Forensic Accountant – Senior Accoutant

Charles Taylor

Charles Taylor is a global provider of professional services and technology solutions dedicated to enabling the global insurance market to do its business fundamentally better. Dating back to 1884, Charles Taylor now is currently in more than 120 locations spread across 30 countries in Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.

Charles Taylor believes that it holds a distinctive position in its markets in that it is able to provide professional services and technology solutions in order to support every stage of the insurance lifecycle and every aspect of the insurance operating model. Charles Taylor serves a diversified blue-chip international customer base that includes national and international insurance companies, mutuals, captives, MGAs, Lloyd’s syndicates and reinsurers, along with brokers, distributors and corporate insureds.

Charles Taylor has three distinct business areas – Claims Services, InsureTech and Insurance Management.

Charles Taylor was recently acquired by an investment company managed and controlled by Lovell Minnick Partners LLC. Lovell Minnick is a US Private Equity firm that invests in the global financial services industry, including related technology and business services companies, with a focus on helping to build long term value for clients, employees and shareholders.  The acquisition will support the continuation of Charles Taylor’s successful growth strategy, with a focus on expanding client relationships, broadening specialist capabilities and the range of services and technology solutions, deepening geographic coverage, and reinvesting in quality of service and technology.

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The Role
The role of the forensic accountant is to resolve financial insurance losses, including but not limited to, business interruption, product recall, product guarantee, cyber, fidelity and stock, by investigating claims through the detailed analysis and review of accounting records, third party information and general enquiries.

Through the methodical analysis of financial data and public information, you will be required to evaluate and identify the real economic impact of the insured incident, enabling the instructing party to minimise risks, protect assets and make informed decisions.

Upon completion of the review, the role is extended to assessing the quantum, negotiating the quantum with brokers, lawyers, accountants, and corporate management.

You will be part of the growing Charles Taylor Accounting Services (CTAS) team offering forensic accounting services to both internal adjusters and external clients.

Throughout the process, you will be required to work closely with the claimant and the adjuster, at times on your own otherwise as part of the larger accounting team. You may be required to work with other consultants retained by the adjuster, such as construction consultants and engineers, to help ensure that the loss measurement is aligned to the reinstatement timeline.

The role will not be limited to financial documents. You will need to look beyond the numbers. This may include researching market trends, industry information and conducting interviews with business owners, employees, vendors, and customers.

Key Responsibilities

Investigate and assess insured financial losses from inception to settlement

Provide support and advice to policy holders in relation to their losses

Examine claims forms, policies and endorsements, client instructions and other records to determine coverage in the event of a financial loss

Service current clients

Build relationships and undertake marketing activities to grow client base

Investigate insurance claims by interviewing claimants and witnesses, obtaining official reports, inspecting physical damage, comparing claim information with evidence presented

Set loss reserves

Perform detailed analysis and review of financial and non-financial information

Prepare reports by collecting and summarising information

Identify potential litigation when appropriate

Present evidence and serve as an expert witness at legal proceedings

Required Skills

Professional and positive outlook

Work with minimal supervision

Strong analytical skills

Strong negotiation skills

Exceptional verbal and written communication skills

Exceptional attention to detail

Strong organisational and interpersonal skills

Team player

Why join Charles Taylor?
We are very proud of the fact that nine out of ten of our people recommend Charles Taylor as a place to work.  We pride ourselves on having a positive work environment where our people are empowered to make the best decisions and where learning is valued highly and shared across our business.

We are very committed to ensuring our people are given continuous learning and development. As well as structured induction programmes and job training, we provide study support for relevant professional qualifications and have a Core Learning & Development Curriculum.

Charles Taylor is a fun and inclusive place to work where people are truly valued and encouraged to enjoy a host of social and sporting activities available. Quiz nights, tennis tournaments, football matches and a range of other events take place throughout the year

Equal Opportunity Employer
Here at Charles Taylor we are proud to be an Inclusive Employer. We provide an environment of mutual respect with zero tolerance to discrimination of any kind regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marital/ family status, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation.

Our external partnerships and the dedicated work we do in promoting a transparent and fair recruitment and selection process all contribute to the successful, inclusive and diverse culture and environment which we are proud to be a part of at Charles Taylor.

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