Forensic Litigation Consulting | Consultant, Forensic Accounting & Advisory Services

Johannesburg, South Africa

Consultant | Forensic Accounting & Advisory Services - Johannesburg

Salary package: Competitive plus benefits

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY:

Joining as a Consultant, you will be involved in complex and high-profile dispute and investigation cases. Working on behalf of law firms, corporations, governments and high net worth individuals you will be involved in teams with forensic, investigative, data analytic and litigation experience to provide our clients the best possible service. The work will include analysing an entity's financial records and communications to help identify the facts for our clients. We aim to answer questions such as:

  • Who authorised the transaction?

  • How much money was lost or stolen?

  • Why didn't anyone spot the problem earlier?

  • How do we get access to the relevant records?

  • What can the company do to ensure it doesn't happen again?

    You will have the opportunity to apply your skills and intellect to real-world financial and business issues which will help develop you into an industry-leading consultant. You will collaborate with team members on project design, perform research and analysis, and develop insights and conclusions.

    While working with us, you will be supported through your professional qualification, having the opportunity to attend external courses and take study leave prior to your exams. You will also have access to our comprehensive in-house learning and development programmes as well as the chance to be part of interesting and challenging projects that will develop your technical and professional capabilities, including secondments to our clients.

    You may also have the opportunity to travel as part of projects, most commonly to our clients' offices in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

    PRIMARY DUTIES:

    As a Consultant in the Forensic & Litigation Consulting team, you will be exposed to a broad range of forensic and investigative work from day one.

    The kind of work you do will be project-specific, but will often fall under one of the following:

    • Conducting investigative research into companies and individuals, either in preparation for or as part of project work;
    • P erforming high-level and detailed analysis of an entity's financial records; Reviewing an entity's internal and external communications to identify patterns and corroborate financial findings;
    • Summarising your findings for team members orally or in the form of memoranda, presentations or reports;
    • Attending project meetings with clients and their internal and external legal advisers;
    • Assisting with investigative interviews.


    All the above must be undertaken with a view to delivering quality output to our clients within established time frames.




    BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Most degree disciplines with favourable consideration for forensic, accounting, business, computer, information technology and similar programmes.



    SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

    Our Consultants are exposed to high profile and intellectually demanding work from day one. Candidates need to have the ability to identify key issues, think creatively and to work as part of a team. Good numeracy, analytical IT skills are required, together with an eye for detail, and, most importantly, an inquisitive nature coupled with a clear belief in honesty and integrity. Additionally, the following are desirable:

    • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
    • Proficient with PC environments and related software, including Microsoft Office applications and document management systems, including good skills in Excel;
    • Ability to travel at short notice;
    • Additional language skills are a plus.


    FTI Consulting can offer a competitive and attractive rewards package, excellent training and development opportunities, a supportive and friendly environment and the opportunity to achieve your potential.

    FTI Consulting is committed to Employment Equity and as such, preference will be given to candidates from designated groups, as defined in the South African Employment Equity Act, 55 of 1998.

    ABOUT THE COMPANY:

    FTI Consulting is a global business advisory firm, dedicated to helping organisations navigate and manage a diverse range of complex issues and business challenges. Our expertise covers the spectrum of Corporate Finance & Restructuring, Economic Consulting, Forensic & Litigation Consulting, Strategic Communications and Technology. We are a company of more than 4,600 professionals with annual revenues more than $2 billion, with offices located in every major business centre in the world.

    Our professionals are some of the most experienced leaders in their fields, and advise across a range of industries. Our clients engage us for high-stakes concerns or emerging opportunities that require specialised expertise, and over the past two decades we have been engaged to work behind the headlines on some of the biggest news stories to date.

    FTI Consulting is a fast growing and vibrant place to work. Steered by our values of Integrity, Creativity, Achievement, Respect and Empathy its meritocratic culture invites both collaboration and healthy debate. We are large enough to be trusted by our clients to solve their biggest issues and yet small enough to know our colleagues on a personal level enabling better team working and a supportive culture to develop your career goals and ambitions.

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