Forensics - Disputes & Investigations - Manager
Posted on Jan 22, 2019 by PWC-1
Our team helps businesses detect and investigate fraudulent activities or irregularities within their organisation. As part of our team, you'll help investigate issues such as corporate irregularities, whistle blower allegations, asset misappropriation, regulatory violations, patent and copyright infringement, and financial reporting fraud.ResponsibilitiesAs a Manager, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers with extensive consulting and industry experience, helping our clients solve their complex business issues from strategy to execution. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to
An opportunity has now arisen for a Manager/Senior Manager in Forensic Services within the Scottish practice. Forensic Services in Scotland is a small but growing team based between the Glasgow and Edinburgh offices but with a remit that covers all of Scotland. With the support of the national team, we cover all of the core forensic disciplines and are now looking to expand our Scottish footprint further within the Forensics market. This role will provide the opportunity to work on multi-industry assignments primarily within Scotland, however some travel throughout the UK and overseas may also be required.
ResponsibilitiesAs a small team, business development and networking is crucial to build the Forensic Services brand in Scotland and as a Manager/Senior Manager, you will have significant business development responsibilities which will require you to build effective business relationships, both within the Firm and with target clients within industry, therefore strong business development and networking skills are essential.
The successful candidate will;
Have an existing network of contacts externally with intermediaries and clients to support further development of the Forensic Services business;
Help develop and deliver a strategy for building new long term relationships both internally and externally through thought leadership, attendance at and presenting at appropriate local forums; and
Contribute to the growth of the Forensic Services team in Scotland through the development of new markets and new services.
In this position you will also have a key management role on assignments where you will utilise and further develop your knowledge and skills. The role will give you exposure to high profile and complex assignments and you will be involved with training, managing and appraising the staff involved. The requirements include;
Scoping, planning and leading engagements, including motivating the engagement teams, sometimes several at once;
Analysis and review of large volumes of data as part of a review or investigation;
Presenting and explaining findings in a clear and concise manner;
Dealing with clients and project management;
The ability to operate with minimum supervision is a must; and
Have good financial management skills including budgeting, billing and debt collection on assignments;
RequirementsSuitable applicants will have all or most of the following attributes
Evidence of good business development skills;
Evidence of forensic skills developed through at least 3-5 years of disputes or financial or non-financial investigative work - logical, analytical, articulate, confident and professional;
Team player skills, i.e. comfortable working with client staff and colleagues of all grades and backgrounds;
A proven track record of providing exceptional service and establishing and maintaining strong relationships at a more senior level
An accounting qualification (e.g. ACA, ACCA, CIPFA).
The candidate should also be
Accurate under pressure and flexible in approach;
Willing to travel regularly to client sites, including those abroad;
Able to speak with clarity and conviction in business presentations while empathising with clients in time of crisis;
Able to prepare concise and engaging written work, delivering messages with impact; and
A self-starter - and have the ability to think on ones feet and deal calmly with unexpected challenges;
Opportunity for working from home? Occasionally
Amount of time client based 50%
Opportunity for job sharing? No
Need to travel / overnight stays away from home? Yes
Opportunity for flexible working (hours)? Yes
Amount of time PwC office based 50%
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