Assistant Case Examiner - London
- Do you hold a professional CCAB (or equivalent) Accounting qualification?
- Do you have recent financial reporting experience with a good knowledge of the accounting and audit regulatory environment?
- Do you have previous investigation or forensic experience?
If so, read on, our clients mission is to serve the public interest by setting high standards in the accounting and audit sectors, and holding those in breach of regulatory standards accountable. They undertake professional disciplinary investigations and enforcement actions. Many of these investigations are large, complex, and high-profile and may require liaison with other investigatory bodies in the UK
The role involves the day-to-day management of enquiries and assisting the Head of Case Examinations and Enquiries in making determinations under the applicable enforcement procedure(s). Enquiries range from urgent highly complex and high-profile matters of major public interest to dealing with smaller ad hoc complaints. Particular responsibilities of the role include:
- The end-to-end management of complex enquiries with minimal supervision in accordance with the team's policies and procedures. This includes:
- preparing requests for information from relevant sources.
- analysing the information received to determine appropriate outcomes.
- drafting papers for referral to the Conduct Committee.
- responding to complainants.
- Compiling regular and ad hoc management information.
- Building and maintaining relationships as well as sharing information (where appropriate) with the relevant internal as well as external stakeholders such as regulatory/law enforcement bodies
- Supporting and deputising for the Head of Case Examinations and Enquiries as required
- Assisting with Enforcement Division project activities as required
You will focus mainly on Accounting professionals such as CFO's and Finance Directors. This is an exciting time to join this organisation as they become a new body with further powers and responsibilities, and you may input directly into future codes, governance and regulations relating to Directors as well as input into setting policy and regulations
The successful candidate will be someone with a relevant post-graduate professional qualification, recent experience of financial reporting or audit and a good knowledge and understanding of the audit, accounting, and actuarial regulatory environment. Investigation or forensic accounting experience is desirable but not essential. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate the competencies set out below:
- Strong intellect and good judgement
- Strong influencing skills (particularly in relation to complex technical matters)
- Excellent written and oral communication skills including experience of drafting complex, formal reporting materials
- Excellent analytical skills with the ability to process information to determine its relevance and make sound recommendations
- Experience of organisational change and the ability to adapt in the face of a changing regulatory and procedural landscape; and
- Excellent stakeholder management skills.
In return you will enjoy protecting the public interest by maintaining high standards within the UK for an organisation that actively promotes a healthy work/life balance, offers a range of benefits and a professional yet "family feel" culture
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