Associate Director Forensics – Dubai, United Arab Emirates


Key Responsibilities

Post Graduate qualifications – CFE and ACAMS

Thorough knowledge and understanding of forensic service offerings.

Experience in Sanctions screening and transaction monitoring systems

Development of and validation of compliance screening and monitoring systems

Implementation support for compliance monitoring systems

Ability to create a portfolio of business

Independently managing complex assignments from commencement till the conclusion

Strong understanding of Risk Management during engagements.

Thorough knowledge and understanding of the global/ local risk management procedures and ability to ensure its compliance in day-to-day forensic operations/ assignments.

Supervise and manage less experienced staff members on various assignments

Focus and contribute to the business development activities of the department

Ability to lead client meetings, clearly understand the objective and scope of work, responsible for preparing proposals/ terms of reference for the client

Ability to manage multiple engagements and practice development initiatives

Ability to conduct investigation interviews with no supervision.

Ability to prepare forensic reports/deliverables without supervision.

Strong knowledge of forensic market globally and regionally.

Responsible for the allocation of work amongst the junior staff members

Coaches less experienced staff in the department especially with reference to the guidance on risk management procedures, sharing of technical knowledge on the assignments, proposal and report writing, preparation of working paper file, collection of relevant documents as support etc.

Experience acting as a performance manager

Relevant Advisory Skills And Behaviors

Links the activities of the department to own firm’s business strategy

Questions current practices by thinking about the longer-term impact and wider implications

Emphasizes and builds the value of service offered to the client

Takes firm and decisive action when a situation requires intervention

Makes decisions independently, without unnecessarily referring to others

Shows and instills enthusiasm in others to achieve desired results

Encourages others to maintain a consistent and steady motivation or pace

Identifies lessons learned from challenging incidents

Puts procedures in place to avoid common problems from occurring again

Develops, updates, and follows own personal development plan

Gives others the opportunity to take on new tasks and responsibilities

Establishes and manages a clear set of standards for others to work within

Encourages others to get the most out of their development opportunities

Evaluates performance and takes appropriate action

Manages the expectations of people regarding career development and progression

Balances a concern for tasks with consideration for others

Consults others regularly on matters relevant to them

Celebrates success at work appropriately

Initiates smarter ways of working by making improvements to processes and looking for efficiency enhancements

Provides clear rationale and supporting data to justify recommended solutions

Considers the practicalities and costs involved when proposing a solution to a problem

Addresses objections from others by responding with well reasoned responses

Provides persuasive and self-assured responses to challenging questions

Negotiates effectively by identifying common ground and potential solutions that are beneficial to all parties.

Educates clients on legislative and compliance issues

Identifies and assigns roles and responsibilities so that the best service possible is delivered to the client

Monitors and evaluates multiple or complex projects regularly to check how they are proceeding against deadlines and budget

Prioritizes issues by using clear project management principles

Manages conflicting demands and priorities

Manages client expectations over level and speed of service

Person Specifications

Strong AML/ Financial Crime background and experience in the related forensic field

Excellent oral and written communication skills (proposal/ report writing, presentations)


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