Become a Civil Forensic Accountant
The opportunity & role
You will be an integral part of the Forensics team acting as a Forensic Accountant and Case Manager on a full range of Civil cases, writing expert reports from start to finish and attending court as an expert witness if required.
Our place in the market
For over 25 years, Bartfields Forensic Accountants have specialised in crime and proceeds of crime, including restraint, confiscation and civil recovery proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and earlier legislation.
Today, we work across the UK closely alongside solicitors, counsel, claimants, defendants and clients as expert witnesses and advisers in relation to legal proceedings concerning crime and proceeds of crime.
- Prepare fee quotes from information provided by Solicitors, Counsels, Claimants, Defendants and Clients and attend conferences as necessary
- Develop a strategy to determine the scope of the case and the work required- quantifying potential losses, including loss of earnings / profits in relation to personal injury, fatal accident, breach of contracts, professional negligence, business valuations, share valuations in matrimonial and commercial disputes, including tax implications, regulatory requirements, minority shareholding implications, HMRC disputes, insolvency issues, director disqualification proceedings.
- Review, analyse and verify confidential and sensitive evidence for use in Court proceedings and potential litigation.
- Critically review the work of the opposing party, this may be the Claimant/Defendant/ Applicant/Respondent/HMRC/Government bodies/Prosecution/other party’s Forensic Accountants/advisors, or others.
- Interpret mass volumes of complex data and reconciliation of accounts, including reconstruction of accounts from source documents
- Prepare reports with supporting schedules and appendices, under the Civil Procedure Rules (CPR), and Family Procedure Rules (FPR) for claimants, defendants and on joint instructions and attend court as an Expert witness if requested
- Attendance at joint meetings and preparation of Joint Statements
- Express an Expert opinion and put forward an opposing argument
- Support the development of the Forensic Team, identifying training needs and working with the People and Culture team to implement value add training
- Participate in networking/marketing opportunities to develop and maintain client relationships
What are we looking for?
Whilst you’re going to love the development and options this role offers, we are going to love that you…
- Minimum of three years working in a Civil Forensic capacity
- Experience in writing expert reports to completion
- ACCA / ACA / CIMA qualified or part qualified with relevant on the job experience and working towards a qualification
- A good understanding of statutory accounts and incomplete records
- Ability to prioritise own workload and manage multiple deadlines
- Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
- Analytically minded, possess an excellent eye for detail and not be afraid to challenge
- An ability to form strong working relationships and partnerships with clients and solicitors, barristers
- A willingness to learn and develop yourself professionally