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D&FI Senior Manager (Forensics)

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Job Title: D&FI Senior Manager (Forensics)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
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Contact Name: Chantalle Puttnam
Contact Email: cputtnam@lawsonchase.com
Job Published: 23 days ago

Job Description

About The Company

The company is one of the world’s leading professional services organisations. From 158 countries, they provide help to clients, some of the most successful organisations on the globe, as well as its most dynamic entrepreneurs and thriving private businesses, to create the value they want. They help to measure, protect and enhance the things that matter most.

The firm’s Deal business is a fast-paced and an ever-growing business that focuses on deals and crisis situations for clients. Collectively, they deal with the types of situations you hear about regularly in the news and provide support, insight and analysis to the management, shareholders and financiers of business.

 

About The Role

The firm is looking for an Investigations Senior Manager to join their London ‘Digital and Forensic Investigations’ (“D&FI”) team within the Forensic Services practice. You will be responsible for managing a portfolio of projects, driving initiatives to develop new business, coaching less experienced team members and helping grow the practice.  This is an exciting opportunity for someone to join a market-leading Forensic team with significant opportunities for development and career progression.

The Forensic Services team helps clients to prevent, mitigate and resolve crises, so projects are often fast paced and bespoke.  As part of the team, you could be investigating a wide range of issues such as fraud, bribery or employee misconduct as well as working alongside lawyers on fact-finding or regulatory matters. The team is growing both in the UK and globally, offering excellent opportunities for career progression.

Senior Managers in Forensic Services help lead projects and work alongside clients in crisis. They apply cutting edge techniques to solve complex problems and manage effective delivery of projects within any defined budget parameters. You will be working in teams of varying sizes under the supervision of a Director or Partner. You will be a key point of contact for client staff, developing project strategy, identifying risks, developing budgets and ensuring costs are monitored, preparing drafts of reporting/deliverable and leading meetings with senior client stakeholders.  You will oversee and review the work of other staff and regularly report to Directors, Partners and your clients on progress and findings.

Outside of project work, you will help the Partners and Directors to develop relationships and opportunities with target clients, intermediaries (typically law firms) and colleagues in other business units or locations. You will have a particular focus on developing connections with corporate clients based in the ‘London Region’.

There is often a requirement to travel so you will need to be flexible with regards to your working location.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Managing and delivering a portfolio of assignments, including producing documentation and reports, and quality assuring the work produced by junior team members.

  • Maintaining a robust and broad understanding of key business and industry trends, and understanding how they impact responses to crises.

  • Championing the delivery of the highest quality services to clients, and actively managing and mentoring junior team members to do the same, while managing the risks to the firm.

  • Expanding your own personal network both within and outside the firm, using it to create new relationships both for yourself and others.

  • Establishing credibility by demonstrating deep subject matter knowledge of Forensic Services.

  • Supporting other Senior Managers, Directors and Partners in developing client proposals and winning new work.

  • Contributing to the financial and operational management of the practice.

  • Driving the development of toolkits, methodologies and accelerators.

  • Developing thought leadership and contributing constructive views as to the direction of the practice.

  • Helping retain and develop other team members.

 

Skills & Experience

Essential:

  • University graduate with a 2:1 degree or equivalent.

  • Qualified ACA/ICAS/CPA (or equivalent Accountancy qualification) and with experience working in a large professional services firm.

  • Experience of leading forensic investigations into fraud, corruption or other forms of misconduct.

  • Experience of working independently and leading and reviewing the work of other team members.

  • An articulate and confident communicator, both orally and written. Experience of drafting final versions of formal forensic reports.

  • The ability to interrogate company information (such as accounting records, operational records or industry data).

  • Experience of applying current forensic technology (Relativity, Brainspace, NUIX, or similar).

  • Professional curiosity.

  • Strong logical reasoning, attention to detail and problem-solving skills.

  • The ability to integrate well into teams, combined with a willingness to share knowledge and coach others.

  • The ability to manage time, prioritise tasks and work under tight deadlines.

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel, Tableau and other data analytics tools.

  • Proficient in the use of reporting and presentation software (Word, PowerPoint).

  • Native/fluent English speaker.

 

Desirable:

  • A network of contacts within the ‘London Region’.

  • Other languages.

 

Company Benefits

  • Variety - the firm has an impressive list of clients with different needs and issues at both a technical and strategic level.

  • Opportunity - to develop your technical and business skills and enhance your business advisory, presentational and interpersonal skills. There is also significant opportunity for career progression for individuals who successfully deliver projects and contribute towards business development efforts and the growth of the practice.

  • Support - work as a team and support each other on a day-to-day basis. They also actively encourage an ongoing exchange of knowledge across the many specialists operating within the company. You will be given coaching while working on projects, building your credentials, experience and forensic mindset and a people manager to help guide your career.

  • Training - The firm is recognised for the quality of its training programmes that cover both technical and 'soft' (e.g. report writing) skills.  They have developed bespoke training to focus on Forensic technical capabilities.

  • Challenge - work in an atmosphere which encourages you to be proactive and imaginative, with an emphasis on serving clients' needs.

 

Ref: | Published: 30 Apr 2018