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UKI, FIDS, Senior

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Job Title: UKI, FIDS, Senior
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Edinburgh
Contact Name: Ben Kinley
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Job Published: 9 months ago

Job Description

About The Role

The Forensic Investigations and Disputes Services (FIDS) team is growing in line with vision 2020, and as a Fraud, Investigations and Disputes Senior you’ll play a key role in that growth.  Working with clients across all industries, you’ll develop innovative recommendations to some of the most challenging fraud issues around. Since we work with such a diverse portfolio of clients across industries, you can expect to take on a wide range of fraud prevention and detection projects, making this a great place to develop your skills and business knowledge.You will be involved in all areas of FIDS work including corruption, fraud and other investigations, commercial disputes, business integrity assignments, transaction disputes, fraud prevention and compliance programme development.


Key Responsibilities

Because all clients have unique issues, it’s no exaggeration to say you’ll never be doing the same type of investigation for too long.  You’ll work with our clients’ legal counsel, internal audit and compliance departments investigating complex issues and developing practical solutions that address operational challenges.  It’s all about using your technical skills to creatively assess and resolve our clients’ needs from the front lines.


To qualify for the role you must have


  • Strong academic record including a degree (in any subject)

  • Professional accountancy qualification

  • Experience of understanding, digesting, explaining, analysing company accounts and financial information

  • Skills in Excel, Word, PowerPoint


Skills and attributes for success

You may have knowledge and experience:

  • Auditing companies and general accounts preparation

  • Valuation and finance concepts (e.g. cost of capital, risk adjusted discount rates)

  • Modelling, testing, documenting financial scenarios and anticipating challenges

  • Analysing strengths/weaknesses of opposing cases, formulating alternative damage scenarios and advising on strategic implications

  • Different dispute resolution mechanisms (eg trial, civil hearing, mediation, arbitration, regulatory/competition tribunals)

  • Corruption investigations and knowledge of regulatory environment including corruption issues (Bribery Act, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, OECD convention on corruption, local corruption legislation, enforcement trends)

  • Fraud and forensic investigations (eg occupational fraud, bankruptcy and insolvency, insurance fraud, mortgage fraud, procurement fraud)

  • Preparation of forensic/expert witness reports including review, analysis and verification of evidence                 


Company Benefits

The firm offers competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. The firm's comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with the firms flex benefits package you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions.


In addition to:

  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around

  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career

  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you


The firm is committed to being an inclusive employer and is happy to consider flexible working arrangements. The firm strives to achieve the right balance for its people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While the client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, the flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.



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