Senior Associate, Expert ServicesJob ID 21007430 London, United Kingdom Apply now
In a world of disruption and increasingly complex business challenges, our professionals bring truth into focus with the Kroll Lens. Our sharp analytical skills, paired with the latest technology, allow us to give our clients clarity—not just answers—in all areas of business. We embrace diverse backgrounds and global perspectives, and we cultivate diversity by respecting, including, and valuing one another. As part of One team, One Kroll, you’ll contribute to a supportive and collaborative work environment that empowers you to excel.
The Commercial Expert Analysis department works closely with lawyers to assist in the resolution of disputes or carrying out detailed investigations, and, where appropriate, working closely with teams within the firm providing specialist advice to companies. This means a wide and varied exposure for you to be able to develop and gain further skills in areas such as financial crime, corporate fraud and corruption cases, and complex litigation and disputes including quantifying damages, determining contract disputes or providing commercial and strategic advice.
At Kroll, your work will help deliver clarity to our clients’ most complex governance, risk, and transparency challenges. Apply now to join One team, One Kroll.
As a Senior Associate, you will gain unparalleled exposure to significant, high-profile projects relating to disputes and investigation matters, often working closely with colleagues in different business units or jurisdictions. In addition, your career and development opportunities are vast with exposure to clients and lawyers from day one. Being part of a specialist group, but within a truly global firm, means your personal impact will be instant but will be supported by an ambitious full service professional services firm. As a Senior Associate, your forensic accounting work will cover all stages of disputes and investigations, including:
- Providing advice in the initial stages of a dispute or investigation and assisting to scope the work required
- Providing technical accounting advice and financial analysis to lawyers in order to help progress cases
- Assisting clients with their investigations into fraud or other financial issues
- Project managing cases
- Drafting expert witness reports
- Assisting directors or managing directors during a court or tribunal hearing
- Building client relationships, identifying and sourcing new work, and new product development
- An external audit background, preferably at one of the top 10 accounting firms, or alternatively forensic accounting / transaction services experience
- Excellent academics and qualified at ACA or equivalent level, first time passes desirable
- Strong numeracy skills with the ability to process and analyse large volumes of data
- The ability to explain complex, technical issues in an understandable manner to lawyers and lay parties
- A logical and methodical approach to problem solving, as well as being able to develop innovative solutions to complex problems
- Critical thinker with excellent attention to detail
- Comfortable working both independently and in a team
- Ability to simultaneously handle diverse and pressing assignments and sensitive and adversarial situations
- Commercial awareness and general business understanding
- Excellent report writing skills
- Competent in the use of Excel, Word and PowerPoint
- The ability to establish effective working relationships with a strong client focus
Advantageous but not essential experience:
- Principles of causation of damages, e.g. loss of profits, compensable costs, breach of warranties, misrepresentation, interest calculations
- Modelling, testing, documenting financial scenarios and anticipating challenges
- Valuation and finance concepts, e.g. cost of capital, risk adjusted discount rates
- Analysing strengths/weaknesses of opposing cases, formulating alternative damage scenarios and advising on strategic implications
- Investigation techniques, e.g. asset tracing, interviewing
- Different dispute resolution mechanisms, e.g. trial, civil hearing, mediation, arbitration, regulatory/competition tribunals
- Preparation of forensic/expert witness reports including review, analysis and verification of evidence
- Liaising with clients, in-house counsel, external legal teams, witnesses, other experts and regulatory enforcers
- Sale and purchase agreements, completion accounts, expert determination and transaction related disputes
- Proficiency in a European language in addition to English
In order to be considered for a position, you must formally apply via careers.kroll.com.
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