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Forensic Accounting - German speaker (Associate level)

Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Date Posted: Sep 7, 2023

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This opportunity is ideal for German speaking Accountants interested in leveraging their Finance and Accounting experience to move into the exciting world of Forensic Accounting. Previous Forensic Accounting experience is not required.

Alvarez & Marsal (“A&M”) is a global consulting firm with more than $2+ billion in revenues, 8,000 staff and over 70 offices worldwide. We offer a broad range of professional services including Transaction Advisory, Private Equity Performance Improvement, Financial & Operational Restructuring, Debt Advisory, Corporate Transformation, Financial Institutions Advisory, Tax, Valuations and Disputes and Investigation Services. 

Disputes & Investigations

Unprecedented numbers of business failures, financial frauds, and accounting irregularities. These and other events have resulted in regulatory interventions, investigations, financial restatements, and a significant number of lawsuits. Dealing with matters of a complex nature requires a broad range of skills and experience.

Our Disputes & Investigations team is pan European with teams in Paris, London, Munich, Frankfurt, Geneva, Zurich, Athens, and Madrid. We have worked on some of the most significant, high-profile matters in the investigative and disputes area across many European countries and beyond.

We are a leading provider of Forensic Accounting & Investigations, Forensic Technology, Dispute Advisory, Cyber Risk Management, and Privacy & Data Compliance services. We have a reputation for high quality work in a non-Audit environment. Our approach is characterised by a high level of objectivity, diligence, and intensive analysis.

We are currently seeking German speaking Forensic Accounting Associates for Zurich, Munich and Frankfurt to support our successful D&I business in Switzerland, Germany and across Europe. Using forensic accounting skills to investigate fraud and other financial misrepresentation, you will work on a variety of assignments within Switzerland, Germany and internationally. You will assist with:

  • Compiling, analysing, and documenting information in an investigation, dispute, or accounting related matters
  • Performing complex financial models and analyses
  • Drafting reports and other client deliverables
  • Researching technical and industry specific issues
  • Developing and suggesting solutions to complex problems by thinking “outside the box”.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Ideally 2-4 years of audit or finance and accounting experience: a professional accounting qualification is advantageous but not essential
  • Fluency in German and English is essential
  • Previous forensic and dispute consulting practice is advantageous but not essential
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines in combination with a positive attitude, energetic approach, and self-motivation
  • Strong analytical skills combined with the ability to synthesize information from several sources and draw coherent, well-evidenced conclusions
  • Well-developed report writing skills and proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Strong communication and analytical capabilities with excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to balance multiple client projects and other responsibilities and communicate effectively to all levels of engagement management

As you will have the opportunity to be part of international projects and work with clients across the world, the candidate should be willing to travel.

Diversity & Inclusion

A&M’s entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients and shape our industry. The collaborative environment and engaging work—guided by A&M’s core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward, and Inclusive Diversity—are the main reasons our people love working at A&M. Inclusive Diversity means we embrace diversity, and we foster inclusiveness, encouraging everyone to bring their whole self to work each day. It runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.

Voluntary Inclusion

It is Alvarez & Marsal’s practice to provide and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, pregnancy, marital status, family status, religion, national origin, age or disability or any other non-merit based factor or any other characteristics in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.

Unsolicited Resumes from Third-Party Recruiters

Please note that as per A&M policy, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless such recruiters are engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening and in alignment with our Inclusive Diversity values. Any employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume does so with the understanding that A&M will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.

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