Senior Investigations Officer/Forensic Investigator

London (Central), London (Greater)
Competitive + Excellent benefits
22 Jan 2021
21 Feb 2021
Contract Type

ACCA is the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. We're the world's most forward-thinking professional accountancy body. Since we were founded in 1904, we have expanded to over 1500 staff in 50+ countries, meaning we’re a truly global organisation.  Our people enjoy a working environment that is dynamic, human and connected, and have a strong focus on creating value for our students and members.

We’re currently looking for a Senior Investigations Officer/Forensic Investigator to join our Investigations team on a full time, 6-month fixed term contract basis.  The role can be based from home or in either of our London or Glasgow offices once they reopen. 

The job

Reporting to the Investigations Manager, on a day to day basis, you’ll be involved in the following:

  • Investigating complaints of professional misconduct against ACCA members, firms and affiliates
  • Managing a large caseload of complaints with varying degrees of complexity, including sensitive and high-profile complaints
  • Applying specialist, professional and technical expertise to identify issues requiring research and/or further investigation
  • Enable appropriate decisions to be made with regard to whether a relevant person is liable to disciplinary action under ACCA’s Rulebook
  • Proactively control case load to ensure that they are progressed in a timely manner in order to achieve departmental targets and objectives
  • Drafting clear and detailed reports of findings and that decisions are well-reasoned and articulated and in accordance with ACCA's Rulebook

The person

We’re looking for someone who: 

  • Is a professionally qualified accountant with at least 5 years PQE (audit experience essential)
  • Has demonstrable specialist investigatory experience directly relevant to the role
  • Has knowledge of accountancy/audit/tax or the legal framework in a professional regulatory environment, with an understanding of regulatory and operational risk
  • Has a track record of coordinating/leading investigations and delivering solutions
  • Has proven experience of conducting complex case analysis and drafting in a contentious or regulatory environment  
  • Has strong written skills to produce concise, clear and accurate documents, such as closure notes, consent orders, or reports of disciplinary allegations and witness statements for presentation to Disciplinary Committees

The perks

And in working with us, you’ll enjoy:

  • Core benefits including private healthcare, pension, life assurance, employee assistance programme and Nudge (a financial wellbeing platform)
  • Customisable benefits including health assessments, healthcare cash plan, dental cover, gadget insurance and much, much more
  • Flexible working arrangements to support work/life balance (our UK offices are currently closed so we're all working 100% remotely from home)

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