Role details

Forensic Accountant

London   •   £40,000 - £50,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • ACA / CIMA / ACCA, London Based
  • Forensic Accounting, Good development, Boutique firm

About Our Client

Our reputation is based on the quality of our people so we take the recruitment and development of our staff very seriously. We are not encumbered by the wider relationships of a large accounting firm, so we can act quickly and flexibly, meeting the needs of our clients and their legal representatives as well as our team.

We aim to produce high quality work, presented clearly and concisely, backed up by consistent analysis and expertise - and to enjoy doing it.

  • great clients and cases - our clients come from all parts of the world and operate in lots of different industry sectors (for example, mining, alcoholic drinks, textiles.
  • a highly skilled and experienced team who are committed, motivated and enjoy their work
  • flexible working conditions and the opportunity to balance work and home life to suit your personal circumstances
  • plenty of learning opportunities - formal, through targeted training, and informal, through on-the-job coaching - we want you to achieve your potential
  • support to expand and develop your professional network
  • scope for progression - we aim for organic growth and are actively seeking to create opportunities for progression, including to partnership
  • a competitive salary, with generous benefits and a discretionary bonus.

For all positions, you need to be a chartered accountant (qualified with any institute) with a good degree (first or upper second) in any subject, and good A levels.

Job Description

A Forensic Accountant must have experience in:

  • To become an Associate, previous forensic accounting experience is not required, but you need to have a keen interest in the field. Big-4 training or audit experience is helpful but by no means essential.
  • As a Senior Associate, you will have two years or more forensic accountancy experience (post qualification), ideally working on commercial disputes in areas such as quantification of loss or breach of accounts warranty, and with experience of drafting expert witness reports for litigation or arbitration. You will also have experience of building or working on discounted cash flow models.
  • To join my client as a Director, you need extensive experience in accounting and quantum aspects of disputes, and a network of lawyer contacts. Previous appointment as an expert witness is desirable but not essential.

The Successful Applicant

A successful forensic accountant candidates must demonstrate the following skills:

  • ACA / ACCA / CIMA qualified
  • We are looking for people with intellectual rigour and great analytical skills, who can handle detailed work accurately, but also consider the bigger picture and the commercial aspects of a business.
  • You need to be good at building and sustaining working relationships with clients and their lawyers, which means you'll be sociable and make an impact.
  • Our people are adaptable and can deal with the uncertainty inherent in our work. They are tenacious, and will not let a problem go without an answer, and can use their initiative to come up with solutions to issues independently.
  • We need you to be a great communicator who can draft a persuasive and well-reasoned argument.
  • We are committed and motivated to work hard when required, but we also have fun doing it.

What's on Offer

£40,000 to £50,000 plus bonus and benefits

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