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Apprentice Forensic Accountant Associate

Reference No: 35549
Lit Acc
Weekly salary
Hours per week
M33 7BP

About this opportunity

Lit Acc are looking for a driven individual with a genuine desire to pursue a career in forensic accounting and financial investigations. You will work with a leading forensic accountant gaining first-hand technical and commercial experience.

The apprentice will be exposed to a range of cases/projects in the following areas:

Criminal defence
• Pre-trial criminal investigations (e.g. fraud, money laundering, theft, modern-day slavery)
• Post-trial confiscation proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
• Civil investigations under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (e.g. unexplained wealth orders, asset freezing orders, cash forfeiture etc)

Commercial disputes
• Partnership, shareholder and probate disputes
• Loss of profits and business interruption claims
• Warranties/SPA disputes
• Completion accounts disputes
• Matrimonial disputes
• Company and share valuations
• Forensic analysis/investigation to identify income and assets
• Tax implications on split of assets

• Tax investigations
• Accounting investigations
• Fraud investigations

Role responsibilities
• Use forensic accounting tools to convert and interrogate data
• Conduct research for use in cases/projects (e.g. researching Companies House, Land Registry and other subscription based source of information)
• Verification of data to source documentation
• Conduct financial review and analysis and advising the forensic accountant on patterns and areas of further investigation
• Basic financial modelling
• Apply basic understanding of accounting and tax rules/principles
• Verbal and written communication of findings
• Prepare financial information and analysis for use in court cases and board meetings
• Assist in drafting expert reports and conducting quality control checks
• Attend client meetings
• Administrative tasks (scanning, printing and copying)
• Support in scoping new cases/projects and preparing fee estimates
• Support in firm marketing activities
• Attend networking events

How you will be supported:
Full training and support will be provided by The Growth Company to help you achieve your apprenticeship and reach your full potential in your role.

What will happen next:
New applicants to The Growth Company who meet any basic entry requirements of the role will be contacted within two working days to be invited to meet a member of our team. You will then have the opportunity to find out:
• More about this vacancy and any others you are suitable for
• Any training you need to complete
• What the next steps will be

How you could get there
If you would be catching public transport for this role, visit the Journey Planner on to see how you would get there and how long it would take.

What you should have to apply

• Grade 6/B or above in GCSE English and Maths - essential
• AAT level 2 qualified or part-qualified accountant - essential
• A-level qualifications including Maths - desirable
• A university graduate (not in accounting) - desirable

Personal Qualities

• Enthusiastic
• Willing to learn
• Forensic accounting career aspirations
• Uses initiative


• Intermediate to advance user of Excel, Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
• Analytical, methodical and logical mindset
• Detail oriented (delivering high quality and accurate work)
• Exceptional client service centric
• Strong numerical, verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to work towards tight deadlines
• Proactive with good interpersonal skills


Trafford M33 7BP
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