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Forensic Accountant – Associate Director

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Job Title: Forensic Accountant – Associate Director
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
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Contact Name: Chantalle Puttnam
Contact Email: cputtnam@lawsonchase.com
Job Published: 4 months ago

Job Description

About The Company

Our client is a provider of forensic and investigative eDiscovery and forensic accounting services in the context of regulatory, criminal and civil investigation/litigation. Through their operations in the United States, European Union and a network of strategic partners, the firm is able to support client projects in every major jurisdiction across the globe. In addition to domestic, EU and US-based client work, projects have taken the firm to Canada, Israel, Germany, Switzerland, France, the Netherlands, the UK, Spain, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Belgium, the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, the PRC, Nigeria, Iraq, the UAE, Jordan, Brazil and Australia.

 

About The Role

The firm is looking for an individual who seeks exciting, long-term career challenges and has a genuine interest in the area of forensic/investigative accounting and litigation support services. Successful individuals in this field are naturally outgoing, self-motivated, possess strong communication, leadership and analytical skills, and enjoy a wide variety of work experiences and challenges. Due to having a number of clients internationally the ability to speak a foreign language in addition to English would be strongly preferred.

 

Key Responsibilities

Planning and organizing:

  • While leading individual projects, deals with staffing issues to ensure coverage of their own, and other, projects

  • Has worked with external law firms or company management to plan, structure and execute strategic work plans for long term assignment

 

Strategic thinking and analysis:

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Beginning to suggest new business opportunities

  • Involved in projects outside of personal expertise so as to broaden experience

  • Has an understanding of service lines and can identify cross-selling opportunities

 

Execution:

  • Monitors budget proactively to maximize staff billing and downtime.

  • Implements standards for quality and evaluates delivery against the standards

  • Monitors actual progress against work plan and budget surfacing issues proactively to avoid overruns an un-billable fees

  • Persistent diligent in overcoming obstacles to achieve goals

 

Technical knowledge/Professional development:

  • Takes responsibility for own technical and professional development

  • Informally acts as a mentor to junior staff to aid their technical and professional skills

  • Has undertaken internal training of junior staff on relevant accounting, investigatory or regulatory issues

  • Has a sound knowledge of compliance and regulatory environment

Ref: | Published: 08 May 2018