Advisory and Forensic Accountant - Grade 7

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    Public Sector, Other

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  • Salary:

    £51,050 - £64,750

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

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HMRC is the UK's tax, payments and customs authority and we have a vital purpose: collecting the money that pays for the UK’s public services and helping families and individuals with targeted financial support.

Advisory and Forensic Accountants Team

We have approximately 140 Advisory and Forensic Accountants within HMRC and by joining us you will be able to support HMRC’s drive to tackle avoidance and criminality, while making a positive difference to the nation’s finances. You will play an active role in high-profile issues and ultimately your work will touch the lives of everyone in the UK.

We are seeking to fill posts in four different Advisory and Forensic Accountant roles. These roles are senior leadership roles.

Job description
The ideal candidate will be a qualified accountant who has trained and spent a few years in the profession or industry. This could be in the public sector or private sector.

You will be joining a team who share their wealth of knowledge and breadth of experience and apply this to commercial situations, both on an advisory perspective as well as a forensic perspective (i.e. for court).



• Be a visible leader within and outside HMRC, promoting the work of the directorates and HMRC, working cross directorate and actively implementing strategy.
• Support litigation, to include acting as an expert witness, case accountant or witness of fact and be proactive in assisting others involved in litigation. You will prepare and review professional reports with both factual and opinion evidence, attending case conferences, meetings and Court appearances whilst acting with professionalism, integrity and independence at all times.
• Provide accounting advice, analysing relevant customer facts, accounting frameworks, applying precedent and, where appropriate, challenging customer’s accounting analysis.
• Support risk activities, including reviewing financial statements and accounting information, meeting with customers and working with other specialists to form a view and assess impact for tax.
• Communicate, meet and negotiate with internal and external stakeholders to influence behaviour, including case teams, policy experts, other advisory and forensic accountants, courts and customers.
• Develop and provide quality accountancy training to accountancy and tax professionals. Tailor training materials and offer follow up support to delegates.
• Coach and mentor colleagues and trainees, using own skills and experience to aid their development.
• Share knowledge amongst Advisory and Forensic accountants and more widely, as appropriate, using innovative methods and digital tools.
• Assist delivery of strategic objectives, matching resource to risk, through prioritisation, work planning and national/cross directorate work sharing.
• Display expertise and experience at a sufficient level and authority to appear credible to courts, tribunals, accountancy firms, customers and senior HMRC officers.

Essential criteria / experience:

• Full and complete qualification from, and continuing membership of, at least one of the following professional accounting bodies: the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS), Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI), the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) or the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA).

• Strong financial accounting experience gained in either practice, industry, public sector or private sector and specifically including:
(1) Experience of analysing and interpreting a range of financial records; and
(2) Experience of preparing or reviewing financial statements; and
(3) Experience of considering the appropriate accounting treatment of a variety of specific transactions; and
(4) Experience in communicating orally and in writing with a variety of audiences.

Please confirm which body you are a full member of within your application.

These posts are full time however applicants who wish to work alternative working patterns are welcome to apply. The preferred working pattern may or may not be available, agreement will be subject to business need, and any request to work an alternative working pattern should be made prior to your acceptance of the provisional offer


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Working Together
  • Delivering at Pace

We only ask for evidence of these behaviours on your application form:

  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Communicating and Influencing

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • Accountancy skills via an On-line technical test


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