Audit Letter Research Analyst Assistant

Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Aug 29, 2018
Closes
Oct 03, 2018
Function
Audit and Tax
Industry
Law
Hours
Full Time

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Assist in the identification of potentially related clients through corporate and conflicts database research in connection with a client’s request for an audit response letter.
• Communicate with lawyers and their assistants, and coordinate with the Audit Letter Research Analyst, Compliance / Audit Letter Attorney and Assistant General Counsel.
• Guide and instruct Assistants throughout the process of completion of audit letter requests.
• Review audit inquiry letters to determine parameters of requested information to be compiled and assist in identifying issues that might need to be addressed.
• Become proficient in understanding and review of available subscription databases (such as Dun & Bradstreet’s Corporate Family Tree), the New Business Intake system and the conflicts of interest databases.
• Review financial systems data and accounting related reports; verify report totals, including cross entity totals, to ensure accurate reporting. Become proficient in compiling complete audit information requests after reviewing all pertinent information.
• Periodically meet with Audit Letter Review Committee team members in connection with review and modification of practices and procedures in support of efficiency and compliance protocols.
• General administrative and clerical duties, including meaningful maintenance of databases and records to retain future value for multiple users.
• Assist with special projects/assignments as needed.
• All members of the firm are encouraged to participate in our Global Citizenship program.
• Other duties as assigned.  

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIRED SKILLS
• Analytical reasoning ability is essential.
• Strict attention to detail and excellent writing skills are a must. Must possess strong organizational skills.
• Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with all levels of attorneys and business services employees.
• Must have excellent knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
•Must have the ability to multi-task, prioritize duties, and follow through with issues in order to meet critical deadlines.
• Maintain compliance objectives while working under pressure in a demanding environment.
• Working knowledge of records management systems.  

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS AND/OR EXPERIENCE
• Minimum one (1) year of experience in corporate analysis, compliance, conflicts of interest or comparable research skills preferred.
• Minimum of one (1) year of experience working in an office environment preferred.
• Bachelor’s degree required.  

HOURS

Core hours are Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., including lunch hour. Must be very flexible to work overtime to complete assignments, particularly during peak periods.  

 

This job description sets forth the authorities and responsibilities of this position and may be changed from time to time as shall be determined. Hogan Lovells is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or other factors protected by law.