Forensic Accountant - Associate

Postgraduate degree
Functional areas

Forensic Accountant - Associate


This is an exceptional opportunity for a high-performing qualified accountant who wishes to advance their career with like-minded, highly motivated, analytical, inquisitive professionals in the support of building the best-in-class for Forensic Services team. Although experience in forensic services is desirable this is not a requirement.

The Firm

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.

The Team

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 embraces 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.

The Candidate

Against the backdrop of our growing presence in the UK, opportunities exist for us to strengthen the DI business at the Associate level. This opportunity is ideal for recently qualified accountants with up to 2/3 years post qualified experience. Although experience in forensic services is desirable this is not a requirement, the successful appointee will play a key part in the further development of the practice, with emphasis on assisting the named expert and preparing expert reports of financial or economic nature. You will provide litigation consulting, expert testimony and reports, and forensic analysis as well as conduct incisive fraud investigation and forensic accounting services.

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 to be client facing with an emphasis on being able to articulate complex findings in a clear and meaningful manner. In addition, the successful candidate will:

  • Perform initial analyses and provide summaries of accounting, finance and economic issues
  • Review documents to identify items relevant to an investigation or dispute consulting matter
  • Assist with compiling, analysing, and documenting facts for matters under investigation or in litigation
  • Assist in developing and/or evaluating damages, claims and calculations
  • Prepare financial models, cash flow analysis, and other analyses to support business valuations and damage assessments
  • Create financial models based on business issues or transactions being analysed
  • Assist with drafting reports and findings including the preparation of tables, exhibits and charts
  • Assist with researching technical and industry specific issues
  • Develop and suggest solutions to complex problems by thinking “outside the box”
  • Balance multiple client projects and other responsibilities
  • Communicate effectively to all levels of engagement team


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, law, economics or another business-related field
  • ACA or ACCA qualification
  • Either a new or recently qualified accountant with 3-5+ years of experience in Big 4 or similar accounting firm or, a forensic/dispute consulting practice in a professional services firm
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Interest in forensic/dispute consulting and business valuation
  • Flexibility to travel
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Fluency in English essential and additional European language desirable

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, gender identity, 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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