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Investigations, Senior Director (Forensic Accounting)

Location: Paris, France
Date Posted: May 4, 2023

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Investigations, Senior Director (Forensic Accounting)

Paris (or Geneva)

Alvarez & Marsal (“A&M”) is a global consulting firm with more than $2.3+ billion in revenues, c. 7,500 staff and over 70 offices world-wide. 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. 

The Team

Business failures, financial fraud 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 ("DI") team is pan European with teams in Paris, Geneva, Zurich London, Munich, Frankfurt, 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 and Investigations, Forensic Technology, Dispute Advisory, Cyber Risk Management, and Privacy and Data Compliance services. We have an established reputation for high quality work in a non-Audit environment. Our approach is characterised by a high level of objectivity, diligence and intensive analysis.

The Role

As part of our expansion in EMEA, we are seeking a talented Forensic Accountant with expertise in Investigations at Senior Director level to support DI in EMEA and be based in Paris (or Geneva). The successful candidates will support a variety of investigations and advisory projects for our clients. You will:

  • Lead and contribute to a variety of engagements in France, Switzerland and internationally  
  • Use forensic accounting skills to investigate fraud and other financial misrepresentation
  • Take a key role in drafting reports and other client deliverables
  • Develop and suggest solutions to complex problems by thinking “outside the box”
  • Balance multiple client projects and other responsibilities
  • Communicate effectively to all levels of engagement management and clients
  • You will be encouraged to network internally with our other service lines and to participate in external marketing events

The Requirements

  • A Master’s degree from an accredited business school, with accounting focus
  • c. 10 years of experience including in a forensic consulting practice or similar
  • Demonstrable experience in managing Investigations
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines in combination with a positive attitude, energetic approach and self-motivation
  • Relentless and uncompromising attention to detail and quality
  • Self-starter with the drive to succeed in an entrepreneurial culture
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Strong analytical skills combined with the ability to synthesise information from several sources and draw coherent, well-evidenced conclusions
  • Fluency in French and English (both written and spoken) is essential; German and other European languages are of interest
  • Good written and oral communication skills

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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