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Forensic Accountancy Industrial Placement

Placement at Smith & Williamson

Forensic Accountancy Industrial Placement

Placement at Smith & Williamson

  • LocationLondon, UK
  • Position levelPlacement
  • Job period iconFull-time employment
  • Application deadline iconApply by 09 Feb, 2019
  • Application deadline iconPosted on 19 Oct, 2018
  • Start date iconStart date:
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  • CompetitiveCompetitive

Forensic Accountancy Industrial Placement

At Smith & Williamson we recruit high calibre people with the skills, knowledge and commitment to meet the demands of the business. The one year placement is a structured training programme combining practical experience with numerous opportunities to increase your skill set.

Our team offers forensic accounting and forensic technology services on a wide range of contentious matters including dispute resolution, fraud and bribery investigations, personal injury and insurance claims, both in the UK and internationally.

With a distinctive range of expertise and extensive links to the legal profession, we provide forensic services across numerous disciplines for both corporate and private clients. Our partners are acknowledged leaders in their own fields and combine this expertise with an understanding of the legal process and experience of acting as Expert Witnesses.

Our forensic services are finely tuned to meet the needs of those who instruct experts. Our partners are closely involved in cases and deliver expert evidence which is tailored to the needs of the parties.

What will I be doing?

The forensic accounting placement programme enables the student to increase their understanding of working within a professional organisation and gain valuable experience whilst applying the theory from their degree into practice.

Key responsibilities of the forensic accounting placement are:

  • Gain an understanding of cases/investigations and assist with analytical and statistical work in order to help estimate potential losses
  • Analyse Financial Statements, bank statements and other sources of information
  • Plan workload in order to prioritise work and meet tight deadlines faced in the forensic services department
  • Support more qualified staff on more complex client situations
  • Assist with admin support as and when required

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Be proficient in Excel and have interest to learn new applications
  • Have a high level of attention to detail
  • Know how to deal with problems that arise, knowing when to involve the others, ability to think ahead and anticipate events
  • Have the ability to prioritise work and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrate an ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing
  • Be able to build and maintain good relationships with clients
  • Have the ability to work in small teams and develop a good relationship with all partners
  • Be flexible and willingness to help others
  • Have a high level of general commercial awareness

About Smith & Williamson

Smith & Williamson is a leading independently owned financial services firm combining an accountancy practice, investment management arm and a private bank.

It’s our breadth of services that makes us unique in the industry as we provide award-winning services to a broad range of clients such as start-ups, high-net-worth individuals, corporates, professional practices and non-profit organisations.

How to apply

To apply for this role and to find out more, please click on the apply button.

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Job location

25 Moorgate, London EC2R 6AY, UK

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