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The Opportunity: Associate, Forensic Services (Background Checking Services)
Forensic Services is a highly dynamic and diverse group of professionals who assist clients with the investigation and prevention of financial fraud.
Members of the Forensic Services group include Chartered Accountants, Investigative and Forensic Accountants, Certified Fraud Examiners, former Law Enforcement Agents and Computer Engineers who bring together unique skill sets and experiences.
The Forensic Services group offers clients an array of services/products including:
· Fraud and Financial Investigations;
· Forensic Accounting;
· Fraud Prevention and Vulnerability Assessments - Anti-fraud Regime;
· Corporate Security Consulting;
· Background Checking Services;
· Computer Forensics;
· Electronic Discovery;
· Cybercrime Investigations;
· Post-Acquisition Investigations; and
· Money Laundering Investigations
Dealing with fraud and financial investigations requires more than simple know-how. It requires speed, sensitivity and discretion. Forensic Services members understand the importance of reacting quickly and confidentially to a crisis situation.
The available position has a focus on background checking services, and will also support the senior members of the team with forensic investigation engagements.
The ability and willingness to travel within Canada and internationally and access to a vehicle are required elements of this position.
Successful candidates will be required to obtain both government security clearance and a US travel visa.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Leading the Background Checking Services ("BCS") product offering as the main point of contact for all inquiries and requests, which includes all correspondence with clients;
- Identifying and documenting research that mitigates financial, reputational, regulatory and legal risk;
· Conducting tailored investigative research, performing in-depth analysis and writing detailed fact-based reports;
· Preparing budget/fee estimates and staffing resources for all BCS projects;
· Connecting with other BCS practices within the PwC global network of firms to share and leverage information;
- Developing ideas to grow the BCS practice;
· Performing client pre-acceptance procedures including conflict checks, client investigation checks and drafting engagement letters;
· Coordinating with clients to obtain the necessary information to perform the agreed upon services;
· Preparing working paper files with documentation of procedures performed and evidence obtained;
· Preparing and delivering internal and external presentations related to our services; and
· Participation in business development opportunities with the goal of growing the Forensic Services practice.
The ability and willingness to travel within Canada and internationally will also be expected in this role.
The Associate will be reporting directly to a Manager or Director within Forensic Services.
· Advanced knowledge of and experience with various databases (such as Lexis - Nexis, Infomart, or Factiva) and skilled in obtaining open source intelligence;
· Strong knowledge of public records available and ability to obtain these records electronically (such as corporate registries, land title records, bankruptcy or court filings);
· Ability to understand research logic and use various research methodologies when conducting searches;
· Experience in conducting due diligence and preparing analytical reports would be an asset;
· Strong analytical skills in gathering and reviewing a large volume of research data;
· Ability to write detailed reports tailored to the clients' needs based on the results of the research performed;
· Strong oral and written communication skills;
· Experience in client-facing consulting / advisory work;
· Experience in working as part of a project team;
· Experience with Microsoft Office;
· Strong track record of internal policy compliance (e.g. time sheet, status reports, etc.);
· A high level of personal integrity and energy, a commitment to teamwork and a strong desire to learn;
· An ability to work under tight deadlines; and
· Successful completion of the Certified Fraud Examiner designation ("CFE") within one year of joining the Forensic Services practice.
Be able to demonstrate through examples that you can:
· Build and sustain relationships
· Be passionate about client service
· Be curious; learn, share and innovate
· Lead and contribute to team success
· Communicate with impact and empathy
· Develop yourself and others through coaching
· Demonstrate courage and integrity
· Acquire and apply commercial and technical expertise
· Manage projects and economics
· Be open minded, agile with change and practical