Disputes, Manager, London
Our clients are looking to us to help them resolve complex commercial disputes and, ultimately, to help safeguard the value of their businesses. Supporting our clients in their disputes is about providing robust independent views that bring together deep forensic accounting knowledge, sector insight and experience of dispute resolution forums. Our clients look to us to make it happen, and as a Disputes Manager, you’ll be right at the heart of that goal. It’s a role with far-reaching implications, so you’ll be working with stakeholders across industries with some of the most innovative technology tools available.
Our Forensic & Integrity Services team is growing, and as a Disputes Manager you’ll play a key role in that growth. Working with a diverse portfolio of clients across all industries, you’ll develop quality solutions for some of the most challenging dispute cases around. You can expect to take on a wide range of work including commercial disputes, transaction disputes, completion/earn out accounts, expert determinations and professional negligence claims – making this a great place to develop your skills and business knowledge. You will also get the opportunity to work with and learn from our diverse team of enthusiastic individuals, from graduates to senior experts with experience of having testified in all dispute resolution forums, including litigation, arbitration, adjudication and mediation.
Your key responsibilities
It’s no exaggeration to say you’ll never be doing the same task for too long. You’re likely to balance your time between liaising with our clients and their legal representatives to understand their needs and actively analysing complex data and disparate evidence. It’s all about using your technical skills to creatively assess and resolve our clients’ needs from the front lines. That means thinking differently, teaming effectively and speaking up with innovative ideas that challenge the status quo.
Skills and attributes for success
You will have knowledge and experience of some of the following:
- Strong technical accounting knowledge. Knowledge and experience in statutory auditing is preferred, but not essential.
- Quality, accuracy and very good attention to detail
- Working both independently and in multidisciplinary teams.
- Liaising with clients, in-house counsel, external legal teams, witnesses, other experts and regulatory enforcers
- Valuation and finance concepts (e.g. cost of capital, risk adjusted discount rates), and the preparation or evaluation of financial models.
- Excellent analytical skills and the ability to quickly understand, digest, explain and analyse financial and non-financial information. Modelling, testing and documenting financial scenarios and anticipating challenges
- Critically analysing strengths/weaknesses of opposing cases, formulating alternative damage scenarios and advising on strategic implications
- Presenting (in spoken and written form) complex financial and non-financial information clearly, persuasively and in simple language.
- Preparation of expert witness reports including review, analysis and verification of evidence
- Different dispute resolution mechanisms (e.g. litigation, arbitration, mediation, regulatory/competition tribunals)
- Leading or contributing to business development / marketing initiatives and developing your own professional network
To qualify for the role you must have
- Strong academic record including a degree (in any subject)
- Professional accountancy qualification or similar professional qualification
- Skills in Excel, Word, PowerPoint
- Strong English language report writing skills
- A good general business understanding and commercial awareness, with an interest in law and legal matters.
What we look for
We’re interested in individuals with a genuine creative vision and the confidence to make it happen. You can expect plenty of autonomy in this role, so you’ll also need the ability to take initiative and seek out opportunities to improve our current relationships and processes. If you’re serious about disputes and ready to take on some of our clients’ most complex issues, this role is for you.
What working at EY offers
We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:
- Support and coaching from some of the most engaging colleagues around
- Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
- The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you
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