Forensic Investigation Officer (field-based)
The SRA are looking to recruit several field-based Forensic Investigation Officers on a full-time or part-time basis.
What is in it for you?
- Showcase your accountancy skills - analyse complex financial information and accounts, identify accountancy breaches and present information clearly to highlight serious professional misconduct
- Enjoy a varied role - one day you could be investigating money laundering whilst the next you could be interviewing a victim of cyber fraud
- Be at the front-line in protecting the public interest, where no two days are the same
- Enjoy the flexibility of working in the field with the comfort of being part of a small, motivated and supportive team of investigators
- Exposure to investigations that are highly sensitive in nature and may gain high levels of media interest
Working in this high-profile role, you will manage your own portfolio of investigations. Using your extensive accountancy knowledge to investigate financial discrepancies and inaccuracies and analyse complex financial accounts and data.
You will attend law firms throughout England and Wales to determine whether there have been serious breaches of professional misconduct which includes the accounts rules.
You will gather evidence, interview key individuals and obtain witness statements. You will compile robust, easily-readable and factual reports of the findings that will inform our regulatory decisions. This could lead us to taking no action, to a strike off or to close a law firm. You will also represent the SRA in court, giving evidence of your investigation's findings.
You will need to understand our code, rules and principles, as well as having strong accounting skills.
To be successful in this role you need to have an in-depth accounting knowledge (including solicitors accounts, client ledgers and reconciliations) and an ability to analyse complex numerical and financial information.
The role is field-based and will require extensive travel throughout England and Wales including to our main office in Birmingham. A car allowance of £5,600 per annum (subject to minimum mileage criteria) and appropriate equipment will be provided to allow you to work in the field.
What we are looking for
- Strong accountancy experience and/or experience in accountancy, law firms or similar regulation/investigative environments
- Experience of analysing complex information and translating it into plain, simple language
- Be an excellent communicator, both orally and in writing
- You should be flexible, tenacious and able to adjust your priorities at short notice
We welcome applicants who may be looking to achieve a balance between your personal and professional life and are advertising this opportunity on a full or part time basis.
Please apply according to your preference.
Please click on the apply button and complete our online application process. You should upload a CV and cover letter clearly highlighting how you meet the required knowledge, skills and experience.
If you would like to discuss the role, organisation working arrangements, we can arrange for this to happen - contact us to arrange a chat, in confidence at
Should you be successfully shortlisted you will be invited to attend a face to face, competency-based interview and technical assessment.
Interviews for this role will be take place in our Birmingham and London offices between 21 and 29 May 2019.
Previous applicants to this role in the last 6 months need not apply.