried out;
- Respond to requests from university staff for advice on systems and procedures. Or, as deemed necessary for further investigation from audit findings;
- Undertake, or assist with, investigation work, which may include detailed analysis of records and systems, conducting interviews, and write minutes or reports, to provide additional information/evidence/an independent point of view on matters of concern brought to the attention of LCIA,;
- Provide expert legal advice and services on legal matters including but not limited to:
- Draft, negotiate and advise on a wide range of commercial agreements;
- Provide legal advice on a wide range of complex legal information, including procurement and IT contracts and disputes;
- Provide detailed analysis and assessment of key legal issues across the University and the implications for University Schools/Departments.
- Liaise with relevant departments to ensure that where legal risks/issues have been identified, appropriate actions have been taken.
- Undertake or assist with the review of University policies and procedures;
- Manage fraud, disciplinary & grievance cases, litigation and dispute matters, consult and work with external legal authorities/consultants as necessary;
- Identify newly amended or adopted laws, regulations and standards of relevance and significance to the University;
- Engage with external institutions, legal firms, consulting companies, government offices to mitigate risks and introduce external resources;
- Design and deliver training programs on legal, risk control, compliance related matters to colleagues and key stakeholders;
- Support internal restructuring, provide legal support and take part in ad-hoc assignments and projects;
- Maintain appropriate professional development, expertise and awareness;
- Monitor progress and time spent against budget and perform other administrative duties as required, to enable LCIA to function efficiently and effectively;
- Participate in training and staff development schemes as trainee as appropriate;
- Undertake other tasks and responsibilities as reasonably be required.
How to Apply
Please send job application with the following documents before the closing date:
- UNNC Application Form (please download from here); http://www.nottingham.edu.cn/en/about/documents/applicationform.doc
- Cover Letter;
Please kindly note that all documents should be completed in English and in Word/ PDF format.
Late or incomplete application will not be considered to be shortlisted.
Please send application and enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org