What makes us unique? With more than 5,000 employees located in offices in every corner of the globe, we are the firm our clients call when their most important issues are at stake. Regardless of what level you are, you will have the opportunity to work alongside and learn from top experts in your field on high-profile engagements that impact history. Our culture is collaborative, and we value diversity, recognition, development and making a difference in our communities.
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:
"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.
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:
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.
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.
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: