Forensic Accountant

Morgan Hunt
19 Mar 2017
18 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

A top law firm specialising in complex international and high-end commercial & tax disputes, with offices in London and NY is looking to hire an exceptional forensic accountant. The firm's practice comprises of leading practitioners.

Job Description


The Forensic Accountant will be responsible for:
* Conducting and advising on fact finding, fraud, financial and regulatory investigations
* Interviewing witnesses and sources in connection with investigations and disputes
* Advising on quantum and the commercial aspects of disputes including preparing detailed loss calculations and business valuations and supporting the firm's lawyers and clients prepare for mediations
* Advising on technical accounting issues and analysis of accounts and financial data
* Reviewing, analysing and verifying evidence for use in court proceedings, mediations/settlements and investigations
* Advising on information required to conduct an investigation/support a claim
* Liaising with and critiquing the reports of independent expert accountants
* Preparing decision trees to assist with presentation of legal advice
* Reporting on results of work undertaken including drafting quantum reports, investigation reports, sections of pleadings and witness statements dealing with quantum and financial issues
* Desktop research of businesses and individuals
* As the firm is based in London and New York, candidates with experience advising on financial crime and regulatory issues in the banking and insurance markets would be at an advantage.


* A relevant qualification in accountancy (ACA or ACCA qualifications or equivalent), with a first-time pass, preferably gained at a Big Four
* The right person will be exceptionally bright, hard-working and should have a very good bachelor's degree (First Class equivalent or a high 2.1 from a top UK University).
* A post-graduate degree could be an advantage.
* The firm are interested in hearing from applicants who have good working knowledge of how technology is being used to transform investigations and disputes e.g. E-discovery software, visualisation tools and data analytics.


* A broad range of Forensic Accounting experience including investigations into fraud and regulatory issues and the preparation of expert witness reports.
* Candidates with deep experience of tax litigation and disputes would also be considered.
* Business development and marketing initiatives
* Exceptionally organised and an ability to prioritise and meet tight deadlines.
* Exceptional verbal and written communicator and able to liaise easily with the partners and legal associates.
* An exceptional level of accuracy and attention to detail in a fast-paced corporate office environment.
* Ability to work independently with minimal supervision being a team player within the existing professional team and always maintaining a positive outlook even when placed under pressure.
* Flexibility is key for this role.
* Exceptional work ethic, with a strong commitment to the firm's success and a clear understanding of the requirement to keep the firm's matters confidential.
* Excellent IT skills, especially in Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook.


* Negotiable - depending on experience

The posts are full-time from Monday - Friday, from 9am - 6pm in the firm's central London office.

Morgan Hunt is a multi award winning Employment Business for interim, contract and temporary recruitment and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to permanent vacancies. Morgan Hunt is an equal opportunities employer.