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Forensic Accountant

Sydney, Australia
Closing date
May 21, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
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Taking care of people is at the heart of everything we do, and we start by taking care of you, our valued colleague. A career at Sedgwick means experiencing our culture of caring. It means having flexibility and time for all the things that are important to you. It's an opportunity to do something meaningful, each and every day. It's having support for your mental, physical, financial and professional needs. It means sharpening your skills and growing your career. And it means working in an environment that celebrates diversity and is fair and inclusive.

A career at Sedgwick is where passion meets purpose to make a positive impact on the world through the people and organizations we serve. If you are someone who is driven to make a difference, who enjoys a challenge and above all, if you're someone who cares, there's a place for you here. Join us and contribute to Sedgwick being a great place to work.

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Forensic Accountant

As a Forensic account you will be responsible for investigate, quantify and report financial losses relating to various aspects of insurance claims including but not limited to: Business Interruption Loss, Stock/Inventory Loss and Additional Expenses.

The Forensic Accounting Services division of Sedgwick are our experts in measuring economic loss. They work extensively with both our loss adjusting colleagues and external parties, such as lawyers, to measure the value of commercial claims. Their work is varied and diverse and includes exposure to claims across a diverse range of industries such as retail, hospitality, mining and logistics.

Examples of their work includes:
  • Investigating and quantifying claims for business interruption (loss of profit)
  • Measuring and valuing large stock losses
  • Investigating and quantifying employee fraud and cybercrime
  • Measuring losses stemming from events such product recalls and third party recoveries
  • Preparing expert witness reports for matters in dispute, including personal injury

The FAS team in Australia currently comprises over 35 forensic accountants and due to our continuing growth is seeking to add additional forensic accountants across our teams in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

This is an entry-level role into forensic accounting and would involve extensive training and mentoring from members of our senior team. It would suit a candidate who has 2-3 years' experience in accounting roles within audit, insolvency, commerce or analytics and is ready to apply these skills to the specialist field of forensic accounting.

The Benefits:
  • Industry leading remuneration
  • Work with and learn from the best in the industry
  • Opportunity for career progression within a global organisation
  • Ongoing professional support and development
  • Great team culture and work environment

  • Delivering forensic accounting and investigation services to Sedgwick's clients and their legal representatives
  • Assisting with complex financial matters in a team engaged to provide advice and reports of varying types
  • Working on a portfolio of varied assignments across the Forensic Accounting business (as outlined above)

About you:
  • Degree qualified and in the process of obtaining a CA or CPA
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel
  • Ability to build financial models in Excel
  • Highly developed interpersonal and both written and verbal communication skills
  • Would describe themselves as "financially curious": a critical thinker with strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated business acumen
  • A desire to contribute to business development
  • Naturally enthusiastic and collaborative in the team

Caring Counts

It's at the heart of everything we do, and we show we care by living our five core values: Caring, Empathy, Accountability, Inclusion, Collaboration and Growth.

Sedgwick is an equal opportunity employer; we are committed to ensuring that our recruitment process is fair and accessible for all candidates.

If you require any special accommodations, we encourage you to let us know at the time of your application.

Interested in this opportunity? Please click APPLY and upload an up-to-date copy of your CV!

Why Sedgwick?

Sedgwick is a leading global provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits, and integrated business solutions. We are committed to providing excellent service to our clients and are passionate about helping them through difficult times.

With such a wide range of services, across multiple business units, we are sure to have an opportunity available that will align with what you are looking for!

Some of the Benefits of working with us are:
  • Hybrid working arrangement. #LI-Hybrid
  • Professional Development through Sedgwick Australia University
  • +0.5 % on top of Superannuation Guarantee
  • Domestic and International Career Pathways
  • Employee Resource Groups

Sedgwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you're excited about this role but your experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, consider applying for it anyway! Sedgwick is building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace and recognizes that each person possesses a unique combination of skills, knowledge, and experience. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

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