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Disputes & Investigations - Managing Director Level

Location: Brisbane, Australia
Date Posted: May 23, 2024

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Who we are


Companies, investors and government entities around the world turn to Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) for leadership, action and results. A&M’s leadership is about a bias towards action and the willingness to tell clients what we think is needed. Clients select us for our deep expertise and ability to create and deliver practical, rather than theoretical, solutions to their unique problems in addition to our objectivity.

Privately held since its founding in 1983, A&M is a leading global professional services firm with over 7,500 professionals across five contents providing performance improvement, turnaround management & restructuring and corporate advisory services.

In the current economic climate, there have been an unprecedented number of business failures, financial frauds and accounting irregularities. These and other events have resulted in regulatory interventions, investigations, financial restatements and a sizeable number of lawsuits. Dealing with matters of a complex nature requires a broad range of skills & experience and our Disputes and Investigations (DI) practice has rapidly become one of the most respected in the industry. From the boardroom to the courtroom, we deliver a wide array of solutions to contentious situations, drawing on the deep skills, diverse disciplines and experiences of our professionals who offer a unique ability to articulate complex findings in a clear and meaningful way.

What We Do

You will be working in a team to resolve complex matters that pose a threat or disruption to normal operations for our clients. You will undertake incisive fraud investigations, deliver rigorous forensic analysis, provide support in commercial disputes and investigations and you may be asked to provide expert testimony.

You will be helping our clients and their counsel understand and resolve the financial impacts around their legal matters relating to complex accounting and financial issues across a wide range of projects involving economic disputes, claims, misunderstandings, investigations of white-collar crime, forensic accounting and consulting, and post-acquisition disputes. Working as a partner to our clients by building consultative relationships you will develop an in-depth understanding of the client, the industry and the case to surface and address key issues, from the big picture to the smallest details. You will develop and coach a team to help you in preparing and communicating your analyses, findings, and insights to the client. Relying on your initiative and flexibility to deliver results in an agile and collaborative team environment, you will build strong relationships with clients, legal counsel, and expert witnesses. Some of the main responsibilities include:
 

  • Provide support on complex accounting related matters and disputes (example project types include investigations, forensic accounting, post-acquisition disputes, and litigation support)
  • Conducting the final quality control review of reports and other client deliverables.
  • Assist with researching technical and industry specific issues
  • Develop and suggest solutions to complex problems by thinking “outside the box”
  • Balance multiple client projects and other responsibilities
  • Develop client relationships and assist with business development
  • Clearly presenting findings to client Boards/Committees and other interested parties
  • Providing team and project management by developing clear workplans and providing direction and guidance to staff
  • Creating a learning environment by providing meaningful coaching and feedback to others, while also facilitating the learning and development and growth opportunities of direct reports
  • Creating an inclusive team working environment with trust and respect, seeking different viewpoints that lead to continuous improvement and growth
  • Cultivating and maintaining positive, productive, and professional relationships with colleagues and clients
  • Proactively communicating efficiently and effectively to all levels of the engagement team


We value:

  • Integrity – Never let financial gain compromise integrity.
  • Quality – Always value quality people and quality work.
  • Objectivity – Do your homework before you form conclusions.
  • Fun – Like what you do and with whom you do it.
  • Personal Reward – Perform interesting work with interesting people and achieve results that matter.
  • Inclusive Diversity – Embrace diversity, foster inclusiveness and reward merit.
     

Key Responsibilities:

Work with team members in information gathering approach and ensure all relevant sources of information are pursued

  • Guide and lead client interviews, ask inquisitive questions and understand different stakeholders’ perspective
  • Identify knowledge gaps, guide the team to challenge status quo, validate, disprove and/or develop better assumptions
  • Identify key business challenges, accurately forecast financial performance and liquidity needs, pinpoint operational process inefficiencies and assess the organization’s design, roles, and team
  • Ensure issues are clearly and concisely presented
  • Ensure that project approach, timeline and deliverables are logical, reasonable, and accurate
  • Set and communicate client’s expectation consistently
  • Identify risks and obstacles early on, create contingency plans and communicating timely with client
  • Ability to own and complete multiple workstreams simultaneously

     

We are seeking:

  • CA/ACFE or similar designation
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
  • Experience in a forensic investigation and/or dispute consulting practice
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Highly inquisitive
  • Effective interpersonal and team management skills
  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Flexibility 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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