About Charles River Associates:

For over 50 years, Charles River Associates has been a premier consulting firm that offers employees a place to collaborate with and learn from a diverse group of consultants, industry experts, and academics.  At CRA you will join leading minds who use economic, financial, technical, and business analysis to solve complex problems for an impressive roster of clients, including 99% of the top 100 law firms, 89% of the Fortune 100 companies, and government agencies around the globe.  CRA offers a collaborative environment, with teams who strive for client excellence by bringing curiosity, resourcefulness, and initiative to their work.  Through a collegial atmosphere, 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 Risk, Investigations & Analytics Practice is comprised of professionals from government and industry with extensive experience in helping clients manage legal, reputational and commercial risk. The integrated teams in each practice leverage deep subject matter expertise in economics, accounting, finance, data analytics and other relevant fields, combined with an analytical approach to provide clients with actionable intelligence and expert advice.

Many of our senior practice members provide economic, financial, and accounting advisory services to companies, legal counsel, regulatory authorities and tribunals involved in transactions, investigations and disputes in matters relating to intellectual property disputes (patent infringement, trade secret misappropriation, trademark and copyright infringement), ITC investigations, commercial litigation (breach of contract, business interruption, tortious interference, merger termination, failed systems implementation, and price discrimination), mergers and acquisitions, regulatory compliance, tax matters and international arbitration.

Responsibilities

As an Associate or Consulting Associate, you will have frequent contact with senior leadership, and you will always have your project team as a resource. Responsibilities may include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Investigating and analyzing financial and operational evidence including structured and unstructured data and transactions.
  • Executing forensic accounting and economic procedures as part of large, multi-disciplinary investigations that incorporate traditional investigative background research, complex data sets, and technical accounting or economic analyses.
  • Utilizing economic, accounting and/or financial background to support senior experts and/or to conduct analysis of various types of data (i.e., macro and micro economic, corporate financial and operational, market and industry).
  • Utilizing statistical, econometric, and database skills to compile, analyze and interpret large data sets.
  • Conducting industry, market and competitor research to develop knowledge of a particular industry.
  • Train teammates to facilitate the execution of engagement procedures and to prepare for future opportunities by providing guidance on task execution and by checking work for completeness, accuracy, and appropriateness.
  • Support the day-to-day administration of engagements, including work plan execution, budgeting, invoicing
  • Reviewing and summarizing client documents, depositions and other legal documents, analyst reports, and third party financial and industry data to identify key information and discern relevant patterns
  • Performing interview-based research with client representatives, government entities, and industry associations.
  • Assisting in the creation, development and quality control of client deliverables including financial analyses, research summaries, expert reports and trial materials.

Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of accounting, finance or economic experience.
  • Audit experience or forensic and litigation consulting preferred.
  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in a related field (economics, accounting, or finance).
  • Analytic skills, including familiarity with basic statistical techniques and their application is preferred, but not a requirement
  • CPA designation and/or other relevant certifications or degrees is preferred, but not a requirement.
  • Experience gathering, standardizing, and analyzing voluminous transactional electronic data.
  • Intelligence gathering and data analysis skills, such as querying and mining large data sets to discover transaction patterns, examining financial data and filtering for targeted information.
  • An ability to prioritize and execute responsibilities under pressure

Charles River Associates is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer (EEO/AAE): Minority/Female/Veteran/Disabled.

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