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Forensic Investigation Officer

72% Flex
Full Remote
Full time
39 - 50 K yearly
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Forensic Investigation Officer

72% Flex
Remote: Full Remote
Contract: Full time
Salary: 39 - 50K yearly
Work from: United Kingdom

Offer summary

Qualifications: Accountancy experience and/or experience in law firms, Experience of analyzing complex information, Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, Flexibility, tenacity, and ability to adjust priorities quickly.

Key responsabilities:

  • Manage a portfolio of cases and investigate financial discrepancies
  • Analyze complex financial data and gather evidence remotely and on-site
  • Compile clear and factual reports for regulatory decisions
  • Represent the organization in court and present investigation findings
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Solicitors Regulation Authority
Legal ServicesSME

501 - 1000 Employees

Job description

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Contract Type
Working Pattern
Full time - flexible working may be considered
Working Hours
35 hours per week
£38,680 - £45,500 outside London, £42,741 - £50,278 for London; and depending on knowledge, skills and experience + £5600 Car allowance
Location Options
Home based with travel
Function Type

We are looking to recruit field-based Forensic Investigation Officers.

The role

Working in this high-profile role, you will manage your own portfolio of cases, investigate financial discrepancies and inaccuracies and analyse complex information and data.

You will attend law firms throughout England and Wales to determine whether there has been serious professional misconduct which includes breaches of the accounts rules.

You will gather evidence, both remotely and onsite, interview key individuals and obtain witness statements. You will compile robust, easily readable and factual reports of the findings that will inform our regulatory decisions. This could lead us to take disciplinary proceedings or to close a law firm. You will also represent the SRA in court, giving evidence of your investigation’s findings.

You will need to understand our Standards and Regulations and have an accounting knowledge including how solicitors record and account for client money. You will also need to be able to analyse complex numerical and financial information.

What is in it for you?

  • Use your skills to analyse complex information and accounts, identify breaches and present information clearly to highlight serious professional misconduct

  • Enjoy a varied role - one day you could be investigating money laundering whilst the next you could be interviewing a victim of cyber fraud
  • Be at the front-line in protecting the public interest, where no two days are the same
  • Enjoy the flexibility of working in the field with the comfort of being part of a small, motivated and supportive team of investigators
  • Exposure to investigations that are highly sensitive in nature and may gain high levels of media interest.

What we are looking for

  • Accountancy experience and/or experience in law firms or similar regulatory or investigative environments
  • Experience of analysing complex information
  • Excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing
  • Flexibility, tenacity and ability to adjust priorities at short notice.

Useful and additional information

There is a full role profile included at the bottom of this advert.

Salary range for a Birmingham based role is £38,680 - £45,500, and £42,741 - £50,278 for a London based role, and an offer will be dependent on demonstrable knowledge, skills and experience the successful candidate can bring to the role.

The role is field-based and will require extensive travel throughout England and Wales including to our main office in Birmingham. A car allowance of £5,600 per annum (subject to minimum mileage criteria) and appropriate equipment will be provided to allow you to work in the field.

To apply

Select the apply button at the bottom of the advert. Please upload two documents; a CV and cover letter. Your cover letter should be no more than two sides of A4 and provide examples which demonstrate how you meet the essential criteria listed under the ‘What we are looking for’ section above.

The closing date of this advert is 20 February 2023 at 09:00, however we may choose to close this at an earlier date. If you are interested, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Assessments will take place virtually from 1 to 3 March.

Interview will take place virtually from 15 to 17 March.

To find out more about the recruitment and selection process and how to make the most of your application, please visit our jobs pages.

If you have any questions that aren’t answered in the advert or on our website, please email

The SRA is the independent regulator of solicitors and law firms in England and Wales, protecting consumers and supporting the rule of law and the administration of justice. We do this by overseeing all education and training requirements necessary to practise as a solicitor, licensing individuals and firms to practise, setting the standards of the profession and regulating and enforcing compliance against these standards.
We offer an inclusive, supportive and friendly working environment and the chance to develop your career within a professional organisation. We are committed to the health and wellbeing of staff, helping everyone to strike a good balance between personal and professional life.

Additionally, we provide a generous flexible benefits package, including gym membership with a tax only cost, an excellent defined contribution pension scheme and an additional 3% of annual basic salary upon successful completion of probation.

Vacancy closing date: 20/02/2023, 09:00

The Solicitors Regulation Authority is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

Diversity and inclusion is central to everything we do. We are actively committed to promoting and participating in good practice in the way that we attract, recruit and retain staff.

Everyone is encouraged to bring their whole self to work because we appreciate the value that a truly diverse workforce brings to an organisation. We celebrate difference, recognising the benefits this brings to our inclusive culture, including age, disability, gender identity and expression, religion, race, sex, sexual orientation and socio economic background.

We are a Stonewall Top 100 Employer, a member of ENEI, a disability confident employer and we are happy to talk flexible working.

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  • Use analytical skills to identify breaches and misconduct
  • Adapt to different investigative tasks each day
  • Work effectively in a diverse, small, and supportive team environment
  • Exercise flexibility while ensuring professionalism in field-based travel

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