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Senior / Assistant Manager (Forensic Investigations and Disputes Services)

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Job Title: Senior / Assistant Manager (Forensic Investigations and Disputes Services)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
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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.

As a FIDS Senior, you will technically contribute to FIDS client engagements and internal projects. An important part of your role will be actively establishing, maintaining and strengthening internal and external relationships. You’ll also identify and escalate potential business opportunities for the firm on existing engagements. Similarly, you will anticipate and identifies risks and inform senior members of the team about significant issues. You’ll determine that delivered work is of high quality and is reviewed by the next-level reviewer. As an influential member of the team, you’ll help to create a positive learning culture and will coach and counsel junior team members and help them to develop.

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.

 

Skills & Experience

Knowledge and experience of some of the following areas is an advantage but not essential:

 

  • Auditing companies and general accounts preparation

  • Principles of causation of damages (e.g. loss of profits, compensable costs,  breach of warranties, misrepresentation, interest calculations)

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

  • Documentation, disclosures required by local laws and regulations and e-discovery

  • 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)

  • Sale and purchase agreements, completion accounts, expert determination and transaction related disputes

  • 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)

  • Securities fraud and market abuse detection and investigation

  • Financial statement irregularity investigations

  • Fraud prevention including fraud risk assessments and compliance program development

  • Asset tracing investigations and recovery

  • Forensic due diligence and forensic audit support

  • Investigation concepts (evidence preservation and collection, data privacy, legal privilege, investigative interviewing technique, business intelligence)

  • Review of policies and procedures, internal processes and controls

  • Anti-money laundering

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

  • Liaising with clients, in-house counsel, external legal teams, witnesses, other experts, police, criminal prosecutors and regulatory enforcers

  • Multi-National / jurisdictional / cross-border investigations

  • Working in multidisciplinary teams

  • Risk management

 

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

  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally for extended periods and at short notice

  • Assertive and confident interpersonal skills

  • Ability to simultaneously handle diverse and pressing assignments and sensitive and adversarial situations

  • Critical Thinkers with very good attention to detail

  • Comfortable working both independently or in a team

  • Language skills an advantage

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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