Forensic Accountant

Recruiter
Anonymous
Location
London
Salary
60000.00 - 70000.00 GBP Annual + GBP60000 - GBP70000/annum
Posted
15 Feb 2017
Closes
15 Mar 2017
Category
Accounting
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Forensic Accountant (Newly Qualified) required for our client, an exciting and collaborative Law Firm, based in Central London, who are rapidly expanding and looking to double the size of their business by the end of 2017.

This role will suit a Newly Qualified, ACA, Big 4 candidate, looking to make their first move out of Practice.

This is a unique opportunity as the team won't work as a silo, but will be integral to the process, working with solicitors, barristers and other accountants. The cases our client deals with can be exceptionally complex which not only underpins the need for collaboration across disciplines, but will ultimately demand the candidate develop into a specialist Forensic Accountant who wishes to perform at the very top of their game.

Key skills required:

* ACA Qualified (ideally Big 4) - 1st time passes
* Newly qualified - 3 years PQE, ideally within a Forensic Practice Group (although those looking to move into Forensics from Audit / Tax will be considered)
* Strong academic background is essential, ie a 2:1 minimum from a Red Brick / Russell Group university
* Ideally, you will have experience within Forensic Accounting including investigations into fraud and regulatory issues
* Excellent communication skills, a proactive and entrepreneurial attitude is essential
* Candidates with deep experience of tax litigation / disputes would also be considered

Role will include:

* Conducting and advising on fact finding, fraud, financial and regulatory investigations
* Interviewing witnesses and sources in connection with investigations and disputes
* Advising on quantum and the commercial aspects of disputes including preparing detailed loss calculations and business valuations and supporting our lawyers and clients prepare for mediations
* Advising on technical accounting issues and analysis of accounts and financial data
* Reviewing, analysing and verifying evidence for use in court proceedings, mediations/settlements and investigations
* Advising on information required to conduct an investigation/support a claim
* Liaising with and critiquing the reports of independent expert accountants
* Preparing decision trees to assist with presentation of legal advice
* Reporting on results of work undertaken including drafting quantum reports, investigation reports, sections of pleadings and witness statements dealing with quantum and financial issues
* Desktop research of businesses and individuals
* As we are based in London and New York, candidates with experience advising on financial crime and regulatory issues in the banking and insurance markets would be at an advantage.

This is a hugely exciting opportunity for those wishing to take their first role out of practice, or those wishing to continue a career within Forensic Accounting, who may have worked within another legal or financial services business. This role will also have future progression through to Partnership.

For more information, please contact Amel Steel on (Apply online only) or email

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