Consulting - Manager - Forensic Accounting/Litigation Services

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Litigation Consulting and Forensic Accounting Investigative Services-Manager

Position Description

We are seeking a Manager of Litigation Consulting and Forensic Accounting Investigative Services to be part of our dynamic national consulting practice. You will serve as a key member of this practice, taking substantial responsibility in managing client relationships and leading complex litigation, and fraud and forensic accounting matters in the Great Lakes region.  Clients served include major law firms, insurance companies, corporate counsel, and management of companies. You will take responsibility for leading, developing and executing the consulting or expert witness engagement.  The responsibilities will include the reporting of results and potential testimony.  You will also be responsible for practice development, practice management, mentoring of staff, and developing engagement methodologies and strategy.

Experience required:

  • Practice development and management, marketing and thought leadership resulting in new business relationships to the Firm
  • Experience in managing client relationships and leveraging them to sell Firm solutions
  • Ability to exceed client expectations in a sophisticated large consulting or accounting firm environment
  • Recognition in professional organizations as a service line leader in business industries;
  • Expertise, knowledge and aptitude for developing and delivering litigation and forensic accounting investigative services solutions
  • Expertise in developing creative solutions to client's complex financial problems
  • Expertise in analyzing and applying Generally Accepted Principles ("GAAP") in litigation matters;
  • Able to attract, develop and retain the right kind of people with the right kind of talent
  • Strong writing and communication skills to communicate complex information in a clear and concise manner

Overall Responsibilities:

  • Evaluating consulting and litigation matters and early case assessment
  • Assisting with discovery on document requests and interrogatories
  • Developing damages models and calculating damages, including lost profits, reasonable royalty, unjust enrichment, diminution in value, increased costs, etc.
  • Preparing market and competitive assessments
  • Preparing industry and market research
  • Preparing Rule 26 expert reports, affidavits, and other client deliverables (tables, exhibits, and charts)
  • Preparing rebuttal reports and critiquing opposing expert reports
  • Conducting investigations 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
  • Data mining and analysis, including database construction of financial records, accounting data, and document extracts, etc.
  • Analyzing and reconstructing fraudulent transactions, complex transactions, financial statements, etc.
  • Providing clear and concise expert and/or fact witness testimony on litigation and/or arbitration matters
  • Interfacing with other practice specialties for research, collaborative analysis and damage models
  • Performing basic corporate finance computations and cash flow forecasting
  • Engaging in business development activities to grow our practice (including CLE presentations, webinars, attending industry conferences, authorship of white papers, etc.)
  • Preparing dynamic proposals
  • Cultivating and maintaining positive, productive, and professional relationships with colleagues and clients
  • Establish and maintain an effective sales and marketing process in the forensic accounting practice area
  • Pipeline of potential clients; networking with peers in other geographic markets and in other areas of assurance, tax and business consulting; and other such as providing CLE to attorneys, webinars, presentations and contributing thought leadership in practice area
  • Manage multiple, complex forensic accounting and investigation projects for clients
  • Engage proper engagement analysis and case management for appropriate engagement execution
  • Provide effective communication to both client and project team

 Specific Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with centers of influence and professionals
  • Effectively manage overall client relationships to exceed client satisfaction
  • Manage practice fundamentals (i.e. realization, utilization, leverage, accounts, receivable, and expenses)
  • Be a thought leader
  • Mentor, coach and train staff
  • Heighten the RSM brand by demonstrating thought leadership and embracing the RSM marketing campaign and programs supported by the firm
  • Promote cross selling and integrating of service line of business and more
  • Attract, develop and retain talent
  • Ensure the continuous professional development of staff is being met

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree in business or CPA
  • Professional designations preferred, i.e. CFF, CFE, ABV, CIRA, CDBV, ASA
  • Minimum of five years of experience in a public accounting or consulting firm providing litigation consulting, forensic accounting investigation, and fraud investigation services
  • Database experience with IDEA or Access software programs
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Visio
  • Demonstrate ability to work independently to gather facts, organize data, analyze financial statements and other financial data to identify relevant issues and support analytical findings
  • Business development skills to develop a book of business
  • Testified as an expert witness in deposition, trial, or arbitration hearing in at least five case matters
  • Travel as needed

 Personal Characteristics:

  • The successful professional with a strong sense of leadership
  • A self-starter
  • Hands on, action-oriented
  • A professional who leads by example
  • Exceptional executive presence and professionalism which commands the respect of colleagues and subordinates
  • Results oriented
  • Ability to inspire others to follow
  • A strong entrepreneurial spirit
  • A professional possessing the highest levels of professional and personal honestly, integrity and ethics

You want your next step to be the right one. You've worked hard to get where you are today. And now you're ready to use your unique skills, talents and personality to achieve great things. RSM is a place where you are valued as an individual, mentored as a future leader, and recognized for your accomplishments and potential. Working directly with clients, key decision makers and business owners across various industries and geographies, you'll move quickly along the learning curve and our clients will benefit from your fresh perspective.

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RSM is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans.
Job ID RSM1130
Line of Business: Consulting Services
SubFunction: FAS Fin Investigation&Dispute
Job Type: Full Time
Req #: RSM1130
Location: One South Wacker Dr Ste 800, , Chicago, IL US
Region: Great Lakes Region
Job Category: Business Consulting/Technology
Employment Type: Experienced
Degree Required: Bachelor
Travel: Yes
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