Forensics - Disputes & Investigations - Manager

Job Title: Forensics - Disputes & Investigations - Manager
Location: Edinburgh, Glasgow
Reference: 27124BR
Contact Name: PwCRecruiting Team
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Job Published: June 11, 2019 16:58

Job Description

A career in our Forensic Investigations practice, within Forensic Accounting services, will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients understand where they might have vulnerabilities and develop solutions to manage the risks involved. We prevent, respond to and remediate a wide range of business threats, risks and complex issues.

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.


As 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

  • Proactively assist in the management of a portfolio of clients, while reporting to Senior Managers and above
  • Be involved in the financial management of clients
  • Be actively involved in business development activities to help identify and research opportunities on new/existing clients
  • Contribute to the development of your own and team's technical acumen
  • Develop strategies to solve complex technical challenges
  • Assist in the management and delivering of large projects
  • Train, coach, and supervise staff
  • Keep up to date with local and national business and economic issues
  • Continue to develop internal relationships and your PwC brand

Job Description

PwC's Forensic Services team consists of around 600 people in the UK, based in London, Belfast, Birmingham, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Leeds and Manchester. Our services are wide ranging and include dispute resolution, fraud and other financial investigations, non-financial investigations, financial crime prevention and contract reviews. Our team includes compliance specialists, accountants, former regulators, lawyers and IT specialists and we are part of a global network of over 1700 Forensic Services professionals within the global PwC network.

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.


As 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;

  • Report writing;

  • 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;


Suitable 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;

Additional Information

  • 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%


Our Deals business is an exciting, fast-paced and an ever-growing business that focuses on deals and crisis situations for our clients. Collectively, we deal with the types of situations you hear about regularly in the news and we provide support, insight and analysis to the management, shareholders and financiers of business.

The skills we look for in future employees

All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, ‘The PwC Professional’ and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.

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We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool, as well as those who reflect the diverse nature of our society. And we aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. Creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business and as an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate.

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