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LPP Reviewer - Financial Misconduct Investigations

Posted on Oct 1, 2021 by Brookwood

London, United Kingdom
Accountancy
Immediate Start
£250 - £350 Daily
Contract/Project


LPP Reviewer - Financial Misconduct Investigations

This role is currently remote. The client base is in London, this will be a hybrid remote role once the office reopens.

The contract is3 -6 months initially, with a view for further extension.

The day rate is between £250 - 350 Inside IR35

Key Responsibilities:

We are seeking investigators to work as Associates in a multi-disciplinary investigation team (accountants/lawyers/forensic investigators) in its Retail and Regulatory Investigations Division. The successful candidates will be working as part of a team investigating potential misconduct relating to a high-profile investigation centred on the sale of unregulated bonds.

The role RRI works to protect consumers from serious misconduct and make the UK a hostile environment for money laundering. Our investigations are often high profile and involve significant harm to consumers, for example through complex schemes designed to take away their lifesavings. Retail investigations could include anything from investigating a failed investment fund, to interviewing experienced senior managers of a retail bank and analysing their conduct, investigating MIS-selling of financial products, assessing firms' compliance with the Money Laundering Regulations or criminal offences associated with their regulatory business.

LPP Reviewer

We require one candidate to carry out a review of quarantined material to determine whether it contains information subject to legal professional privilege or whether it can be released for review by the wider investigation team.

The applicant must be legally qualified and should have experience of reviewing material for LPP.

What does the role involve? What are the key responsibilities?


  • Carrying out analysis of high volume and complex evidence and formulating findings.

  • Identifying key supporting and potentially undermining evidence

  • Preparing for and presenting key findings and recommendations to the investigation team.

What will the candidate get from the role?


  • An opportunity to work within a division that is at the forefront of the work.

  • An opportunity to be an important and integral part of a team whose work has a high profile both internally and externally.

  • An opportunity to work on investigations of public importance investigating and tackling the most serious financial services matters.

  • An in-depth, cutting edge insight into regulated industries and the relevant regulations and legislation.

  • Satisfying, worthwhile and responsible work with the opportunity to use your skills in complex situations.

  • A chance to contribute to the strategic management and direction of a division that is key to delivering the objectives.

  • An opportunity to work with colleagues.

  • A chance to work within a supportive environment that continually seeks to develop our people.

Skills/experience required Minimum


  • Experience conducting regulatory OR fraud OR financial crime investigations OR other investigations with exposure to different parts of the investigative life cycle.

  • Experience of analysing large amounts of information, drawing out key findings and producing formal written reports including making recommendations.

  • Experience of making oral and written presentations

Essential

Required technical skills

  • Ability to assess and analyse complex evidence to form a view as to what action is warranted, what further evidence may be required/available and how it can be obtained.

  • Ability to assist the investigation team in focusing the scope of an investigation and developing a case strategy, including identifying key risks and suggesting steps to mitigate those risks.

  • Ability to make timely decisions based on relevant analysis, exercising judgement on the evidence and being able to defend those judgements where appropriate.

  • Strong relationship management skills to build and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues in other business areas and with external bodies.

  • Ability to progress a varied multi-project caseload at pace and prioritise effectively.

  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, valuing different perspectives and backgrounds, working with other departments and divisions, and minimising silos.

  • A strong commitment to diversity and inclusion.



Desirable


  • Experience in financial services investigations involving regulators

  • Knowledge of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000.




Reference: 1341811677

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