Consulting – Senior Associate – Financial Investigation and Dispute Advisory Services
As a Senior Associate in the Financial Investigation and Dispute Advisory Services (FIDS) practice, you will work with a team of experienced CPAs, CFEs, and other consultants and business leaders on a variety of engagements where your ideas will directly contribute to the team’s successes. Job responsibilities for this position include evaluating and analyzing complex litigation and financial disputes, preparing well-reasoned and transparent analyses and reporting results to project leaders.
You will be requested to take substantial responsibility in performing analytical and investigative services to attorneys, legal counsel, audit committees, government agencies, regulators, corporate boards, insurance companies, law enforcement, and management of companies. In addition, you will be expected to balance strong accounting and financial technical expertise with analytical creativity and problem solving skills to meet the unique needs and requirements of each engagement.
Examples of specific assignments could include:
Providing analytical and investigative services in commercial disputes requiring the review and analysis of legal pleadings, the careful review of documents and information produced in the matter, and preparing various analyses to support expert witness reports.
Assisting with financial investigations and complex litigation related to embezzlement, whistleblower, financial reporting fraud, foreign corrupt practices act, loan fraud, fidelity claims, claw back litigation, construction fraud, Ponzi schemes, health care fraud, fraudulent conveyance, purchase price disputes, royalty audit, related party transactions, billing disputes, bankruptcy fraud, securities fraud, anti-money laundering, and other matters.
Examples of the candidate’s responsibilities include:
Reviewing information, compiling documents, organizing working papers and evaluating early case management;
Assisting with litigation discovery, document requests, preparing questions for witnesses, and preparation of interrogatories;
Analyzing financial statements, accounting records and tax returns;
Analyzing and reconstructing fraudulent transactions, complex transactions, financial statements, tracing funds and other assets, etc.;
Data mining and analysis, including database construction of financial records, accounting data, database extracts, etc.;
Performing electronic reviews of evidence;
Preparation of complex spreadsheets and models;
Developing damages models and calculating damages, including lost profits, reasonable royalty, unjust enrichment, diminution in value, increased costs, etc.
Preparing industry and market research and market competitive assessments
Assisting with the preparation of expert and other reports, affidavits, and other client deliverables (demonstrative tables, exhibits and charts);
Assisting with the preparation of rebuttal reports and critiquing opposing expert reports;
Evaluating settlement offers
Contributing to proposals and assisting with business development activities to grow our practice (including CLE presentations, webinars, attending industry conferences, authorship of white papers, etc.)
Cultivating and maintaining positive, productive, and professional relationships with colleagues and clients
B.S. / B.A. degree or equivalent in Accounting, Finance or Economics from an accredited university
Two (2) to six (6) years of work experience providing litigation, investigation, and forensic accounting services
Attained or progress towards attaining CPA, CFE, CFF, ABV, or ASA certifications
Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
Willingness to travel to client sites and other RSM offices as needed
Flexibility to meet client deadlines/demands and eagerness to exceed client expectations
Eagerness and willingness to learn, work and develop in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
Demonstrated ability to work independently (within a team environment) to gather facts, organize data, analyze financial statements and other financial data, and identify relevant issues
Strong verbal and writing and communication skills and ability to communicate complex information in a clear and concise manner
Self-starter who can work independently with minimal supervision, has the ability to balance multiple priorities, has strong organizational and time management skills, and has a natural aptitude for solving problems
CPA, CFE, CFF certifications
Experience with a "Big 4" or national consulting firm providing litigation consulting, financial investigation, and forensic accounting services
Database experience with IDEA, ACL, MS Access, SQL and/or other data analysis software programs