A career with us

We are always looking to recruit qualified chartered accountants, with or without forensic experience.

Our philosophy

Our reputation is based on the quality of our people.  We therefore take the recruitment and development of our staff very seriously.

We are independent, with none of the restrictions created by the wider client relationships found in a larger firm.  We can act quickly and flexibly to deliver the needs of our clients as well as to the requirements of our team.

We are a co-operative and supportive team.  No two cases are alike, so sharing past experiences and listening to the opinions of all members of the team is invaluable.

We offer you:

  • great clients and cases – our clients operate all over the world and across industry sectors
  • the opportunity to be part of a highly skilled and experienced team
  • plenty of learning opportunities, both formal and informal – we want you to achieve your potential
  • support to expand and develop your professional network
  • scope for progression – we aim for organic growth and actively seek to create opportunities for our staff to advance, including to partnership
  • flexible working conditions and the opportunity to balance work and home life to suit your personal circumstances
  • a competitive salary, with generous benefits and a discretionary bonus
To join us at the Associate level or above, you need to be a certified or chartered accountant with an excellent degree in any subject.

Experience:

  • No previous forensic accounting experience is required to become an Associate but you need to have a keen interest in the field.
  • To become a Senior Associate, you will be an experienced forensic accountant and, ideally, will have worked on commercial disputes in areas such as quantification of loss or breach of accounts warranty.  You will also have experience of drafting expert witness reports for litigation or arbitration and of building or working on discounted cash flow models.
  • To join us 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.

Skills and personality:

We are looking for people who:

  • have intellectual rigour and great analytical skills, can handle detailed work accurately, but also consider the bigger picture and the commercial aspects of a business
  • are good at building and sustaining working relationships with clients and their lawyers
  • are adaptable and can deal with the uncertainty inherent in our work, are tenacious and use their initiative to come up with solutions to issues independently
  • are excellent communicators and be able to draft a persuasive and well-reasoned argument
  • are committed and motivated to work hard when required, but have fun doing it

To join us as a Forensic Analyst:

  • You will be studying a relevant degree at a reputable university that requires you to complete a year in industry as party of your degree course. You need to have a strong academic record and be proficient in Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • You need to be a critical thinker with very good attention to detail and be comfortable working as part of team and independently.

If you want to specialise in dispute services, joining Haberman Ilett LLP is a great career move.

You can apply by emailing careers@hiforensic.com with your CV and a covering letter telling us why you are applying and what you can bring to us.

If your application meets our requirements, we will invite you to take the Watson Glaser test, an online test which you take at home. It lasts 30 minutes and tests critical reasoning skills, an essential component of our work.

If you have successfully passed the Watson Glaser test, you will be invited to an interview in our office.  The assessment process lasts around two to three hours and includes:

  • a written case study based on a real case, to test your analytical and written communication skills;
  • an interview to discuss your experience and skills; and
  • a chance to meet more of our team, over coffee or lunch, where we can answer your questions about us.

You will hear whether your application has been successful within a week.

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What our staff are saying


There’s a collaborative atmosphere in the office, so people are willing to help others who may be under pressure with a deadline.”
Senior Associate

Everyone is really approachable.  I feel able to ask anyone, including partners and senior associates, for advice.”
Associate

The Partners are building a firm that provides a great place to work as well as building their profiles in the industry.”
Senior Associate

Everyone at all levels is encouraged to attend networking events, which gives you a chance to expand your personal network.”
Senior Associate

You feel the benefits of a big firm because of the training and development that is brought across, at the same time as being part of a small, agile firm.”
Associate

It’s a varied and challenging role that is genuinely exciting and interesting.  Every day is different.”
Analyst

Warning to recruitment agents

We are committed to working with a small number of agents to help us meet our recruitment needs, and we only pay agency fees to those agents – we do not pay agency fees where CVs are submitted, or applications made on behalf of candidates, by agents who are not currently retained by us.  We treat unsolicited CVs as gifts and reserve the right to contact these candidates direct.  We warn agents that the submission of CVs to us will be deemed evidence of full and unlimited acceptance of this policy.