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 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.

Our Commitment to Diversity

Charles River Associates is an equal opportunity employer. As part of our focus on equity and inclusion, we work to ensure a fair and consistent hiring process. We celebrate diversity and we are committed to an inclusive work environment.

 Job Overview

As an Associate or Consulting Associate, you will manage works streams, create deliverables, direct project teams, and interact with clients. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Managing assigned projects, or work streams, with oversight of junior staff team members
  • Independently conceptualizing and identifying issues, recommending solutions and leading execution of planned project approach
  • Acting as a point of contact for clients, following up on client requests, and assisting in the development and presentation of client deliverables
  • Engaging in problem-solving and forensic analysis of digital information using standard evidence handling techniques and computer forensics tools
  • Summarizing and interpreting key questions or next steps identified from review of client data by team members
  • Utilizing programming, model building, and database administration skills (Python, T-SQL, VBA, Excel, C#, among others)
  • Ensuring the integrity and accuracy of analyses and conclusions
  • Participating in practice initiatives, team recruiting and managing team morale
  • Managing the growth and professional development of junior staff members

Qualifications

Our environment is collegial and entrepreneurial, requiring teamwork and flexibility. Ideal candidates should possess:

  • 2-4 years of relevant work experience in digital forensics 
  • Undergraduate or Graduate degrees in related technical disciplines, with prior consulting experience highly preferred
  • Certified in, or familiar with, the following tools, or their equivalents, is preferred: EnCase, Cellebrite, Axiom
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks, manage multiple projects and meet timely deadlines
  • Demonstrated technical knowledge in relevant solution area.
  • A high level of initiative, a strong work ethic and dedication to quality

Work Location, Flexibility, and COVID Safety

We believe that an in-person environment provides the best opportunity for CRA to deliver on its promise of career growth and development for all colleagues. That said, CRA values the health, safety, and wellbeing of our colleagues and will require proof of vaccination for employment with CRA US offices (except in the case of medical or religious exemption) and proof of vaccination for entry to our Toronto office.  We provide our colleagues with the day-to-day flexibility to periodically work from home.  Due to the changing nature and impact of COVID, our protocols are fluid and may change in accordance with government and regulatory guidance. For those who begin the interview process with CRA, your recruiting point of contact will be available to answer any questions about work location and COVID safety you may have.

We are an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer (EEO/AAE): Minority/Female/Veteran/Disabled.

 

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