Job Description - VP Risk, Investigations and Disputes
Investigations, Disputes & Risk Vice President
This position is located in our Chicago, Illinois office and mainly supports the Financial Advisory Services ("FAS”) practice. The FAS practice applies accounting, financial, economic and data analysis expertise and experience to assist our clients address their critical issues. This position will report to more senior staff and Managing Directors. Examples of our services include:
Litigation Support and Valuation
Financial damage analysis and lost profits determination.
Valuations of businesses, securities, intellectual property and other intangible assets.
Corporate finance analysis.
Expert reports and testimony
Assessing work performed by independent auditors.
Financial investigations including those involving financial statement fraud, asset misappropriation and corruption.
Assessments of complex financial transactions for compliance with generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP”) and international financial reporting standards ("IFRS”).
Reporting and compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA”) and federal securities laws.
Researching and analyzing factors affecting litigation damages or valuation including gaining understanding of the industry or market at issue.
Developing and assessing projections and forecasts.
Conducting industry and market research and developing market based approaches to valuation.
Applying statistical analysis.
Reviewing and summarizing materials produced in litigation matters such as depositions and financial statements.
Organizing documents and work papers, including preparing supporting materials for litigation and valuation reports.
Creating and managing large data sets.
Communicating with clients and colleagues in written and oral form.
Drafting written reports.
Preparing presentation materials.
Performing quality control reviews over work product.
A Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, economics, or mathematics.
A minimum of one year's experience working in a professional services firm providing dispute, litigation and/or valuation services or a "Big Four” accounting firm conducting independent financial statement audits for publicly traded companies will also be considered.
Well-developed analytical abilities.
Ability to prepare or ability to learn to prepare financial models and cash flow analyses.
A professional demeanor with advanced communication and presentation skills.
Strong project management skills including the ability to manage multiple tasks, self-prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
Ability to work well with others in a team environment, as well as independently with an entrepreneurial attitude.
Ability and willingness to maintain a flexible work schedule in order to meet client needs.
Occasional travel may be required.
Desire and interest to meet new people and network socially.
A positive and energetic attitude.
Ability to work well under pressure.
Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Access, Word and PowerPoint.
Pursuit of professional certifications such as a Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Financial Analyst and Certified Valuation Analyst is viewed favorably.