A career 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.
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
About the role
The Forensic Services team helps clients to prevent, mitigate and resolve crises, so our projects are often fast paced and bespoke. As part of our team, you could be investigating a wide range of issues such as fraud, bribery or employee misconduct as well as working alongside lawyers on disputes, litigations and regulatory matters. Our team is growing both in the UK and globally, offering excellent opportunities for career progression.
Forensic Services Managers help lead our projects and work alongside clients in crisis. They apply cutting edge techniques to solve complex problems and manage effective delivery of our projects within any defined budget parameters. You will be working in teams of varying sizes under the supervision of a Senior Manager, Director or Partner. You will often be a key point of contact for client staff, developing project plans, identifying risks, monitoring costs, preparing initial drafts of our reporting/deliverable and be involved in meetings with senior client stakeholders. You will generally oversee the work of other staff and regularly report to Senior Managers, Directors, Partners and your clients on our progress and findings.
Outside of project work, you will help the senior members of the team develop relationships and opportunities with target clients, intermediaries (typically law firms) and PwC colleagues in other business units or locations.
There is often a requirement to travel so you will need to be flexible with regards to your working location.
In return we offer
Variety - we have an impressive list of clients with different needs and issues at both a technical and strategic level.
Opportunity - to develop your technical and business skills and enhance your business advisory, presentational and interpersonal skills. There is also significant opportunity for career progression for individuals who successfully deliver projects and contribute towards business development efforts and the growth of the practice.
Support - we work as a team and support each other on a day-to-day basis. We also actively encourage an ongoing exchange of knowledge across the many specialists operating within PwC. You will be given coaching while working on projects, building your credentials, experience and forensic mindset and a people manager to help guide your career.
Training - PwC is recognised for the quality of its training programmes that cover both technical and 'soft' (e.g. report writing) skills. We have developed bespoke training to focus on Forensic technical capabilities.
Challenge - we work in an atmosphere which encourages you to be proactive and imaginative, with an emphasis on serving our clients' needs.
Main duties and responsibilities
Managing and delivering assignments, including producing documentation and reports, and quality assuring the work produced by junior team members.
Building awareness of key business and industry trends, and understanding how they impact responses to crises.
Championing the delivery of the highest quality services to PwC’s clients, and actively managing and mentoring junior team members to do the same, while managing the risks to the firm.
Building your own personal network both within and outside the firm.
Building client relationships and establishing credibility by demonstrating knowledge of various aspects of Forensic Services and PwC.
Supporting Senior Managers, Directors and Partners in developing client proposals and winning new work.
Contributing to the financial and operational management of the practice.
Driving the development of toolkits, methodologies and accelerators.
Supporting senior team members in developing thought leadership and the direction of the practice.
Helping retain and develop other team members.
University graduate with a 2 1 degree or equivalent.
A strong ability to develop long-term business relationships with potential buyers or intermediaries (e.g. lawyers) and a hunger to be active in the market and win work.
Experience of range of forensic accounting engagements including investigations, disputes and litigation.
Experience of leading teams within a professional services firm. This includes working independently and leading and reviewing the work of more junior team members.
The ability to review and analyse company information (such as accounting records, operational records or industry data).
Experience of applying current forensic technology (Relativity, Brainspace, NUIX, or similar).
Strong logical reasoning, attention to detail and problem-solving skills.
An articulate and confident communicator, both orally and written.
The ability to integrate well into teams.
A strong desire to learn and willingness to share knowledge and coach others.
The ability to manage time, prioritise tasks and work under tight deadlines.
Native/fluent English speaker.
Native/fluent Russian speaker.
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel, Tableau and other data analytics tools
Specific industry experience, with preference to Pharma or Oil & Gas