G7 Advisory and Forensic Accountant
Introduction to HMRC
HMRC is the UK's tax, payments and customs authority and we have a vital purpose: we collect the money that pays for the UKâ€™s public services and help families and individuals with targeted financial support.
We have approximately 140 Advisory and Forensic Accountants within HMRC and by joining us you will be able to support HMRCâ€™s drive to tackle avoidance and criminality â€“ while making a positive difference to the nationâ€™s finances. You will play an active role in high-profile issues and ultimately your work will touch the lives of everyone in the UK.
All our Advisory and Forensic Accountants are qualified accountants, most having trained and spent many years in the profession or industry prior to joining HMRC. Importantly, you will be joining a team where we share our wealth of knowledge and breadth of experience and apply this to commercial situations, both on an advisory perspective as well as a forensic perspective (i.e. for Court).
Variety of Posts
We are seeking to fill 4 posts in two different Advisory and Forensic Accountant roles. These roles are as follows:
â€¢ For 3 of the posts, your work will principally support the following directorates:
i) Fraud Investigation Service directorate, the directorate responsible for both criminal and civil investigations as well as tackling the most serious tax evasion and fraud;
ii) Counter-Avoidance, which leads in HMRCâ€™s drive to tackle tax avoidance, combining operational and policy work on marketed avoidance; and
iii) Wealthy and Mid-sized Business Compliance / Individuals and Small Business Compliance, which are responsible for delivering operational compliance work nationwide across the full range of taxes and duties for businesses and individuals.
These posts will be available in Bristol, Nottingham and Solihull.
â€¢ For 1 of the posts, your work will principally support the Large Business customer group, which is responsible for over 2,000 of the largest businesses in the UK. This post will be available in either Edinburgh or Glasgow.
As a member of the Advisory and Forensic Accountantsâ€™ team you will:
â€¢ Be a visible leader within and outside HMRC, promoting the work of the directorates and HMRC, working cross directorate and actively implementing strategy.
â€¢ Support litigation, to include acting as an expert witness, case accountant or witness of fact. Be proactive in assisting others involved in litigation. When acting as an expert, prepare and review professional reports with both factual and opinion evidence, attending case conferences, meetings and Court appearances whilst acting with professionalism, integrity and independence at all times.
â€¢ Provide accounting advice, analysing relevant customer facts, accounting frameworks, applying precedent and, where appropriate, challenging customerâ€™s accounting analysis.
â€¢ Support risk activities, including reviewing financial statements and accounting information, meeting with customers and working with other specialists to form a view and assess impact for tax.
â€¢ Communicate, meet and negotiate with internal and external stakeholders to influence behaviour, including case teams, policy experts, other advisory and forensic accountants, courts and customers.
â€¢ Develop and provide quality accountancy training to accountancy and tax professionals. Tailor training materials and offer follow up support to delegates.
â€¢ Coach and mentor colleagues and trainees, using own skills and experience to aid their development.
â€¢ Share knowledge amongst Advisory and Forensic accountants and more widely, as appropriate, using innovative methods and digital tools.
â€¢ Assist delivery of strategic objectives, matching resource to risk, through prioritisation, work planning and national/cross directorate work sharing.