Forensic Accountant, Senior Consultant, Forensic & Integrity Services - Melbourne


  • Be part of a high-performing, supportive culture
  • Variety of work and career development opportunities

  • Work with iconic government and industry clients

About EY

The opportunity

We are looking for a Forensic Accountant (Senior Consultant) within the Forensics & Integrity Services team in our Melbourne office. This role is offered on a full-time basis.

In this role you will be working on some of the largest, high profile disputes, investigations and regulatory matters in one of the most exciting areas of professional services. You will work alongside an experienced leadership group that is focused on driving growth in the market.

The successful candidate will join one of Oceania’s fastest growing forensic practices. The multi-disciplined FIS team includes accountants, risk managers, technology specialists and former regulatory and law enforcement professionals.

Your key responsibilities
  • Working as part of a team on engagements, such as disputes, fraud and misconduct investigations or regulatory matters

  • Conducting a wide range of tasks, for example, financial analysis, document review and reporting

  • Working closely with major clients to understand complex forensic accounting issues and ensuring high quality project delivery

  • Liaising with key stakeholders, including corporate clients, lawyers, insurers and Partners

  • Drafting investigation and expert witness reports, ensuring high quality project delivery

  • Contributing to the development of the FIS team as a whole

Skills and attributes for success
  • Previous work experience as a forensic accountant, corporate compliance or risk management professional or external auditor

  • Experience working within a similar professional services environment

  • Membership with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (“CAANZ”) (or equivalent) or be undertaking studies to be admitted to CAANZ

  • Report writing skills and attention to detail is a must

  • High proficiency with excel and financial models

  • A willingness to travel within Australia and abroad

Ideally, you’ll also have
  • High analytical focus and drive for professional scepticism

  • Ability to solve problems
  • A strong client service focus
  • Ability to develop existing client relationships
  • Ability to be flexible and responsive to changing circumstances and deal with uncertainty
  • Resilience and the ability to work under pressure
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Enthusiasm and an appetite for professional development