For our clients Hinksford is one of the UK’s leading recruiters of Forensic Accountants, Investigators and Analysts. In keeping with the nature of Forensic & Disputes investigations, Hinksford sometimes recruits for jobs and positions which are not broadly advertised.

Below are some general pointers on the competencies and experience that our clients expect to see from a Hinksford forensic candidate. If you would like further details of current opportunities, please contact your specialist Hinksford consultant, or email: All contact is treated in the strictest confidence.

Entry Level:

Our forensic clients’ requirements at the most junior level are for qualified Chartered Accountants who demonstrate excellent technical ability, confident interpersonal credibility and who more generally meet the firm’s required level of consulting and organisational competencies.

Characteristically forensic accountants are also expected to demonstrate an innate curiosity and strong verbal, numerical and analytical skills.

The successful entry level applicants tend to come from a background that has required them to exercise their accountancy knowledge in the analysis and interpretation of financial statements and other data. As such, successful candidates can often come from a variety of career paths including statutory audit, transaction services or insolvency.

It is seen as particularly advantageous for entry level candidates to be adept at excel modelling or have had some exposure to the use of forensic technology and data analysis software.

Experienced Hires:

In addition to expectations placed on entry level candidates, the more experienced forensic accountants will meet the more senior level management, organisation and marketing competencies and on the technical side be expected to have proficiency in investigating or analysing the quantum relating to scenarios such as:

  • Loss of Profits
  • Business interruption claims
  • Commercial and contractual disputes
  • Shareholder and Partnership disputes
  • Compulsory Purchase Orders
  • Professional Negligence
  • Trust litigation

Non-Accountancy Forensic Specialists:

For Forensic Accounting Boutiques and the Forensic and Disputes Investigations Practices of the big accountancy firms Hinksford also recruits partners and staff  in the following fields:

  • Non-accountancy Investigations specialists
  • Litigation Support personnel
  • Economic Consulting and Competition experts
  • Intellectual Property and Royalties specialists
  • FCPA and Proceeds of Crime Act and Bribery Act forensic accountants
  • Insurance Claims investigators
  • Corporate Intelligence and Integrity Due Diligence Investigators
  • Fraud Risk Management Advisors
  • Financial Crime, Anti-Money Laundering (AML) experts from within the Financial Services sector

Hinksford is one of the UK’s few specialist accountancy recruiters with an international network of clients and candidates involved in Forensic Accounting, Fraud & Disputes Investigations and Corporate Intelligence services. For more information on the latest forensic accounting jobs and partner opportunities, jobs please email us at

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