Associate Principal/Principal - Digital Forensics (Immediate Hire)
at Charles River Associates
Chicago, IL; San Francisco, CA
About Charles River Associates:
For over 50 years, Charles River Associates has been a premier consulting firm that offers employees a place to learn from a diverse group of consultants, industry experts, and academics. At CRA you will be exposed to leading minds who use economic, financial, and business analysis to solve complex world problems for an impressive roster of clients, including 94% of the top 100 law firms, 80% of the Fortune 100 companies, and government agencies around the globe. Through a collegial environment, formal and informal training opportunities, and a broad array of professional development resources, your experience at CRA will open doors for you as you accelerate your career.
CRA’s Forensics Services practice supports companies’ commitment to integrity by assisting them and their counsel in independently responding to allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, misconduct and non-compliance. We are noted for deploying cross-trained teams of forensic professionals to assist our clients in gaining deeper insights and greater value more quickly. Our commitment to our clients is to help them better anticipate, manage, and become more resilient as a result of, challenging events.
With double-digit growth in revenue in 2020, Forensic Services is one of the fastest growing practices within CRA. Our practice – including our state-of-the art digital forensics, eDiscovery and cyber incident response lab – has been certified under International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 27001:2013 requirements as part of our industry-leading commitment to our clients and their information security. CRA’s Forensic Services Practice was recognized in the National Law Journal’s “Best of 2020” for being among the top three Forensic Accounting Providers in the US, and by Global Investigations Review 2020 as one of leading forensic practices from around the world for handling sophisticated cross-border, government-driven and internal investigations.
As an Associate Principal or Principal, you contribute to business development efforts, take ownership of final deliverables, and manage the client relationship along with Vice Presidents. As a leader in the practice, your responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
Building relationships with current and potential clients, drafting and presenting proposals, participating in pitches, and demonstrating firm capabilities to potential clients
Engaged in expert witness preparation and potential testimony
Effectively planning and managing assigned projects, including supervising and being accountable for the work of other team members
Independently conceptualizing and identifying issues, designing complex solutions, and overseeing client deliverables including directing all quality assurance efforts
Acting as a point of contact for clients and assisting in the presentation of our conclusions and recommendations
Providing strategic insights to leadership team regarding market trends, service offerings, budget, and staffing changes
Creating, leading, and maintaining a leveraged team environment that is positioned for continued success and expansion by actively recruiting and retaining employees, and managing team morale
Directing project team members on project scope, deliverables, and deadlines
Leading and participating in practice, office, and corporate initiatives
We seek candidates who have 8 or more years of relevant work experience with a track record of proven project and team management skills. An advanced degree and/or forensic certifications are beneficial, but not required. Candidates will have the ability to conduct a forensic investigation beginning to end and report out results to clients. Individuals with prior consulting experience and/or testimony experience are preferred.
Our environment is collegial and entrepreneurial, requiring teamwork and flexibility. Ideal candidates should possess exceptional analytical, decision-making and problem-solving skills. They should have an ability to effectively prioritize tasks and manage multiple projects and teams while meeting deadlines. Candidates will be superior supervisors, mentors, and developers of talent. They must exhibit effective oral and written communication skills, a dedication to quality, a strong work ethic, creativity, and a positive attitude. Candidates will have a deep and broad technical knowledge of tools and technologies in their relevant solution area. We expect Associate Principals and Principals to demonstrate integrity, initiative and commitment in all interactions with colleagues and clients.
Charles River Associates is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer (EEO/AAE): Minority/Female/Veteran/Disabled.