Senior Forensic Advisory Associate
Forensic Advisory Services Senior Associate Grant Thornton 3/30/2020 3:30:15 PM JOB ID: 046775 Specialty: Chicago, Illinois
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Forensic Advisory Services Senior Associate
Grant Thornton’s Advisory professionals are progressive thinkers who create, protect, and transform value today so that our clients have the opportunity to thrive and grow. Grant Thornton’s Advisory practice creates holistic solutions delivered by innovative, curious professionals who bring technical depth and industry insight to our clients.
The Senior Associate is responsible for all phases of project and engagement management for multiple clients in a wide variety of industries. Responsibilities include planning, directing, and completing projects and services in forensic, litigation support, and forensics and developing and managing staff. The FAS Senior Associate works closely with partners and staff on client management, practice development, and business development.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Adhere to the highest degree of professional standards and strict client confidentiality.
Run client engagements from start to finish, which includes planning, executing, directing, and completing FAS projects and services and managing to budget.
Conduct research and analyses and supply information to assist management in consulting on large and complex litigated disputes and providing valuable financial insight and clarity to counsel during all stages of a business dispute, from case theory development and discovery to expert witness testimony.
Assist in preparing questions for discovery and deposition of potential witnesses, assist in reviewing and refuting the testimony and analysis of expert witnesses, design court exhibits, and participate in depositions and court as necessary.
Supervise, train, and mentor associates and interns on process and assess performance of staff for engagement reviews; perform in-charge role as needed.
Meet or exceed targeted billing hours (utilization)
Assist practice leadership in creating proposals, budgets, and work plans. Participate in other business development activities as appropriate
Other job duties as assigned
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business Administration, or related field. A Master’s degree is a plus.
2 to 6 years of related work experience in a similar consulting practice or function servicing cross-industry clients at a national level.
Accounting, finance, and economics knowledge; proficiency in US GAAP and GAAS preferred.
Progress towards and/or desire to earn additional credentials such as CPA, CFE, CFF desirable
Forensic, investigation and/or litigation support / consulting: Some experience in assisting management in consulting litigators on developing, evaluating, and settling case strategies and preparation of attorney work product to support case strategies
Experience in fraud investigation and forensic accounting a plus.
Analytical with experience in financial analysis and modeling, econometrics, statistics, and regression analysis.
Exceptional client service and communication skills with a demonstrated ability to develop and maintain outstanding client relationships.
Ability to work additional hours and travel to various client sites, as needed.
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Requisition ID: 046775
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