Assistant in Legal, Compliance and Internal Audit Office

Ningbo, China
10 Oct 2017
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17 Nov 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

Closing Date: 17 November 2017

Contract Status: Full-time

Vacancy: 1

Salary & Benefits: RMB81,000 to RMB129,000 per annum before all deductions, depending on qualifications and experience

Working Location: Ningbo

Job Outline

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:

  1. UNNC Application Form (please download from here);
  2. Cover Letter;
  3. CV.

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.

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