Senior Manager- Forensic and Integrity services| Disputes and Forensic accounting
Auckland, NZ
6d ago

The opportunity

Our Forensic & Integrity Services (Forensic) team is growing, and as a Disputes & Forensic Accounting Senior Manager in Auckland, you’ll play a key role in that growth.

Working with clients across all industries, you’ll build valued relationships with external clients and internal peers and develop a portfolio of projects by focusing on high value opportunities in complex forensic accounting analysis and expert engagements.

We work with a diverse portfolio of clients across industries, and we would expect you would bring experience of disputes and forensic accounting work which might include forensic accounting investigations, commercial disputes, transaction disputes, completion / earn out accounts and independent expert engagements.

You’ll lead presentations and proposals for complex projects or elements of highly complex projects, and provide subject matter insight to bids and proposals.

Drawing on your skills and experience, you’ll create innovative commercial insights for clients, adapt methods and practices to fit operational team and cultural needs, and contribute to thought leadership.

You’ll package overall project findings into clear, concise, high-quality work products and act as a subject matter resource, leveraging knowledge and experience to shape services to client problems.

This is therefore a great opportunity to develop your skills and business knowledge, and progress your career as a whole.

Driving improvements in business processes, you’ll serve as a role model for Quality & Risk Management and make sure that project teams understand and comply with our Q&RM guidelines.

As a respected senior professional you’ll communicate effectively with EY engagement partners and managers and work to build, manage and motivate high-performing teams, and help key staff to build sustainable competencies.

We are interested in learning more about you if you have experience in :

  • Previous work experience as a forensic accountant, corporate compliance or risk management professional or external auditor
  • Experience working within a similar professional services environment
  • Membership with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand ( CAANZ ) (or equivalent)
  • Requisite technical skill requirements - (knowledge and experience in a number of the following areas is highly desirable) :

  • Drafting investigation and expert witness reports including review, analysis and verification of evidence, ensuring high quality project delivery
  • Different dispute resolution mechanisms (eg trial, civil hearing, mediation, arbitration, regulatory / competition tribunals)
  • Investigation concepts (evidence preservation and collection, data privacy, legal privilege, investigative interviewing technique, business intelligence)
  • Liaising with clients, in-house counsel, external legal teams, witnesses, other experts, police, criminal prosecutors and regulatory enforcers
  • Principles of causation of damages (e.g. loss of profits, compensable costs, breach of warranties, misrepresentation, interest calculations)
  • Valuation and finance concepts (e.g. cost of capital, risk adjusted discount rates)
  • Understanding, digesting, explaining, analysing company accounts and financial information
  • Modelling, testing, documenting financial scenarios and anticipating challenges
  • Analysing strengths / weaknesses of opposing cases, formulating alternative damage scenarios and advising on strategic implications
  • Competition disputes, intellectual property and brand integrity disputes, insurance claims, audit malpractice defence and product recall disputes
  • Sale and purchase agreements, completion accounts, expert determination and transaction related disputes
  • Fraud and forensic investigations (e.g. occupational fraud, bankruptcy and insolvency, insurance fraud, mortgage fraud, procurement fraud)
  • Multi-National / jurisdictional / cross-border investigations
  • Securities fraud and market abuse detection and investigation
  • Financial statement irregularity investigations
  • Forensic due diligence and forensic audit support
  • Corruption investigations and knowledge of regulatory environment including corruption issues (Bribery Act, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, OECD convention on corruption, local corruption legislation, enforcement trends)
  • Fraud prevention including fraud risk assessments and compliance program development
  • Asset tracing investigations and recovery
  • Review of policies and procedures, internal processes and controls
  • Working in multidisciplinary teams
  • Risk management
  • Leading sector / law firm business development / marketing initiatives
  • Delivering on sales targets and a network of contacts
  • Skills in Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Personal qualities and attributes for success :

  • High analytical focus and drive for professional skepticism
  • Ability to solve problems
  • Critical thinking with a high level of attention to detail
  • A strong client service focus
  • Assertive and confident interpersonal skills
  • Ability to develop existing client relationships
  • Interviewing skills
  • Ability to be flexible and responsive to changing circumstances and deal with uncertainty
  • Resilience and the ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to simultaneously handle diverse and pressing assignments and sensitive and adversarial situations
  • Comfortable working both independently and in a team
  • Enthusiasm and an appetite for professional development
  • Willingness to travel nationally and internationally, potentially at short notice
  • What we offer

  • Success as defined by you : We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
  • Continuous learning : personalised career development including coaching, experiences and formal learning so you’ll develop the mindset and skills you’ll need to thrive in the future.
  • Diverse and inclusive culture : You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.
  • We understand the importance of social distancing at this time so our recruitment and onboarding process may be managed virtually so we can continue to prioritise the safety and wellbeing of EY people, clients, guests and the broader public.

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