What we are looking for

We are looking for a newly qualified practice trained accountants to augment our growing forensic accounting disputes team in London.

The Role

Your forensic accounting work will cover all stages of commercial and transaction disputes including:

  • Giving advice in the initial stages of the dispute
  • Detailed analysis of company accounts and financial information
  • Working closely with Senior Associates, Directors, Partners, clients and counsel during the case preparation
  • Forming opinions and drafting accurate expert witness reports
  • Assisting Directors or Partners during the court or tribunal hearing

Candidate Requirements

All successful applicants must have recent experience of working in an accountancy practice environment, of which we are very interested to speak to applicants from any of the following disciplines:

  • Forensic Accounting
  • Transaction Services
  • External Audit

Qualifications

  • Minimum 2.1 (Hons) degree (in any subject)
  • Professional accountancy qualification including ACA / CA / ACCA

Skills

  • General accounts preparation
  • General business understanding
  • Commercial awareness
  • Excellent written and verbal English
  • Excellent numerical and analytical skills
  • Ability to quickly understand, digest and then clearly explain complex matters in simple language
  • Competent in the use of Excel, Word and PowerPoint

Advantageous but not essential experience

  • External audit of companies
  • Principles of causation of damages, e.g. loss of profits, compensable costs, breach of warranties, misrepresentation, interest calculations
  • Modelling, testing, documenting financial scenarios and anticipating challenges
  • Valuation and finance concepts, e.g. cost of capital, risk adjusted discount rates
  • Analysing strengths/weaknesses of opposing cases, formulating alternative damage scenarios and advising on strategic implications
  • Different dispute resolution mechanisms, e.g. trial, civil hearing, mediation, arbitration, regulatory/competition tribunals
  • 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 and regulatory enforcers
  • Sale and purchase agreements, completion accounts, expert determination and transaction related disputes

Personal qualities

  • 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 and in a team
  • Language skill (desirable)

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.

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