Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services - Executive in Scotland, United Kingdom

at Ernst & Young

Accounting / Audit / Tax
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
1 - 3 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

As a FIDS Executive, you will technically contribute to FIDS client engagements and internal projects. An important part of your role will be actively establishing, maintaining and strengthening internal and external relationships. You’ll also identify and escalate potential business opportunities for Ernst & Young on existing engagements. Similarly, you will anticipate and identifies risks and inform senior members of the team about significant issues. You’ll determine that delivered work is of high quality and is reviewed by the next-level reviewer. As an influential member of the team, you’ll help to create a positive learning culture and will coach and counsel junior team members and help them to develop. 

You will be involved in all areas of FIDS work including corruption, fraud and other investigations, commercial disputes, business integrity assignments, transaction disputes, fraud prevention and compliance programme development.


· Auditing companies and general accounts preparation 

· Principles of causation of damages (e.g. loss of profits, compensable costs, breach of warranties, misrepresentation, interest calculations) 

· Valuation and finance concepts (e.g. cost of capital, risk adjusted discount rates) 

· Documentation, disclosures required by local laws and regulations and e-discovery 

· Modelling, testing, documenting financial scenarios and anticipating challenges 

· Analysing strengths/weaknesses of opposing cases, formulating alternative damage scenarios and advising on strategic implications 

· Different dispute resolution mechanisms (eg trial, civil hearing, mediation, arbitration, regulatory/competition tribunals) 

· Sale and purchase agreements, completion accounts, expert determination and transaction related disputes 

· Corruption investigations and knowledge of regulatory environment including corruption issues (Bribery Act, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, OECD convention on corruption, local corruption legislation, enforcement trends) 

· Fraud and forensic investigations (eg occupational fraud, bankruptcy and insolvency, insurance fraud, mortgage fraud, procurement fraud) 

· Securities fraud and market abuse detection and investigation 

· Financial statement irregularity investigations 

· Fraud prevention including fraud risk assessments and compliance program development 

· Asset tracing investigations and recovery 

· Forensic due diligence and forensic audit support 

· Investigation concepts (evidence preservation and collection, data privacy, legal privilege, investigative interviewing technique, business intelligence) 

· Review of policies and procedures, internal processes and controls 

· Anti-money laundering 

· Preparation of forensic/expert witness reports including review, analysis and verification of evidence 

· Liaising with clients, in-house counsel, external legal teams, witnesses, other experts, police, criminal prosecutors and regulatory enforcers 

· Multi-National / jurisdictional / cross-border investigations 

· Working in multidisciplinary teams 

· Risk management 

Essential requirements 

· Strong academic record including a degree (in any subject) 

Personal qualities 

· Ability to travel nationally and internationally for extended periods and at short notice 

· Assertive and confident interpersonal skills 

· Ability to simultaneously handle diverse and pressing assignments and sensitive and adversarial situations 

· Critical Thinkers with very good attention to detail 

· Comfortable working both independently or in a team 

· Language skills an advantage

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