Forensic Accountant - Director

Postgraduate degree
Functional areas

Forensic Accountant - Director


Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) is a global consulting firm with more than $1.7+ billion in revenues, c.5,000+ staff and 60 offices around the globe and a broad range of professional services including Restructuring, Transaction Advisory, Performance Improvement, Corporate Transformation, Financial Institutions Advisory, Tax, Valuations, and Disputes and Investigation Services. Companies, investors and government entities around the world turn to A&M for leadership, action and results.

A&M’s global Disputes & Investigations (DI) practice is a leading provider of forensic accounting, forensic technology, economic expert witness, dispute resolution and investigation services. The firm has an established reputation for high quality and conflict-free work. Our approach is characterised by a high level of objectivity, diligence and intensive analysis. The DI team comprises of over 450 professionals globally with dedicated European teams in London, Munich, Frankfurt, Athens, Paris, Madrid and Zurich. We have worked on some of the most significant, high profile matters in the investigative and disputes arena across many European countries and beyond.

A&M's DI team comprises of professionals from a wide range of cultural and social backgrounds, who bring deep expertise in conducting investigations, managing electronic disclosure exercises and interrogating complex sets of information. Our core areas of work include anti-bribery and fraud investigations, regulatory investigations, contract disputes, IP theft investigations and other litigation advisory services. Against the backdrop of our growing presence in the UK, opportunities exist for us to strengthen the DI business at the Director level. The successful appointee will play a key part in the further development of the practice, with emphasis on dispute resolution, leading teams, assisting the named expert and preparing expert reports.

Critical Capabilities

The preferred candidate will be an action-oriented self-starter with entrepreneurial flair. You will be comfortable working independently as well as part of a high performing team. Critically, you will need:

  • Proven track record in managing complex disputes and executing multiple streams of work
  • Demonstrable track record in expert testimony, litigation support, international arbitration and dispute resolution
  • Previous engagements include quantification of losses, contract disputes, economic damages, negligence, quantum and valuations
  • Strong network in UK/European legal and compliance market and ability to develop client relationships and participate in business development initiatives
  • Experience with expert determinations including expert witness and writing expert reports
  • Develop project work plans, strategy and budgets
  • Strong project management and leadership skills
  • Able to identify and attract top talent into the team and manage a cohesive and productive business unit


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting (preferred), finance, law, economics or another business-related field
  • ACA or ACCA qualification
  • 8-12 years’ experience in Big 4 or accounting firm or a forensic/dispute consulting practice in a professional services firm 
  • A combination of forensic accounting, disputes and international arbitration consulting roles
  • Flexibility to travel as needed
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills 
  • Fluency in English essential and additional European language desirable (in particular German and/or French).

Personal Style


  • Thrive in a fast-paced, challenging and unpredictable environment
  • Have excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Have excellent listening skills and can incorporate the views and ideas of others
  • Possess an objective, fact-based approach to problem solving
  • Are hands-on and a non-hierarchical operator - relate well at all levels and cultures
  • Have an interest in participating in initiatives in the areas of corporate social responsibility and diversity and inclusion
  • Are driven by values and integrity, straight talking, build confidence and lead by example
  • Demonstrate the ability to balance a high-level view with detail
  • Hold a natural ability to prioritise – especially in highly pressurised situations
  • Are autonomous – Alvarez & Marsal has a flat structure with a self-sufficient culture
  • Have an entrepreneurial spirit

A&M Talent, culture and values

Attracted by our meritocratic culture and the opportunity to build a business with like-minded individuals, our people have joined A&M from the Big 4, top tier strategy houses, private equity firms, hedge funds, leading financial services institutions and industry and commerce. A&M is a fact-based business, based on pragmatism, not subjective about the meaning of success. It is an environment that presents a real opportunity for ambitious recruits to grow and thrive – and those who do well, earn well. At A&M you will be given real responsibility as there are thin layers of management and responsiveness to a crisis is critical. You will thrive on autonomy and you will be adept at anticipating what your audience needs. The culture of the business offers variety of skill, language, heritage and professional background and therefore is unique in terms of style and approach. The values of the business, which are inclusive diversity, quality, integrity, objectivity and fun as well as just reward for great work, come to life when you become part of the team.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and encourage applications from all candidates that meet the requirements and qualifications.

Diversity & Inclusion

A&M’s entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients and shape our industry. The collaborative environment and engaging work—guided by A&M’s core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward, and Inclusive Diversity—are the main reasons our people love working at A&M. Inclusive Diversity means we embrace diversity and we foster inclusiveness. It runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.

Voluntary Inclusion

It is Alvarez & Marsal’s policy to provide and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, pregnancy, marital status, family status, religion, national origin, age or disability or any other non-merit based factor in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.

Unsolicited Resumes from Third-Party Recruiters

Please note that as per A&M policy, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless such recruiters were engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening. Any employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume does so with the understanding that A&M will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.

Job information

Firm: Alvarez & Marsal

Location: London

Education: Postgraduate degree


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