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Associate - Forensic Accountant

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Location: Athens, Greece
Date Posted: Feb 26, 2024

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Alvarez & Marsal

Associate, Forensic Accounting (Disputes & Investigations)

Athens, Greece

This is an exceptional opportunity for a high-performing experienced accountant who wishes to advance their career with like-minded, highly motivated, analytical, and inquisitive professionals in the support of building the best-in-class for Forensic Services team. Although experience in forensic services is desirable this is not a requirement.

The Firm

Alvarez & Marsal (“A&M”) is a global consulting firm with more than $2+ billion in revenues, c.7,500 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 Investigations (“DI”). Companies, investors and government entities around the world turn to A&M for leadership, action and results.

Disputes & Investigations

Unprecedented numbers of business failures, financial frauds and accounting irregularities are resulting 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 DI team in Europe spans Athens, Paris, London, Munich, Frankfurt, Geneva, Zurich and Madrid. We have worked on some of the most significant, high-profile matters in the investigative and disputes areas across many European countries and beyond.

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

We are currently seeking a Forensic Accounting Associate for our DI team in Athens. Using forensic accounting skills to investigate fraud and other financial misrepresentation, you will work on a variety of assignments across industries within Greece and internationally, assisting with:

  • Compiling, analyzing and documenting information in investigations, disputes or accounting related matters
  • Reviewing documents to identify items relevant to an investigation or dispute consulting matter
  • Performing complex financial modelling and analyses
  • Drafting summaries, 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 an audit or forensic accounting background and be either qualified (ACA/ACCA) or close to qualification
  • Fluency in Greek and English is essential, and at least one other European language is beneficial
  • An understanding of and desire to work in the field of forensic and dispute consulting
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines in combination with a positive attitude, energetic approach and self-motivation
  • Strong attention to detail and analytical skills combined with the ability to synthesize information from several sources and draw coherent, well-evidenced conclusions
  • Well-developed report writing skills and ability to prepare tables, exhibits and charts
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills coupled with the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the engagement team
  • Ability to balance multiple client projects and other responsibilities
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint

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

Equal Opportunity Employer

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, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, sex or gender, gender identity or gender expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, family medical history, genetic information or other protected medical condition, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by and in accordance with applicable laws. Employees and Applicants can find A&M policy statements and additional information by region here.

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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