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Senior Advisor – Investigation at Anjarwalla & Khanna


Accounting, Auditing & Finance

KES Confidential
3 weeks ago

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Job Description

Anjarwalla & Khanna (A&K) is the largest corporate law firm in Eastern Africa, with over 90 lawyers, and is generally considered the leading full-service corporate law firm in Kenya. Our clients include some of the most sophisticated international and regional businesses, including listed companies, banking and financial institutions, insurance companies, private equity funds, venture capital and institutional equity investors, telecommunication companies, project developers and financiers, multilateral lenders, industrial and commercial companies, real estate developers, professional firms as well as government and public organizations. The firm has offices in both Nairobi and Mombasa, Kenya’s main commercial centres. A&K has also established an office in Dubai. Anjarwalla Collins Haidermota (AC&H), a legal consultancy firm that provides corporate and commercial legal services, is the first African firm to be licensed in the UAE. Through AC&H, we are able to seamlessly service clients based in the Middle East on their transactions in Africa.

Roles and responsibilities

We are seeking a high calibre  Senior Advisor  to join our leading  Forensics, Risk and Investigations  department. The role will report to Directors within the Department.

The areas of responsibility include :

Plan, lead and perform investigations of fraud or misconduct in accordance with applicable professional standards. Collaborate with management to provide risk and advisory services. Support the preparation of reports and presentations for client boards and management teams related to risk advisory and investigation matters. Co-ordinating Forensics, Risk and Compliance assignments and ensure that related objectives on such engagements are effectively met and adequately reported to the clients. Guide colleagues on engagements and act as a subject matter expert on specific professional skill requirements – whether investigation, internal audit/risk or technology audits and/or data analysis. Conduct business development and onboarding of new clients with the goal of growing the practice. Undertake and support continuous business development activities in pursuit of achieving business targets, profit objectives and efficient delivery. Provide technical knowledge and coaching to other members of staff as well as create awareness on the Forensics Service offerings. This role has an increasing focus on providing value to our clients through proactive risk solutions. The Senior Advisor will also support the prevention and detection of misconduct by engaging in risk assessments and client trainings. The Senior Advisor will also partner with other practices across the firm to provide solutions to clients.


Experience and personal qualities

A bachelor’s degree or above in Commerce, Business administration, Economics, Finance, Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology or related field. A Diploma in a related field will be considered if combined with significant years of experience in a fast-paced Forensics, Investigations, or internal audit role/ environment. Professional qualifications in Forensics/ Internal Audit and a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) or equivalent international certification. At least three to five years’ experience in a fast-paced organisation within a Forensics and Investigations or Internal Audit department. If the latter, regular experience undertaking investigations as well as internal audit assignments. Ability to work accurately with minimal supervision, manage multiple and shifting priorities, and consistently meet deadlines. Effective leadership experience in overseeing and managing the work of professionals in both direct and indirect reporting relationships. Ability to use good judgement to analyse and problem solve to maintain and improve operational accuracy and efficiency. Experience in internally managing large and complex engagement across countries as part of a centralized function and externally cultivating strong relationships with multiple stakeholders. Excellent project management skills. Proficient in the use of IT Systems including Microsoft Office packages. Knowledge of forensic technology tools will be a value add. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and an ability to communicate clearly with a range of people from diverse backgrounds.

The following  personal qualities  are preferred:

The ability to multi-task in a complex and demanding environment. The ability to build and maintain highly effective working relationships with a range of people (both internally and externally). Strong attention to detail, and excellent time management skills. Strong ethical integrity. Keen eye for detail. A commitment to teamwork and working in a professional manner. Enthusiastic, diplomatic, and calm under pressure. Ability to develop creative ideas and transform them into practical reality. Action-orientated, entrepreneurial, and innovative. A commitment to A&K’s mission and strong ethical integrity. Willingness to travel or work from Tanzania/Senegal/Zambia/Dubai and Nigeria

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