Forensic Accountant

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An exciting position has arisen within our Leeds city centre office for a Forensic Accountant to manage civil cases with the support of analysts.


About the role

We are a progressive, fast-growing, dynamic firm specialising in exciting sectors. Role objectives include:

ROLE OBJECTIVES

  • Prepare fee quotes from information provided by Solicitors, Counsel, Claimant, Defendant, Client
  • Develop a strategy to determine the scope of the case and the work required,
    Quantifying potential losses, including loss of earnings / profits in relation to personal injury, fatal accident, breach of contracts, professional negligence; money laundering, theft, fraud, tax evasion and investigations, inadequacy of books and records; business valuations, share valuations, agency valuations in matrimonial and commercial disputes, including tax implications, regulatory requirements, minority shareholding implications, HMRC disputes, insolvency issues, director disqualification proceedings.
  • Review, analyse and verify confidential and sensitive evidence for use in Court proceedings and potential litigation.
  • Critically review the work of the opposing party, this may be the Claimant/Defendant/ Applicant/Respondent/HMRC/Government bodies/Prosecution/other party‚Äôs Forensic Accountants/advisors, or others.
  • Interpret mass volumes of complex data and reconciliation of accounts, including reconstruction of accounts from source documents
  • Develop fact finding questions for further areas of investigation and request additional documentary evidence for consideration
  • Preparation of expert financial information and analysis for both litigation and investigations
  • Attend conferences with Solicitors, Counsel, Claimants, Defendants, Clients, Law Enforcement Agencies, Government bodies
  • Prepare reports with supporting schedules and appendices, in a clear and concise format suitable for Court purposes, under the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR), and Family Procedure Rules (FPR) for claimants, defendants and on joint instructions,
  • Prepare other written advice/opinions/valuations, letter reports, etc for consideration by Clients, solicitors and Counsel where appropriate
  • Attendance at joint meetings and preparation of Joint Statements
  • Express an Expert opinion and put forward an opposing argument
  • Monitor cases to ensure areas quoted in the fee are covered, time limits are met, fee estimates remain appropriate, budgets are not exceeded, the scope of the work remains within that quoted, providing regular verbal and written updates to Solicitors, Counsel, Claimants, Defendants and Clients
  • Issue bills, monitor quotes outstanding/won/lost.

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS REQUIRED

  • It is important that you already have experience of writing expert reports to completion.
  • Minimum of three years working in a Civil Forensic capacity
  • Qualified ACA / ACCA / CIMA/ CFE
  • You will have excellent communication skills and computer literacy

About Us

We are an established firm of financial consultants to entrepreneurs, with offices in the heart of Manchester city centre on Deansgate, and St Pauls House in the heart of Leeds.

We have teams in accounting, tax, wealth management, corporate finance, payroll and marketing, all of which you will be given the opportunity to work closely alongside.

For more information, please visit our Careers page.

*Please note: We do not use recruitment agencies, please do not send speculative CVs in relation to this position.


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