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 includes former prosecutors and government agents, white-collar crime investigators, forensic accountants, legal, risk and compliance professionals, testifying experts, and data analytics specialists. We execute complex multi-disciplinary client engagements related to investigations, compliance and risk management, and disputes and litigation support. Our sophisticated data analytics capabilities combined with our investigative and subject matter expertise allows us to identify and analyze legal, reputational, and commercial risks on behalf of law firms, financial institutions, corporations, regulatory authorities, and other organizations worldwide.
As a Consulting Associate, you will have frequent contact with senior leadership, and work closely with your team members. You will be responsible for working on both financial investigations and litigation and dispute matters. Responsibilities may include (but are not limited to) the following:
Investigate and analyze financial and accounting records in support of various financial investigations such as asset misappropriation, corruption or financial statement fraud matters.
Perform forensic accounting procedures as part of large, multi-disciplinary investigations that incorporate traditional investigative background research, complex data sets, and technical accounting or economic analyses.
Utilize economic, accounting and/or financial background to support senior experts and/or to conduct analysis of various types of data.
Facilitate the execution of engagement procedures and by providing guidance on task execution and by checking work for completeness, accuracy, and appropriateness.
Prepare and present materials in connection with client proposals and meetings.
Participate in business development and practice development initiatives.
Support the day-to-day administration of engagements, including work plan execution, budgeting, and invoicing.
Review and summarize client documents, depositions and other legal documents, analyst reports, and third party financial and industry data to identify key information and discern relevant patterns.
Assist in the creation, development and quality control of client deliverables including financial analyses, research summaries, expert reports and trial materials.
3-5 years of accounting or finance experience.
Audit experience or forensic and litigation consulting experience preferred.
A bachelor’s or master’s degree in a related field (accounting or finance).
CPA designation and/or other relevant certifications or degrees is preferred.
Data analysis skills, such as querying large data sets to discover transaction patterns, examining financial data and filtering for targeted information.
Willingness to learn new skills in dynamic integrated team approach environment.
Ability to support multiple projects and meet deadlines.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Work Location, Flexibility, and COVID Safety
At CRA, we believe in creating a work environment that enables our colleagues to benefit from being together in the office to best deliver on our promise of career growth and mentorship, whilst also taking advantage of the flexibility and inclusivity that working from home provides. We continue to monitor local government and regulatory guidance and adapt our safety guidelines accordingly. 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.
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.
CRA is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer (EEO/AAE): Minority/Female/Veteran/Disabled.
The city of New York requires CRA to include a good-faith estimate of the wage range for this role. This range is specific to individuals applying to work in our New York office and considers a number of factors including but not limited to experience, education level, and expertise. A good-faith estimate of the base wage range for this role is $95,000 - $110,000; actual total compensation may also include benefits and bonus.