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2020 Industry Placement Year, Forensic Investigations | Forensic & Litigation Consulting

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About Forensic Investigations

The Forensic Investigations team at FTI Consulting is an internationally recognised leader in independent investigations services to the business and legal community.

We work with law firms, corporates and regulators to establish the facts behind business critical allegations relating to fraud, bribery and corruption and other financial crimes.

We analyse financial information and electronic communications, and interview witnesses and suspects, to determine answers to questions such as:

  • Who authorised the transaction?
  • What was the chronology of events?
  • When did the losses commence?
  • Where did the monies or assets go?
  • Why didn't anyone spot the problem earlier?
  • How does the company ensure it does not happen again?

"Forensic" means "suitable for use in a court of law", and our work often forms part of legal proceedings, be it criminal, civil or regulatory.

What You’ll Do:

During your Industry Placement Year in the Forensic Investigations team, you will be exposed to a broad range of forensic and investigative work from day one.

The kind of work you do will be project-specific, but will often fall under one of the following: 

  • Conducting investigative research into companies and individuals, either in preparation for or as part of project work;
  • Performing high-level and detailed analysis of an entity’s financial records;
  • Reviewing an entity’s internal and external emails to corroborate financial findings and build your understanding of the allegations;
  • Summarising your findings for team members orally or in the form of memoranda, presentations or reports;
  • Attending project meetings with clients and their internal and external legal advisers; and
  • Assisting with investigative interviews.

What are some examples of our work? 

Uncovering bribery and corruption 

After a blue chip multinational received an anonymous report alleging bribery in the firm’s African health food business, FTI Consulting was called in to investigate. Our consultants collected and reviewed a large amount of financial data as well as internal and external communications from the entity’s staff and interviewed a number of those staff members in order to corroborate or dismiss the allegations. Our findings were used to determine whether the entity had an obligation to report to the authorities in the jurisdictions in which it operates. 

Financial misconduct investigation 

When allegations surfaced online about the conduct of a Forex broker, FTI Consulting was engaged by investors to determine whether the allegations had any merit. Our consultants performed an investigation at the firm’s European headquarters which included detailed walkthrough testing of the payments system involving the flow of funds between high-risk jurisdictions. We were also required to extract and analyse a large volume of data to test the firm’s trade execution system amid fraud accusations from some of its previous customers. 

The Liquidation Trustee of Bernard L Madoff Investment Securities LLC 

The largest reported Ponzi scheme in US history. We were retained for global investigative fact gathering, forensic accounting, complex financial and enterprise data analytics, electronic discovery, econometric analysis, expert witness and trial services. 

How You’ll Grow: 

You will undertake a 12 month placement running from September 2020 to August 2021 in our London offices, with a competitive salary, plus a discretionary bonus.

You will have the opportunity to apply your skills and intellect to real-world financial and business issues which will help develop you into an industry-leading consultant. You will collaborate with team members on project design, perform research and analysis, and develop insights and conclusions.

Our work often takes us to exciting parts of the world so you may have the chance to work on assignments abroad or in collaboration with members of our global team.

We are committed to developing professionals with outstanding consultancy and investigation skills that take on real responsibility in a collaborative and supportive work environment.

Your Performance Coach will work with you to develop a bespoke training and development plan. You will also have access to our comprehensive in-house learning and development programme as well as the chance to work with industry experts on interesting and challenging projects that will develop your technical and professional capabilities.

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Achieved AAB or equivalent
  • Achieved 2:1 or above in first year
  • Cover letter to include motivation to work in Forensic Investigations team at FTI Consulting
  • CV to include academic performance at university and results of A-level or equivalent qualifications

Our Benefits

Apart from the well-structured career path and excellent team environment, our employees enjoy a variety of perks and benefits. Our benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Competitive salary and bonus plans
  • Generous paid holidays and paid time off
  • Annual paid volunteer hours
  • Corporate matching for charitable donations
  • Free snacks and drinks.


How to Apply

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  • 2:1 and above (expected)
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