Forensic Accountant

21 Jun 2022
19 Jul 2022
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly home
Salary band
Full Time

Forensic Accountant
UK wide / hybrid

We are looking to recruit an ambitious Forensic Accountant to join our expanding team of forensic accountants, accredited investigators and intelligence analysts to assist on both insurance and litigation instructions. This role offers a hybrid of home and office working out of any of our UK offices. 

DWF Forensic is part of our Connected Services Division; home to our enhanced services and products that are complementary to DWF's legal services. The Division was established in 2017 and has grown significantly in the last 3 years with operations in the UK & Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia and across Europe.  DWF Forensic has a market leading reputation and provides support to our legal teams when key commercial or regulatory relationships break down. The team comprises five forensic accountants (in London and Manchester) and a 13-strong team of intelligence analysts.

We are seeking a fully UK qualified accountant (ACA or ACCA), ideally with 5-6 (or more) years of practical post-qualification accountancy experience. In particular we are searching for candidates with a specialism in any of the following areas: (a) fraud, regulatory and corporate investigations work, (b) restructuring and contentious insolvency or (c) valuations.

DWF Forensic provides support and advice on a wide range of instructions including loss of earnings and pension (injury) claims, business interruption losses, professional indemnity claims, commercial disputes and damages quantification, contentious valuation work, corporate intelligence gathering, fraud, bribery and corruption investigations, statutory accounts reviews and financial due diligence. You will assist in raising the profile of DWF Forensic by networking and building relationships internally (and where appropriate externally). In particular we expect recruits to help expand our practice and develop instructions in their area of expertise.

You will be well organised and keen to learn and grow, with the self-motivation to take personal responsibility for your professional development and growth of your network. You will need to be prepared to work in an unstructured environment. Every day can be very different and workloads fluctuate, but with that comes opportunities to use initiative to help build the success of this growing team.

If the above sounds appealing and you are a team player that is not afraid to challenge the norm and go beyond expectations, then we look forward to hearing from you!

Benefits package and flexible working:

We want you to feel valued and rewarded by your time at DWF. We understand the importance of offering you a reward package that goes beyond simply salary. That’s why, when you join DWF, you’ll be given a choice. You can pick from a range of benefits, allowing you to build a package that suits your needs and lifestyle, as well as those of your family. In addition to our standard benefits (medical insurance, life insurance, pension and 25 days annual leave), we offer flexible benefits which include season ticket loans, gym memberships, health assessments, cycle to work, retail vouchers and a buy as you earn share scheme. You will also have access to additional wellbeing programs such as an online GP and an Employee Assistance Programme.

DWF is a flexible business which has adopted a hybrid working model where our people enjoy a mix of home and office working. We believe that by operating in a hybrid way, our people enjoy the advantages of both office based collaboration and learning, as well as working from home. This way of working allows us to honour our commitment to being a responsible business, offer flexibility and better work life balance as well as ensuring we preserve the DWF culture and values.  We welcome applications from people looking for a flexible role and we are happy to explore your preferred working patterns as part of your application.

About DWF

DWF is a leading global provider of integrated legal and business services, operating across eight key sectors in over 30 global locations with over 4,000 people. Our purpose is to deliver positive outcomes with our colleagues, clients and communities. The legal market has changed profoundly in the last decade and the speed of change continues to increase. There is a clear and growing desire for legal services to be delivered in an easier and more efficient way. So we’ve listened to our clients and designed a range of services to meet these needs. Our vision is to deliver integrated legal and business services on a global scale through our three offerings; Legal Advisory, Mindcrest and Connected Services. Our ability to seamlessly combine any number of these services to deliver bespoke solutions for our clients is our key differentiator. This Integrated Legal Management approach delivers greater operational efficiency, price certainty and transparency for our clients. Without compromising on quality or service.

Supporting your application

Our recruitment process will comprise of interviews and, at times, a written exercise, an assessment day and/or a presentation.  We want to make sure we do all we can to make this a positive experience for you. 

Note to recruitment agencies

We hire the majority of our talent directly by our resourcing team or via referrals. On occasion, we will look for external support and will release vacancies to our recently reviewed Preferred Suppliers List. Speculative CVs sent by other agents or outside of the agreed process will not be accepted and no recruitment fee will be applicable.