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Associate, Forensic Consulting

Grant Thornton
Melbourne, Australia
Closing date
Aug 3, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Associate, Forensic Consulting

Job no: 493812
Work type: Full time
Location: Melbourne
Categories: Forensics, Hybrid working

  • Permanent role - work from home options + team connection days
  • Genuine personal + professional development opportunities within a caring, supportive team environment
  • 9-day fortnight with no salary reduction

Grant Thornton Australia is one of the world's leading independently-owned and managed accounting, advisory and consulting firms.

Our culture is underpinned by a commitment to our clients, people and communities, and our promise to 'Reach for Remarkable' by providing proven expertise, principled execution, and personalised experience.

In Australia, we're proud to support the careers of over 1,500 remarkable people. With six offices nationally and partner firms in more than 145 markets, wherever you want to go, we can take you there.

About this role

We are looking for a motivated, passionate forensic accountant with business valuations experience (or a keen interest in this area) to join our Melbourne Forensic Consulting team as an Associate. You could also be someone from another accounting specialism (such as audit or private advisory) whose intellectual curiosity and investigative mindset lend themselves to a career in forensics.

There are extensive opportunities for career progression in this role - you'll enjoy a high level of autonomy and visibility, with direct access to Partners and opportunity to develop both personally and professionally, on your own terms.

The team brings together a diverse group of accomplished professionals from a range of backgrounds, offering different perspectives and skillsets and collaborating under an ethos of inclusion and belonging. They provide bespoke advice to clients on a variety of matters including business valuations, commercial loss and damage claims, insurance events and investigations.

Some of the exciting projects this team has recently worked on include:

  • Valuation of intellectual property of a hospitality franchise for Supreme Court proceedings
  • Valuation of a large Melbourne based property developer for family law proceedings
  • Dispute arising under a purchase and sale agreement for the sale of a chain of retail stores
  • Assessment of economic loss in large insurance litigation claims
  • Fraud and asset tracing investigation in the retail sector

Key responsibilities

  • Review disparate financial information and identify critical financial elements to the dispute
  • Identify documents that will assist in the determination of issues in dispute
  • Liaise with clients and referrers in relation to obtaining information and communicating outcomes
  • Detailed review and analysis of the financial performance of a business
  • Research and analysis of a variety of business, industry and economic data and information
  • Assist in the preparation of forensic accounting reports for use in a corporate or regulator / court setting

You will be encouraged to develop your commercial acumen and wider skills by participating in business development initiatives for the Forensics team, as well as building your own personal brand and network.

Skills and experience

  • Qualification(s) and / or professional accreditation(s) in a relevant discipline such as Business / Commerce, Accounting or Finance, or other relevant professional or overseas qualification(s)
  • Significant experience in an accounting environment preparing business valuation reports and commercial loss and damage reports for disputes
  • Fluent written and spoken communication skills, as well as excellent report-writing and presentation skills
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills, approaching scenarios with an open mind and strong attention to detail
  • Well organised with and developed time management skills, with the ability to adhere to strict deadlines and initiative to adapt to rapidly changing circumstances
  • Strong IT literacy, including use of Microsoft Office suite (primarily Excel)

If you're interested in this role but don't feel that you match every single one of our requirements, we would still love to hear from you and explore the unique skillset and attributes that you can bring to the team.

Reach your remarkable

At Grant Thornton we do things differently because we understand that when you strive for better and care about what you do remarkable things are possible. We're a dynamic and authentic mix of backgrounds, perspectives and ways of thinking. We're driven by our shared purpose - we care for our people, clients and communities and support them to thrive.

With us, you'll be exposed to challenging and rewarding opportunities - building your confidence and capabilities at every step. You'll be supported, motivated and inspired by a team of passionate and caring collaborators and leaders. You'll be empowered to build a career path that's tailored to you and encouraged to make a meaningful difference. And we'll make sure the excellence you deliver and the impact you make is always seen, felt and celebrated.

Remarkable perks that put you first:

  • Flexible working options available
  • Support to undertake CA or other postgrad study
  • Structured learning and development at all career levels
  • Fully funded gym membership | Health Insurance discounts
  • And many more!

Need some help applying or participating in the recruitment process?

We are committed to ensuring our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible for anyone who wishes to apply, and we warmly encourage applications from individuals from diverse backgrounds including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, those in the LGBTQI+ community and individuals who identify as having a disability or are neurodivergent. Click here for more information about how we support Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Grant Thornton.

Should you have questions or require any adaptations or additional support for your individual circumstances so you may perform at your best during the application or recruitment process please contact Sarah McGrory from our Talent Acquisition team on

As we provide fair consideration and evaluation to a high volume of applications, we endeavour to provide feedback on your application at the earliest opportunity.

Advertised: 01 Jul 2024 AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close:

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