Forensic Auditor or Senior Forensic Auditor - London

Forensic Auditor or Senior Forensic Auditor - London, United Kingdom
Reference No: UK/090806
Relocation Paid: Negotiable
Salary: £45,000.00 - £80,000.00 PA
Other Compensation: bonus potential and outstanding benefits
Degree Required: Bachelor's Degree/3-4 Year Degree - Accounting, Finance, or related

Why is This a Great Opportunity?
The Forensic Auditor or Senior Forensic Auditor (Europe/Middle East/Africa – EMEA) position is an exciting and challenging "virtual office" opportunity for a forensic accounting/fraud professional who seeks to advance existing skills and also contribute to building a new corporate function in a fast-paced & diverse international business.  The Forensic Auditor or Senior Forensic Auditor role will be a member of the recently launched IAD organization focused on fraud and compliance risks – the Forensic Audit & Compliance Team.  You will be a vital member of a US-based global-leader in manufacturing and technology.  This position comes with numerous rotational opportunities into other vertical career tracks within the EMEA, the US, or other global locations.

This role requires the ability to frequently work effectively on an independent basis, drive timelines and results, and also be able to work as a role-player contributing within a team setting.  Candidates must be experienced in handling confidential matters and sensitive information.  This is a virtual office role (meaning the employee will be based in their home country), which involves approximately 35-50% travel, largely within the EMEA region

Job Description
Specific job responsibilities of a Forensic Auditor or Senior Forensic Auditor include:
Perform FCPA/anti-bribery reviews, financial statement fraud analysis, antitrust reviews, compliance investigations, and innovation program initiatives – both independently and within the context of large team audit projects

Coach and train Finance & Operations audit teams in compliance risks, such as FCPA/anti-bribery, antitrust, fraud risks, interviewing, and leading edge data analysis techniques.  Coach IAD personnel in the field in effective performance of related work modules, including scoping, analysis, targeted sampling techniques, and evaluating audit evidence for indications of potential issues

Present results and key insights to IAD leadership and other business leaders

Drive innovation and present new ideas for high-impact, high-value forensic intervention & support

Experience/ Requirements:
3-5 years (Forensic Auditor) or 6-8 years (Senior Forensic Auditor) finance/accounting fraud related experience required

Must include anti-bribery/anti-corruption (FCPA/UK Bribery Act) experience

Expert level skills in spreadsheet & database programs (MS Excel & MS Access, Idea, ACL, SQL, or any similar platforms)

Effective oral and written communication skills, including presentation and report writing experience

Experience in advanced data/statistical  analysis tools such as Tableau, Qlik, Spotfire, Alteryx, Attivio, Palantir, SPSS or R a strong plus

Experience in multiple linear regression analysis, Markov Chain Monte Carlo simulation, agent-based modeling, discrete event modeling, Bayesian inference, or other advanced methods a strong plus

Relevant interviewing training and experience a strong plus

CFE, CPA, MBA, or JD a plus

Microsoft Specialist, Technical Design Authority, Cloud Specialist (TDA) - London

Microsoft Specialist, Technical Design Authority, Cloud Specialist (TDA) - London, United Kingdom
Reference No: UK/090807
Relocation Paid: No. Home working in teh UK is fine
Salary: £50,000.00 - £70,000.00 PA

Why is This a Great Opportunity?
Our client, a global ERP Software Vendor is looking for a Managed Cloud Technical Authority (Microsoft Specialist) to provide in-depth technical expertise to the managed cloud operations teams and own the overall design of the vendors managed cloud services which are based on Microsoft technologies.
Unlike other roles which may appear similar to this Managed Cloud Technical Authority (Microsoft Specialist) role, this company is a global software vendor with numerous products which need moving from on-premise to cloud. There are a lot of contractors focussing on moving an organisation’s IT platforms into the cloud. Unlike that, this is not a “one-off” activity – once you have migrated your on-premise solutions into the cloud it’s done, it’s not a recurring activity.
Whilst there are certainly very clear parallels between that activity and with what this global software vendor is looking for, it’s not the same. The difference being that we they are designing platforms to run their own software in the cloud for multiple customers.

Job Description
Managed Cloud Technical Authority (Microsoft Specialist)
The primary responsibilities of the role can be sub-divided into two distinct categories – Technical Design Authority and Operational Support.

Technical Design Authority
As a Technical Design Authority for the Managed Cloud, this role is responsible for the overall technical architecture design of the software vendor's Managed Cloud services built upon the Microsoft technology stack.
Responsibilities include:
Working with the Managed Service Provider and Global Cloud Team to maintain and continuously optimise the standard template technical architecture design of Managed Cloud solutions.

Establishing and defining permissible variations on the standard template design to meet diverse requirements from customers, the vendor's regions and projects while remaining supportable from a Managed Service perspective.

Continuously developing the design to maximise efficiency and to leverage 3rd party capabilities where beneficial (e.g. New facilities provided by the Azure platform or by the Managed Service Provider).

Extending and enhancing the design to support new and evolving product and service requirements.

Defining and continuously updating permissible software versions and mandatory patches for 3rd party products upon which the vendor's solutions are dependent (e.g. SQL Server database, SSIS, IIS and Apache, Azure IoT services, etc). Ensuring these software components remain supportable and fit for purpose, including appropriate patches or configurations to protect against critical bugs or vulnerabilities.

Working closely with other members of the team to ensure consistency and efficient interoperability with services built on the Oracle technology stack.

Operational Support
The role is also responsible for providing deep technical skills as required in support of operational service delivery. This includes hands-on activity supporting the Managed Service Provider when necessary, as well as helping to improve operational processes on both a proactive and reactive basis. Responsibilities include:
Technical Reference Point. (Providing access to deep technical knowledge and experience by assisting the operational Managed Service Team with the most complex technical queries (as required, by exception).

Operational Root Cause analysis, Process Improvement and Process Optimisation

Undertaking root cause analysis of complex technical issues encountered during live customer operations and recommending process, design or operational improvements to prevent recurrence.

Investigating and recommending improvements to operational processes to improve efficiency, automate routine tasks and adopt industry best practice.

Working with the Global Cloud team and Managed Service Provider to implement recommended improvements.

Coordination of Changes Required to Adhere to Current Design
Working closely with the Managed Service Provider to identify mandatory changes required to keep existing environments up to date with current template design (e.g. Critical patches or security updates, upgrade of end-of-life products, etc).

The candidate
The successful candidate will have a good technical understanding of the Microsoft technology stack including SQL Server database, SSIS, IIS, Azure IoT services, and significant hands-on systems engineering experience of designing, implementing and supporting production systems based upon these technologies. Experience of implementing and managing customer production environments including a strong awareness of customer-driven priorities and commercial pressures is essential. An understanding of the Microsoft Azure platform and of Cloud Computing in general is highly desirable.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record working with a wide range of teams including R&D, sales, and consulting services. They will work effectively in a distributed multi-discipline team and must be highly self-motivated and proactive, with excellent problem solving and communication skills.

The following characteristics are also highly desirable:
Drive to get self and others to achieve tasks and overcome problems.

Be proactive and energetic in the work situation, seeking to get things done and at the same time deal with a variety of tasks.

Be confident when dealing with negative people and encourage them to contribute with imaginative solutions to difficult problems.

Exemplary interpersonal skills. The ability to interact effectively at all levels internally and within customer organisations.

Architecture and Technology:
SQL Server Database
SQL Server add-on services including PowerBI, Integration, Reporting and Analysis
Azure IoT services
Network architectures
Cloud Technology (Microsoft Azure)

The qualities identified for the candidate require the following behavioural competencies
Ability to deliver
Ability to persuade
Commercial awareness
Ability to influence

Base location
Flexibility exists regarding the base location of the holder of this role. Some international travel will be required when the need dictates. Home working is fine for the most part.