Internal Auditor

Legal, Risk & Compliance

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Legal, Risk & Compliance


Business Professionals


Warsaw, Poland

The role

To work as part of DLA Piper’s Internal Audit team, DLA Piper’s third line of defence which provides independent and objective assurance to the Board, Executive Management and Audit Committee on the design and effectiveness of the firm’s internal controls, including compliance by DLA Piper’s first and second lines of defence teams with internal policies and procedures as well as best practice, applicable laws and regulations.
Participate and carry out internal audits and reviews in accordance with the approved Internal Audit Plan to provide assurance on the design and effectiveness of the firm’s internal controls and processes, including compliance with internal policies and procedures across the international firm.


  • Support the Internal Audit team to deliver individual audit reviews across the international firm in accordance with the approved annual Internal Audit Plan ensuring technical excellence and a practical/business driven approach. This will include undertaking detailed internal audit testing within individual Internal Audit engagements.
  • Draft audit findings in a structured and clear manner which can be included in internal audit reports detailing the agreed audit findings.
  • Assist in tracking the delivery of all recommended actions by auditees to address and remediate audit findings, prepare documentation on closure of audit actions for review and validation by the Internal Audit Senior Manager and the Head of Internal Audit.
  • Promote and contribute to an audit culture, where audit findings are reported, communicated and understood across the firm.
  • Test and monitor the compliance with internal policies and procedures as well as best practice, applicable laws and regulations across the international Firm.
  • Participate in ad-hoc assurance reviews and deep dives of strategic initiatives and issues as requested by the Executive Committee and Board members.
  • Contribute to the preparation of Internal Audit MI for presentation and discussion in senior governance forums of DLA Piper including the Executive, Board, Risk and Audit Committees. 
  • Prepare workpapers in clear and structured way in line with the Internal Audit methodology.Work in a collaborative manner with other teams across the International Risk Group to ensure a consistent approach to risk management, internal controls and assurance is maintained throughout DLA Piper. 
  • Develop effective relationships with other Internal Audit team members and members of the wider International Risk Group practice.
  • Develop meaningful relationships with business stakeholders.
  • Participate in continuous monitoring meetings to monitor changes in business activities, operations and evolving risks.


  • A part-qualified audit professional (ACA / ACCA / CIA) with direct internal or external audit experience in an accountancy firm or an Internal Audit team
  • Curious and open-minded individual.
  • Innovative, embracing change and wanting to make a difference.
  • Results oriented with attention to detail.
  • Experience of working effectively with cross-functional areas within a matrix structure.
  • Be a self-starter who is able to work on their own initiative as well as being part of a team.Possesses a high level of commercial acumen and analytical skills.
  • Comfortable operating in ambiguous situations, demonstrating a flexible and collaborative working style.
  • High level of professionalism and personal accountability.




DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers and business service professionals located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.



In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

• Be Supportive – we are compassionate and inclusive, valuing diversity and acting thoughtfully

• Be Collaborative – we are proactive, passionate team players investing in our relationships

• Be Bold – we are fearless and inquisitive, challenging ourselves to think big and find creative new solutions

• Be Exceptional – we are strategic and driven, exceeding standards and expectations




At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do. We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work.


Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.




We recognise that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That’s why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.




In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits and where relevant, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and work-related references.