A Forensic Partner has strategic responsibility for driving growth of the service offering for a designated region/city.
A Forensic Partner reports to the National head of Forensic Accounting.
Role & Responsibilities
- Marketing - Be responsible for building and maintaining a high external profile with the legal market in the relevant region/city. To be able to contribute to the marketing strategy for Forensic nationally.
- Targets and performance - Business case/salary driven.
- Systems and procedures - Contribute to developing systems and managing risk. Lead responsibility for compliance in relevant area.
- Technical and Training - Contribute to creating/maintaining a training plan for all members of the Forensic team.
- Supervise all Forensic work (technical competence) - Review all work to ensure compliance with the relevant Procedure Rules, accuracy and quality. Contribute to national continuing quality improvements and management of risk together with the sharing of knowledge and case insights.
- Team - Make sure the relevant region contains the right mix of staff ability and skill levels and develop a team spirit. Staff appraisal responsibility for Forensic staff within region annually. Actively mentor new and existing Forensic team members.
- National Forensic Team - Support the national Forensic effort to organise and facilitate team updates and ensure the knowledge hub is maintained and updated.
- Firmwide communication - Drive communications between the Forensic team and the wider group within relevant region.
Skillset & Experience Required
- A formal accountancy qualification required.
- Already experienced in doing Forensic work in a senior managerial or designated expert role and has a network of introducers.
- A thorough understanding of expert witness work, responsibilities and requirements under the different procedure rules
- Ability to network with the legal market and talk with knowledge of the different Forensic work.
- Experience at giving evidence in Court is preferable but not required.
- Ability to win instructions on merit of their experience. Leads the instruction and signs reports.
- Excellent interpersonal/people management skills. Able to lead, motivate and build a team of people. Regarded as a leader by their peers within the group and the external community.
- Innovative and proactive. Able to design and develop new initiatives to attract new Forensic instructions
- Excellent communications skills both written and oral. Able to present to large or small audiences both internally and externally. Able to interact sensitively sometimes difficult cases.
- Confident with IT skills and always inquisitive on technology developments which could help the team
- Able to work collaboratively across the national Forensic team and in the wider Group particularly building links with other AV services.
- Self-starter and self-motivated – able to work under own initiative and drive the development of the team as it grows
- Good attention to detail on regulatory matters.