Forensic Risk Alliance - Associate Director

We are looking for an individual who seeks exciting, long-term career challenges and has a genuine interest in the area of forensic/investigative accounting and litigation support services. Successful individuals in this field are naturally outgoing, self-motivated, possess strong communication, leadership and analytical skills, and enjoy a wide variety of work experiences and challenges. Due to having a number of clients internationally the ability to speak a foreign language in addition to English would be strongly preferred.


  • Lead and manage teams to perform complete analysis of accounting, finance, economic issues in the context of business transactions; provide recommendations where applicable

  • Ensure the review of documents to identify items relevant to investigation are delivered

  • Compile and analyse facts to formulate, substantiate and/or critique financial calculations, theories, claims, or conclusions and present business data at a high level

  • Present reports of findings including the preparation of tables, exhibits and charts

  • Lead a culture where integrity of corporate information is maintained

  • Balance multiple projects and responsibilities

  • Communicate effectively to all levels of engagement management

  • Lead a culture which demonstrates an understanding of risk associated with various engagements

  • Play a leading role in supporting the firm in its business development and marketing activities and recruitment of a professional team

Key Competencies

Planning and organizing:

  • While leading individual projects, deals with staffing issues to ensure coverage of their own, and other projects

  • Has worked with external law firms or company management to plan, structure and execute strategic work plans for long term assignments

Strategic thinking and analysis:

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Beginning to suggest new business opportunities

  • Involved in projects outside of personal expertise so as to broaden experience

  • Has an understanding of FRA's service lines and can identify cross-selling opportunities


  • Monitors budget proactively to maximize staff billing and downtime

  • Implements standards for quality and evaluates delivery against the standards

  • Monitors actual progress against work plan and budget surfacing issues proactively to avoid overruns an un-billable fees

  • Persistent diligent in overcoming obstacles to achieve goals

  • Technical knowledge/Professional development:

  • Takes responsibility for own technical and professional development

  • Informally acts as a mentor to junior staff to aid their technical and professional skills

  • Has undertaken internal training of junior staff on relevant accounting, investigatory or regulatory issues

  • Has a sound knowledge of compliance and regulatory environment

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • At least 8 years' experience of technical and financial advisory work related to accounting, forensic accounting, investigation or litigation services required; prior forensic accounting experience strongly preferred

  • Business fluency in German, Russian, Portuguese, Mandarin and/or Spanish strongly preferred.

  • Demonstrated experience in business and strategic planning, managing client relationships

  • Ability to lead, create and deliver client service work that exceeds client expectations

  • Ability to lead teams to deliver specific assignment tasks and produce relevant conclusions

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, particularly Microsoft Excel

  • Proficiency with document review platforms such as Relativity

  • Flexibility with the travel requirements of client service projects required

  • Public accounting or audit experience in a professional services firm strongly preferred

  • Professional demeanour and strong communication skills, both written and oral

  • Ability to communicate professionally both internally to partners and externally to clients and convey key assignment issues

  • A strong accounting, finance, and/or economics background required

  • Graduate diploma in accounting (or related) required

  • A track record of international assignments likely to have involved a foreign language

  • Experience in the Financial Services Industry a plus

  • A track record of overseas on-the-ground experience

This job description is to be used as a guide for accomplishing company and department objectives and is not intended, and should not be construed to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, efforts or expectations associated with a job. The management team reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties from jobs and to assign other duties as necessary.

FRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, colour, creed, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, marital status or any other category protected under applicable local law. In addition, if you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request.