Associate Risk, Forensics & Compliance (Forensic Investigations & Accounting)

London (Greater) (GB)
Competitive + benefits and ICAEW training
Closing date
23 Feb 2024

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Accounting - practice, Business and management
Salary band
Full Time
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly office

Job Details

Ankura is a team of excellence founded on innovation and growth.

This Associate position supports the Forensic team in the Risk, Forensics & Compliance  (RF&C), practice - one of seven practices focused on client delivery services across the Firm.

Ankura is global management consulting firm with over 2000 employees across more than thirty offices globally, providing a range of advisory and expert services to the private and public sector clients.  Ankura’s has the ambition to be the clear market leader in its field and the London RF&C practice is part of a cohesive global team.

The RF&C practice is focused on client delivery services across the firm and provides a wide range of services to enable our clients to investigate, prevent or remediate fraud corruption or misconduct. The practice is involved in complex, global and often high-profile engagements assisting clients in investigating issues such as bribery & corruption, fraud, and other conduct matters.  

Ankura’s RF&C practice provides clients with expertise with Investigations & Forensic Accounting Advisory which includes:

  • Investigations into bribery & corruption, regulatory violations, and complex fraud

  • Investigations of Ponzi schemes, embezzlement, and kickback or related party schemes

  • Forensic accounting and financial reporting investigations including reconstruction of books and records

  • Anti-Bribery & corruption reviews

  • Pre-acquisition anti-bribery and corruption due diligence

Associates will also have the opportunity to work with our Disputes teams on litigation, arbitration, & disputes type matters which includes:

  • Purchase Price Disputes

  • Commercial Litigation

  • International Arbitration

  • Damages Analysis

  • Expert Services

  • Business Valuation Dispute Analysis

An ideal Associate candidate should have an interest or experience in accounting, auditing, forensic accounting, investigations, as well as other related areas described above.

You will be a key member of the engagement team and will be provided opportunity to experience a variety of projects working collaboratively on diverse teams with skilled, intelligent, driven, and successful individuals.

Training Provided:

You will study towards the ICAEW (ACA), a highly regarded professional qualification in the industry over a period of circa 36 months. Training comprises a combination of study courses at a professional education provider, private study and the ICAEW exams. Alongside this, you will receive on the job training working on exciting client engagements. You will have paid study leave, all course and first attempt exam fees are paid for.

  • Year one - Start your professional exams and start your career journey at Ankura.

  • Year two - Complete your professional level exams and begin your advanced or expertise level exams.

  • Year three - Complete your advanced level exams, complete your practical work experience and apply for membership with the institute.


You will be responsible for the day-to-day activities of forensic investigations, which will include applying investigative, forensic accounting, and analytical skills to various client situations. You will work closely with all levels of our professionals – Senior Associates through to Senior Managing Director level – and gain first-hand experience in consulting and advisory services.

You will be responsible for performing analyses of relevant investigation data and conveying your results to internal project leads. Specifically, this could include:

  • Applying accounting, financial, and analytical skills to various client issues, such as, detailed analysis of transactional data, underlying books and records, and financial statements, tracing of flow of funds, review of revenue recognition procedures, etc.

  • Assisting with designing and implementing analysis, investigation, and project specific workplans

  • Conducting reviews of electronic documents on Ankura’s e-Discovery platforms

  • Documenting and maintaining detailed workpaper records that reflect assumptions, information sources, and methodologies and procedures underlying all project tasks

  • Developing and performing analyses to assess complex fact patterns and preparing reports and schedules summarising findings for review by senior colleagues

  • Ensuring delivery of high-quality work product and deliverables within established timeframes and budgets

  • Performing day-to-day client engagement activities, including interaction with internal Ankura team members and other stakeholders involved in the engagement developing productive working relationships with colleagues and clients

  • Contributing to the overall success of the firm by participating in pitches, proposals, internal and external networking events, marketing the firm externally to prospective clients, and corporate social responsibility events


  • Graduate level qualification or equivalent obtained from a leading university (minimum 2.1 degree).

  • In the process of working or willing to work towards an ICAEW chartered accountancy qualification

  • Ability to work well independently, as well as collaboratively with colleagues in a flat structured and fast paced environment

  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written with first class report writing and presentation skills

  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical, mathematical, and research skills and ability prepare and analyse structured and unstructured information accurately

  • Ability to adapt quickly in handling multiple, evolving tasks and/or engagements, and ability to effectively re-prioritise deadlines in an ever-changing environment

  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills computer

  • Travel flexible, both nationally and internationally at short notice.

  • Due to the international nature of our work, in addition to English, language skills in either French, Spanish, Russian or Arabic is an advantage..


To apply:

Please submit an-up-to date CV along with a short cover letter outlining your motivation for pursuing a career in consulting with Ankura in our Risk, Forensic & Compliance Team. Due to the anticipated high volume of applications we cannot accept incomplete applications.

Ankura is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against based on disability. Equal Employment Opportunity Posters, if you have a disability and believe you need a reasonable accommodation to search for a job opening, submit an online application, or participate in an interview/assessment, please email or call toll-free +1.312-583-2122. This email and phone number are created exclusively to assist disabled job seekers whose disability prevents them from being able to apply online. Only messages left for this purpose will be returned. Messages left for other purposes, such as following up on an application or technical issues unrelated to a disability, will not receive a response.


Ankura Consulting Group is an independent global expert services and advisory firm that delivers services and end-to-end solutions to help clients at critical inflection points related to change, risk, disputes, finance, performance, distress, and transformation. The Ankura team consists of more than 2,000 professionals in more than 35 locations globally who are leaders in their respective fields and areas of expertise. Collaborative lateral thinking, hard-earned experience, expertise, and multidisciplinary capabilities drive results and Ankura is unrivaled in its ability to assist clients to Protect, Create, and Recover Value.

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