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Forensic Investigations and Disputes Services Senior

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Job Title: Forensic Investigations and Disputes Services Senior
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Industry:
Salary: Competitive Salary
Contact Name: Ben Kinley
Contact Email: bkinley@lawsonchase.com
Job Published: 11 months ago

Job Description

About The Company

The company is one of the world's leading providers of independent assurance, tax and advisory services. Over 40,000 employees, across 130 countries, are focused on making a difference to clients, colleagues and the communities in which they all live and work.

The firm is committed to creating a working environment where all colleagues are treated equally, where differences are understood and respected, and everyone feels valued and able to perform at their best.

 

About The Role

Despite the best efforts of internal controls and risk departments, corporate fraud continues to challenge businesses across the globe.  From asset misappropriation to financial statement fraud, no company is immune. When facing acts of fraud, government regulatory inquiries, major litigation or transactional disputes, clients know that we have the investigative experience they need, when they need it.  

 

The firm's Forensic Investigations and Disputes Services (FIDS) team is growing exponentially, and as a Fraud and Investigations 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.

 

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 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 clients’ needs from the front lines. 

 

Skills & Knowledge

Ideal candidate will have experience in the following:

  • 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

 

In addition to:

  • 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

 

Candidate Specification

The firm is interested in leaders with a genuine creative vision and the confidence to make it happen. You can expect plenty of autonomy in this role, so you’ll also need the ability to take initiative and seek out opportunities to improve the current relationships and processes. If you’re serious about auditing and ready to take on some of our clients’ most complex issues, this role is for you.

 

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 ou 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 are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. The firm strives to achieve the right balance for it;s 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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