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Corporate Finance & Forensic Services Executive

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£40,000 - £45,000
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Jodi King

Corporate Finance & Forensic Services Executive – Great Career Progression!

An impressive, market leading firm of chartered accountants are currently looking to recruit a Corporate Finance & Forensic Services Executive to join their growing practice in Beaconsfield. This is an outstanding opportunity to join a firm going through an impressive transition of growth and offering exciting scope for career progression within a family orientated environment.

Job Purpose:

Timely and cost effective completion of Corporate Finance and Forensic assignments, mainly consisting of ad hoc projects as instructed by the Corporate & Forensic Services Partner.

The successful candidate will join our team of driven professionals and will help to service our well established and ever-strengthening client base.

Key Objectives:

  • Completion of corporate finance and forensic accountancy assignments to a high standard of technical competence and within time/budget constraints.
  • Professional written and oral communication with clients.
  • Maintain technical competence.
  • Communication with the Partner to enable consistent work flow and effective planning.
  • Complying with the firm's operating and administration procedures for corporate finance and forensic services.

Key Activities:

  • Support the Corporate & Forensic Services Partner in transactions such as acquisitions, disposals, corporate restructurings, due diligence, valuations, fund raising and other ad hoc projects.
  • Preparation of forensic accounting reports including but not limited to loss quantification, business valuation and matrimonial disputes.
  • Preparation of corporate finance bid/proposal documents and related documentation: research relevant information and prepare documents for Partner review.
  • Build good rapport with the clients, with a clear understanding of client expectations.
  • Work effectively with members of the team and client staff.
  • Attend training courses, keeping technical knowledge up to date.
  • Ensure compliance with internal procedures.
  • Agreement of assignment budgets with the Partner as work commences, regular monitoring of progress against budget and feedback to the Partner.

Skills, Knowledge & Competencies:

  • Ability to understand key client and business issues, to analyse and interpret financial data, understand complex business models and produce meaningful and concise reports
  • Analytical and logical skills
  • Technical competence and experience: attention to detail in technical matters a prerequisite
  • Technically up to date with awareness of relevant regulatory frameworks
  • Need the ability to understand complex challenges faced by clients and explain the solutions

What we offer:

  • 25 days annual leave + bank holidays
  • Private Medical Insurance, Life assurance, travel insurance and AA breakdown cover
  • Employee Assistance Support Programme
  • Our full-time working week is 37.5 hours, and should additional hours need to be worked, they are given back and can be taken through our ‘Time Off In Lieu’ system.
  • Upon agreement and after successful probationary period, we offer a flexible home working policy.
  • Employee referral bonus and client referral bonus

For further information on this position, please apply direct or contact Jodi King from AJ Chambers.

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