Staff Forensic Accountant

Date Posted: Posted19 days ago
Docklands VIC

Job Description

Overview: Baker Tilly US, LLP (Baker Tilly) is a leading advisory, tax and assurance firm, providing clients a genuine coast-to-coast and global advantage with critical mass and top-notch talent in major regions of the U.S. and in many of the world’s leading financial centers – New York, London, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Chicago. Baker Tilly is an independent member of Baker Tilly International, a worldwide network of independent accounting and business advisory firms in 148 territories, with 36,000 professionals and a combined worldwide revenue of $4.0 billion.
Many of Baker Tilly’s roles have the opportunity to work remotely. Please discuss with your talent acquisition professional to understand the requirements for an opportunity you are exploring.
Baker Tilly is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable federal, state or local law.
Responsibilities: Baker Tilly has an incredible career opportunity for a Consultant to join our growing Melbourne team in the Insurance and Litigation group. As a part of our team, you will find that our global brand and entrepreneurial environment will give you the support you need to build your career across a wide range of services to meet our client’s most important needs. You will also contribute to some of the most important activities in our firm which include operating and growing the business, serving the client, developing the best people, and shaping our culture.
Consultants on our Global Forensic and Litigation Services team will conduct and prepare a wide range of forensic financial analyses. A Forensic Accountant has a unique job which will require strong analytical, creative, investigative, research, communication and organisational skills, as well as familiarity with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices and procedures. Forensic Accountants will maintain excellent client relationships by delivering high quality customer service and competently completing client engagements.
It’s an exciting time to join Baker Tilly!

You will enjoy this role if:
  • You are looking for your next challenge, crave variety where no day is the same and feel your skills and experience can be better utilized
  • You maintain excellent client relationships by delivering high quality customer service and competently completing client engagements
  • You are a team player with strong communication skills and desire to work collaboratively with others to meet client needs
  • You are naturally curious, able to spot the unusual and have a tenacity to discover the cause
  • You have a willingness to look at detail, without missing or losing the ‘big picture’
  • You have a readiness to accept that everything one does might be challenged and have the confidence and resilience to handle this as well as pressure and deadlines
  • You have proven industry experience outside traditional accounting i.e. energy, mining or construction sectors would be an advantage
  • You feel valued when you are provided the resources and support to continually sharpen your technical skills and build your career now, for tomorrow


  • Complete most tasks with some supervision
    • Conduct and perform forensic financial analyses, build models, maintain documents assist in report writing, and perform quality control procedures on schedules and reports
    • Discuss and outline problems/ issues with a Manager or Partner and then act on the preferred advice
  • Carry out the quantification of claims on behalf of Insurers, Loss Adjusters, Lawyers and others
  • Analyze data and financial / non-financial information and apply a forensic approach to the work
  • Prepare clear, concise reports which can be understood by non-accountants
  • Be flexible and responsive to client needs, in particular being available for meetings at times and places stipulated by the client. This can involve working long days and tight deadlines
  • Develop and maintain excellent client relationships
  • Team player who works well with juniors, peers, seniors and all the other team members
  • Participate in Firm business development efforts, including the development of presentations and proposals
  • Represents Firm at business and community functions in order to maintain current, acquire new and expand existing client relationships
Qualifications: Requirements:
  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree is preferred
  • A minimum of 1 years of public accounting or related experience
  • Working towards the completion od a CA preferred
  • An interest in forensic accountancy and proven team-working, communication and analytical skills are all essential.
  • Individuals in this position must have demonstrated computer skills and experience with accounting software is required particularly Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Must be willing to work nontraditional business hours to meet client demands if required
  • Language skills would be beneficial, not required

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