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Forensic Accountant - Contract

Forensic Accountant - ContractStarting immediately, a London-based international financial and electronic forensics company is seeking a Forensic Accountant on a Contract basis – initially for 3 – 6 months.Job DescriptionThey are looking for an individual who seeks exciting career challenges and has a genuine interest in the area of forensic/investigative accounting and litigation support services. Successful individuals in this field are naturally outgoing, self-motivated, possess strong communication, leadership and analytical skills, and enjoy a wide variety of work experiences and challenges. Due to having a number of clients internationally the ability to speak a foreign language in addition to English would be strongly preferred.Responsibilities* Lead and manage teams to perform complete analysis of accounting, finance, economic issues in the context of business transactions; provide recommendations where applicable* Ensure the review of documents to identify items relevant to investigation are delivered* Compile and analyse facts to formulate, substantiate and/or critique financial calculations, theories, claims, or conclusions and present business data at a high level* Draft reports of findings including the preparation of tables, exhibits and charts* Maintain integrity of corporate information* Balance multiple projects and responsibilities* Communicate effectively to all levels of engagement management* Demonstrate an understanding of risk associated with various engagements* Support the firm in its business development and marketing activitiesQualifications, Skills and Experience* At least 4 years’ experience of technical and financial advisory work related to accounting, forensic accounting, investigation or litigation services required; prior forensic accounting experience strongly preferred* Demonstrated experience in business and strategic planning, managing client relationships* Ability to lead small teams, create and deliver work product that exceeds client expectations* Ability to work independently and take ownership of specific assignments* Proficiency with Microsoft Office, particularly Microsoft Excel* Professional demeanour and strong communication skills, both written and oral* Ability to communicate professionally both internally to partners and externally to clients and convey key assignment issues* Ability to work effectively as part of a team* A strong accounting, finance, and/or economics background required* Graduate diploma in accounting (or related) required* Must be flexible with the travel requirements of client service projects* Ability to communicate at a business level (in a foreign language would be preferable)* Experience in the Life Sciences / Pharma / Healthcare industries a plus* Experience working on international assignments (in a foreign language would be preferable)Key CompetenciesPlanning and organizing:* While leading individual projects, deals with staffing issues to ensure coverage of their own, and other, projects* Has worked with external law firms or company management to plan, structure and execute strategic work plans for long term assignmentsStrategic thinking and analysis:Strong analytical skillsInvolved in projects outside of personal expertise so as to broaden experienceExecution:Monitors budget proactively to maximize staff billing and downtime.Implements standards for quality and evaluates delivery against the standardsMonitors actual progress against work plan and budget surfacing issues proactively to avoid overruns an un-billable feesPersistently diligent in overcoming obstacles to achieve goalsTechnical knowledge/Professional development:Takes responsibility for own technical and professional developmentInformally acts as a mentor to junior staff to aid their technical and professional skillsHas undertaken internal training of junior staff on relevant accounting, investigatory or regulatory issuesHas a sound knowledge of compliance and regulatory environmentBased in the City of London (EC1N)Competitive RateInitial term 3-6 months