Forensic Accountant

Location: Dublin 2. Type: Permanent. Salary: Negotiable . Reference# DH10047

DHRP are currently partnering a progressive international professional services firm on their recruitment of an experienced Forensic Accountant Executive to join their Forensic Technology team. This team has a wide range of major clients and work closely with the firms IT Forensics, eDiscovery, and Forensic Data Analytics teams. This role will be primarily focused in the areas of corruption, fraud and other investigations, commercial disputes, business integrity assignments, transaction disputes, fraud prevention and compliance programme development

The majority of their clients are in the greater Dublin area. However, there will be numerous opportunities to take part in global assignments which may require travel to many different countries


  • Auditing companies and general accounts preparation
  • Principles of causation of damages (eg loss of profits, compensable costs,  breach of warranties, misrepresentation, interest calculations)
  • Valuation and finance concepts (eg cost of capital, risk adjusted discount rates)
  • Documentation, disclosures required by local laws and regulations and e-discovery
  • Modelling, testing, documenting financial scenarios and anticipating challenges
  • Analyzing strengths/weaknesses of opposing cases, formulating alternative damage scenarios and advising on strategic implications
  • Different dispute resolution mechanisms (eg trial, civil hearing, mediation, arbitration, regulatory/competition tribunals)
  • Sale and purchase agreements, completion accounts, expert determination and transaction related disputes
  • 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 and forensic investigations (eg occupational fraud, bankruptcy and insolvency, insurance fraud, mortgage fraud, procurement fraud)
  • Securities fraud and market abuse detection and investigation
  • Financial statement irregularity investigations
  • Fraud prevention including fraud risk assessments and compliance program development
  • Asset tracing investigations and recovery
  • Forensic due diligence and forensic audit support
  • Investigation concepts (evidence preservation and collection, data privacy, legal privilege, investigative interviewing technique, business intelligence)
  • Review of policies and procedures, internal processes and controls
  • Anti-money laundering
  • Preparation of forensic/expert witness reports including review, analysis and verification of evidence
  • Liaising with clients, in-house counsel, external legal teams, witnesses, other experts, police, criminal prosecutors and regulatory enforcers
  • Multi-National / jurisdictional / cross-border investigations
  • Working in multidisciplinary teams
  • Risk management
  • Professional accountancy qualification
  • Strong academic record including a degree (in any subject)
  • Experience of understanding, digesting, explaining, analyzing company accounts and financial information
  • Skills in Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally for extended periods and at short notice
  • Assertive and confident interpersonal skills
  • Ability to simultaneously handle diverse and pressing assignments and sensitive and adversarial situations
  • Critical Thinkers with very good attention to detail
  • Comfortable working both independently or in a team
  • Language skills an advantage

This client offers significant support to its employees in achieving their potential both personally and professionally. They offer challenging and rewarding experiences that keep you motivated, working in an atmosphere of integrity and teaming with some of the world's most successful companies. And while they encourage you to take personal responsibility for your career, they support you in your professional development in every way they can. Candidates will enjoy the flexibility to devote time to what matters in their business and personal lives. Candidates will be free to express their point of view, energy and enthusiasm, wherever they are in the world.


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