Senior Associate, Forensics
Reference ID: 15004BR
Investigation of corporate irregularities and whistleblower allegations;
Our Consulting & Deals practice is growing and we're looking for people who are eager to work in a dynamic and rewarding environment.
Consulting & Deals:
In our Consulting & Deals (C&D) practice, you'll work with people who have a broad range of skills and expertise. It's a great way to learn on the job and build on a variety of business skills that will serve you throughout your career. You'll work with people who have deep subject matter expertise across a variety of industries, including: financial services; technology and communications; mining and energy; as well as within the public sector. Working with our professionals means you'll get the coaching and training you need to develop your career.
The Opportunity: Manager, Forensic and Disputes Services
PwC's Forensic and Disputes Services is a highly dynamic and diverse group of professionals providing clients with effective fraud management advice through the investigation of allegations of fraud, wrongdoing or other illegal acts, the mitigation of fraud risks and the quantification of damages.
Members of PwC's Forensic and Disputes Services group include: Chartered Professional Accountants, Investigative and Forensic Accountants (IFA), Certified Fraud Examiners (CFE), former Law Enforcement Agents and Computer Engineers, Certified Business Valuators (CBV) who bring together unique skill sets and experiences.
PwC's Forensic and Disputes Services group offers clients an array of services/products including:
Corporate investigations into how fraud occurred and who was responsible, including:
Alleged misappropriation of corporate assets, their recovery or restraint-of-use;
Undisclosed conflicts of interest and improper business relationships; and
Investigations into regulatory non-compliance (under the auspices of a government authority).
Computer forensics and cybercrime investigations, including:
The recovery of data from IT systems to investigate impropriety or misuse;
Investigations into unauthorized network intrusions e.g., hacking; and
Investigations into distribution of pirated software or other misappropriated assets.
Fraud risk management advice to assist organizations in mitigating diverse threats from fraud and establishing an effective Anti-fraud Regime.
Money laundering investigations and AML regulatory compliance , including:
Violations of money laundering statutes and regulations;
Suspicious transactions and the verification of legitimate customers; and
Compliance advice for money laundering reporting.
Intelligence screening of people and entities, including:
The integrity of suppliers and vendors;
Due diligence support for those providing M&A finance;
The backgrounds and qualifications of new or promoted employees; and
Witness qualifications, their personal history and testimony.
Insolvency and bankruptcy investigations in recovering funds on behalf of debtors or creditors.
Dealing with fraud and investigations into allegations of wrongdoing requires more than simple know-how. It requires speed, sensitivity and discretion. PwC's Forensic and Disputes Services practitioners understand the importance of reacting quickly and confidentially to a crisis situation.
Quantification of damages
analysis of litigious matter and quantification of damages
assisting legal counsel in preparing for examinations
preparing expert report and court testimonies.
The available Senior Associate position has a focus on forensic accounting services and quantification of damages, supporting the members of the team in helping meeting mandate objectives.
Performing client pre-acceptance procedures including conflict checks, client investigation checks and drafting engagement letters;
Coordinating with clients to obtain the necessary information to perform the agreed upon services;
Preparing high quality investigative or damage quantification reports for delivery to clients detailing procedures undertaken, results, limitations and recommended actions;
Preparing external working paper files with documentation of procedures performed and evidence obtained;
Preparing and delivering internal and external presentations related to our services; and
Attending and participating in project team meetings to discuss findings to date and brainstorm on additional areas to investigate and additional forensic services (i.e. computer forensics) that would be beneficial to the client.
On track to obtain CPA designation
On track to obtain their CBV or CFF designation, an asset
Strong oral and written communication skills;
Experience in client-facing consulting / advisory work;
Experience in working as part of a project team in a support or lead role;
Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, etc.;
Strong track record of internal policy compliance (e.g. timesheet, status reports, etc.);
A high level of personal integrity and energy, a commitment to teamwork and a strong desire to learn;
An ability to work under tight deadlines and pressure
The ability and willingness to travel within Canada and internationally are required elements of this position.
This position may require some travel at times within Canada and internationally.
Successful candidates will be required to obtain both government security clearance and possibly a US travel visa.
Be able to demonstrate through examples that you can:
Build and sustain relationships
Be passionate about client service
Be curious; learn, share and innovate
Lead and contribute to team success
Communicate with impact and empathy
Develop yourself and others through coaching
Demonstrate courage and integrity
Acquire and apply commercial and technical expertise
Manage projects and economics
Be open minded, agile with change and practical
Why Work for PwC
Whether you're an accomplished professional or a promising new talent, you'll have opportunities to continuously learn, grow and advance in your career within our network. Our diverse client mix gives you an opportunity to make a difference by working with clients across Canada and clients with a global reach. Take your career one step further with either short or long term assignments nationally or internationally within our network of 158 territories. PwC's global reach can take your career across borders and provide you with the opportunity of a lifetime.
PwC is committed to building a diverse workforce representative of the communities we serve. We encourage and are pleased to consider all qualified candidates, without regard to ethnicity, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, aboriginal status, age, disability or persons who may require an accommodation, to apply.
We thank you for your interest; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted for follow-up.
PwC: the Opportunity of a Lifetime
Posted: March 15, 2019
Closes: May 14, 2019