Graduate Consultant - Forensic Accountant 2021
Investigations, Disputes & Risk – London
AlixPartners is a leading global business advisory firm of results-oriented professionals who specialise in helping businesses address their most complex and critical challenges successfully, when it really matters.
Our seasoned professionals are recognised experts in their respective fields, using their skills and experience to create measurable, better outcomes for our clients. We are looking for adaptable, inventive, motivated individuals to join our team.
We now have opportunities for graduates to join to train to become a Forensic Accountant in our London Investigations, Disputes & Risk (IDR) practice, where you will be able to work towards a Chartered Accounting qualification.
Our IDR practice provides independent and objective critical thinking to help companies and their stakeholders address high-stakes disputes, litigation, and investigations. Our recent cases have included performing financial analyses in a cartel case, providing expert valuations of companies in a billion-dollar claim, providing advice in claims following high profile acquisitions, and investigations ranging from financial institutions to high profile sports clubs. We work as one firm, which means we work closely with our teams around the globe.
Our Graduate Consultants will form a crucial part of our project teams and will be the future of our business. You will work in highly-skilled, purpose-built teams with experienced accounting, economics, digital forensic professionals and industry experts, enabling you to enrich your knowledge and develop your long-term career.
We work as a team - You will find a group of peers who can think quickly, act immediately and share both responsibility and reward.
We provide expert advice - We regularly provide expert witness evidence for Courts, and in other situations, assessing losses suffered by a company or individual. Our success relies on thinking through complex issues and presenting logical analysis in a clear, concise manner. In these projects, you will perform research and analysis, gaining an understanding of the industry or market at issue, contribute to the valuation of businesses using a variety of valuation methodologies, assist in the creation of financial models and be involved in the drafting of presentations and reports.
We perform critical investigations – We support legal teams and organisations by performing forensic accounting and investigative procedures where companies face allegations of fraud, financial irregularities, bribery, corruption, or employee misconduct. These matters can be cross-border issues that may attract regulatory focus. Organisations therefore need to understand the facts and respond quickly. You will be part of engagements that involve forensic analysis of complex chains of transactions, review of electronic data (working with our digital forensics team), conducting interviews and drafting critical investigative reports.
Develop a broad skill set – You will have daily exposure to fast-paced forensic accounting engagements and complex scenarios from the start whilst working alongside bright individuals. You will also have the opportunity to work alongside digital forensic experts to build, handle, and interrogate large data sets; with economics, M&A, restructuring and industry specialists across a variety of projects. In addition, we are a global company, and there may be opportunities to work with our offices that are based abroad. Throughout these different experiences, AlixPartners will provide you with a constant challenge, stretching your technical and consultative skills whilst putting you at the heart of supportive and collaborative teams.
We support your development – From the first day, there is a focus on your development with our comprehensive induction and new orientation programs. But it does not end there. You will be supported throughout your career with a dedicated Performance Partner who is focussed on your career, opportunities to integrate your skill with those from other areas of the business and access to a wealth of training resources.
Your credibility with clients will be underpinned by robust financial accounting expertise that we will help you achieve, supporting you to become qualified.
This opportunity would suit an enthusiastic and committed individual with a desire to develop a career in Forensic Accounting in a client-facing environment.
- Final year students expecting a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree from any discipline or individuals who have graduated with at least a 2:1 in the previous two years
- Possesses strong attention to detail, analytical and problem-solving skills, and the ability to present analysis in a logical and straightforward manner
- Willingness to complete further study towards a Charted Accounting qualification
- Strong interpersonal skills
- Interest in finance and business
- Able to work under pressure to meet challenging deadlines and make decisions
- Interest in meeting new people and networking socially
- Fluency in English is essential; knowledge of an additional language would be advantageous
- Strong Microsoft Office skills essential, in particular, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word
Joining as a Graduate Consultant at AlixPartners means challenging yourself with work that’s difficult and complex but also rewarding and fun. We work as a team. You will work with great people and learn fast.